Likewise, confirming that which was before me of the Torah, and to make lawful for you some of that which was forbidden to you. I have come to you with a sign from your Lord: so fear God, and obey me.
Surely God is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. This is a straight path.”
And when Jesus sensed their disbelief, he said, “Who will be my helpers [in the cause of] God?” The disciples said, “We will be helpers of God; we believe in God; witness that we have submitted.
When the message reached them and they differed-some of them believed him and some of them called him a liar, and they were the majority-he came to know that prophecy does not spare one from affliction and the oppression of enemies. So [Jesus] separated his heart from them and held to his goal (qaṣd). He said to his people, “Who will be my helpers [in the cause of] God so that they may help me in my exclusive devotion to His true reality and sincere dedication to His goal?” Then those who were touched by the effects of [God's] providence (āthār al-ʿināya) and chosen through the effects of [divine] selection (āthār al-takhṣīṣ) said, “We will be helpers of God; we believe in God; bear witness to us in truth and let nothing come from us that would cast doubt on you.”