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Pharaoh then withdrew, orchestrated his scheme, then returned.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So Pharaoh went away, put together his plan, and then came [to Moses].

— Saheeh International

Moses warned the magicians, “Woe to you! Do not fabricate a lie against Allah,1 or He will wipe you out with a torment. Whoever fabricates ˹lies˺ is bound to fail.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Moses said to them [i.e., the magicians summoned by Pharaoh], "Woe to you! Do not invent a lie against Allah or He will exterminate you with a punishment; and he has failed who invents [such falsehood]."

— Saheeh International

So the magicians disputed the matter among themselves, conversing privately.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So they disputed over their affair among themselves and concealed their private conversation.

— Saheeh International

They concluded, “These two are only magicians who want to drive you out of your land with their magic, and do away with your most cherished traditions.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They said, "Indeed, these are two magicians who want to drive you out of your land with their magic and do away with your most exemplary way [i.e., religion or tradition].

— Saheeh International

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So orchestrate your plan, then come forward in ˹perfect˺ ranks. And whoever prevails today will certainly be successful.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So resolve upon your plan and then come [forward] in line. And he has succeeded today who overcomes."

— Saheeh International

They said, “O Moses! Either you cast, or let us be the first to cast.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They said, "O Moses, either you throw or we will be the first to throw."

— Saheeh International

Moses responded, “No, you go first.” And suddenly their ropes and staffs appeared to him—by their magic—to be slithering.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

He said, "Rather, you throw." And suddenly their ropes and staffs seemed to him from their magic that they were moving [like snakes].

— Saheeh International

So Moses concealed fear within himself.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And he sensed within himself apprehension, did Moses.

— Saheeh International

We reassured ˹him˺, “Do not fear! It is certainly you who will prevail.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

We [i.e., Allah] said, "Fear not. Indeed, it is you who are superior.

— Saheeh International

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Cast what is in your right hand, and it will swallow up what they have made, for what they have made is no more than a magic trick. And magicians can never succeed wherever they go.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And throw what is in your right hand; it will swallow up what they have crafted. What they have crafted is but the trick of a magician, and the magician will not succeed wherever he is."

— Saheeh International

So the magicians fell down in prostration, declaring, “We believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So the magicians fell down in prostration.1 They said, "We have believed in the Lord of Aaron and Moses."

— Saheeh International

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