At any rate this is a direct quotation from the Old
Testament. And we find it in Psalm XXXVII. v. 29,The righteous shall
inherit the earth, and dwell therein for ever.
This admission of the inspiration of the Psalms as then extant, and in use
among the Jews and Christians, is in accordance with the tenor in which the
Bible is spoken of in every part of the Corân.
L.SURA XVII., v. 2.
And We gave Moses the book, and made it a direction to the
Children of Israel, (saying)Take ye not other than Me for a patron.
"Take not,var. read.,that
they should not take,
يتخذوا وفي قراءة
"The Book, i.e. the
LI.SURA XVII., v. 4,5, and 7
وَقَضَيْنَا إِلَى بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ فِي
الْكِتَاب لَتُفْسِدُنَّ فِي الأَرْضِ مَرَّتَيْنِ وَلَتَعْلُنَّ عُلُوًّا كَبِيرًا
* فَإِذَا جَاء وَعْدُ أُولاهُمَا بَعَثْنَا عَلَيْكُمْ عِبَادًا لَّنَا أُوْلِي
بَأْسٍ شَدْيدَ الخ * . . فَإِذَا جَاء وَعْدُ الآخِرَةِ الخ
TESTIMONY TO THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
And We declared in the book, in respect of the Children of
Israel,saying, Ye shall surely work corruptly on the earth twice, and ye
shall be elated with great arrogance.
And when the threat of the first of these two (visitations) came to pass,
We sent against you our servants of terrible strength, &c.,
and when the threat of the second (visitation) came to
"The Book, that is, the Pentateuch,"
This passage refers to certain prophecies in the Old Testament, predicting
that the Jews would commit wickedness, and arrogantly offend against God, on two
occasions; and on two occasions suffer the punishment of their sins; a prophecy
which, as is here said, actually came to pass. From the continuation of the
subject in verse 7, it would appear that allusion is made to the destruction of
the Temple twice: first at the Captivity, and secondly by Titus.
LII.SURA XVII., v. 55.
And verily We have bestowed favour
upon some of the prophets more than upon others, and We gave David the Psalms,