39. Waqeela li
nnasi hal antum mujtamiAAoon
39. And the people were told: "Are ye (now) assembled?--
40. LaAAallana nattabiAAu a
ssaharata in kanoo humu alghalibeen
40. "That we may follow the sorcerers (in religion) if they win?"
41. Falamma jaa a
ssaharatu qaloo lifirAAawna a-inna lana laajran in kunna nahnu
41. So when the sorcerers arrived, they said to Pharaoh: "Of course--shall we have a
(suitable) reward if we win?
42. Qala naAAam wa-innakum ithan lamina almuqarrabeen
42. He said: "Yea, (and more),--for ye shall in that case be (raised to posts) nearest (to my