Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
56 He said, ‘Who despairs of his Lord’s mercy
except those who are astray?!’
57 He said, ‘O messengers, what is now your errand?’
58 They said, ‘We have been sent
toward a guilty people,
59 [who shall perish] except the family of Lot.
We will indeed deliver all of them,
60 except his wife,
[who], We have ordained,
will indeed be among those who remain behind.’
61 So when the messengers came to Lot’s family,
62 he said, ‘You are indeed strangers [to me].’
63 They said, ‘Rather we bring you
what they used to doubt.
64 We bring you the truth,
and indeed we speak truly.
65 Take your family
in a watch of the night;
and follow in their rear,
and none of you should turn round,
and proceed as you are bidden.’
66 We apprised him of the matter
that these 1 will be rooted
out by dawn.
67 The people of the city came,
68 He said, ‘These are indeed my guests.
Do not bring dishonour on me.
69 Be wary of Allah
1 That is, the people of Sodom.