[Maidah 5:77] Say, “O People given the Book(s)! Do not wrongfully commit injustice in your religion, and do not follow the people who earlier went astray, and led many others astray, and wandered away from the Straight Path.”
[Maidah 5:78] Those among the Descendants of Israel who turned disbelievers were cursed by the tongue of Dawud, and of Eisa the son of Maryam; it was because of their disobedience and their rebellion.
[Maidah 5:79] They did not restrain one another from the evil they used to do; undoubtedly they used to commit extremely evil deeds.
[Maidah 5:80] You will see that many of them make friends with the disbelievers; what an evil thing they had sent ahead for themselves, for Allah’s wrath came upon them and they will remain in the punishment, forever.
[Maidah 5:81] Had they believed in Allah and this Prophet (Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) and what is sent down upon him, they would not befriend the disbelievers, but most of them are disobedient.
[Maidah 5:82] You will certainly find the Jews and the
polytheists as the greatest enemies of the Muslims; and you will find the
closest in friendship to the Muslims those who said, “We are Christians”;
that is because scholars and monks are among them, and they are not proud.