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Children of Israel, remember the favors I have bestowed on you, and that I have preferred you (the prophets among you) above the worlds. (47) Guard yourselves against the Day on which no soul shall in the least avail another, when neither intercession nor ransom shall be accepted from it nor shall help be given to it. (48) Remember, We saved you from the Pharaoh's people who wronged and oppressed you and slew your sons but spared your women: In this was a great favour from your Lord. (49) And when We parted the sea for you, so We saved you and drowned the followers of Firon and you watched by. (50) And remember We appointed forty nights for Moses, and in his absence ye took the calf (for worship), and ye did grievous wrong. (51) Afterwards, We forgave you so that you would perhaps appreciate Our favors. (52) And [remember the time] when We vouchsafed unto Moses the divine writ - and [thus] a standard by which to discern the true from the false - so that you might be guided aright; (53) and when Moses said unto his people: "O my people! Verily, you have sinned against yourselves by worshipping the calf; turn then, in repentance to your Maker and mortify yourselves; this will be the best for you in your Maker's sight". And thereupon He accepted your repentance: for, behold, He alone is the Acceptor of Repentance, the Dispenser of Grace. (54) And when you said “O Moosa! We will not believe you till we clearly see Allah”; so the thunder seized you while you were watching. (55) Then We revived you after your death that perhaps you would be grateful. (56) And made the cloud spread shade over you, and sent for you manna and quails that you may eat of the good things We have made for you. No harm was done to Us, they only harmed themselves. (57) And [recall] when We said, "Enter this city and eat from it wherever you will in [ease and] abundance, and enter the gate bowing humbly and say, 'Relieve us of our burdens.' We will [then] forgive your sins for you, and We will increase the doers of good [in goodness and reward]." (58) But the wrongdoers changed the words to something other than what they had been told. So We sent down upon the transgressors a punishment from heaven, because they were disobedient. (59)
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