The Hebrew Language that was the language used by the Jews had some similarities to our Arabic Language.
The word﴿رَاعِنَا﴾ actually means ‘place us in your care and protection!’. However, they said it to mean ‘the wicked person among us’. Sa’ad Bin Mu’az t once heard one of the Jews utter this word to the Prophet r. He understood what the Jew had actually meant and threatened him. This Jew became frightened and promised him that he would stop saying it.
﴾وَقُولُوا انظُرْنَا ﴿ This means, ‘make us the place where you look’ or ‘look at us’.
﴾وَاسْمَعُوا ﴿ “and listen”: The Jews had said: “We hear but we disobey”, whereas the believers had said:
﴾سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا﴿
“We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord”
[Surah Al-Baqarah: 285].
﴾وَلِلْكَافِرِينَ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ﴿“And for the disbelievers is a painful punishment.”: This is the recompense for the one who disbelieves in the verses of Allah U.