5.21 . O my people! Go into the holy land which Allah hath ordained for you . Turn not in flight , for surely ye turn back as losers :
5.22 . They said : O Moses! Lo! a giant people ( dwell ) therein , and lo! we go not in till they go forth from thence . When they go forth , then we will enter ( not till then ) .
5.23 . Then outspake two of those who feared ( their Lord , men ) unto whom Allah had been gracious : Enter in upon them by the gate , for if ye enter by it , lo! ye will be victorious . So put your trust ( in Allah ) if ye are indeed believers .
5.24 . They said : O Moses! We will never enter ( the land ) while they are in it . So go thou and thy Lord and fight! We will sit here .
5.25 . He said : My Lord! I have control of none but myself and my brother , so distinguish between us and the wrongdoing folk .
5.26 . ( Their Lord ) said : For this the land will surely be forbidden them for forty years that they will . wander in the earth , bewildered . So grieve not over the wrongdoing folk .
5.27 . But recite unto them with truth the tale of the two sons of Adam , how they offered each a sacrifice , and it was accepted from the one of them and it was not accepted from the other . ( The one ) said : I will surely kill thee . ( The other ) answered : Allah accepteth only from those who ward off ( evil ) .
5.28 . Even if thou stretch out thy hand against me to kill me , I shall not stretch out my hand against thee to kill thee , lo! I fear Allah , the Lord of the Worlds .
5.29 . Lo! I would rather thou shouldst bear the punishment of the sin against me and thine own sin and become one of the owners of the Fire . That is the reward of evil doers .
5.30 . But ( the other ' s ) mind imposed on him the killing of his brother , so he slew him and became one of the losers .
5.31 . Then Allah sent a raven scratching up the ground , to show him how to hide his brother ' s naked corpse . He said : Woe unto me! Am I not able to be as this raven and so hide my brother ' s naked corpse? And he became repentant .
5.32 . For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than man slaughter or corruption in the earth , it shall be as if be had killed all mankind , and whoso saveth the life of one , it shall be as if he had : saved the life of all mankind . Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs ( of Allah ' s sovereignty ) , but afterwards lo! many of them became prodigals in the earth .
5.33 . The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified , or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off , or will be expelled out of the land . Such will be their degradation in the world , and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom ;
5.34 . Save those who repent before ye overpower them . For know that Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .
5.35 . O ye who believe! Be mindful of your duty to Allah , and seek the way of approach unto Him , and strive in His way in order that ye may succeed .
5.36 . As for those who disbelieve , lo! if all that is in the were theirs , and as much again therewith , to ransom them from the doom on the day of Resurrection , it would not be accepted from them . Theirs will be a painful doom .
5.37 . They will wish to come forth from the Fire , but they will not come forth from it . Theirs will be a lasting doom .
5.38 . As for the thief , both male and female , cut off their hands . It is the reward of their own deeds , an exemplary punishment from Allah . Allah is Mighty , Wise .
5.39 . But whoso repenteth after his wrongdoing and amendeth , lo! Allah will relent toward him . Lo! Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .
5.40 . Knowest thou not that unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth? He punisheth whom He will , and forgiveth whom He will . Allah is Able to do all things .
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