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Thamud gave the lie to the warnings, 23 and they said: "Are we to follow one single mortal, one from among ourselves? In that case, behold, we would certainly sink into error and folly! 24 Out of all of us has the Reminder been given to him alone? Rather, he is indeed an arrogant liar' 25 They will know tomorrow who is the insolent liar. 26 for We are [going to] send the she-camel as a trial for them, so watch them and be patient. 27 Tell them that each one of them has the right to have a certain share of water". 28 But they called their commander, who seized and hamstrung her. 29 How [terrible] were My punishment and My warnings! 30 We sent upon them a single blast of sound and they were left like hay to be used by the cattle. 31 Indeed, We have made the Quran easy to learn lessons from. Is there anyone who would receive admonition? 32 The folk of Lot rejected warnings. 33 We let loose on all of them a squall of claystones, except for the house of Lot whom We saved at dawn 34 As a favour from Us. Thus We recompense him who giveth thanks. 35 And he [Lout (Lot)] indeed had warned them of Our Grasp, but they did doubt the warnings! 36 And certainly they endeavored to turn him from his guests, but We blinded their eyes; so taste My chastisement and My warning. 37 and early in the morning the punishment decreed overtook them -- 38 "Taste My punishment now that you have scorned My warnings!" 39 And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth? 40
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