But nay (It is not so)! I swear by the Lord of the Easts and the Wests that We are certainly Omnipotent.
To replace them by others better than them! And We are not to be stopped.
Now leave them, let them plunge in vain talk and play until they meet their Day which they are promised.
The Day when they shall come out of their graves quickly, they are as racing to a goal.
Their eyes are in fear, abasement covers them. This is the Day which they were promised.
Surely We sent Noah to his people (as a Messenger to): “Warn your people before a painful torment comes to them”.
(Noah) said: “O my people! Surely I am an obvious Warner to you”.
(That) you should become servants to Allah and have piety towards Him. And obey (depend on) me.
(So that Allah) may forgive you of your sins (change your evil deeds into merits) and respite you to an appointed term. Surely when the term of Allah comes, it cannot be postponed; did you but know!
(Noah) said (to his Lord): “My Lord! Surely I invited my people (to have their spirit return to you) night and day”!
But my invitation has not increased anything with them but fleeing (getting farther) more (from me).
And whenever I have invited them that You might forgive them, they thrust their fingers in their ears (in order not to hear me), covered themselves up with their garments (in order not to see me), and persisted (in their refusal) and magnified themselves with pride.
Then surely I invited them aloud (evidently).
Then surely I spoke to them in public and I spoke to them in secret (in private one at a time).
Then I said: “Say you are asking forgiveness from your Lord, surely He is Oft-Forgiving”.