[ Allah ] said, |O Moses, I have chosen you over the people with My messages and My words [to you]. So take what I have given you and be among the grateful.
And We wrote for him on the tablets [something] of all things - instruction and explanation for all things, [saying], |Take them with determination and order your people to take the best of it. I will show you the home of the defiantly disobedient.
I will turn away from My signs those who are arrogant upon the earth without right; and if they should see every sign, they will not believe in it. And if they see the way of consciousness, they will not adopt it as a way; but if they see the way of error, they will adopt it as a way. That is because they have denied Our signs and they were heedless of them.
Those who denied Our signs and the meeting of the Hereafter - their deeds have become worthless. Are they recompensed except for what they used to do?
And the people of Moses made, after [his departure], from their ornaments a calf - an image having a lowing sound. Did they not see that it could neither speak to them nor guide them to a way? They took it [for worship], and they were wrongdoers.
And when regret overcame them and they saw that they had gone astray, they said, |If our Lord does not have mercy upon us and forgive us, we will surely be among the losers.