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Then he slipped off to his family and brought a fat ˹roasted˺ calf,1
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and placed it before them, asking, “Will you not eat?”
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˹They did not eat,˺ so he grew fearful of them.1 They reassured ˹him˺, “Do not be afraid,” and gave him good news of a knowledgeable son.2
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Then his wife came forward with a cry, clasping her forehead ˹in astonishment˺, exclaiming, “˹A baby from˺ a barren, old woman!”
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They replied, “Such has your Lord decreed. He is truly the All-Wise, All-Knowing.”
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