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Samiri

TA-HA  -20

 

20:80-99

O Children of Israel, We have saved you from your enemy, and We summoned you at the right side of the mount, and We sent down to you manna and quail. Eat from the good things that We have provided for you and do not transgress in this else My wrath will be upon you. Whoever has incurred My wrath is lost. And I am forgiving for whoever repents and does good works,

then is guided.

 

"And what has caused you to rush ahead of your people O Moses?"

 

He said:

"They are coming in my tracks, and I came quickly to you my Lord so you would be pleased."

 

He said:

"We have tested your people after you left, and the Sumerian misguided them."

 

So Moses returned to his people angry and disappointed.

He said:

"My people, did not your Lord promise you a good promise? Has the waiting for the pledge been too long, or did you want that the wrath of your Lord be upon you? Thus you broke the promise with me."

 

They said:

"We did not break the promise by our own will, but we were loaded down with the jewelry of the people so we cast them down, and it was such that the Sumerian suggested."

 

He then produced for them a sculpture of a calf that emitted a cry. 

So they said:

"This is your god and the god of Moses, but he had forgotten!"

 

Did they not see that it did not respond to them? Nor did it possess for them any harm or benefit?

 

And Aaron said to them before:

"My people, you are being tested with it. Your Lord is the Almighty, so follow me and obey my command!"

 

They said:

"We will remain devoted to it until Moses comes back to us."

 

He said:

"O Aaron, what prevented you when you saw them being astray? Do you not follow me? Have you disobeyed my command?"

 

He said:

"O son of my mother, do not grab me by my beard nor by my head. I was concerned that you would say that I separated between the Children of Israel, and that I did not follow your orders."

 

He said:

"So what do you have to say O Sumerian?"

 

He said:

"I noticed what they did not notice, so I took a handful from where the messenger was standing, and I cast it in. This is what my soul inspired me to do."

 

He said:

"Then be gone, for you will have it in this life to say:

"I am not to be touched"

And you will have an appointed time which you will not forsake. And look to your god that you remained devoted to, we will burn him, then we will destroy him in the sea completely."

 

Surely your god is God; for which there is no god except He. His knowledge encompasses all things. And it is such that We tell to you the news of what has passed. And We have given you from Us a remembrance.