“Allah did aforetime take a covenant from the Children of Israel, & we appointed twelve captains among them. And Allah said: “I am with you: if ye (but) establish regular prayers, practise regular charity, believe in my messengers, honour & assist them, & loan to Allah a beautiful loan, verily I will wipe out from you your evils, & admit you to gardens with rivers flowing beneath; but if any of you, after this, resisteth faith, he hath truly wandered from the path or rectitude.”
But because of their breach of their covenant, We cursed them, & made their hearts grow hard; they change the words from their (right) places & forget a good part of the message that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them- barring a few – ever bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them, & overlook (their misdeeds): for Allah loveth those who are kind.
From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them, with enmity & hatred between the one & the other, to the day of judgment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done.
O people of the Book! There hath come to you our Messenger, revealing to you much that ye used to hide in the Book, & passing over much (that is now unnecessary): There hath come to you from Allah a (new) light & a perspicuous Book, –
Wherewith Allah guideth all who seek His good pleasure to ways of peace & safety, & leadeth them out of darkness, by His will, unto the light,- guideth them to a path that is straight.
In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary. Say: “Who then hath the least power against Allah, if His will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary, his mother, & all every – one that is on the earth? For to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens & the earth, & all that is between. He createth what He pleaseth. For Allah hath power over all things.”
(Both) the Jews & the Christians say: “We are sons of Allah, & his beloved.” Say: “Why then doth He punish you for your sins? Nay, ye are but men,- of the men he hath created: He forgiveth whom He pleaseth, & He punisheth whom He pleaseth: & to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens & the earth, & all that is between: & unto Him is the final goal (of all)”
O People of the Book! Now hath come unto you, making (things) clear unto you, Our Messenger, after the break in (the series of) our messengers, lest ye should say: “There came unto us no bringer of glad tidings & no warner (from evil)”: But now hath come unto you a bringer of glad tidings & a warner (from evil). And Allah hath power over all things.” [5:12-19]