[26:105] The people of Noah disbelieved the messengers.
[26:106] Their brother Noah said to them, “Would you not be righteous?
[26:107] “I am an honest messenger to you.
[26:108] “You shall reverence GOD and obey me.
[26:109] “I do not ask you for any wage. My wage comes from the Lord of the universe.
[26:110] “You shall reverence GOD and obey me.”

[26:111] They said, “How can we believe with you,
when the worst among us have followed you?”
[26:112] He said, “How do I know what they did?
[26:113] “Their judgment rests only with my Lord, if you could perceive.
[26:114] “I will never dismiss the believers.
[26:115] “I am no more than a clarifying warner.”
[26:116] They said, “Unless you refrain, O Noah, you will be stoned.”
[26:117] He said, “My Lord, my people have disbelieved me.
[26:118] “Grant me victory against them, and deliver me and my company of believers.”
[26:119] We delivered him and those who accompanied him in the loaded ark.
[26:120] Then we drowned the others.

[26:121] This should be a lesson, but most people are not believers.
[26:122] Most assuredly, your Lord is the Almighty, Most Merciful.

[26:123] `Aad disbelieved the messengers.
[26:124] Their brother Hood said to them, “Would you not be righteous?
[26:125] “I am an honest messenger to you.
[26:126] “You shall reverence GOD, and obey me.
[26:127] “I do not ask you for any wage; my wage comes from the Lord of the universe.

[26:128] “You build on every hill a mansion for vanity’s sake.
[26:129] “You set up buildings as if you last forever.
[26:130] “And when you strike, you strike mercilessly.
[26:131] “You shall reverence GOD and obey me.
[26:132] “Reverence the One who provided you with all the things you know.
[26:133] “He provided you with livestock and children.
[26:134] “And gardens and springs.
[26:135] “I fear for you the retribution of an awesome day.”
[26:136] They said, “It is the same whether you preach, or do not preach.
[26:137] “That affliction was limited to our ancestors.
[26:138] “No retribution will ever befall us.”

[26:139] They thus disbelieved and, consequently, we annihilated them.
This should be a lesson, but most people are not believers.
[26:140] Most assuredly, your Lord is the Almighty, Most Merciful.

[26:141] Thamoud disbelieved the messengers.
[26:142] Their brother Saaleh said to them, “Would you not be righteous?
[26:143] “I am an honest messenger to you.
[26:144] “You shall reverence GOD, and obey me.
[26:145] “I do not ask you for any wage; my wage comes only from the Lord of the universe.

[26:146] “Do you suppose you will be left forever, secure in this state?
[26:147] “You enjoy gardens and springs.
[26:148] “And crops and date palms with delicious fruits.
[26:149] “You carve out of the mountains luxurious mansions.
[26:150] “You shall reverence GOD, and obey me.
[26:151] “Do not obey the transgressors.
[26:152] “Who commit evil, not good works.”
[26:153] They said, “You are bewitched.
[26:154] “You are no more than a human like us. Produce a miracle, if you are truthful.”
[26:155] He said, “Here is a camel that will drink only on a day that is assigned to her; a day that is different from your specified days of drinking.
[26:156] “Do not touch her with any harm, lest you incur retribution on an awesome day.”
[26:157] They slaughtered her, and thus incurred sorrow.

[26:158] The retribution overwhelmed them.
This should be a lesson, but most people are not believers.
[26:159] Most assuredly, your Lord is the Almighty, Most Merciful.

[26:160] The people of Lot disbelieved the messengers.
[26:161] Their brother Lot said to them, “Would you not be righteous?
[26:162] “I am an honest messenger to you.
[26:163] “You shall reverence GOD, and obey me.
[26:164] “I do not ask you for any wage; my wage comes only from the Lord of the universe.

[26:165] “Do you have sex with the males, of all the people?
[26:166] “You forsake the wives that your Lord has created for you!
Indeed, you are transgressing people.”
[26:167] They said, “Unless you refrain, O Lot, you will be banished.”
[26:168] He said, “I deplore your actions.”
[26:169] “My Lord, save me and my family from their works.”
[26:170] We saved him and all his family.
[26:171] But not the old woman; she was doomed.
[26:172] We then destroyed the others.
[26:173] We showered them with a miserable shower;
what a terrible shower for those who had been warned!

[26:174] This should be a lesson, but most people are not believers.
[26:175] Most assuredly, your Lord is the Almighty, Most Merciful.

[26:176] The People of the Woods disbelieved the messengers.
[26:177] Shu`aib said to them, “Would you not be righteous?
[26:178] “I am an honest messenger to you.
[26:179] “You shall reverence GOD, and obey me.
[26:180] “I do not ask you for any wage; my wage comes only from the Lord of the universe.

[26:181] “You shall give full measure when you trade; do not cheat.
[26:182] “You shall weigh with an equitable scale.
[26:183] “Do not cheat the people out of their rights, and do not roam the earth corruptingly.
[26:184] “Reverence the One who created you and the previous generations.”
[26:185] They said, “You are bewitched.
[26:186] “You are no more than a human being like us. In fact, we think you are a liar.
[26:187] “Let masses from the sky fall on us, if you are truthful.”
[26:188] He said, “My Lord is the One who knows everything you do.”
[26:189] They disbelieved him and, consequently, they incurred the retribution of the Day of the Canopy. It was the retribution of an awesome day.

[26:190] This should be a lesson, but most people are not believers.
[26:191] Most assuredly, your Lord is the Almighty, Most Merciful.

[26:201] Thus, they cannot believe in it; not until they see the painful retribution.
[26:202] It will come to them suddenly, when they least expect it.
[26:203] They will then say, “Can we have a respite?”
[26:204] Did they not challenge our retribution?

[26:205] As you see, we allowed them to enjoy for years.
[26:206] Then the retribution came to them, just as promised.
[26:207] Their vast resources did not help them in the least.

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