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22. Qaloo ya moosa inna feeha qawman jabbareena wa-inna lan nadkhulaha hatta

yakhrujoo minha fa-in yakhrujoo minha fa-inna dakhiloon


22. They said: "O Moses! In this land are a people of exceeding strength: Never shall we

enter it until they leave it: if (once) they leave, then shall we enter."

23. Qala rajulani mina allatheena yakhafoona anAAama Allahu AAalayhima odkhuloo

AAalayhimu albaba fa-itha dakhaltumoohu fa-innakum ghaliboona waAAala Allahi

fatawakkaloo in kuntum mu/mineen


23. (But) among (their) God-fearing men were two on whom God had bestowed His

grace: They said: "Assault them at the (proper) Gate: when once ye are in, victory will be

yours; But on God put your trust if ye have faith."

24. Qaloo ya moosa inna lan nadkhulaha abadan ma damoo feeha fa-ithhab anta

warabbuka faqatila inna hahuna qaAAidoon


24. They said: "O Moses! while they remain there, never shall we be able to enter, to the

end of time. Go thou, and thy Lord, and fight ye two, while we sit here (and watch)."