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28:18 when behold, the man who had, the day before, sought his help called aloud for his help (again)

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 So he saw the morning in the city, looking about, in a state of fear, when behold, the man who had, the day before, sought his help called aloud for his help (again). Moses said to him: “Thou art truly, it is clear, a quarrelsome fellow!”

Morning found him . . . fearful could also be rendered simply as, “He
became fearful” (see the similar issue in 28:10c; Q). He was vigilant in that he
was keen to see what the consequences of striking and killing the Egyptian
would be (Ṭ). Moses tells the man who cried out to him for help that he was
clearly in error—that is, clearly doing wrong—because this was the same man
who only the day before had quarreled with the other man whom Moses had
struck (Q, Ṭ). In the Exodus account (2:13), it is said that Moses came upon two
Israelites, but this account does not specify the other person’s identity other than
saying he was an enemy to them both, though some Quran commentators
describe him as a second Egyptian with whom the same Israelite was quarreling
(Th; see 28:15c).

References:

Nasr, Hossein (2015). Study Quran. http://www.islamicweblibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/TheStudyQuran.pdf

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