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002.056 Then We raised you up after your death: Ye had the chance to be grateful.
002.057 And We gave you the shade of clouds and sent down to you Manna and quails, saying: "Eat of the good things We have provided for you:"(But they rebelled); to Us they did no harm, but they harmed their own souls.
002.058 And rememberWe said: "Enter this town, and eat of the plenty therein as ye wish; but enter the gate with humility, in posture and in words, and We shall forgive you your faults and increase (the portion of) those who do good."
002.059 But the transgressors changedthe word from that which had been given them; so We sent on the transgressors a plague from heaven, for that they infringed (Our command) repeatedly.
002.060 And rememberMoses prayed for water for his people; We said: "Strike the rock with thy staff." Then gushed forth therefrom twelve springs. Each group knew its own place forwater. So eat and drinkof the sustenance provided by God, and do no evil nor mischief on the (face of the) earth. 002.061 And rememberye said: "O Moses! we cannot endure one kindof food (always); so beseech thy Lord for us to produce for us ofwhat the earth groweth, -its pot-herbs, and cucumbers, Its garlic, lentils, and onions." He said: "Will ye exchange the better for the worse? Go ye down to any town, and ye shall find what ye want!" They were covered with humiliation and misery; they drew on themselves the wrath of God. This because they went on rejectingthe Signs of God and slaying His Messengerswithout just cause. This because they rebelled and went on transgressing.
002.062 Those who believe (in the Qur'an), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians,- any who believe in God and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward withtheir Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
002.063 And rememberWe took your covenantand We raised above you (The towering height) of Mount (Sinai)(Saying): "Hold firmly towhat We have given you and bring (ever) to remembrance what is therein: Perchance ye may fear God."
002.064 But ye turned back thereafter: Had it not been for the Grace and Mercy of God to you, ye had surely been among the lost.
002.065 And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath; We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected."
002.066 So We made it an example to their own time and to their posterity, and a lessonto those who fear God.
002.067 And rememberMoses said to his people: "God commands that ye sacrifice a heifer." They said: "Makest thou a laughing-stock of us?" He said: "God save me from being anignorant (fool)!"
002.068 They said:"Beseech on our behalf Thy Lord to make plainto us what (heifer) it is!" He said; "He says: The heifer should be neither too old nor too young, but of middling age. Now do what ye are commanded!"
002.069 They said:"Beseech on our behalf Thy Lord to make plainto us her colour." He said: "He says: A fawn-coloured heifer, pure and rich in tone, the admiration of beholders!"
002.070 They said:"Beseech on our behalf Thy Lord to make plainto us what she is: To us are all heifers alike: We wish indeed for guidance, if God wills." 002.071 He said: "He says: A heifer not trained to till the soil orwater the fields; sound and without blemish." They said:"Now hast thou brought the truth." Then they offered her in sacrifice, but not with good-will.
002.072 Remember ye slew a man and fell into a dispute among yourselves as to the crime: But God was to bring forth what ye didhide.
002.073 So We said:"Strike the (body) witha piece of the (heifer)."Thus God bringeth the dead to life and showeth you His Signs:Perchance ye may understand.
002.074 Thenceforth were your hearts hardened: They became like a rock and even worse in hardness. For among rocks there are some from which rivers gushforth; others there arewhich when split asunder send forth water; and others which sink for fear of God. And God is not unmindful of what ye do.
002.075 Can ye (o ye men of Faith) entertainthe hope that they willbelieve in you?- Seeing that a party of them heard the Word of God,and perverted it knowingly after they understood it. 002.076 Behold! when they meet the men of Faith, they say: "We believe": But when they meet each other in private, they say:"Shall you tell them what God hath revealed to you, that they may engage you in argument about it before your Lord?"- Do ye not understand (their aim)?
002.077 Know they notthat God knoweth what they conceal and what they reveal?
002.078 And there are among them illiterates,who know not the Book, but (see therein their own) desires, andthey do nothing but conjecture.
002.079 Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say:"This is from God," to traffic with it for a miserable price!- Woe to them for what theirhands do write, and for the gain they makethereby.
002.080 And they say:"The Fire shall not touch us but for a fewnumbered days:" Say:"Have ye taken a promise from God, for He never breaks His promise? Or is it that ye say of God what ye do not know?" 002.081 Nay, those who seek gain in evil, and are girt round by their sins,- they are Companions of the Fire:Therein shall they abide (forever).
002.082 But those whohave faith and work righteousness, they are companions of the Garden: Therein shall they abide (For ever).
002.083 And rememberWe took a covenant from the Children of Israel (to this effect): Worship none but God; treat with kindness your parents and kindred, and orphans and those in need; speak fair to the people; be steadfast inprayer; and practise regular charity. Then did ye turn back, except a few among you, and ye backslide (even now).
002.084 And rememberWe took your covenant(to this effect): Shed no blood amongst you, nor turn out your own people from your homes: and this ye solemnly ratified, and to this ye can bear witness. 002.085 After this it is ye, the same people, who slay among yourselves, and banish a party of you from their homes; assist (their enemies) againstthem, in guilt and transgression; and if they come to you as captives, ye ransom them, though it was not lawful for you to banish them. Then is itonly a part of the Bookthat ye believe in, and do ye reject the rest? But what is the reward for those among you who behave like this but disgrace in this life?- and on the Day of Judgment they shall beconsigned to the most grievous penalty. For God is not unmindful ofwhat ye do.
002.086 These are the people who buy the lifeof this world at the price of the Hereafter: their penalty shall not be lightened nor shall they be helped.
002.087 We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with asuccession of apostles; We gave Jesus the son of Mary Clear (Signs) and strengthened him withthe Holy Spirit. Is it that whenever there comes to you an apostle with what ye yourselves desire not, ye are puffed up with pride?- Some ye called impostors, and others ye slay! 002.088 They say, "Ourhearts are the wrappings (which preserve God's Word: we need no more)." Nay, God's curse is on them for their blasphemy: Little is it they believe.
002.089 And when there comes to them aBook from God, confirming what is with them,- although from of old they had prayed for victory against those without Faith,- when there comes to them that which they (should) have recognised, they refuse to believe in it but the curse of God is on those without Faith.
002.090 Miserable is the price for which they have sold their souls, in that they deny (the revelation) which God has sent down, in insolent envy that God of His Grace should send it to any of His servants He pleases: Thus have they drawn on themselves Wrath upon Wrath. And humiliating is the punishment of those who reject Faith.
002.091 When it is said to them, "Believe in what God Hath sent down, "they say, "We believe in what was sent down to us:" yet they reject all besides, even if it be Truth confirming what is with them. Say: "Why then have ye slain the prophets of God in times gone by, if ye didindeed believe?"
002.092 There came toyou Moses with clear (Signs); yet ye worshipped the Calf (even) after that, and ye did behave wrongfully.
002.093 And rememberWe took your Covenant and We raised above you (the towering height) of Mount (Sinai): (Saying):"Hold firmly to what We have given you, and hearken (to the Law)": They said:"We hear, and we disobey:" And they had to drink into their hearts (of the taint) of the Calf because of their Faithlessness. Say:"Vile indeed are the behests of your Faith if ye have any faith!"
002.094 Say: "If the last Home, with God, be for you specially, and not for anyone else, then seek ye for death, if ye are sincere."

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