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[Moses] said, "My Lord, expand for me my breast [with assurance] (25) And ease my task for me; (26) Unloose the knot upon my tongue, (27) so that they may understand my speech, (28) Appoint a deputy (for me) from my own people. (29) Aaron, my brother. (30) Strengthen my back by him, (31) Let him be my partner in this task (32) That we may hallow Thee oft. (33) And remember You much. (34) Verily Thou! Thou art of us ever a Beholder. (35) He answered: "Granted is your prayer, O Moses. (36) We have bestowed Our favour on you before this (37) "Behold! We sent to thy mother, by inspiration, the message: (38) "Saying: 'Put him (the child) into the Tabut (a box or a case or a chest) and put it into the river (Nile), then the river shall cast it up on the bank, and there, an enemy of Mine and an enemy of his shall take him.' And I endued you with love from Me, in order that you may be brought up under My Eye, (39) "Behold! thy sister goeth forth and saith, 'shall I show you one who will nurse and rear the (child)?' So We brought thee back to thy mother, that her eye might be cooled and she should not grieve. Then thou didst slay a man, but We saved thee from trouble, and We tried thee in various ways. Then didst thou tarry a number of years with the people of Midian. Then didst thou come hither as ordained, O Moses! (40) I have chosen you for My service. (41) "Go with your brother. Take My miracles and do not be reluctant in preaching My message. (42) "Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds; (43) Then speak to him a gentle word haply he may mind or fear. (44) They said: "Our Lord! Verily! We fear lest he should hasten to punish us or lest he should transgress (all bounds against us)." (45) He said, “Do not fear I am with you, All Hearing and All Seeing.” (46) So go you both to Pharaoh, and say, "We are the Messengers of thy Lord, so send forth with us the Children of Israel and chastise them not; we have brought thee a sign from thy Lord; and peace be upon him who follows the guidance! (47) It has been revealed to us that chastisement awaits those who called the lie to the truth and turned away from it.' " (48) He asked: "Who then is that Lord of yours, O Moses?" (49) He said: "Our Lord is He Who gave everything its form and then guided it." (50) Pharaoh asked: "Then, what is the state of the former generations?" (51) He replied: "The knowledge of that is with my Lord, duly recorded: my Lord never errs, nor forgets,- (52) HE IT IS who has made the earth a cradle for you, and has traced out for you ways [of livelihood] thereon, and [who] sends down waters from the sky: and by this means We bring forth various kinds of plants. (53) To eat and feed your cattle. Surely there are signs in these for those who are wise. (54)
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