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161. And remember it was said to them: "Dwell in this town and eat therein as ye wish,

but say the word of humility and enter the gate in a posture of humility: We shall forgive

you your faults; We shall increase (the portion of) those who do good."

162. Fabaddala allatheena


alamoo minhum qawlan ghayra allathee qeela lahum

faarsalna AAalayhim rijzan mina a


ssama-i bima kanoo ya




162. But the transgressors among them changed the word from that which had been given

them so we sent on them a plague from heaven. For that they repeatedly transgressed.

Section 21 (163-171)

163. Wa


s-alhum AAani alqaryati allatee kanat hadirata albahri ith yaAAdoona fee



ssabti ith ta/teehim heetanuhum yawma sabtihim shurraAAan wayawma la yasbitoona

la ta/teehim kathalika nabloohum bima kanoo yafsuqoon


163. Ask them concerning the town standing close by the sea. Behold! they transgressed

in the matter of the Sabbath. For on the day of their Sabbath their fish did come to them,

openly holding up their heads, but on the day they had no Sabbath, th ey came not: thus

did We make a trial of them, for they were given to transgression.