- The Tafsirs - التفاسير

* تفسير Al Qushairi Tafsir

{ وَإِذْ أَخَذَ ٱللَّهُ مِيثَاقَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلْكِتَابَ لَتُبَيِّنُنَّهُ لِلنَّاسِ وَلاَ تَكْتُمُونَهُ فَنَبَذُوهُ وَرَآءَ ظُهُورِهِمْ وَٱشْتَرَوْاْ بِهِ ثَمَناً قَلِيلاً فَبِئْسَ مَا يَشْتَرُونَ }

And when God made a covenant with those who had been given the scripture “You shall expound it to people and not conceal it.” But they rejected it behind their backs and bought it with a small price; how evil is what they have bought! [God] said that they had vowed to uphold their agreements but broke the ties of the covenant in turning to disbelief. Then it became clear that what they took as cheap substitutes for leaving religion would have no blessings for them.