Then We sent Our Messengers in succession. Whenever its Messenger came to a nation, they belied him; then We (destroyed them) one after another and We made them stories. So away (from the Mercy of Allah) with a people who do not believe.
Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our Verses, and a clear Sultan (the Torah).
(We sent Moses and Aaron) to Pharaoh and his notables, but they behaved arrogantly and they became insolent people.
Then they said: “Shall we believe in two human beings (Moses and Aaron) like ourselves, whereas their people are servants (slaves) to us”?
And We made the son of Mary (Jesus) and his mother a Sign (miracle) and We gave them a shelter on a lofty ground having meadows and springs.
O Messengers! Eat of the good (clean and lawful blessings) and do improving deeds (that purify the soul). Surely I know the best what you do.
And surely this nation of yours is a single nation, and I am your Lord. So have piety towards Me (wish to reach Me before death).
But they cut off the affairs (of the Religion) among themselves into sects, each part rejoicing in that which they accepted.
(Do they think that) We hasten to them the good things? Nay, they are not aware.