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So eat and drink, and put your heart at ease. But if you see any of the people, say, ‘I have vowed silence1 to the Most Compassionate, so I am not talking to anyone today.’”
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Then she returned to her people, carrying him. They said ˹in shock˺, “O Mary! You have certainly done a horrible thing!
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O  sister of Aaron!1 Your father was not an indecent man, nor was your mother unchaste.”
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So she pointed to the baby. They exclaimed, “How can we talk to someone who is an infant in the cradle?”
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