Moses said: “I did it then, when I was of those who were in misguidance.
Then I fled from you as I feared you, but my Lord has granted me wisdom and has made me of the Messengers.
And the favor with which you reproach me is that you have enslaved the Children of Israel.
(Moses) said: “The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, if you believe by obtaining certainty”.
(Pharaoh) said: “Most surely your Messenger who has been sent to you is truly mad (insane)”.
(Moses) said: “The Lord of the east and the west and all that is between them, if you use your mind”.
(Pharaoh) said: “If you take a god besides me, I will most certainly make you one of the imprisoned”.
So Moses flung down his staff and behold! It became an obvious serpent.
And he drew forth his hand, and behold! It was white (radiant) to the onlookers.
(Pharaoh) said to the elites around him: “Most surely this is indeed a well-versed sorcerer”.
He wants to drive you out of your land with his magic. What is it then that you command?
They said: “Put him off and his brother, and send into the cities gatherers”.
So the magicians were gathered together at the appointed time on a fixed day.