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Thamud denied the warning 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 “What! Of all the men among us, the remembrance has come down upon him? In fact, he is a mischievous, great liar.” 25 Ah! they will know on the morrow, which is the liar, the insolent one! 26 For We will send the she-camel by way of trial for them. So watch them, (O Salih), and possess thyself in patience! 27 And inform them that the water is to be shared between (her and) them. Each one's right to drink being established (by turns). 28 But they called their companion who took a sword and hamstrung her. 29 How [terrible] were My punishment and My warnings! 30 Indeed, We sent upon them one blast from the sky, and they became like the dry twig fragments of an [animal] pen. 31 We have made the Koran an easy Remembrance, is there any that will remember! 32 Lot's people also gave the lie to the warnings, 33 Verily, We sent against them a violent storm of stones (which destroyed them all), except the family of Lout (Lot), whom We saved in last hour of the night, 34 As a favour from Us. Thus We recompense him who giveth thanks. 35 He had warned them of Our assault, but they disputed the warnings. 36 They lusted after his guests, so We put out their eyes (and said): "Taste My punishment and My commination." 37 One early morning Our torment brought upon them utter destruction. 38 So now taste My punishment and My commination! 39 And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth? 40
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