Certainly We sent Our Messengers with the clear proofs, and sent down with them the Book and the Balance that they may rule with justice amongst the mankind. And We have sent down the iron, wherein is great hardness in it and many benefits in it for mankind. And (this is) for Allah to know (distinguish) who will help Him and His Messengers in the Unseen (without seeing Him). Surely Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty.
And certainly We sent Noah and Abraham and made Prophets from their offspring the and (gave) Book. So some among them are those who have reached Hidayet, and most of them are Fasiqûn (transgressors).
Then We sent Our Messengers in succession upon their foot- steps. And We sent Jesus, son of Mary and gave him the Bible. And We put in the hearts of those who depended on him compassion and mercy. And they associated him with priesthood. We did not prescribe to them but seeking Allah’s Pleasure. Yet they did not obey it with its due right. So We gave to those of them who believed (who were âmenû, who wished to reach Allah before death) their reward, and most of them were Fâsiqûn (transgressors).
O you who believe (who are âmenû, who wish to reach Allah before death), be the owners of piety towards Allah and believe in His Messenger that He may give you a double portion of His Mercy. And make (give) you a glorious light which you will walk with. And forgive you (convert your evil deeds into merits). And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
It is because the People of the Book did not know that they had no power over the Virtue of Allah, and that His Grace is entirely in His Power, and He gives it to whom He wills. And Allah is the Owner of Mighty Virtue.