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The Thamud rejected the warnings, 23 And they said: a mere human being from amongst us, and single! shall we follow him! verily then we should fall in error and madness. 24 Has the Reminder been cast upon him alone among us? Nay, rather he is an impudent liar.' 25 "Tomorrow they will know who is the impudent liar! 26 for We are [going to] send the she-camel as a trial for them, so watch them and be patient. 27 And inform them that the water is shared between them; every share of the water shall be regulated. 28 But they called their commander, who seized and hamstrung her. 29 So how awesome were My chastisement and My warnings! 30 Behold, We let loose upon them one single blast [of Our punishment,] and they became like the dried-up, crumbling twigs of a sheepfold. 31 And We have certainly made the Qur'an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember? 32 The people of Lut denied the Noble Messengers. 33 We sent a stone-hurtling storm against them, except the family of Lot whom We saved in the early hours of the morning 34 A favor from Us; thus do We reward him who gives thanks. 35 He had warned them of Our might, but they passed over the warnings. 36 They lusted after his guests, so We put out their eyes (and said): "Taste My punishment and My commination." 37 and early in the morning the punishment decreed overtook them -- 38 'Now, taste My punishment and My warnings' 39 And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition? 40
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