What is true (righteous) is that I should say nothing about Allah except the truth. I have come to you indeed with clear proof (miracle) from your Lord; therefore send with me the Children of Israel.
(Pharaoh) said: “If you have come with a Sign (miracle), then bring it, if you are of the truthful ones”.
So (Moses) threw his staff, and suddenly it was a serpent (dragon), manifest!
And when he drew forth his hand (from his bosom) it was white for the beholders.
The eminent of Pharaoh’s people said: “Most surely this is a well-versed (learned) sorcerer”.
(Pharaoh asked the eminent of his people about Moses:) “He wants to get you out of your land, so what do you say (advise)”?
They said: “Put him off and his brother, and send collectors into the cities”.
And so all the sorcerers came to Pharaoh (and) said: “We must surely have a reward if we are the victors”.
(Pharaoh) said: “Yes, and you shall certainly be of those brought near (to me)”.
They said: “O Moses! Will you cast, or shall we be the first to cast”?
(Moses) said: “Cast! So when they cast, they bewitched the eyes of the people and overawed them, and they produced a mighty magic”.
And We revealed to Moses, to Cast his staff. When he cast it swallowed up all the falsehood which they faked!
Thus was the truth vindicated and what they did was made vain.