When the son of Mary was cited as an example ˹in argument˺, your people ˹O Prophet˺ broke into ˹joyful˺ applause.1
They exclaimed, “Which is better: our gods or Jesus?” They cite him only to argue. In fact, they are a people prone to dispute.
He was only a servant We showed favour to, and made as an example for the Children of Israel.
Had We willed, We could have easily replaced you ˹all˺ with angels,1 succeeding one another on earth.
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