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leaving the wives that your Lord has created for you? In fact, you are a transgressing people.”
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They threatened, “If you do not desist, O  Lot, you will surely be expelled.”
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Lot responded, “I am truly one of those who despise your ˹shameful˺ practice.
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My Lord! Save me and my family from ˹the consequences of˺ what they do.”
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So We saved him and all of his family,
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except an old woman,1 who was one of the doomed.
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Then We utterly destroyed the rest,
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pouring upon them a rain ˹of brimstone˺. How evil was the rain of those who had been warned!
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Surely in this is a sign. Yet most of them would not believe.
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And your Lord is certainly the Almighty, Most Merciful.
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The residents of the Forest rejected the messengers
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when Shu’aib said to them,1 “Will you not fear ˹Allah˺?
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I am truly a trustworthy messenger to you.
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So fear Allah, and obey me.
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I do not ask you for any reward for this ˹message˺. My reward is only from the Lord of all worlds.
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Give full measure, and cause no loss ˹to others˺.
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Weigh with an even balance,
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and do not defraud people of their property. Nor go about spreading corruption in the land.
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