Sahih International

[ Allah ] said, "But indeed, We have tried your people after you [departed], and the Samiri has led them astray."

                          

Sahih International

So Moses returned to his people, angry and grieved. He said, "O my people, did your Lord not make you a good promise? Then, was the time [of its fulfillment] too long for you, or did you wish that wrath from your Lord descend upon you, so you broke your promise [of obedience] to me?"

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Sahih International

They said, "We did not break our promise to you by our will, but we were made to carry burdens from the ornaments of the people [of Pharaoh], so we threw them [into the fire], and thus did the Samiri throw."

            

Sahih International

And he extracted for them [the statue of] a calf which had a lowing sound, and they said, "This is your god and the god of Moses, but he forgot."

            

Sahih International

Did they not see that it could not return to them any speech and that it did not possess for them any harm or benefit?

                

Sahih International

And Aaron had already told them before [the return of Moses], "O my people, you are only being tested by it, and indeed, your Lord is the Most Merciful, so follow me and obey my order."

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Sahih International

They said, "We will never cease being devoted to the calf until Moses returns to us."

       

Sahih International

[Moses] said, "O Aaron, what prevented you, when you saw them going astray,

    

Sahih International

From following me? Then have you disobeyed my order?"

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