21 – Openly and Publicly

The words “openly” and “publicly”, have close meanings. The successive use of these words, in the sura Noah, 8th and 9th verses, points to the relation of these words. These two related words are used 16 times each in the Quran. The verses these words are used in succession are given below:

8- Then I called them openly.
9- Then I invited them publicly and in private.
71. Noah, 8, 9

The word Number of occurrence
Openly 16
Publicy 16
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