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When he had grown up to full maturity, We gave him wisdom and knowledge. Thus do We recompense the doers of good. (14) And he entered the city at a time of inattention by its people and found therein two men fighting: one from his faction and one from among his enemy. And the one from his faction called for help to him against the one from his enemy, so Moses struck him and [unintentionally] killed him. [Moses] said, "This is from the work of Satan. Indeed, he is a manifest, misleading enemy." (15) He said, "My Lord, indeed I have wronged myself, so forgive me," and He forgave him. Indeed, He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. (16) Thereupon Moses vowed: "My Lord, because of the favour that You have done me I shall never support the guilty." (17) The next morning, when he was walking in the city, apprehensive, and watchful, and the man who had sought his help the day before cried out to him again for help. Moses said to him, "You are clearly a misguided man." (18) When he wanted to catch the one who was an enemy to them both, the man said, "Moses, do you want to kill me just as you killed a man yesterday? You only want to become a tyrant in the land; you do not want to set things right." (19) A man came running from the farthest part of the city saying, "Moses, people are planning to kill you. I sincerely advise you to leave the city. (20) So he left the city afraid and cautious, saying, "Lord, protect me against the unjust people". (21)
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