كَذَّبَتۡ قَبۡلَهُمۡ قَوۡمُ نُوحٍ وَٱلۡأَحۡزَابُ مِن بَعۡدِهِمۡ ۖ وَهَمَّتۡ كُلُّ أُمَّةٍ بِرَسُولِهِمۡ لِيَأۡخُذُوهُ ۖ وَجَٰدَلُواْ بِٱلۡبَٰطِلِ لِيُدۡحِضُواْ بِهِ ٱلۡحَقَّ فَأَخَذۡتُهُمۡ ۖ فَكَيۡفَ كَانَ عِقَابِ
But (there were people) before them, who denied (the Signs),- the People of Noah, and the Confederates (of Evil) after them; and every People plotted against their prophet, to seize him, and disputed by means of vanities, therewith to condemn the Truth; but it was I that seized them! and how (terrible) was My Requital!<br/>
The people of Noah denied before them and [also] the factions, such as 'aad, Thamood and others, [who came] after them. And every community sought to seize their messenger, to slay him, and they argued falsely [thinking] to rebut, to eliminate, thereby the truth. Then I seized them, with punishment; so how [fitting] was My punishment!, of them - in other words, it was appropriate.