Verily in this were signs, and verily we made proof of man.
We then raised up other generations after them;
And we sent among them an apostle from out themselves, with, Worship ye God! ye have no other God than He: will ye not therefore fear Him?
And the chiefs of His people who believed not, and who deemed the meeting with us in the life to come to be a lie, and whom we had richly supplied in this present life, said, This is but a man like yourselves; he eateth of what ye eat,
And he drinketh of what ye drink:
And if ye obey a man like yourselves, then ye will surely be undone.
What! doth he foretell you, that after ye shall be dead and become dust and bones, ye shall be brought forth?
Away, away with his predictions!
There is no life beyond our present life; we die, and we live, and we shall not be quickened again!
This is merely a man who forgeth a lie about God: and we will not believe him.
He said, O my Lord! help me against this charge of imposture.
He said, Yet a little, and they will soon repent them!
Then did the shout of the destroying angel in justice surprise them, we made them like leaves swept down by a torrent. Away then with the wicked people!
Then raised we up other generations after them
Neither too soon, nor too late, shall a people reach its appointed time
Then sent we our apostles one after another. Oft as their apostle presented himself to a nation, they treated him as a liar; and we caused one nation to follow another; and we made them the burden of a tale. Away then with the people who believe not!
Then sent we Moses and his brother Aaron, with our signs and manifest power,
To Pharaoh and his princes; but they behaved them proudly, for they were a haughty people.
And they said, Shall we believe on two men like ourselves, whose people are our slaves?
And they treated them both as impostors; wherefore they became of the destroyed.
And we gave Moses the Book for Israels guidance.
And we appointed the Son of Mary, and His mother for a sign; and we prepared an abode for both in a lofty spot,8 quiet, and watered with springs.
O ye apostles! eat of things that are good: and do that which is right: of your doings I am cognisant.
And truly this your religion is the one religion;9 and I am your Lord: therefore fear me.
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