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وَدَّت طَّآئِفَةٌ مِّنْ أَهْلِ ٱلْكِتَابِ لَوْ يُضِلُّونَكُمْ وَمَا يُضِلُّونَ إِلاَّ أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ
-Âl ‘Imrân ( آل عمران )

Al Qushairi Tafsir

There is a party of the people of the scripture who yearn to make you go astray; yet they cause none to stray, except themselves; but they are not aware.
Those who had succumbed to discord, who had been afflicted by tribulation and seduced by temptation, wished for all people what had befallen them. Although [this party of] the people of the scripture wanted the believers to turn from the truth, God refused to do other than perfect His light and sent back upon them the evil consequences of their actions.