When Gabriel and the angels knew the fear of Lot from the threat of his people, ((The messengers) said: O Lot! Lo! we are messengers of thy Lord; they shall not reach thee) to destroy you but rather we will destroy them. (So travel with thy people) go with your family (in a part of the night) at dawn, in the last part of the night, (and let not one of you turn round) let none of you stay behind ((all) save thy wife) Wa'ilah, the hypocrite. (Lo! that which smites them) of chastisement (will smiteth her (also). Lo! their tryst) to be destroyed (is (for) the morning) Lot said: “make that happen now,” and Gabriel said: “O Lot!” (Is not the morning nigh?) because he already saw it while Lot did not.