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Ⅳ, 156-163.
the qur′ân.

him, for sure ! nay, God raised him up unto Himself ; for God is mighty and wise[1]!

And there shall not be one of the people of the Book but shall believe in him before his death[2]; and on the day of judgment he shall be a witness against them.

And for the injustice of those who are Jews have we forbidden them good things which we had made lawful for them, and for their obstructing so much the way of God, and for their taking usury when we had forbidden it, and for their devouring the wealth of people in vain, — but we have prepared for those of them who misbelieve a grievous woe.

160 But those amongst them who are firm in knowledge, and the believers who believe in what is revealed to thee, let what is revealed before thee, and the steadfast in prayer, and the givers of alms, and the believers in God and the last day, — unto these we will give a mighty hire.

Verily, we have inspired thee as we inspired Noah and the prophets after him, and as we inspired Abraham, and Ishmael, and Jacob, and the tribes, and Jesus, and Job, and Jonas, and Aaron, and Solomon ; and to David did we give Psalms.

Of apostles we have already told thee of some before ; and of apostles some we have not told thee of; —

But Moses did God speak to, speaking ; — apostles giving glad tidings and warning, that men should have no argument against God, after the apostles, for God is mighty, wise !

  1. See p. 53, note 3.
  2. This may allude to the time of his death after his second advent, when he shall slay the antichrist.