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84. He replied: "Behold, they are close on my footsteps: I hastened to thee, O my Lord, to

please thee."

85. Qala fa-inna qad fatanna qawmaka min baAAdika waadallahumu a




85. ((Allah)) said: "We have tested thy people in thy absence: the Samiri has led them


86. FarajaAAa moosa ila qawmihi ghadbana asifan qala ya qawmi alam yaAAidkum

rabbukum waAAdan hasanan afatala AAalaykumu alAAahdu am aradtum an yahilla

AAalaykum ghadabun min rabbikum faakhlaftum mawAAidee

86. So Moses returned to his people in a state of indignation and sorrow. He said: "O my

people! did not your Lord make a handsome promise to you? Did then the promise seem

to you long (in coming)? Or did ye desire that Wrath should descend from your Lord on

you, and so ye broke your promise to me?"