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27. And verily We have destroyed townships round about you, and displayed (for them) 
Our revelation, that haply they might return.
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27. We destroyed aforetime populations round about you; and We have shown the Signs 
in various ways that they may turn (to Us).

28. Then why did those whom they had chosen for gods as a way of approach (unto Allah) 
not help them? Nay, but they did fail them utterly. And (all) that was their lie, and 
what they used to invent
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28. Why then was no help forthcoming to them from those whom they worshipped as gods 
besides Allah as a means of access (to Allah)? Nay they left them in the lurch: but 
that was their Falsehood and their invention.

29. And when We inclined toward thee (Muhammad) certain of the Jinn, who wished to hear 
the Quran and, when they were in its presence, said: Give ear! and, when it was finished, 
turned back to their people, warning
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29. Behold We turned towards thee a company of Jinns (quietly) listening to the Qur'an: 
when they stood in the presence thereof they said "Listen in silence!" When the (reading) 
was finished they returned to their people to warn (them of their sins).

30. They said: O our people! Lo! we have heard a Scripture which hath been revealed after 
Moses, confirming that which was before it, guiding unto the truth and a right road.
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30. They said "O our people! We have heard a Book revealed after Moses confirming what 
came before it: it guides (men) to the Truth and to a Straight Path.

31. O our people! respond to Allah's summoner and believe in Him. He will forgive you 
some of your sins and guard you from a painful doom.
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31. "O our people hearken to the one who invites (you) to Allah and believe in him: He 
will forgive you your faults and deliver you from a Penalty Grievous.

32. And whoso respondeth not to Allah's summoner he can nowise escape in the earth, and 
ye (can find) no protecting friends instead of Him. Such are in error manifest.
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32. "If any does not hearken to the one who invites (Us) to Allah he cannot frustrate 
(Allah's Plan) on earth and no protectors can he have besides Allah such men (wander) 
in manifest error."
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