He said: “The knowledge of that is with my Lord, in a Book (Mother of the Books). My Lord never errs, nor forgets.
It is He Who made the earth for you a bed (cradle) and opened for you in it ways and sent down water from the sky. Then We have brought forth with it pairs of various plants.
Eat and pasture your cattle. Most surely there are Signs (proofs) in this for those endowed with understanding.
From it We created you and there We shall send you back and from it will We bring you out once again.
And truly We showed him all Our Verses (Miracles) but he belied and insisted (on his lie).
(Pharaoh) said: “Have you come to us that you should drive us out of our land by your magic, O Moses”?
So we too will produce before you magic like it, therefore make between us and you an appointment, which we should not break (neither) we nor you (in) a central place convenient (for both of us).
(Moses) said: “Your appointed meeting is the day of the Embellishment (Festival) when the people assemble at mid-morning”.
So Pharaoh turned (left) and devised his plot, then came.
Moses said to them: “Woe to you! Do not forge a lie against Allah, lest He should destroy you completely by a torment and those who forged a lie always perished”.
So they debated with one another about their affair (plot) and kept their discourse secret.
They said: “These two are most surely magicians who wish to drive you out of your land by their magic and to destroy your clan (way, religion) that is superior”.
(Pharaoh) said: “So devise your plot (magic), then come standing in ranks (order). And whoever gains the upper hand on that day will surely prosper (have salvation)”.