Sahih International

And [recall] when We took your covenant, [O Children of Israel, to abide by the Torah] and We raised over you the mount, [saying], "Take what We have given you with determination and remember what is in it that perhaps you may become righteous."

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Sahih International

Then you turned away after that. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, you would have been among the losers.

            

Sahih International

And you had already known about those who transgressed among you concerning the sabbath, and We said to them, "Be apes, despised."

         

Sahih International

And We made it a deterrent punishment for those who were present and those who succeeded [them] and a lesson for those who fear Allah .

                    

Sahih International

And [recall] when Moses said to his people, "Indeed, Allah commands you to slaughter a cow." They said, "Do you take us in ridicule?" He said, "I seek refuge in Allah from being among the ignorant."

                       

Sahih International

They said, "Call upon your Lord to make clear to us what it is." [Moses] said, "[ Allah ] says, 'It is a cow which is neither old nor virgin, but median between that,' so do what you are commanded."

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Sahih International

They said, "Call upon your Lord to show us what is her color." He said, "He says, 'It is a yellow cow, bright in color - pleasing to the observers.' "

                 

Sahih International

They said, "Call upon your Lord to make clear to us what it is. Indeed, [all] cows look alike to us. And indeed we, if Allah wills, will be guided."

                        

Sahih International

He said, "He says, 'It is a cow neither trained to plow the earth nor to irrigate the field, one free from fault with no spot upon her.' " They said, "Now you have come with the truth." So they slaughtered her, but they could hardly do it.

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