Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

He forgives whomever He wishes,
and punishes whomever He wishes,
and to Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens
and the earth,
and whatever is between them,
and toward Him is the return.
19 O People of the Book!
Certainly Our Apostle has come to you,
clarifying [the Divine teachings] for you
after a gap in [the appearance of] the apostles,
lest you should say,
‘There did not come to us any bearer of good news
nor any warner.’
Certainly there has come to you
a bearer of good news and a warner.
And Allah has power over all things.

20 When Moses said to his people,
‘O my people, remember Allah’s blessing upon you
when He appointed prophets among you,
and made you kings, and gave you
what none of the nations were given.
21 O my people, enter the Holy Land
which Allah has ordained for you,
and do not turn your backs
or you will become losers.’
22 They said, ‘O Moses,
there are a tyrannical people in it.
We will not enter it until they leave it.

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 12 Aug. 2022: