When the magicians came, they said to Pharaoh: “Shall we get a reward if we are the winners”?
(Pharaoh) said: “Yes, you will then surely be of those brought near (to myself)”.
So they cast down their cords and their rods and said: “By Pharaoh’s might, we shall most surely be victorious”.
Then Moses cast down his staff and behold! It (his staff) was swallowing up what they fabricated.
(Pharaoh) said: “You believe in him before I give you permission. Most surely he is the chief (master) of you who taught you the magic, so you shall know soon. Certainly I will have your hands and your feet cut off on opposite sides, and certainly I will have you all hung”.
They said: “It does not matter. Surely we are the ones to return to our Lord”.
Surely we hope (ask) that our Lord will forgive us our faults because we are the first of the believers.
And We revealed to Moses (saying): “Take off with My servants by night, surely you will be pursued”.
And most surely they have indeed enraged us (most surely, they have rage towards us).
So, We took them (Pharaoh and his people) away from gardens and water-springs.
Then they started pursuing them towards the east (towards the Red sea).