And when he attained his full strength and was [mentally] mature, We bestowed upon him judgement and knowledge. And thus do We reward the doers of good.
And he entered the city at a time of inattention by its people and found therein two men fighting: one from his faction and one from among his enemy. And the one from his faction called for help to him against the one from his enemy, so Moses struck him and [unintentionally] killed him. [Moses] said, |This is from the work of Satan. Indeed, he is a manifest, misleading enemy.
He said, |My Lord, indeed I have wronged myself, so forgive me,| and He forgave him. Indeed, He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
He said, |My Lord, for the favor You bestowed upon me, I will never be an assistant to the criminals.
And he became inside the city fearful and anticipating [exposure], when suddenly the one who sought his help the previous day cried out to him [once again]. Moses said to him, |Indeed, you are an evident, [persistent] deviator.
And when he wanted to strike the one who was an enemy to both of them, he said, |O Moses, do you intend to kill me as you killed someone yesterday? You only want to be a tyrant in the land and do not want to be of the amenders.
And a man came from the farthest end of the city, running. He said, |O Moses, indeed the eminent ones are conferring over you [intending] to kill you, so leave [the city]; indeed, I am to you of the sincere advisors.
So he left it, fearful and anticipating [apprehension]. He said, |My Lord, save me from the wrongdoing people.