Indeed, Pharaoh exalted himself in the land and made its people into factions, oppressing a sector among them, slaughtering their [newborn] sons and keeping their females alive. *Exodus 1:16, *Exodus 1:22 Indeed, he was of the corrupters.
And We inspired to the mother of Moses, "Suckle him; but when you fear for him, cast him into the river *Exodus 2:3 and do not fear and do not grieve. Indeed, We will return him to you and will make him [one] of the messengers."
And the family of Pharaoh picked him up [out of the river] *Exodus 2:5 - 6 so that he would become to them an enemy and a [cause of] grief. Indeed, Pharaoh and Haman and their soldiers were deliberate sinners.
And she said to his sister, "Follow him"; so she watched him from a distance *Exodus 2:4 while they perceived not.
And We had prevented from him [all] wet nurses before, so she said, "Shall I direct you to a household that will be responsible for him for you while they are to him [for his upbringing] sincere?"
So We restored him to his mother *Exodus 2:7 - 8 that she might be content and not grieve and that she would know that the promise of God is true. But most of the people do not know.
And he entered the city at a time of inattention by its people and found therein two men fighting: one from his faction and one from among his enemy. And the one from his faction called for help to him against the one from his enemy, so Moses struck him and killed him. *Exodus 2:11 - 12, *Acts 7:24 [Moses] said, "This is from the work of Satan. Indeed, he is a manifest, misleading enemy."
And he became inside the city fearful and anticipating [exposure], when suddenly the one who sought his help the previous day cried out to him [once again]. Moses said to him, "Indeed, you are an evident, [persistent] deviator."
And when he wanted to strike the one who was an enemy to both of them, he said, "O Moses, do you intend to kill me as you killed someone yesterday? *Exodus 2:14, *Acts 7:27 - 28 You only want to be a tyrant in the land and do not want to be of the amenders."
And a man came from the farthest end of the city, running. He said, "O Moses, indeed the eminent ones are conferring over you to kill you, so leave; indeed, I am to you of the sincere advisors."
And when he came to the well of Midian, *Exodus 2:15 he found there a crowd of people watering [their flocks], and he found aside from them two women driving back [their flocks]. He said, "What is your circumstance?" They said, "We do not water until the shepherds dispatch [their flocks]; and our father is an old man."
So he watered [their flocks] for them; *Exodus 2:17 then he went back to the shade and said, "My Lord, indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need."
Then one of the two women came to him walking with shyness. She said, "Indeed, my father invites you that he may reward you for having watered for us." So when he came to him and related to him the story, he said, "Fear not. You have escaped from the wrongdoing people."
He said, "Indeed, I wish to wed you one of these, my two daughters, on [the condition] that you serve me for eight years; *~Genesis 29:16 - 18 but if you complete ten, it will be [as a favor] from you. And I do not wish to put you in difficulty. You will find me, if God wills, from among the righteous."
And when Moses had completed the term and was traveling with his family, he perceived from the direction of the mount a fire. He said to his family, "Stay here; indeed, I have perceived a fire. Perhaps I will bring you from there [some] information *Exodus 3:2 - 3 or burning wood from the fire that you may warm yourselves."
But when he came to it, he was called from the right side of the valley in a blessed spot - from the tree, "O Moses, *Exodus 3:4 indeed I am God, Lord of the worlds."
And [he was told], "Throw down your staff." *Exodus 4:3 But when he saw it writhing as if it was a jinn, he turned in flight and did not return. [God said], "O Moses, approach and fear not. Indeed, you are of the secure.
Insert your hand into the opening of your garment; it will come out white, without disease. *Exodus 4:6 And draw in your arm close to you [as prevention] from fear, for those are two proofs from your Lord to Pharaoh and his establishment. Indeed, they have been a people defiantly disobedient."
And my brother Aaron is more fluent than me in tongue, so send him with me as support, *Exodus 4:13 verifying me. Indeed, I fear that they will deny me."
[God] said, "We will strengthen your arm through your brother and grant you both supremacy so they will not reach you. [It will be] through Our signs; you and those who follow you will be the predominant."
And Pharaoh said, "O eminent ones, I have not known you to have a god other than me. Then ignite for me, O Haman, [a fire] upon the clay and make for me a tower that I may look at the God of Moses. *~Genesis 11:4 And indeed, I do think he is among the liars."
But We produced [many] generations [after Moses], and prolonged was their duration. And you were not a resident among the people of Midian, reciting to them Our verses, but We were senders [of this message].
And you were not at the side of the mount when We called [Moses] but [were sent] as a mercy from your Lord to warn a people to whom no warner had come before you *2 Ezra 1:36 that they might be reminded.
And if not that a disaster should strike them for what their hands put forth [of sins] and they would say, "Our Lord, why did You not send us a messenger so we could have followed Your verses and been among the believers?"...
But when the truth came to them from Us, they said, "Why was he not given like that which was given to Moses?" Did they not disbelieve in that which was given to Moses before? They said, "[They are but] two works of magic supporting each other, and indeed we are, in both, disbelievers."
But if they do not respond to you - then know that they only follow their [own] desires. And who is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from God? Indeed, God does not guide the wrongdoing people.
And they say, "If we were to follow the guidance with you, we would be swept from our land." Have We not established for them a safe sanctuary to which are brought the fruits of all things as provision from Us? But most of them do not know.
And how many a city have We destroyed that was insolent in its [way of] living, and those are their dwellings which have not been inhabited after them except briefly. And it is We who were the inheritors.
And never would your Lord have destroyed the cities until He had sent to their mother [city] a messenger reciting to them Our verses. And We would not destroy the cities except while their people were wrongdoers.
Then is he whom We have promised a good promise which he will obtain like he for whom We provided enjoyment of worldly life [but] then he is, on the Day of Resurrection, among those presented [for punishment in Hell]?
Those upon whom the word will have come into effect will say, "Our Lord, these are the ones we led to error. We led them to error just as we were in error. We declare our disassociation [from them] to You. They did not used to worship us."
Say, "Have you considered if God should make for you the night continuous until the Day of Resurrection, what god other than God could bring you light? Then will you not hear?" *Exodus 10:21 - 22, *Amos 8:9
Say, "Have you considered if God should make for you the day continuous until the Day of Resurrection, what god other than God could bring you a night in which you may rest? Then will you not see?" *Joshua 10:12 - 13
Indeed, Korah was from the people of Moses, but he tyrannized them. And We gave him of treasures whose keys would burden a band of strong men; thereupon his people said to him, "Do not exult. Indeed, God does not like the exultant.
But seek, through that which God has given you, the home of the Hereafter; and [yet], do not forget your share of the world. And do good as God has done good to you. And desire not corruption in the land. Indeed, God does not like corrupters."
He said, "I was only given it because of knowledge I have." Did he not know that God had destroyed before him of generations those who were greater than him in power and greater in accumulation [of wealth]? But the criminals, about their sins, will not be asked.
And We caused the earth to swallow him and his home. *Numbers 16:32, *Numbers 26:10 And there was for him no company to aid him other than God, nor was he of those who [could] defend themselves.
And those who had wished for his position the previous day began to say, "Oh, how God extends provision to whom He wills of His servants and restricts it! If not that God had conferred favor on us, He would have caused it to swallow us. Oh, how the disbelievers do not succeed!"
Whoever comes [on the Day of Judgement] with a good deed will have better than it; and whoever comes with an evil deed - then those who did evil deeds will not be recompensed except [as much as] what they used to do.