|Abdullah Yusuf Ali's Translation
||Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall's
|071.001. We sent Noah to his People (with the Command): "Do thou warn thy People before there comes to them a grievous Penalty."
||071.001. Lo! We sent Noah unto his people (saying): Warn thy people ere the painful doom come unto them.
|071.002. He said: "O my People! I am to you a Warner, clear and open:
||071.002. He said: O my people! Lo! I am a plain warner unto you
|071.003. "That ye should worship God, fear Him and obey me:
||071.003. (Bidding you): Serve Allah and keep your duty unto Him and obey me,
|071.004. "So He may forgive you your sins and give you respite for a stated Term: for when the Term given by God is accomplished, it cannot be put forward: if ye only knew."
||071.004. That He may forgive you somewhat of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. Lo! the term of Allah, when it cometh, cannot be delayed, if ye but knew.
|071.005. He said: "O my Lord! I have called to my People night and day:
||071.005. He said: My Lord! Lo! I have called unto my people night and day
|071.006. "But my call only increases (their) flight (from the Right).
||071.006. But all my calling doth but add to their repugnance;
|071.007. "And every time I have called to them, that Thou mightest forgive them, they have (only) thrust their fingers into their ears, covered themselves up with their garments, grown obstinate, and given themselves up to arrogance.
||071.007. And lo! whenever I call unto them that Thou mayst pardon them they thrust their fingers in their ears and cover themselves with their garments and persist (in their refusal) and magnify themselves in pride.
|071.008. "So I have called to them aloud;
||071.008. And lo! I have called unto them aloud,
|071.009. "Further I have spoken to them in public and secretly in private,
||071.009. And lo! I have made public proclamation unto them, and I have appealed to them in private.
|071.010. "Saying, 'Ask forgiveness from your Lord; for He is Oft-Forgiving;
||071.010. And I have said: Seek pardon of your Lord. Lo! He was ever Forgiving.