O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about AllŒh except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, was but a messenger of AllŒh and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in AllŒh and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, AllŒh is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is AllŒh as Disposer of affairs.