Pharaoh said: “Did you believe in him before I have given you permission”? Indeed, this is a conspiracy which you conspired in the city to expel therefrom its people. But soon you shall come to know (learn).
I will certainly cut off your hands and your feet from opposite sides, then I will hang you all together.
They said: “Indeed, we are the ones who turned back to our Lord”.
And you do not take vengeance on us except because we have believed in the Verses of our Lord when they came to us. Our Lord! Pour out on us patience and cause us to die Submitted (submission of the spirit, the physical body, the soul and the free will).
And the eminent of Pharaoh’s people said: “Will you leave Moses and his people to make mischief in the land and to abandon you and their gods”? (Pharaoh) said: “We will kill their sons and let live their women, and we have indeed irresistible power over them”.
Moses said to his people: “Ask help from Allah and be patient”! Verily, the earth is Allah’s. He causes such of His servants to inherit it as He wills, and the end (victory) is for the owners of piety (Takwâ).
They said: “We have been persecuted before you came to us and since you have come to us”. (Moses) said: “It may be that your Lord will destroy your enemy and make you successors (rulers to replace them) in the earth”. Thus He will see how you act (behave).
And certainly We overtook Pharaoh’s family with droughts and diminution of fruits that they may deliberate.