Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

and confided with them privately,
10 telling [them]: “Plead to your Lord for forgiveness.
Indeed He is all-forgiver.
11 He will send for you abundant rains from the sky,
12 and aid you with wealth and sons,
and provide you with gardens
and provide you with streams.
13 What is the matter with you
that you do not look upon Allah with veneration,
14 though He has created you in [various] stages?
15 Have you not seen how Allah has created
seven heavens in layers,
16 and has made therein the moon for a light,
and the sun for a lamp?
17 Allah made you grow from the earth,
with a [vegetable] growth.
18 Then He makes you return to it,
and He will bring you forth [without fail].
19 Allah has made the earth a vast expanse for you
20 so that you may travel over its spacious ways.” ’
21 Noah said, ‘My Lord!
They have disobeyed me,
following someone
whose wealth and children only add to his loss,
22 and they have devised an outrageous plot.
23 They say, “Do not abandon your gods.
Do not abandon Wadd, nor Suwā,
nor Yaghūth,
Ya‘ūq and Nasr,”1
24 and already they have led many astray.

1 Names of Babylonian gods worshipped by the polytheists.

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 05 Dec. 2022: