[27:7] Recall that Moses said to his family, “I see a fire; let me bring you news therefrom, or a torch to warm you.” [27:8] When he came to it, he was called: “Blessed is the One (who is speaking from) within the fire, and those around it.” Glory be to GOD, Lord of the universe. [27:9] “O Moses, this is Me, GOD, the Almighty, Most Wise. [27:10] “Throw down your staff.” When he saw it moving like a demon, he turned around and fled. “O Moses, do not be afraid. My messengers shall not fear. [27:11] “Except those who commit a transgression, then substitute righteousness after sinning; I am Forgiving, Most Merciful. [27:12] “Put your hand in your pocket; it will come out white, without a blemish. These are among nine miracles to Pharaoh and his people, for they are wicked people.” [27:13] When our miracles were presented to them, clear and profound, they said, “This is obviously magic.” [27:14] They rejected them and were utterly convinced of their wrong ways, due to their arrogance. Note the consequences for the evildoers.
What does it mean when it says Moses’ hand was white?
Exodus 4:6 – 7
6. Furthermore, the LORD said to Moses, “Put your hand inside your cloak. So he put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out, his hand was leprous, white as snow. 7. “Put your hand back inside your cloak,” said the LORD. So Moses put his hand back inside his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his skin.…
What were the nine miracles given to Moses?
[17:101] We supported Moses with nine profound miracles—ask the Children of Israel. When he went to them, Pharaoh said to him, “I think that you, Moses, are bewitched.”
- White hand
- Frog (7:133)
- Drought/shortage of crops ([7:130] We then afflicted Pharaoh’s people with drought, and shortage of crops, that they may take heed.)
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