This is 2:54
وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَى لِقَوْمِهِ يَاقَوْمِ إِنَّكُمْ ظَلَمْتُمْ أَنْفُسَكُمْ بِاتِّخَاذِكُمُ الْعِجْلَ فتوبوا إِلَى بَارِئِكُمْ فَاقْتُاْو أَنفُسَكُمْ ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ عِنْدَ بَارِئِكُمْ فَتَابَ عَلَيْكُمْ إِنَّهُ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ
Wa-ith qala moosaliqawmihi ya qawmi innakum thalamtumanfusakum biittikhathikumu alAAijla fatooboo ilabari-ikum faoqtuloo anfusakum thalikumkhayrun lakum AAinda bari-ikum fataba AAalaykuminnahu huwa alttawwabu alrraheemu
The Ayah says “And as Moses said to his people: My people you have put yourselves in the wrong place (in relation to GOD) by Taking to yourselves (to worship) the baby cow. Return to your Creator, and kill yourselves for that is a better choice (for you). So, He (your Creator) helped you return to him (without killing yourselves), for He is the merciful and the one that helps people return to him always.”
My personal note:
This Ayah talks about the gravity of what the Israelites have done by worshipping the baby cow. It is so grave that killing themselves would be the way they should act to get GOD’s forgiveness. However, he forgave them and helped them return to Him. For GOD has the womb like mercy and is the one that helps people return to his fold
Translation of the transliterated words:
Wa-ith: And as
Note: The root is Q-W-L and it means to say. QALA is the third person singular past tense.
Liqawmihi: To his people
Note: LI means to. the root word here is Q-W-M and it means to stand upright. QAWM is the group that stands together and that is his people.
ya qawmi: My people
innakum: You have (with emphasis)
thalamtum: Placed in the wrong place/made decision in darkness
Note: The root here is THa-L-M and it means to put something out of it’s place. A concrete word that is related to this word is THALAM and it means darkness. Therefore the essence of the word is a wrong decision made in darkness and that is the essence of Transgression. THALAMTUM is the second person plural past tense of the verb
Note: the root is N-F-S and it means to breath. NAFS means self, because we breath.
Biittikhathikumu: By taking to yourselves
Note: The root is T-KH-TH and it means to take. ITTIKHATH is the process of taking Something.to oneself
alAAijla: The baby cow
Note: This means the baby cow
Fatooboo: So return
Note: the root is T-W-B and it means to return for the verb and return for the noun. Generally speaking, it is used to mean returning to GOD, most of the time. TOOBOO is the second person plural order form of the verb that is derived of the same root and that means RETURN.
bari-ikum: Your creator/ The one who made you free of association(independent)
Note: the root word is B-R-Hamza and it means to become free of Associations as in disease, obligations and other associations. The word above is used to mean creator which is also the word that is used in Hebrew. As if the relationship between creation and the above meaning is that when we are created we become independent of the nature that we were before/we become of free will. BARI is the person that gives us that ability.
faoqtuloo: So kill
Note: the root is Q-T-L and it means to kill. OQTULOO is the second person plural in the order form of the same verb
Note: The root is N-F-S and it means to breath. ANFUS is the plural of a derived word that means SELVES, since the selves breath.
Note: the root here is KH-Y-R and it means to give choice (to someone)/To make someone choose. KHAYR means Choice literally and this means in practice Better choice/better.
Lakum: To you
bari-ikum: Your creator
Note: see above
fataba AAalaykum: So He (GOD) helped you return to him (without having to kill yourselves)
Note: this is a word that is related to the word TOOBOO that was mentioned before. fataba AAalaykum means So he helped you return to him/To his fold
Innahu: He (with emphasis)
Huwa: He (also for more emphasis)
Alttawwabu: The one that makes things or people return/The one that helps people return to his fold (A lot)
Note: again this is related to the root T-W-B and it means the one that returns. TAWWAB means the one That returns people to his fold (A lot)
Alrraheemu: The merciful/The one that treats people as the womb treats the fetus.
Note: the root is R-HA-M and it means to be merciful for the verb and Mercy for the noun. The concrete word is Womb, as if saying that Mercy is a treatment of people or anything else that is close to the treatment that the womb gives to the fetus.
Salaam all and have a great day