[Ta-Ha 20:52] He said, "Their knowledge is with my Lord, (recorded) in a Book; my Lord neither strays nor forgets."

[Ta-Ha 20:53] The One Who has made the earth a bed for you and kept operative roads for you in it and sent down water from the sky; so with it We produced different pairs of vegetation.

[Ta-Ha 20:54] Eat, and graze your cattle; indeed in this are signs for people of intellect.

Section 3

[Ta-Ha 20:55] From the earth We have created you, and to it We shall return you, and from it We shall raise you again.

[Ta-Ha 20:56] And indeed We showed him all Our signs - so he denied them and did not accept.

[Ta-Ha 20:57] He said, "Have you come to us in order to expel us from our land by your magic, O Moosa?"

[Ta-Ha 20:58] "So we will also produce before you a similar magic, therefore set up an agreed time between us and you, from which neither we nor you shall turn away, at a level place."

[Ta-Ha 20:59] Said Moosa, "Your meeting is the day of the festival, and that the people be assembled at late morning."

[Ta-Ha 20:60] So Firaun went away and gathered his schemes,* then came. (* 72000 magicians and their materials.)

[Ta-Ha 20:61] Moosa said to them, "Ruin is to you - do not fabricate a lie against Allah, that He may destroy you by a punishment; and indeed one who fabricates lies has failed."

[Ta-Ha 20:62] So they differed with one another in their task, and secretly conferred.

[Ta-Ha 20:63] They said, "Undoubtedly these two are magicians for sure, who wish to expel you from your land by the strength of their magic, and destroy your exemplary religion!"

[Ta-Ha 20:64] "Therefore strengthen your scheme, and come forth in rows; indeed whoever dominates this day has succeeded."