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Can you make the deaf hear, or guide the blind or those clearly astray?

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Even if We take you away ˹from this world˺, We will surely inflict punishment upon them.

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Or if We show you what We threaten them with, We certainly have full power over them.

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So hold firmly to what has been revealed to you ˹O Prophet˺. You are truly on the Straight Path.

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Surely this ˹Quran˺ is a glory for you and your people. And you will ˹all˺ be questioned ˹about it˺.

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Ask ˹the followers of˺ the messengers that We already sent before you if We ˹ever˺ appointed ˹other˺ gods to be worshipped besides the Most Compassionate.

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Indeed, We sent Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his chiefs, and he said: “I am a messenger of the Lord of all worlds.”

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But as soon as he came to them with Our signs, they laughed at them,

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although every sign We showed them was greater than the one before.1 Ultimately, We seized them with torments so that they might return ˹to the Right Path˺.2

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˹Then˺ they pleaded, “O ˹mighty˺ magician! Pray to your Lord on our behalf, by virtue of the covenant He made with you.1 We will certainly accept guidance.”

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But as soon as We removed the torments from them, they broke their promise.

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