[26:10] Recall that your Lord called Moses: “Go to the transgressing people.
[26:11] “Pharaoh’s people; perhaps they reform.”
[26:12] He said, “My Lord, I fear lest they disbelieve me.
[26:13] “I may lose my temper. My tongue gets tied; send for my brother Aaron.
[26:14] “Also, they consider me a fugitive; I fear lest they kill me.”
[26:15] He said, “No, (they will not). Go with My proofs. We will be with you, listening.
[26:16] “Go to Pharaoh and say, ‘We are messengers from the Lord of the universe.
[26:17] “‘Let the Children of Israel go.'”
[26:18] He said, “Did we not raise you from infancy, and you spent many years with us?
[26:19] “Then you committed the crime that you committed, and you were ungrateful.”
[26:20] He said, “Indeed, I did it when I was astray.
[26:21] “Then I fled, when I feared you, and my Lord endowed me with wisdom and made me one of the messengers.
[26:22] “You are boasting that you did me a favor, while enslaving the Children of Israel!”
[26:23] Pharaoh said, “What is the Lord of the universe?”
[26:24] He said, “The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them. You should be certain about this.”
[26:25] He said to those around him, “Did you hear this?”
[26:26] He said, “Your Lord and the Lord of your ancestors.”
[26:27] He said, “Your messenger who is sent to you is crazy.”
[26:28] He said, “The Lord of the east and the west, and everything between them, if you understand.”
[26:29] He said, “If you accept any god, other than me, I will throw you in the prison.”
[26:30] He said, “What if I show you something profound?”
[26:31] He said, “Then produce it, if you are truthful.”
[26:32] He then threw his staff, whereupon it became a profound snake.
[26:33] And he took out his hand, and it was white to the beholders.
[26:34] He said to the elders around him, “This is an experienced magician.
[26:35] “He wants to take you out of your land, with his magic. What do you suggest?”
[26:36] They said, “Respite him and his brother, and send summoners to every town.
[26:37] “Let them summon every experienced magician.”
[26:38] The magicians were gathered at the appointed time, on the appointed day.
[26:39] The people were told: “Come one and all; let us gather together here.
[26:40] “Maybe we will follow the magicians, if they are the winners.”
[26:41] When the magicians came, they said to Pharaoh, “Do we get paid, if we are the winners?”
[26:42] He said, “Yes indeed; you will even be close to me.”
[26:43] Moses said to them, “Throw what you are going to throw.”
[26:44] They threw their ropes and sticks, and said, “By Pharaoh’s majesty, we will be the victors.”
[26:45] Moses threw his staff, whereupon it swallowed what they fabricated.
[20:41] “I have made you just for Me. [20:42] “Go with your brother, supported by My signs, and do not waver in remembering Me. [20:43] “Go to Pharaoh, for he transgressed. [20:44] “Speak to him nicely; he may take heed, or become reverent.” [20:45] They said, “Our Lord, we fear lest he may attack us, or transgress.” [20:46] He said, “Do not be afraid, for I will be with you, listening and watching. [20:47] “Go to him and say, ‘We are two messengers from your Lord. Let the Children of Israel go. You must refrain from persecuting them. We bring a sign from your Lord, and peace is the lot of those who heed the guidance.
[87:9] Therefore, you shall remind; perhaps the reminder will benefit.
[21:68] They said, “Burn him and support your gods, if this is what you decide to do.” [21:69] We said, “O fire, be cool and safe for Abraham.”*
[25:60] When they are told, “Fall prostrate before the Most Gracious,” they say, “What is the Most Gracious? Shall we prostrate before what you advocate?” Thus, it only augments their aversion.
[27:27] (Solomon) said, “We will see if you told the truth, or if you are a liar.
[43:49] They said, “O you magician, implore your Lord on our behalf, since you have an agreement with Him (to relieve this plague); we will then be guided.”