the Holy Qur'an

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)

"(Deeds) after the manner of the people of Pharaoh and of those before them: They rejected the Signs of God, and God punished them for their crimes: for God is Strong, and Strict in punishment: (8:52)

(Deeds) after the manner of the people of Pharaoh and those before them": They treated as false the Signs of their Lord: so We destroyed them for their crimes, and We drowned the people of Pharaoh: for they were all oppressors and wrong-doers. (8:54)

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)

Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs: but they followed the command of Pharaoh and the command of Pharaoh was no right (guide). (11:97)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

"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)

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)

(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)

Before them (were many who) rejected apostles,- the people of Noah, and 'Ad, and Pharaoh, the Lord of Stakes, (38:12)

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)

A believer, a man from among the people of Pharaoh, who had concealed his faith, said: "Will ye slay a man because he says, 'My Lord is God'?- when he has indeed come to you with Clear (Signs) from your Lord? and if he be a liar, on him is (the sin of) his lie: but, if he is telling the Truth, then will fall on you something of the (calamity) of which he warns you: Truly God guides not one who transgresses and lies! (40:28)

"O my People! Yours is the dominion this day: Ye have the upper hand in the land: but who will help us from the Punishment of God, should it befall us?" Pharaoh said: "I but point out to you that which I see (myself); Nor do I guide you but to the Path of Right!" (40:29)

Then said the man who believed: "O my people! Truly I do fear for you something like the Day (of disaster) of the Confederates (in sin)!- (40:30)

"Something like the fate of the People of Noah, the 'Ad, and the Thamud, and those who came after them: but God never wishes injustice to his Servants. (40:31)

"And O my people! I fear for you a Day when there will be Mutual calling (and wailing),- (40:32)

"A Day when ye shall turn your backs and flee: No defender shall ye have from God: Any whom God leaves to stray, there is none to guide... (40:33)

"And to you there came Joseph in times gone by, with Clear Signs, but ye ceased not to doubt of the (Mission) for which he had come: At length, when he died, ye said: 'No apostle will God send after him.' thus doth God leave to stray such as transgress and live in doubt,- (40:34)

"(Such) as dispute about the Signs of God, without any authority that hath reached them, grievous and odious (is such conduct) in the sight of God and of the Believers. Thus doth God, seal up every heart - of arrogant and obstinate Transgressors." (40:35)

Pharaoh said: "O Haman! Build me a lofty palace, that I may attain the ways and means- (40:36)

"The ways and means of (reaching) the heavens, and that I may mount up to the God of Moses: But as far as I am concerned, I think (Moses) is a liar!" Thus was made alluring, in Pharaoh's eyes, the evil of his deeds, and he was hindered from the Path; and the plot of Pharaoh led to nothing but perdition (for him). (40:37)

The man who believed said further: "O my people! Follow me: I will lead you to the Path of Right. (40:38)

"O my people! This life of the present is nothing but (temporary) convenience: It is the Hereafter that is the Home that will last. (40:39)

"He that works evil will not be requited but by the like thereof: and he that works a righteous deed - whether man or woman - and is a Believer- such will enter the Garden (of Bliss): Therein will they have abundance without measure. (40:40)

"And O my people! How (strange) it is for me to call you to Salvation while ye call me to the Fire! (40:41)

"Ye do call upon me to blaspheme against God, and to join with Him partners of whom I have no knowledge; and I call you to the Exalted in Power, Who forgives again and again!" (40:42)

"Without doubt ye do call me to one who is not fit to be called to, whether in this world, or in the Hereafter; our return will be to God; and the Transgressors will be Companions of the Fire! (40:43)

"Soon will ye remember what I say to you (now), My (own) affair I commit to God: for God (ever) watches over His Servants." (40:44)

Then God saved him from (every) ill that they plotted (against him), but the burnt of the Penalty encompassed on all sides the People of Pharaoh. (40:45)

In front of the Fire will they be brought, morning and evening: And (the sentence will be) on the Day that Judgment will be established: "Cast ye the People of Pharaoh into the severest Penalty!" (40:46)

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)

And We made them (a people) of the Past and an Example to later ages. (43:56)

When (Jesus) the son of Mary is held up as an example, behold, thy people raise a clamour thereat (in ridicule)! (43:57)

And they say, "Are our gods best, or he?" This they set forth to thee, only by way of disputation: yea, they are a contentious people. (43:58)

He was no more than a servant: We granted Our favour to him, and We made him an example to the Children of Israel. (43:59)

And if it were Our Will, We could make angels from amongst you, succeeding each other on the earth. (43:60)

And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way. (43:61)

Let not the Evil One hinder you: for he is to you an enemy avowed. (43:62)

When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: "Now have I come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which ye dispute: therefore fear God and obey me. (43:63)

"For God, He is my Lord and your Lord: so worship ye Him: this is a Straight Way." (43:64)

But sects from among themselves fell into disagreement: then woe to the wrong-doers, from the Penalty of a Grievous Day! (43:65)

Do they only wait for the Hour - that it should come on them all of a sudden, while they perceive not? (43:66)

Friends on that day will be foes, one to another,- except the Righteous. (43:67)

My devotees! no fear shall be on you that Day, nor shall ye grieve,- (43:68)

(Being) those who have believed in Our Signs and bowed (their wills to Ours) in Islam. (43:69)

Enter ye the Garden, ye and your wives, in (beauty and) rejoicing. (43:70)

To them will be passed round, dishes and goblets of gold: there will be there all that the souls could desire, all that their ayes could delight in: and ye shall abide therein (for eye). (43:71)

Such will be the Garden of which ye are made heirs for your (good) deeds (in life). (43:72)

Ye shall have therein abundance of fruit, from which ye shall have satisfaction. (43:73)

The sinners will be in the Punishment of Hell, to dwell therein (for aye): (43:74)

Nowise will the (Punishment) be lightened for them, and in despair will they be there overwhelmed. (43:75)

Nowise shall We be unjust to them: but it is they who have been unjust themselves. (43:76)

They will cry: "O Malik! would that thy Lord put an end to us!" He will say, "Nay, but ye shall abide!" (43:77)

Verily We have brought the Truth to you: but most of you have a hatred for Truth. (43:78)

What! have they settled some plan (among themselves)? But it is We Who settle things. (43:79)

Or do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private counsels? Indeed (We do), and Our messengers are by them, to record. (43:80)

Say: "If (God) Most Gracious had a son, I would be the first to worship." (43:81)

Glory to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne (of Authority)! (He is free) from the things they attribute (to him)! (43:82)

So leave them to babble and play (with vanities) until they meet that Day of theirs, which they have been promised. (43:83)

It is He Who is God in heaven and God on earth; and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge. (43:84)

And blessed is He to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all between them: with Him is the Knowledge of the Hour (of Judgment): and to Him shall ye be brought back. (43:85)

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

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

The 'Ad, Pharaoh, the brethren of Lut, (50:13)

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)

To the People of Pharaoh, too, aforetime, came Warners (from God). (54:41)

The (people) rejected all Our Signs; but We seized them with such Penalty (as comes) from One Exalted in Power, able to carry out His Will. (54:42)

And God sets forth, as an example to those who believe the wife of Pharaoh: Behold she said: "O my Lord! Build for me, in nearness to Thee, a mansion in the Garden, and save me from Pharaoh and his doings, and save me from those that do wrong"; (66:11)

And Pharaoh, and those before him, and the Cities Overthrown, committed habitual Sin. (69:9)

We have sent to you, (O men!) an apostle, to be a witness concerning you, even as We sent an apostle to Pharaoh. (73:15)

But Pharaoh disobeyed the apostle; so We seized him with a heavy Punishment. (73:16)

"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)

Of Pharaoh and the Thamud? (85:18)

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