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And even if We take you (O Muhammad SAW) away, We shall indeed take vengeance on them.

Or (if) We show you that wherewith We threaten them, then verily, We have perfect command over them.

So hold you (O Muhammad SAW) fast to that which is inspired in you. Verily, you are on a Straight Path.

And verily, this (the Quran) is indeed a Reminder for you (O Muhammad SAW) and your people (Quraish people, or your followers), and you will be questioned (about it).

And ask (O Muhammad SAW) those of Our Messengers whom We sent before you:"Did We ever appoint aliha (gods) to be worshipped besides the Most Beneficent (Allah)?"

And indeed We did send Musa (Moses) with Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) to Fir"aun (Pharaoh) and his chiefs (inviting them to Allah"s Religion of Islam) He said:"Verily, I am a Messenger of the Lord of the"Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)."

But when he came to them with Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) behold! They laughed at them.

And not an Ayah (sign, etc.) We showed them but it was greater than its fellow, and We seized them with torment, in order that they might turn [from their polytheism to Allah"s Religion (Islamic Monotheism)].

And they said [to Musa (Moses)]:"O you sorcerer! Invoke your Lord for us according to what He has covenanted with you. Verily, We shall guide ourselves (aright)."

But when We removed the torment from them, behold! They broke their covenant (that they will believe if We remove the torment for them).

And Fir"aun (Pharaoh) proclaimed among his people, saying:"O my people! Is not mine the dominion of Egypt, and these rivers flowing underneath me. See you not then?

"Am I not better than this one [Musa (Moses)], who is Mahin [has no honour nor any respect, and is weak and despicable] and can scarcely express himself clearly?

"Why then are not golden bracelets bestowed on him, or angels sent along with him?"

Thus he [Fir"aun (Pharaoh)] befooled and misled his people, and they obeyed him. Verily, they were ever a people who were Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).

So when they angered Us, We punished them, and drowned them all.

And We made them a precedent (as a lesson for those coming after them), and an example to later generations.

And when the son of Maryam (Mary) is quoted as an example [i.e."Iesa (Jesus) is worshipped like their idols), behold! Your people cry aloud (laugh out at the example).

And say:"Are our aliha (gods) better or is he ["Iesa (Jesus)]?" They quoted not the above example except for argument. Nay! But they are a quarrelsome people. [(See VV. 21:97-101) - The Quran.]

He ["Iesa (Jesus)] was not more than a slave. We granted Our Favour to him, and We made him an example to the Children of Israel (i.e. his creation without a father).

And if it were Our Will, We would have [destroyed you (mankind) all, and] made angels to replace you on the earth. [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol:25, Page 89].