And, (O Beloved, recall the time) when you said to him whom Allah had favoured and you (too) had done him a favour: ‘Keep your wife (Zainab) with you in the bond of marriage and fear Allah.’ And you were keeping that secret in your heart which Allah was about to reveal. And you had (for decency) the fear of (scoffs of) people (in your heart. O Beloved! You were not required to care for people.) And Allah alone has a greater right that you should fear Him (and who is more Godfearing than you!) So when (your adopted) Zaid fulfilled his desire to divorce her, We married her to you so that there is no blame on the believers for (marrying) the wives of their adopted sons, while they have no desire for them (after divorce). And Allah’s Command had got to be carried out.