Save those who after this repent and amend; for verily God is Gracious, Merciful!
As for those who become infidels, after having believed, and then increase their infidelitytheir repentance shall never be accepted. These! they are the erring ones.
As for those who are infidels, and die infidels, from no one of them shall as much gold as the earth could contain be accepted, though he should offer it in ransom. These! a grievous punishment awaiteth them; and they shall have none to help them.
Ye shall never attain to goodness till ye give alms of that which ye love; and whatever ye give, of a truth God knoweth it.
And whoso after this inventeth the lie about God:These are evil doers.
The first temple that was founded for mankind, was that in Becca,33Blessed, and a guidance to human beings.
In it are evident signs, even the standing-place34 of Abraham: and he who entereth it is safe. And the pilgrimage to the temple, is a service due to God from those who are able to journey thither.
And as to him who believeth notverily God can afford to dispense with all creatures!
SAY: O people of the Book! why disbelieve ye the signs of God? But God is witness of your doings.
SAY: O people of the Book! why repel believers from the way of God? Ye fain would make it crooked, and yet ye are its witnesses! But God is not regardless of what ye do.
O believers! if ye obey some amongst those who have received the Scripture, after your very Faith will they make you infidels!
But how can ye become infidels, when the signs of God are recited to you, and his prophet is among you? Whoever holdeth fast by God, is already guided to a straight path.
O ye believers! fear God as He deserveth to be feared! and die not till ye have become Muslims.
And hold ye fast by the cord35 of God, all of you, and break not loose from it; and remember Gods goodness towards you, how that when ye were enemies, He united your hearts, and by his favour ye became brethren;
And when ye were on the brink of the pit of fire, he drew you back from it. Thus God clearly sheweth you his signs that ye may be guided;
And that there may be among you a people who invite to the Good, and enjoin the Just, and forbid the Wrong. These are they with whom it shall be well.
And be ye not like those who have formed divisions, and fallen to variance after the clear proofs have come to them. These! a terrible chastisement doth await them,
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