Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs
(O ye who believe! Choose not for friends) seeking their assistance and help (such of those who received the Scripture before you) the Jews and Christians, (and of the disbelievers) the rest of the disbelievers, (as make a jest) a pleasantry (and sport) a joke and falsehood (of your religion. But keep your duty to Allah) fear Allah if you were to take them for friends (if ye are true believers).
Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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