Alexander Ross, The Alcoran of Mahomet, translated out of Arabick into French, by the Sieur Du Ryer, Lord of Malezair, and resident for the French king, at Alexandria. And newly Englished, for the satisfaction of all that desire to look into the Turkish vanities. (1649)

CHAP. LXXI.

The Chapter of Noah, containing twenty eight Verses, written at Mecca.

IN the name of God, gracious and merciful. Before men were chastised, we sent Noah to preach to them the pains of hell: he said unto them, O ye people! I preach to you the pains of hell, worship one only God, and fear him, obey me, he shall pardon your sins, he deferreth your punishment until the day appointed, and shall not retard it; when his hour shall be come, did he know it, ye would be converted. Afterward he said, Lord, I have exhorted this people night and day, but mine exhortations have been very much in vain, they have strengthned themselves in their impiety; and when I preached to them, they put their fingers into their ears, and covered their heads with their garments, that they might not hear; they continue in their impiety, and become proud: I have preached to them publikely, I lifted up my voice, I have expounded to them the mysteries of thy Law; I said unto them, implore pardon of God, he is most merciful; he shall send you abundance of rain to water the earth; he shall give you store of wealth, and many children; he shall give you gardens embellished with fountains, and rivers; who hindereth you to honour God? He it is that hath created you in the condition wherein you are: consider ye not that he hath created seven heavens, the one upon the other? that he created the Moon with her brightness, and the Sun with his light? he hath caused the earth to bring forth all sorts of plants; he will cause you all to return to earth, and to revive; he hath extended it, to the end ye may walk in the wayes thereof, large and spacious. Lord, said Noah, this people hath disobeyed me, they have followed that which can give them neither posterity nor profit, but rather a most certain damage; they have conspired against me, and said among themselves, forsake not your gods, forsake not Od, Soa, Igout, Jaoc, and Nesar; they err from the right way; Lord, add to their confusion.

These are Idols.

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Alexander Ross, The Alcoran of Mahomet, translated out of Arabick into French, by the Sieur Du Ryer, Lord of Malezair, and resident for the French king, at Alexandria. And newly Englished, for the satisfaction of all that desire to look into the Turkish vanities., London, Printed, Anno Dom., Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 26 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/alexander-ross/1649?page=385