And Pharaoh said: “Bring to me every well-versed magician”.
And when the sorcerers came, Moses said to them: “Cast down what you have to cast”.
So when they cast down, Moses said to them: “What you have brought is magic; Allah will surely make it vain. Surely Allah does not improve the work of the mischief-makers”.
And Allah will establish the truth, even if the guilty ones dislike it.
But none believed in Moses, except the offspring of his people, because of the fear of Pharaoh and his elites, lest he should cause them mischief (trouble). And most surely Pharaoh was lofty (an arrogant tyrant) on the earth; and most surely he was of the extravagant (rebellious who extravagantly transgressed the bounds).
And Moses said: “O my people! If you believe in Allah (if you wish to reach Allah before death) and submit to Him, then put your trust in Him”.
So they said: “In Allah we put our trust. O our Lord! Do not make us a trial for the tyrant people”.
And deliver us by Your mercy from the disbelieving people.
We revealed to Moses and his brother: “Build for your people houses to dwell in Egypt, and make your houses a kiblah (places of worship) and keep up the prayer and give glad tidings to the believers”.
And Moses said: “Our Lord! You have indeed given to Pharaoh and his elite finery and wealth in this world’s life, our Lord! May all that lead them astray from Your Way! Our Lord! Destroy their wealth and tighten their hearts. So they will not believe until they see the painful torment”.