We send down water from the sky in determined measure, and store it up in the earth; and We have power to drain it away.
We grow orchards of dates and grapes from it for you, Which yield fruits in abundance that you eat.
The tree that grows on Mount Sinai yields oil and seasoning for those who eat.
There are lessons for you in the cattle from whose bellies We give you milk to drink, and there are other advantages that you derive from them, and some of them you eat;
And you are carried on them and on boats.
We sent Noah to his people. He said: "O my people, worship God, for you have no other god but He. Will you not take heed for yourselves?"
The chiefs of his people, who did not believe, said: "He is only a man like you. He wishes to acquire ascendancy over you. If God had willed He would have sent down angels. We never heard this from our elders.
He is only a man possessed; so wait and watch him for a time."
"O my Lord," prayed (Noah), "help me against them, for they accuse me of lies."
So We asked him to build the ark under Our eyes and guidance, (and said): "When Our command is issued and the source of water boils over, put a pair of every species in it, and your family except those for whom Our sentence has been passed already; and do not speak to Me for those who are wicked: They will be drowned.