English translation of the meaning Page No 171

Quran in English Language - Page no 171 171

Sura Al-A'raf from 160 to 163

160. And We divided them into twelve tribes ( as distinct ) nations. We revealed to Mûsâ ( Moses ) when his people asked him for water ( saying ) : « Strike the stone with your stick » , and there gushed forth out of it twelve springs, each group knew its own place for water. We shaded them with the clouds and sent down upon them Al- Manna [ 1 ] and the quails ( saying ) : « Eat of the good things with which We have provided you. » They harmed Us not but they used to harm themselves.
161. And ( remember ) when it was said to them: « Dwell in this town ( Jerusalem ) and eat therefrom wherever you wish, and say, ‘ ( O Allâh ) forgive our sins’; and enter the gate prostrate ( bowing with humility ) . We shall forgive you your wrong- doings. We shall increase ( the reward ) for the good- doers. »
162. But those among them who did wrong changed the word that had been told to them. So We sent on them a torment from the heaven in return for their wrong- doings. [ 2 ]
163. And ask them ( O Muhammad ( saas ) ) about the town that was by the sea; when they transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath ( i.e. Saturday ) : when their fish came to them openly on the Sabbath day, and did not come to them on the day they had no Sabbath. Thus We made a trial of them, for they used to rebel against Allâh’s Command ( disobey Allâh ) [ see the Qur’ân: V.4:154 and its footnote ] .

[1] (V.7:160) See the footnote of (V.2:57)

[2] (V.7:162): See (V.2:59) and its footnote.