And We took the Children of Israel across the sea; then they came upon a people intent in devotion to [some] idols of theirs. They said, |O Moses, make for us a god just as they have gods.| He said, |Indeed, you are a people behaving ignorantly.
Indeed, those [worshippers] - destroyed is that in which they are [engaged], and worthless is whatever they were doing.
He said, |Is it other than Allah I should desire for you as a god while He has preferred you over the worlds?|
And [recall, O Children of Israel], when We saved you from the people of Pharaoh, [who were] afflicting you with the worst torment - killing your sons and keeping your women alive. And in that was a great trial from your Lord.
And We made an appointment with Moses for thirty nights and perfected them by [the addition of] ten; so the term of his Lord was completed as forty nights. And Moses said to his brother Aaron, |Take my place among my people, do right [by them], and do not follow the way of the corrupters.
And when Moses arrived at Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said, |My Lord, show me [Yourself] that I may look at You.| [ Allah ] said, |You will not see Me, but look at the mountain; if it should remain in place, then you will see Me.| But when his Lord appeared to the mountain, He rendered it level, and Moses fell unconscious. And when he awoke, he said, |Exalted are You! I have repented to You, and I am the first of the believers.