We brought the Children of Israel across the sea. Then Pharaoh and his soldiers pursued them unjustly and oppressively. But as Pharaoh was drowning, he cried out, “I believe that there is no god except that in whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am ˹now˺ one of those who submit.”
˹He was told,˺ “Now ˹you believe˺? But you always disobeyed and were one of the corruptors.
Today We will preserve your corpse so that you may become an example1 for those who come after you. And surely most people are heedless of Our examples!”
Indeed, We settled the Children of Israel in a blessed land,1 and granted them good, lawful provisions. They did not differ until knowledge came to them.2 Surely your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Judgment regarding their differences.
If you ˹O Prophet˺ are in doubt about ˹these stories˺ that We have revealed to you, then ask those who read the Scripture before you. The truth has certainly come to you from your Lord, so do not be one of those who doubt,
and do not be one of those who deny Allah’s signs or you will be one of the losers.1 
Indeed, those against whom Allah’s decree ˹of torment˺ is justified will not believe—
even if every sign were to come to them—until they see the painful punishment.
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