Z He said, “My Lord, I have called my people day and night.
5 Noah called his people day and night, that is, continuously without interruption
(JJ). Day can also be seen as an allusion to calling them openly, and night to calling them privately (Q). Noah is said to have been the most steadfast of God’s messengers; he began his prophethood at the age of forty and continued until he was a thousand years, less fifty (29:14), even though he had few followers.