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وَٱتْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ نَبَأَ ٱلَّذِي ۤ ءَاتَيْنَاهُ ءَايَاتِنَا فَٱنْسَلَخَ مِنْهَا فَأَتْبَعَهُ ٱلشَّيْطَانُ فَكَانَ مِنَ ٱلْغَاوِينَ
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Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And recite, O Muhammad (s), to them, that is, the Jews, the tidings, the tale, of him to whom We gave Our signs, but he cast them off, emerging in his disbelief in the same way that a snake emerges from its [shed] skin, he rebelled in disbelief, this was Bal‘am b. Bā‘ūrā’, a scholar from among the Children of Israel, who had been given some knowledge [of the Scriptures], and who was asked [by them] to invoke God against Moses. And when he did, the invocation turned against him and his tongue fell out onto his chest, and Satan pursued him, catching up with him and so he became his comrade, and he became of the perverse.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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