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۞ From the (earth) did We create you, and into it shall We return you, and from it shall We bring you out once again. (55) We showed the Pharaoh all of Our miracles, but he called them lies and turned away from them. (56) 'Hast thou come, Moses,' he said, 'to expel us out of our land (57) "Then verily, we can produce magic the like thereof; so appoint a meeting between us and you, which neither we, nor you shall fail to keep, in an open wide place where both shall have a just and equal chance (and beholders could witness the competition)." (58) Said Moosa, “Your meeting is the day of the festival, and that the people be assembled at late morning.” (59) After this the Pharaoh withdrew and settled his stratagem, then came back. (60) (At the time of the encounter) Moses said to them: "Woe to you! Do not invent falsehoods against Allah lest He destroy you with a scourge. Surely those who invent lies shall come to grief." (61) So they disputed over their affair among themselves and concealed their private conversation. (62) Some of them said: "These two are magicians, who want to drive you out of your land with their magic and to destroy your excellent way of life. (63) Therefore settle your plan, then come standing in ranks and he will prosper indeed this day who overcomes. (64) Said [the sorcerers]: "O Moses! Either thou throw [thy staff first,] or we shall be the first to throw." (65) He said: Nay! cast down. then lo! their cords and their rods-- it was imaged to him on account of their magic as if they were running. (66) And Moses conceived a fear in his mind. (67) We said to him: "Fear not. You will certainly be victorious. (68) And throw down what is in your right hand; it will swallow up all that they have wrought. They have wrought only a magician's stratagem. A magician cannot come to any good, come whence he may." (69) And the sorcerers cast themselves down prostrating. 'We believe,' they said, 'in the Lord of Aaron and Moses.' (70) Pharaoh said: "What! Did you believe in Him even before I permitted you to do so? Surely, he must be your chief who taught you magic. Now I will certainly cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and will crucify you on the trunks of palm-trees, and then you will come to know which of us can inflict sterner and more lasting torment." (71) They (the magicians) said, "We would never prefer you to the miracles that we have seen or to our Creator. Do what you want. This life is only for a short time. (72) Surely we believe in our Lord that He may forgive us our sins and the magic to which you compelled us; and Allah is better and more abiding. (73) VERILY, as for him who shall appear before his Sustainer [on Judgment Day] lost in sin - his [portion,] behold, shall be hell: he will neither die therein nor live; (74) But such as come to Him as Believers who have worked righteous deeds,- for them are ranks exalted,- (75) Gardens of Eden, underneath which rivers flow, therein dwelling forever; that is the recompense of the self-purified. (76)
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