Al-Quran Surah 44. Ad-Dukhan, Ayah 33

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وَآتَيْنَاهُمْ مِنَ الْآيَاتِ مَا فِيهِ بَلَاءٌ مُبِينٌ


Asad : and gave them such signs [of Our grace] as would clearly presage a test.16
Khattab :

And We showed them signs in which there was a clear test.

Malik : We showed them signs in which there was a clear trial.
Pickthall : And We gave them portents wherein was a clear trial.
Yusuf Ali : And granted them Signs in which there was a manifest trial. 4713
Transliteration : Waataynahum mina alayati ma feehi balaon mubeenun
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Asad   
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Asad 16 Lit., "as would have in them a manifest test": an allusion to the long line of prophets raised in their midst, as well as to the freedom and prosperity which they were to enjoy in the Promised Land. All this presaged a test of their sincerity with regard to the spiritual principles which in the beginning raised them "above all other people" and, thus, of their willingness to act as God's message-bearers to all the world. The formulation of the above sentence implies elliptically that they did not pass that test inasmuch as they soon forgot the spiritual mission for which they had been elected, and began to regard themselves as God's "chosen people" simply on account of their descent from Abraham: a notion which the Qur'an condemns in many places. Apart from this, the majority of the children of Israel very soon lost their erstwhile conviction that the life in this world is but the first and not the final stage of human life, and - as their Biblical history shows - abandoned themselves entirely to the pursuit of material prosperity and power. (See next note.)

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Yusuf Ali   
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Yusuf Ali 4713 Among the "Signs" given to Israel were their own Revelation under Moses, their prosperous land of Canaan, their flourishing Kingdom under David and Solomon, their prophets and teachers of Truth, and the advent of Jesus to reclaim the lost ones among them. All these were trials. When they failed in the trials, they were left to wander desolate and suffer.

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