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Sura 17
Aya 5
فَإِذا جاءَ وَعدُ أولاهُما بَعَثنا عَلَيكُم عِبادًا لَنا أُولي بَأسٍ شَديدٍ فَجاسوا خِلالَ الدِّيارِ ۚ وَكانَ وَعدًا مَفعولًا

Yusuf Ali

When the first of the warnings came to pass, We sent against you Our servants given to terrible warfare:1 They entered the very inmost parts of your homes; and it was a warning (completely) fulfilled.
  • A good description of the warlike Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonians. They were servants of God in the sense that they were instruments through which the wrath of God was poured out on the Jews, for they penetrated through their lands, their Temple, and their homes, and carried away the Jews, men and women, into captivity. As regards “the daughters of Zion” see the scathing condemnation in Isaiah, 3:16-26.