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It is certainly We Who resurrect the dead, and write what they send forth and what they leave behind. Everything is listed by Us in a perfect Record.1 

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, it is We who bring the dead to life and record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have enumerated in a clear register.

— Saheeh International

Give them an example ˹O Prophet˺ of the residents of a town, when the messengers came to them.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And present to them an example: the people of the city, when the messengers came to it -

— Saheeh International

We sent them two messengers, but they rejected both. So We reinforced ˹the two˺ with a third, and they declared, “We have indeed been sent to you ˹as messengers˺.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

When We sent to them two but they denied them, so We strengthened [them] with a third, and they said, "Indeed, we are messengers to you."

— Saheeh International

The people replied, “You are only humans like us, and the Most Compassionate has not revealed anything. You are simply lying!”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They said, "You are not but human beings like us, and the Most Merciful has not revealed a thing. You are only telling lies."

— Saheeh International

The messengers responded, “Our Lord knows that we have truly been sent to you.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They said, "Our Lord knows that we are messengers to you,

— Saheeh International

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And our duty is only to deliver ˹the message˺ clearly.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And we are not responsible except for clear notification."

— Saheeh International

The people replied, “We definitely see you as a bad omen for us. If you do not desist, we will certainly stone you ˹to death˺ and you will be touched with a painful punishment from us.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They said, "Indeed, we consider you a bad omen. If you do not desist, we will surely stone you, and there will surely touch you, from us, a painful punishment."

— Saheeh International

The messengers said, “Your bad omen lies within yourselves. Are you saying this because you are reminded ˹of the truth˺? In fact, you are a transgressing people.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They said, "Your omen [i.e., fate] is with yourselves. Is it1 because you were reminded? Rather, you are a transgressing people."

— Saheeh International

Then from the farthest end of the city a man came, rushing. He advised, “O my people! Follow the messengers.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And there came from the farthest end of the city a man, running. He said, "O my people, follow the messengers.

— Saheeh International

Follow those who ask no reward of you, and are ˹rightly˺ guided.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Follow those who do not ask of you [any] payment, and they are [rightly] guided.

— Saheeh International

And why should I not worship the One Who has originated me, and to Whom you will be returned.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And why should I not worship He who created me and to whom you will be returned?

— Saheeh International

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