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69. "Throw that which is in thy right hand: Quickly will it swallow up that which they

have faked what they have faked is but a magician's trick: and the magician thrives not,

(no matter) where he goes."

70. Faolqiya a


ssaharatu sujjadan qaloo amanna birabbi haroona wamoosa

70. So the magicians were thrown down to prostration: they said, "We believe in the Lord

of Aaron and Moses".

71. Qala amantum lahu qabla an athana lakum innahu lakabeerukumu allathee

AAallamakumu a


ssihra falaoqattiAAanna aydiyakum waarjulakum min khilafin

walaosallibannakum fee juthooAAi a


nnakhli walataAAlamunna ayyuna ashaddu

AAathaban waabqa

71. (Pharaoh) said: "Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? Surely this must be

your leader, who has taught you magic! be sure I will cut off your hands and feet on

opposite sides, and I will have you crucified on trunks of palm-trees: so shall ye know for

certain, which of us can give the more severe and the more lasting punishment!"