the Holy Qur'an

Say: "We believe in God, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them, and to God do we bow our will (in Islam)." (3:84)

We gave him Isaac and Jacob: all (three) guided: and before him, We guided Noah, and among his progeny, David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron: thus do We reward those who do good: (6:84)

No just estimate of God do they make when they say: "Nothing doth God send down to man (by way of revelation)" Say: "Who then sent down the Book which Moses brought?- a light and guidance to man: But ye make it into (separate) sheets for show, while ye conceal much (of its contents): therein were ye taught that which ye knew not- neither ye nor your fathers." Say: "God (sent it down)": Then leave them to plunge in vain discourse and trifling. (6:91)

Then after them We sent Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they wrongfully rejected them: So see what was the end of those who made mischief. (7:103)

Moses said: "O Pharaoh! I am an apostle from the Lord of the worlds,- (7:104)

One for whom it is right to say nothing but truth about God. Now have I come unto you (people), from your Lord, with a clear (Sign): So let the Children of Israel depart along with me." (7:105)

(Pharaoh) said: "If indeed thou hast come with a Sign, show it forth,- if thou tellest the truth." (7:106)

Then (Moses) threw his rod, and behold! it was a serpent, plain (for all to see)! (7:107)

And he drew out his hand, and behold! it was white to all beholders! (7:108)

Said the Chiefs of the people of Pharaoh: "This is indeed a sorcerer well-versed. (7:109)

"His plan is to get you out of your land: then what is it ye counsel?" (7:110)

They said: "Keep him and his brother in suspense (for a while); and send to the cities men to collect- (7:111)

And bring up to thee all (our) sorcerers well-versed." (7:112)

So there came the sorcerers to Pharaoh: They said, "of course we shall have a (suitable) reward if we win!" (7:113)

He said: "Yea, (and more),- for ye shall in that case be (raised to posts) nearest (to my person)." (7:114)

They said: "O Moses! wilt thou throw (first), or shall we have the (first) throw?" (7:115)

Said Moses: "Throw ye (first)." So when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people, and struck terror into them: for they showed a great (feat of) magic. (7:116)

We put it into Moses's mind by inspiration: "Throw (now) thy rod":and behold! it swallows up straight away all the falsehoods which they fake! (7:117)

Thus truth was confirmed, and all that they did was made of no effect. (7:118)

So the (great ones) were vanquished there and then, and were made to look small. (7:119)

But the sorcerers fell down prostrate in adoration. (7:120)

Saying: "We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,- (7:121)

"The Lord of Moses and Aaron." (7:122)

Said Pharaoh: "Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? Surely this is a trick which ye have planned in the city to drive out its people: but soon shall ye know (the consequences). (7:123)

"Be sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on apposite sides, and I will cause you all to die on the cross." (7:124)

They said: "For us, We are but sent back unto our Lord: (7:125)

"But thou dost wreak thy vengeance on us simply because we believed in the Signs of our Lord when they reached us! Our Lord! pour out on us patience and constancy, and take our souls unto thee as Muslims (who bow to thy will)! (7:126)

Said the chiefs of Pharaoh's people: "Wilt thou leave Moses and his people, to spread mischief in the land, and to abandon thee and thy gods?" He said: "Their male children will we slay; (only) their females will we save alive; and we have over them (power) irresistible." (7:127)

Said Moses to his people: "Pray for help from God, and (wait) in patience and constancy: for the earth is God's, to give as a heritage to such of His servants as He pleaseth; and the end is (best) for the righteous. (7:128)

They said: "We have had (nothing but) trouble, both before and after thou camest to us." He said: "It may be that your Lord will destroy your enemy and make you inheritors in the earth; that so He may try you by your deeds." (7:129)

We punished the people of Pharaoh with years (of droughts) and shortness of crops; that they might receive admonition. (7:130)

But when good (times) came, they said, "This is due to us;" When gripped by calamity, they ascribed it to evil omens connected with Moses and those with him! Behold! in truth the omens of evil are theirs in God's sight, but most of them do not understand! (7:131)

They said (to Moses): "Whatever be the Signs thou bringest, to work therewith thy sorcery on us, we shall never believe in thee. (7:132)

So We sent (plagues) on them: Wholesale death, Locusts, Lice, Frogs, And Blood: Signs openly self-explained: but they were steeped in arrogance,- a people given to sin. (7:133)

Every time the penalty fell on them, they said: "O Moses! on your behalf call on thy Lord in virtue of his promise to thee: If thou wilt remove the penalty from us, we shall truly believe in thee, and we shall send away the Children of Israel with thee." (7:134)

But every time We removed the penalty from them according to a fixed term which they had to fulfil,- Behold! they broke their word! (7:135)

So We exacted retribution from them: We drowned them in the sea, because they rejected Our Signs and failed to take warning from them. (7:136)

And We made a people, considered weak (and of no account), inheritors of lands in both east and west, - lands whereon We sent down Our blessings. The fair promise of thy Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel, because they had patience and constancy, and We levelled to the ground the great works and fine buildings which Pharaoh and his people erected (with such pride). (7:137)

We took the Children of Israel (with safety) across the sea. They came upon a people devoted entirely to some idols they had. They said: "O Moses! fashion for us a god like unto the gods they have." He said: "Surely ye are a people without knowledge. (7:138)

"As to these folk,- the cult they are in is (but) a fragment of a ruin, and vain is the (worship) which they practise." (7:139)

He said: "Shall I seek for you a god other than the (true) God, when it is God Who hath endowed you with gifts above the nations?" (7:140)

And remember We rescued you from Pharaoh's people, who afflicted you with the worst of penalties, who slew your male children and saved alive your females: in that was a momentous trial from your Lord. (7:141)

We appointed for Moses thirty nights, and completed (the period) with ten (more): thus was completed the term (of communion) with his Lord, forty nights. And Moses had charged his brother Aaron (before he went up): "Act for me amongst my people: Do right, and follow not the way of those who do mischief." (7:142)

When Moses came to the place appointed by Us, and his Lord addressed him, He said: "O my Lord! show (Thyself) to me, that I may look upon thee." God said: "By no means canst thou see Me (direct); But look upon the mount; if it abide in its place, then shalt thou see Me." When his Lord manifested His glory on the Mount, He made it as dust. And Moses fell down in a swoon. When he recovered his senses he said: "Glory be to Thee! to Thee I turn in repentance, and I am the first to believe." (7:143)

(God) said: "O Moses! I have chosen thee above (other) men, by the mission I (have given thee) and the words I (have spoken to thee): take then the (revelation) which I give thee, and be of those who give thanks." (7:144)

And We ordained laws for him in the tablets in all matters, both commanding and explaining all things, (and said): "Take and hold these with firmness, and enjoin thy people to hold fast by the best in the precepts: soon shall I show you the homes of the wicked,- (How they lie desolate)." (7:145)

Those who behave arrogantly on the earth in defiance of right - them will I turn away from My signs: Even if they see all the signs, they will not believe in them; and if they see the way of right conduct, they will not adopt it as the way; but if they see the way of error, that is the way they will adopt. For they have rejected our signs, and failed to take warning from them. (7:146)

Those who reject Our signs and the meeting in the Hereafter,- vain are their deeds: Can they expect to be rewarded except as they have wrought? (7:147)

The people of Moses made, in his absence, out of their ornaments, the image of calf, (for worship): it seemed to low: did they not see that it could neither speak to them, nor show them the way? They took it for worship and they did wrong. (7:148)

When they repented, and saw that they had erred, they said: "If our Lord have not mercy upon us and forgive us, we shall indeed be of those who perish." (7:149)

When Moses came back to his people, angry and grieved, he said: "Evil it is that ye have done in my place in my absence: did ye make haste to bring on the judgment of your Lord?" He put down the tablets, seized his brother by (the hair of) his head, and dragged him to him. Aaron said: "Son of my mother! the people did indeed reckon me as naught, and went near to slaying me! Make not the enemies rejoice over my misfortune, nor count thou me amongst the people of sin." (7:150)

Moses prayed: "O my Lord! forgive me and my brother! admit us to Thy mercy! for Thou art the Most Merciful of those who show mercy!" (7:151)

Those who took the calf (for worship) will indeed be overwhelmed with wrath from their Lord, and with shame in this life: thus do We recompense those who invent (falsehoods). (7:152)

But those who do wrong but repent thereafter and (truly) believe,- verily thy Lord is thereafter Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (7:153)

When the anger of Moses was appeased, he took up the tablets: in the writing thereon was guidance and Mercy for such as fear their Lord. (7:154)

And Moses chose seventy of his people for Our place of meeting: when they were seized with violent quaking, he prayed: "O my Lord! if it had been Thy will Thou couldst have destroyed, long before, both them and me: wouldst Thou destroy us for the deeds of the foolish ones among us? this is no more than Thy trial: by it Thou causest whom Thou wilt to stray, and Thou leadest whom Thou wilt into the right path. Thou art our Protector: so forgive us and give us Thy mercy; for Thou art the best of those who forgive. (7:155)

"And ordain for us that which is good, in this life and in the Hereafter: for we have turned unto Thee." He said: "With My punishment I visit whom I will; but My mercy extendeth to all things. That (mercy) I shall ordain for those who do right, and practise regular charity, and those who believe in Our signs;- (7:156)

"Those who follow the apostle, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures),- in the law and the Gospel;- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who will prosper." (7:157)

day: "O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Apostle of God, to Whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He: it is He That giveth both life and death. So believe in God and His Apostle, the Unlettered Prophet, who believeth in God and His words: follow him that (so) ye may be guided." (7:158)

Of the people of Moses there is a section who guide and do justice in the light of truth. (7:159)

We divided them into twelve tribes or nations. We directed Moses by inspiration, when his (thirsty) people asked him for water: "Strike the rock with thy staff": out of it there gushed forth twelve springs: Each group knew its own place for water. We gave them the shade of clouds, and sent down to them manna and quails, (saying): "Eat of the good things We have provided for you": (but they rebelled); to Us they did no harm, but they harmed their own souls. (7:160)

And remember it was said to them: "Dwell in this town and eat therein as ye wish, but say the word of humility and enter the gate in a posture of humility: We shall forgive you your faults; We shall increase (the portion of) those who do good." (7:161)

But the transgressors among them changed the word from that which had been given them so we sent on them a plague from heaven. For that they repeatedly transgressed. (7:162)

Then after them sent We Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his chiefs with Our Signs. But they were arrogant: they were a people in sin. (10:75)

When the Truth did come to them from Us, they said: "This is indeed evident sorcery!" (10:76)

Said Moses: "Say ye (this) about the truth when it hath (actually) reached you? Is sorcery (like) this? But sorcerers will not prosper." (10:77)

They said: "Hast thou come to us to turn us away from the ways we found our fathers following,- in order that thou and thy brother may have greatness in the land? But not we shall believe in you!" (10:78)

Said Pharaoh: "Bring me every sorcerer well versed." (10:79)

When the sorcerers came, Moses said to them: "Throw ye what ye (wish) to throw!" (10:80)

When they had had their throw, Moses said: "What ye have brought is sorcery: God will surely make it of no effect: for God prospereth not the work of those who make mischief. (10:81)

"And God by His words doth prove and establish His truth, however much the sinners may hate it!" (10:82)

But none believed in Moses except some children of his people, because of the fear of Pharaoh and his chiefs, lest they should persecute them; and certainly Pharaoh was mighty on the earth and one who transgressed all bounds. (10:83)

Moses said: "O my people! If ye do (really) believe in God, then in Him put your trust if ye submit (your will to His)." (10:84)

They said: "In God do we put out trust. Our Lord! make us not a trial for those who practise oppression; (10:85)

"And deliver us by Thy Mercy from those who reject (Thee)." (10:86)

We inspired Moses and his brother with this Message: "Provide dwellings for your people in Egypt, make your dwellings into places of worship, and establish regular prayers: and give glad tidings to those who believe!" (10:87)

Moses prayed: "Our Lord! Thou hast indeed bestowed on Pharaoh and his chiefs splendour and wealth in the life of the present, and so, Our Lord, they mislead (men) from Thy Path. Deface our Lord, the features of their wealth, and send hardness to their hearts, so they will not believe until they see the grievous penalty." (10:88)

God said: "Accepted is your prayer (O Moses and Aaron)! So stand ye straight, and follow not the path of those who know not." (10:89)

We took the Children of Israel across the sea: Pharaoh and his hosts followed them in insolence and spite. At length, when overwhelmed with the flood, he said: "I believe that there is no god except Him Whom the Children of Israel believe in: I am of those who submit (to God in Islam)." (10:90)

(It was said to him): "Ah now!- But a little while before, wast thou in rebellion!- and thou didst mischief (and violence)! (10:91)

"This day shall We save thee in the body, that thou mayest be a sign to those who come after thee! but verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!" (10:92)

We settled the Children of Israel in a beautiful dwelling-place, and provided for them sustenance of the best: it was after knowledge had been granted to them, that they fell into schisms. Verily God will judge between them as to the schisms amongst them, on the Day of Judgment. (10:93)

And we sent Moses, with Our Clear (Signs) and an authority manifest, (11:96)

We certainly gave the Book to Moses, but differences arose therein: had it not been that a word had gone forth before from thy Lord, the matter would have been decided between them, but they are in suspicious doubt concerning it. (11:110)

We sent Moses with Our signs (and the command). "Bring out thy people from the depths of darkness into light, and teach them to remember the Days of God." Verily in this there are Signs for such as are firmly patient and constant,- grateful and appreciative. (14:5)

Remember! Moses said to his people: "Call to mind the favour of God to you when He delivered you from the people of Pharaoh: they set you hard tasks and punishments, slaughtered your sons, and let your women-folk live: therein was a tremendous trial from your Lord." (14:6)

And Moses said: "If ye show ingratitude, ye and all on earth together, yet is God free of all wants, worthy of all praise. (14:8)

We gave Moses the Book, and made it a Guide to the Children of Israel, (commanding): "Take not other than Me as Disposer of (your) affairs." (17:2)

To Moses We did give Nine Clear Sings: As the Children of Israel: when he came to them, Pharaoh said to him: "O Moses! I consider thee, indeed, to have been worked upon by sorcery! (17:101)

Moses said, "Thou knowest well that these things have been sent down by none but the Lord of the heavens and the earth as eye-opening evidence: and I consider thee indeed, O Pharaoh, to be one doomed to destruction!" (17:102)

So he resolved to remove them from the face of the earth: but We did drown him and all who were with him. (17:103)

And We said thereafter to the Children of Israel, "Dwell securely in the land (of promise)": but when the second of the warnings came to pass, We gathered you together in a mingled crowd. (17:104)

Behold, Moses said to his attendant, "I will not give up until I reach the junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in travel." (18:60)

But when they reached the Junction, they forgot (about) their Fish, which took its course through the sea (straight) as in a tunnel. (18:61)

When they had passed on (some distance), Moses said to his attendant: "Bring us our early meal; truly we have suffered much fatigue at this (stage of) our journey." (18:62)

He replied: "Sawest thou (what happened) when we betook ourselves to the rock? I did indeed forget (about) the Fish: none but Satan made me forget to tell (you) about it: it took its course through the sea in a marvellous way!" (18:63)

Moses said: "That was what we were seeking after:" So they went back on their footsteps, following (the path they had come). (18:64)

So they found one of Our servants, on whom We had bestowed Mercy from Ourselves and whom We had taught knowledge from Our own Presence. (18:65)

Moses said to him: "May I follow thee, on the footing that thou teach me something of the (Higher) Truth which thou hast been taught?" (18:66)

(The other) said: "Verily thou wilt not be able to have patience with me!" (18:67)

"And how canst thou have patience about things about which thy understanding is not complete?" (18:68)

Moses said: "Thou wilt find me, if God so will, (truly) patient: nor shall I disobey thee in aught." (18:69)

The other said: "If then thou wouldst follow me, ask me no questions about anything until I myself speak to thee concerning it." (18:70)

So they both proceeded: until, when they were in the boat, he scuttled it. Said Moses: "Hast thou scuttled it in order to drown those in it? Truly a strange thing hast thou done!" (18:71)

He answered: "Did I not tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?" (18:72)

Moses said: "Rebuke me not for forgetting, nor grieve me by raising difficulties in my case." (18:73)

Then they proceeded: until, when they met a young man, he slew him. Moses said: "Hast thou slain an innocent person who had slain none? Truly a foul (unheard of) thing hast thou done!" (18:74)

He answered: "Did I not tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?" (18:75)

(Moses) said: "If ever I ask thee about anything after this, keep me not in thy company: then wouldst thou have received (full) excuse from my side." (18:76)

Then they proceeded: until, when they came to the inhabitants of a town, they asked them for food, but they refused them hospitality. They found there a wall on the point of falling down, but he set it up straight. (Moses) said: "If thou hadst wished, surely thou couldst have exacted some recompense for it!" (18:77)

He answered: "This is the parting between me and thee: now will I tell thee the interpretation of (those things) over which thou wast unable to hold patience. (18:78)

"As for the boat, it belonged to certain men in dire want: they plied on the water: I but wished to render it unserviceable, for there was after them a certain king who seized on every boat by force. (18:79)

"As for the youth, his parents were people of Faith, and we feared that he would grieve them by obstinate rebellion and ingratitude (to God and man). (18:80)

"So we desired that their Lord would give them in exchange (a son) better in purity (of conduct) and closer in affection. (18:81)

"As for the wall, it belonged to two youths, orphans, in the Town; there was, beneath it, a buried treasure, to which they were entitled: their father had been a righteous man: So thy Lord desired that they should attain their age of full strength and get out their treasure - a mercy (and favour) from thy Lord. I did it not of my own accord. Such is the interpretation of (those things) over which thou wast unable to hold patience." (18:82)

Also mention in the Book (the story of) Moses: for he was specially chosen, and he was an apostle (and) a prophet. (19:51)

And we called him from the right side of Mount (Sinai), and made him draw near to Us, for mystic (converse). (19:52)

And, out of Our Mercy, We gave him his brother Aaron, (also) a prophet. (19:53)

Has the story of Moses reached thee? (20:9)

Behold, he saw a fire: So he said to his family, "Tarry ye; I perceive a fire; perhaps I can bring you some burning brand therefrom, or find some guidance at the fire." (20:10)

But when he came to the fire, a voice was heard: "O Moses! (20:11)

"Verily I am thy Lord! therefore (in My presence) put off thy shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwa. (20:12)

"I have chosen thee: listen, then, to the inspiration (sent to thee). (20:13)

"Verily, I am God: There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise. (20:14)

"Verily the Hour is coming - My design is to keep it hidden - for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavour. (20:15)

"Therefore let not such as believe not therein but follow their own lusts, divert thee therefrom, lest thou perish!".. (20:16)

"And what is that in the right hand, O Moses?" (20:17)

He said, "It is my rod: on it I lean; with it I beat down fodder for my flocks; and in it I find other uses." (20:18)

(God) said, "Throw it, O Moses!" (20:19)

He threw it, and behold! It was a snake, active in motion. (20:20)

(God) said, "Seize it, and fear not: We shall return it at once to its former condition".. (20:21)

"Now draw thy hand close to thy side: It shall come forth white (and shining), without harm (or stain),- as another Sign,- (20:22)

"In order that We may show thee (two) of our Greater Signs. (20:23)

"Go thou to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds." (20:24)

(Moses) said: "O my Lord! expand me my breast; (20:25)

"Ease my task for me; (20:26)

"And remove the impediment from my speech, (20:27)

"So they may understand what I say: (20:28)

"And give me a Minister from my family, (20:29)

"Aaron, my brother; (20:30)

"Add to my strength through him, (20:31)

"And make him share my task: (20:32)

"That we may celebrate Thy praise without stint, (20:33)

"And remember Thee without stint: (20:34)

"For Thou art He that (ever) regardeth us." (20:35)

(God) said: "Granted is thy prayer, O Moses!" (20:36)

"And indeed We conferred a favour on thee another time (before). (20:37)

"Behold! We sent to thy mother, by inspiration, the message: (20:38)

"'Throw (the child) into the chest, and throw (the chest) into the river: the river will cast him up on the bank, and he will be taken up by one who is an enemy to Me and an enemy to him': But I cast (the garment of) love over thee from Me: and (this) in order that thou mayest be reared under Mine eye. (20:39)

"Behold! thy sister goeth forth and saith, 'shall I show you one who will nurse and rear the (child)?' So We brought thee back to thy mother, that her eye might be cooled and she should not grieve. Then thou didst slay a man, but We saved thee from trouble, and We tried thee in various ways. Then didst thou tarry a number of years with the people of Midian. Then didst thou come hither as ordained, O Moses! (20:40)

"And I have prepared thee for Myself (for service)".. (20:41)

"Go, thou and thy brother, with My Signs, and slacken not, either of you, in keeping Me in remembrance. (20:42)

"Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds; (20:43)

"But speak to him mildly; perchance he may take warning or fear (God)." (20:44)

They (Moses and Aaron) said: "Our Lord! We fear lest he hasten with insolence against us, or lest he transgress all bounds." (20:45)

He said: "Fear not: for I am with you: I hear and see (everything). (20:46)

"So go ye both to him, and say, 'Verily we are apostles sent by thy Lord: Send forth, therefore, the Children of Israel with us, and afflict them not: with a Sign, indeed, have we come from thy Lord! and peace to all who follow guidance! (20:47)

"'Verily it has been revealed to us that the Penalty (awaits) those who reject and turn away.'" (20:48)

(When this message was delivered), (Pharaoh) said: "Who, then, O Moses, is the Lord of you two?" (20:49)

He said: "Our Lord is He Who gave to each (created) thing its form and nature, and further, gave (it) guidance." (20:50)

(Pharaoh) said: "What then is the condition of previous generations?" (20:51)

He replied: "The knowledge of that is with my Lord, duly recorded: my Lord never errs, nor forgets,- (20:52)

"He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent down water from the sky." With it have We produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others. (20:53)

Eat (for yourselves) and pasture your cattle: verily, in this are Signs for men endued with understanding. (20:54)

From the (earth) did We create you, and into it shall We return you, and from it shall We bring you out once again. (20:55)

And We showed Pharaoh all Our Signs, but he did reject and refuse. (20:56)

He said: "Hast thou come to drive us out of our land with thy magic, O Moses? (20:57)

"But we can surely produce magic to match thine! So make a tryst between us and thee, which we shall not fail to keep - neither we nor thou - in a place where both shall have even chances." (20:58)

Moses said: "Your tryst is the Day of the Festival, and let the people be assembled when the sun is well up." (20:59)

So Pharaoh withdrew: He concerted his plan, and then came (back). (20:60)

Moses said to him: Woe to you! Forge not ye a lie against God, lest He destroy you (at once) utterly by chastisement: the forger must suffer frustration!" (20:61)

So they disputed, one with another, over their affair, but they kept their talk secret. (20:62)

They said: "These two are certainly (expert) magicians: their object is to drive you out from your land with their magic, and to do away with your most cherished institutions. (20:63)

"Therefore concert your plan, and then assemble in (serried) ranks: He wins (all along) today who gains the upper hand." (20:64)

They said: "O Moses! whether wilt thou that thou throw (first) or that we be the first to throw?" (20:65)

He said, "Nay, throw ye first!" Then behold their ropes and their rods-so it seemed to him on account of their magic - began to be in lively motion! (20:66)

So Moses conceived in his mind a (sort of) fear. (20:67)

We said: "Fear not! for thou hast indeed the upper hand: (20:68)

"Throw that which is in thy right hand: Quickly will it swallow up that which they have faked what they have faked is but a magician's trick: and the magician thrives not, (no matter) where he goes." (20:69)

So the magicians were thrown down to prostration: they said, "We believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses". (20:70)

(Pharaoh) said: "Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? Surely this must be your leader, who has taught you magic! be sure I will cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides, and I will have you crucified on trunks of palm-trees: so shall ye know for certain, which of us can give the more severe and the more lasting punishment!" (20:71)

They said: "Never shall we regard thee as more than the Clear Sings that have come to us, or than Him Who created us! so decree whatever thou desirest to decree: for thou canst only decree (touching) the life of this world. (20:72)

"For us, we have believed in our Lord: may He forgive us our faults, and the magic to which thou didst compel us: for God is Best and Most Abiding." (20:73)

Verily he who comes to his Lord as a sinner (at Judgment),- for him is Hell: therein shall he neither die nor live. (20:74)

But such as come to Him as Believers who have worked righteous deeds,- for them are ranks exalted,- (20:75)

Gardens of Eternity, beneath which flow rivers: they will dwell therein for aye: such is the reward of those who purify themselves (from evil). (20:76)

We sent an inspiration to Moses: "Travel by night with My servants, and strike a dry path for them through the sea, without fear of being overtaken (by Pharaoh) and without (any other) fear." (20:77)

Then Pharaoh pursued them with his forces, but the waters completely overwhelmed them and covered them up. (20:78)

Pharaoh led his people astray instead of leading them aright. (20:79)

O ye Children of Israel! We delivered you from your enemy, and We made a Covenant with you on the right side of Mount (Sinai), and We sent down to you Manna and quails: (20:80)

(Saying): "Eat of the good things We have provided for your sustenance, but commit no excess therein, lest My Wrath should justly descend on you: and those on whom descends My Wrath do perish indeed! (20:81)

"But, without doubt, I am (also) He that forgives again and again, to those who repent, believe, and do right, who,- in fine, are ready to receive true guidance." (20:82)

(When Moses was up on the Mount, God said:) "What made thee hasten in advance of thy people, O Moses?" (20:83)

He replied: "Behold, they are close on my footsteps: I hastened to thee, O my Lord, to please thee." (20:84)

(God) said: "We have tested thy people in thy absence: the Samiri has led them astray." (20:85)

So Moses returned to his people in a state of indignation and sorrow. He said: "O my people! did not your Lord make a handsome promise to you? Did then the promise seem to you long (in coming)? Or did ye desire that Wrath should descend from your Lord on you, and so ye broke your promise to me?" (20:86)

They said: "We broke not the promise to thee, as far as lay in our power: but we were made to carry the weight of the ornaments of the (whole) people, and we threw them (into the fire), and that was what the Samiri suggested. (20:87)

"Then he brought out (of the fire) before the (people) the image of a calf: It seemed to low: so they said: This is your god, and the god of Moses, but (Moses) has forgotten!" (20:88)

Could they not see that it could not return them a word (for answer), and that it had no power either to harm them or to do them good? (20:89)

Aaron had already, before this said to them: "O my people! ye are being tested in this: for verily your Lord is (God) Most Gracious; so follow me and obey my command." (20:90)

They had said: "We will not abandon this cult, but we will devote ourselves to it until Moses returns to us." (20:91)

(Moses) said: "O Aaron! what kept thee back, when thou sawest them going wrong, (20:92)

"From following me? Didst thou then disobey my order?" (20:93)

(Aaron) replied: "O son of my mother! Seize (me) not by my beard nor by (the hair of) my head! Truly I feared lest thou shouldst say, 'Thou has caused a division among the children of Israel, and thou didst not respect my word!'" (20:94)

(Moses) said: "What then is thy case, O Samiri?" (20:95)

He replied: "I saw what they saw not: so I took a handful (of dust) from the footprint of the Apostle, and threw it (into the calf): thus did my soul suggest to me." (20:96)

(Moses) said: "Get thee gone! but thy (punishment) in this life will be that thou wilt say, 'touch me not'; and moreover (for a future penalty) thou hast a promise that will not fail: Now look at thy god, of whom thou hast become a devoted worshipper: We will certainly (melt) it in a blazing fire and scatter it broadcast in the sea!" (20:97)

But the god of you all is the One God: there is no god but He: all things He comprehends in His knowledge. (20:98)

In the past We granted to Moses and Aaron the criterion (for judgment), and a Light and a Message for those who would do right,- (21:48)

And the Companions of the Madyan People; and Moses was rejected (in the same way). But I granted respite to the Unbelievers, and (only) after that did I punish them: but how (terrible) was my rejection (of them)! (22:44)

Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron, with Our Signs and authority manifest, (23:45)

To Pharaoh and his Chiefs: But these behaved insolently: they were an arrogant people. (23:46)

They said: "Shall we believe in two men like ourselves? And their people are subject to us!" (23:47)

So they accused them of falsehood, and they became of those who were destroyed. (23:48)

And We gave Moses the Book, in order that they might receive guidance. (23:49)

(Before this,) We sent Moses The Book, and appointed his brother Aaron with him as minister; (25:35)

Behold, thy Lord called Moses: "Go to the people of iniquity,- (26:10)

"The people of the Pharaoh: will they not fear God?" (26:11)

He said: "O my Lord! I do fear that they will charge me with falsehood: (26:12)

"My breast will be straitened. And my speech may not go (smoothly): so send unto Aaron. (26:13)

"And (further), they have a charge of crime against me; and I fear they may slay me." (26:14)

God said: "By no means! proceed then, both of you, with Our Signs; We are with you, and will listen (to your call). (26:15)

"So go forth, both of you, to Pharaoh, and say: 'We have been sent by the Lord and Cherisher of the worlds; (26:16)

"'Send thou with us the Children of Israel.'" (26:17)

(Pharaoh) said: "Did we not cherish thee as a child among us, and didst thou not stay in our midst many years of thy life? (26:18)

"And thou didst a deed of thine which (thou knowest) thou didst, and thou art an ungrateful (wretch)!" (26:19)

Moses said: "I did it then, when I was in error. (26:20)

"So I fled from you (all) when I feared you; but my Lord has (since) invested me with judgment (and wisdom) and appointed me as one of the apostles. (26:21)

"And this is the favour with which thou dost reproach me,- that thou hast enslaved the Children of Israel!" (26:22)

Pharaoh said: "And what is the 'Lord and Cherisher of the worlds'?" (26:23)

(Moses) said: "The Lord and Cherisher of the heavens and the earth, and all between,- if ye want to be quite sure." (26:24)

(Pharaoh) said to those around: "Did ye not listen (to what he says)?" (26:25)

(Moses) said: "Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers from the beginning!" (26:26)

(Pharaoh) said: "Truly your apostle who has been sent to you is a veritable madman!" (26:27)

(Moses) said: "Lord of the East and the West, and all between! if ye only had sense!" (26:28)

(Pharaoh) said: "If thou dost put forward any god other than me, I will certainly put thee in prison!" (26:29)

(Moses) said: "Even if I showed you something clear (and) convincing?" (26:30)

(Pharaoh) said: "Show it then, if thou tellest the truth!" (26:31)

So (Moses) threw his rod, and behold, it was a serpent, plain (for all to see)! (26:32)

And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders! (26:33)

(Pharaoh) said to the Chiefs around him: "This is indeed a sorcerer well-versed: (26:34)

"His plan is to get you out of your land by his sorcery; then what is it ye counsel?" (26:35)

They said: "Keep him and his brother in suspense (for a while), and dispatch to the Cities heralds to collect- (26:36)

"And bring up to thee all (our) sorcerers well-versed." (26:37)

So the sorcerers were got together for the appointment of a day well-known, (26:38)

And the people were told: "Are ye (now) assembled?- (26:39)

"That we may follow the sorcerers (in religion) if they win?" (26:40)

So when the sorcerers arrived, they said to Pharaoh: "Of course - shall we have a (suitable) reward if we win? (26:41)

He said: "Yea, (and more),- for ye shall in that case be (raised to posts) nearest (to my person)." (26:42)

Moses said to them: "Throw ye - that which ye are about to throw!" (26:43)

So they threw their ropes and their rods, and said: "By the might of Pharaoh, it is we who will certainly win!" (26:44)

Then Moses threw his rod, when, behold, it straightway swallows up all the falsehoods which they fake! (26:45)

Then did the sorcerers fall down, prostrate in adoration, (26:46)

Saying: "We believe in the Lord of the Worlds, (26:47)

"The Lord of Moses and Aaron." (26:48)

Said (Pharaoh): "Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? surely he is your leader, who has taught you sorcery! but soon shall ye know! (26:49)

"Be sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will cause you all to die on the cross!" (26:50)

They said: "No matter! for us, we shall but return to our Lord! (26:51)

"Only, our desire is that our Lord will forgive us our faults, that we may become foremost among the believers!" (26:52)

By inspiration we told Moses: "Travel by night with my servants; for surely ye shall be pursued." (26:53)

Then Pharaoh sent heralds to (all) the Cities, (26:54)

(Saying): "These (Israelites) are but a small band, (26:55)

"And they are raging furiously against us; (26:56)

"But we are a multitude amply fore-warned." (26:57)

So We expelled them from gardens, springs, (26:58)

Treasures, and every kind of honourable position; (26:59)

Thus it was, but We made the Children of Israel inheritors of such things. (26:60)

So they pursued them at sunrise. (26:61)

And when the two bodies saw each other, the people of Moses said: "We are sure to be overtaken." (26:62)

(Moses) said: "By no means! my Lord is with me! Soon will He guide me!" (26:63)

Then We told Moses by inspiration: "Strike the sea with thy rod." So it divided, and each separate part became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain. (26:64)

And We made the other party approach thither. (26:65)

We delivered Moses and all who were with him; (26:66)

Behold! Moses said to his family: "I perceive a fire; soon will I bring you from there some information, or I will bring you a burning brand to light our fuel, that ye may warn yourselves. (27:7)

But when he came to the (fire), a voice was heard: "Blessed are those in the fire and those around: and glory to God, the Lord of the worlds. (27:8)

"O Moses! verily, I am God, the exalted in might, the wise!.... (27:9)

"Now do thou throw thy rod!" But when he saw it moving (of its own accord)as if it had been a snake, he turned back in retreat, and retraced not his steps: "O Moses!" (it was said), "Fear not: truly, in My presence, those called as apostles have no fear,- (27:10)

"But if any have done wrong and have thereafter substituted good to take the place of evil, truly, I am Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (27:11)

"Now put thy hand into thy bosom, and it will come forth white without stain (or harm): (these are) among the nine Signs (thou wilt take) to Pharaoh and his people: for they are a people rebellious in transgression." (27:12)

But when Our Signs came to them, that should have opened their eyes, they said: "This is sorcery manifest!" (27:13)

And they rejected those Signs in iniquity and arrogance, though their souls were convinced thereof: so see what was the end of those who acted corruptly! (27:14)

We rehearse to thee some of the story of Moses and Pharaoh in Truth, for people who believe. (28:3)

Truly Pharaoh elated himself in the land and broke up its people into sections, depressing a small group among them: their sons he slew, but he kept alive their females: for he was indeed a maker of mischief. (28:4)

And We wished to be Gracious to those who were being depressed in the land, to make them leaders (in Faith) and make them heirs, (28:5)

To establish a firm place for them in the land, and to show Pharaoh, Haman, and their hosts, at their hands, the very things against which they were taking precautions. (28:6)

So We sent this inspiration to the mother of Moses: "Suckle (thy child), but when thou hast fears about him, cast him into the river, but fear not nor grieve: for We shall restore him to thee, and We shall make him one of Our apostles." (28:7)

Then the people of Pharaoh picked him up (from the river): (It was intended) that (Moses) should be to them an adversary and a cause of sorrow: for Pharaoh and Haman and (all) their hosts were men of sin. (28:8)

The wife of Pharaoh said: "(Here is) joy of the eye, for me and for thee: slay him not. It may be that he will be use to us, or we may adopt him as a son." And they perceived not (what they were doing)! (28:9)

But there came to be a void in the heart of the mother of Moses: She was going almost to disclose his (case), had We not strengthened her heart (with faith), so that she might remain a (firm) believer. (28:10)

And she said to the sister of (Moses), "Follow him" so she (the sister) watched him in the character of a stranger. And they knew not. (28:11)

And we ordained that he refused suck at first, until (His sister came up and) said: "Shall I point out to you the people of a house that will nourish and bring him up for you and be sincerely attached to him?"... (28:12)

Thus did We restore him to his mother, that her eye might be comforted, that she might not grieve, and that she might know that the promise of God is true: but most of them do not understand. (28:13)

When he reached full age, and was firmly established (in life), We bestowed on him wisdom and knowledge: for thus do We reward those who do good. (28:14)

And he entered the city at a time when its people were not watching: and he found there two men fighting,- one of his own religion, and the other, of his foes. Now the man of his own religion appealed to him against his foe, and Moses struck him with his fist and made an end of him. He said: "This is a work of Evil (Satan): for he is an enemy that manifestly misleads!" (28:15)

He prayed: "O my Lord! I have indeed wronged my soul! Do Thou then forgive me!" So (God) forgave him: for He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (28:16)

He said: "O my Lord! For that Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace on me, never shall I be a help to those who sin!" (28:17)

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!" (28:18)

Then, when he decided to lay hold of the man who was an enemy to both of them, that man said: "O Moses! Is it thy intention to slay me as thou slewest a man yesterday? Thy intention is none other than to become a powerful violent man in the land, and not to be one who sets things right!" (28:19)

And there came a man, running, from the furthest end of the City. He said: "O Moses! the Chiefs are taking counsel together about thee, to slay thee: so get thee away, for I do give thee sincere advice." (28:20)

He therefore got away therefrom, looking about, in a state of fear. He prayed "O my Lord! save me from people given to wrong-doing." (28:21)

Then, when he turned his face towards (the land of) Madyan, he said: "I do hope that my Lord will show me the smooth and straight Path." (28:22)

And when he arrived at the watering (place) in Madyan, he found there a group of men watering (their flocks), and besides them he found two women who were keeping back (their flocks). He said: "What is the matter with you?" They said: "We cannot water (our flocks) until the shepherds take back (their flocks): And our father is a very old man." (28:23)

So he watered (their flocks) for them; then he turned back to the shade, and said:"O my Lord! truly am I in (desperate) need of any good that Thou dost send me!" (28:24)

Afterwards one of the (damsels) came (back) to him, walking bashfully. She said: "My father invites thee that he may reward thee for having watered (our flocks) for us." So when he came to him and narrated the story, he said: "Fear thou not: (well) hast thou escaped from unjust people." (28:25)

Said one of the (damsels): "O my (dear) father! engage him on wages: truly the best of men for thee to employ is the (man) who is strong and trusty".... (28:26)

He said: "I intend to wed one of these my daughters to thee, on condition that thou serve me for eight years; but if thou complete ten years, it will be (grace) from thee. But I intend not to place thee under a difficulty: thou wilt find me, indeed, if God wills, one of the righteous." (28:27)

He said: "Be that (the agreement) between me and thee: whichever of the two terms I fulfil, let there be no ill-will to me. Be God a witness to what we say." (28:28)

Now when Moses had fulfilled the term, and was travelling with his family, he perceived a fire in the direction of Mount Tur. He said to his family: "Tarry ye; I perceive a fire; I hope to bring you from there some information, or a burning firebrand, that ye may warm yourselves." (28:29)

But when he came to the (fire), a voice was heard from the right bank of the valley, from a tree in hallowed ground: "O Moses! Verily I am God, the Lord of the Worlds.... (28:30)

"Now do thou throw thy rod!" but when he saw it moving (of its own accord) as if it had been a snake, he turned back in retreat, and retraced not his steps: O Moses!" (It was said), "Draw near, and fear not: for thou art of those who are secure. (28:31)

"Move thy hand into thy bosom, and it will come forth white without stain (or harm), and draw thy hand close to thy side (to guard) against fear. Those are the two credentials from thy Lord to Pharaoh and his Chiefs: for truly they are a people rebellious and wicked." (28:32)

He said: "O my Lord! I have slain a man among them, and I fear lest they slay me. (28:33)

"And my brother Aaron - He is more eloquent in speech than I: so send him with me as a helper, to confirm (and strengthen) me: for I fear that they may accuse me of falsehood." (28:34)

He said: "We will certainly strengthen thy arm through thy brother, and invest you both with authority, so they shall not be able to touch you: with Our Sign shall ye triumph,- you two as well as those who follow you." (28:35)

When Moses came to them with Our clear signs, they said: "This is nothing but sorcery faked up: never did we head the like among our fathers of old!" (28:36)

Moses said: "My Lord knows best who it is that comes with guidance from Him and whose end will be best in the Hereafter: certain it is that the wrong-doers will not prosper." (28:37)

Pharaoh said: "O Chiefs! no god do I know for you but myself: therefore, O Haman! light me a (kiln to bake bricks) out of clay, and build me a lofty palace, that I may mount up to the god of Moses: but as far as I am concerned, I think (Moses) is a liar!" (28:38)

And he was arrogant and insolent in the land, beyond reason,- He and his hosts: they thought that they would not have to return to Us! (28:39)

So We seized him and his hosts, and We flung them into the sea: Now behold what was the end of those who did wrong! (28:40)

And we made them (but) leaders inviting to the Fire; and on the Day of Judgment no help shall they find. (28:41)

in this world We made a curse to follow them and on the Day of Judgment they will be among the loathed (and despised). (28:42)

We did reveal to Moses the Book after We had destroyed the earlier generations, (to give) Insight to men, and guidance and Mercy, that they might receive admonition. (28:43)

Thou wast not on the Western side when We decreed the Commission to Moses, nor wast thou a witness (of those events). (28:44)

But (now), when the Truth has come to them from Ourselves, they say, "Why are not (Signs) sent to him, like those which were sent to Moses?" Do they not then reject (the Signs) which were formerly sent to Moses? They say: "Two kinds of sorcery, each assisting the other!" And they say: "For us, we reject all (such things)!" (28:48)

Qarun was doubtless, of the people of Moses; but he acted insolently towards them: such were the treasures We had bestowed on him that their very keys would have been a burden to a body of strong men, behold, his people said to him: "Exult not, for God loveth not those who exult (in riches). (28:76)

(Remember also) Qarun, Pharaoh, and Haman: there came to them Moses with Clear Signs, but they behaved with insolence on the earth; yet they could not overreach (Us). (29:39)

We did indeed aforetime give the Book to Moses: be not then in doubt of its reaching (thee): and We made it a guide to the Children of Israel. (32:23)

And remember We took from the prophets their covenant: As (We did) from thee: from Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus the son of Mary: We took from them a solemn covenant: (33:7)

O ye who believe! Be ye not like those who vexed and insulted Moses, but God cleared him of the (calumnies) they had uttered: and he was honourable in God's sight. (33:69)

Again (of old) We bestowed Our favour on Moses and Aaron, (37:114)

And We delivered them and their people from (their) Great Calamity; (37:115)

And We helped them, so they overcame (their troubles); (37:116)

And We gave them the Book which helps to make things clear; (37:117)

And We guided them to the Straight Way. (37:118)

And We left (this blessing) for them among generations (to come) in later times: (37:119)

"Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron!" (37:120)

Of old We sent Moses, with Our Signs and an authority manifest, (40:23)

To Pharaoh, Haman, and Qarun; but they called (him)" a sorcerer telling lies!"... (40:24)

Now, when he came to them in Truth, from Us, they said, "Slay the sons of those who believe with him, and keep alive their females," but the plots of Unbelievers (end) in nothing but errors (and delusions)!... (40:25)

Said Pharaoh: "Leave me to slay Moses; and let him call on his Lord! What I fear is lest he should change your religion, or lest he should cause mischief to appear in the land!" (40:26)

Moses said: "I have indeed called upon my Lord and your Lord (for protection) from every arrogant one who believes not in the Day of Account!" (40:27)

We did aforetime give Moses the (Book of) Guidance, and We gave the book in inheritance to the Children of Israel,- (40:53)

We certainly gave Moses the Book aforetime: but disputes arose therein. Had it not been for a Word that went forth before from thy Lord, (their differences) would have been settled between them: but they remained in suspicious disquieting doubt thereon. (41:45)

The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah - the which We have sent by inspiration to thee - and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: Namely, that ye should remain steadfast in religion, and make no divisions therein: to those who worship other things than God, hard is the (way) to which thou callest them. God chooses to Himself those whom He pleases, and guides to Himself those who turn (to Him). (42:13)

We did send Moses aforetime, with Our Signs, to Pharaoh and his Chiefs: He said, "I am an apostle of the Lord of the Worlds." (43:46)

But when he came to them with Our Signs, behold they ridiculed them. (43:47)

We showed them Sign after Sign, each greater than its fellow, and We seized them with Punishment, in order that they might turn (to Us). (43:48)

And they said, "O thou sorcerer! Invoke thy Lord for us according to His covenant with thee; for we shall truly accept guidance." (43:49)

But when We removed the Penalty from them, behold, they broke their word. (43:50)

And Pharaoh proclaimed among his people, saying: "O my people! Does not the dominion of Egypt belong to me, (witness) these streams flowing underneath my (palace)? What! see ye not then? (43:51)

"Am I not better than this (Moses), who is a contemptible wretch and can scarcely express himself clearly? (43:52)

"Then why are not gold bracelets bestowed on him, or (why) come (not) with him angels accompanying him in procession?" (43:53)

Thus did he make fools of his people, and they obeyed him: truly were they a people rebellious (against God). (43:54)

When at length they provoked Us, We exacted retribution from them, and We drowned them all. (43:55)

We did, before them, try the people of Pharaoh: there came to them an apostle most honourable, (44:17)

Saying: "Restore to me the Servants of God: I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust; (44:18)

"And be not arrogant as against God: for I come to you with authority manifest. (44:19)

"For me, I have sought safety with my Lord and your Lord, against your injuring me. (44:20)

"If ye believe me not, at least keep yourselves away from me." (44:21)

(But they were aggressive:) then he cried to his Lord: "These are indeed a people given to sin." (44:22)

(The reply came:) "March forth with My Servants by night: for ye are sure to be pursued. (44:23)

"And leave the sea as a furrow (divided): for they are a host (destined) to be drowned." (44:24)

How many were the gardens and springs they left behind, (44:25)

And corn-fields and noble buildings, (44:26)

And wealth (and conveniences of life), wherein they had taken such delight! (44:27)

Thus (was their end)! And We made other people inherit (those things)! (44:28)

And neither heaven nor earth shed a tear over them: nor were they given a respite (again). (44:29)

We did deliver aforetime the Children of Israel from humiliating Punishment, (44:30)

Inflicted by Pharaoh, for he was arrogant (even) among inordinate transgressors. (44:31)

And We chose them aforetime above the nations, knowingly, (44:32)

And granted them Signs in which there was a manifest trial (44:33)

As to these (Quraish), they say forsooth: (44:34)

"There is nothing beyond our first death, and we shall not be raised again. (44:35)

"Then bring (back) our forefathers, if what ye say is true!" (44:36)

And before this, was the Book of Moses as a guide and a mercy: And this Book confirms (it) in the Arabic tongue; to admonish the unjust, and as Glad Tidings to those who do right. (46:12)

They said, "O our people! We have heard a Book revealed after Moses, confirming what came before it: it guides (men) to the Truth and to a Straight Path. (46:30)

And in Moses (was another Sign): Behold, We sent him to Pharaoh, with authority manifest. (51:38)

But (Pharaoh) turned back with his Chiefs, and said, "A sorcerer, or one possessed!" (51:39)

So We took him and his forces, and threw them into the sea; and his was the blame. (51:40)

Nay, is he not acquainted with what is in the Books of Moses- (53:36)

And remember, Moses said to his people: "O my people! why do ye vex and insult me, though ye know that I am the apostle of God (sent) to you?" Then when they went wrong, God let their hearts go wrong. For God guides not those who are rebellious transgressors. (61:5)

When, behold, they will be in the (full) awakening (to Judgment). (79:14)

Has the story of Moses reached thee? (79:15)

Behold, thy Lord did call to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa:- (79:16)

"Go thou to Pharaoh for he has indeed transgressed all bounds: (79:17)

"And say to him, 'Wouldst thou that thou shouldst be purified (from sin)?- (79:18)

"'And that I guide thee to thy Lord, so thou shouldst fear Him?'" (79:19)

Then did (Moses) show him the Great Sign. (79:20)

But (Pharaoh) rejected it and disobeyed (guidance); (79:21)

Further, he turned his back, striving hard (against God). (79:22)

Then he collected (his men) and made a proclamation, (79:23)

Saying, "I am your Lord, Most High". (79:24)

But God did punish him, (and made an) example of him, - in the Hereafter, as in this life. (79:25)

The Books of Abraham and Moses. (87:19)

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