31. "Now do thou throw thy rod!" but when he saw it moving (of its own accord) as if it had been a snake, he
turned back in retreat, and retraced not his steps: O Moses!" (It was said), "Draw near, and fear not: for thou
art of those who are secure.
32. "Move thy hand into thy bosom, and it will come forth white without stain (or harm), and draw thy hand
close to thy side (to guard) against fear. Those are the two credentials from thy Lord to Pharaoh and his Chiefs:
for truly they are a people rebellious and wicked."
33. He said: "O my Lord! I have slain a man among them, and I fear lest they slay me.
34. "And my brother Aaron ‐ He is more eloquent in speech than I: so send him with me as a helper, to confirm
(and strengthen) me: for I fear that they may accuse me of falsehood."
35. He said: "We will certainly strengthen thy arm through thy brother, and invest you both with authority, so
they shall not be able to touch you: with Our Sign shall ye triumph,‐ you two as well as those who follow you."
36. When Moses came to them with Our clear signs, they said: "This is nothing but sorcery faked up: never did
we head the like among our fathers of old!"
37. Moses said: "My Lord knows best who it is that comes with guidance from Him and whose end will be best
in the Hereafter: certain it is that the wrong‐doers will not prosper."
38. Pharaoh said: "O Chiefs! no god do I know for you but myself: therefore, O Haman! light me a (kiln to bake
bricks) out of clay, and build me a lofty palace, that I may mount up to the god of Moses: but as far as I am
concerned, I think (Moses) is a liar!"
39. And he was arrogant and insolent in the land, beyond reason,‐ He and his hosts: they thought that they
would not have to return to Us!
40. So We seized him and his hosts, and We flung them into the sea: Now behold what was the end of those