"And I have Istana"tuka, for Myself.
"Go you and your brother with My Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), and do not, you both, slacken and become weak in My Remembrance.
"Go, both of you, to Fir"aun (Pharaoh), verily, he has transgressed (all bounds in disbelief and disobedience and behaved as an arrogant and as a tyrant).
"And speak to him mildly, perhaps he may accept admonition or fear Allah."
They said:"Our Lord! Verily! We fear lest he should hasten to punish us or lest he should transgress (all bounds against us)."
He (Allah) said:"Fear not, verily! I am with you both, hearing and seeing.
"So go you both to him, and say:"Verily, we are Messengers of your Lord, so let the Children of Israel go with us, and torment them not; indeed, we have come with a sign from your Lord! And peace will be upon him who follows the guidance!
"Truly, it has been revealed to us that the torment will be for him who denies [believes not in the Oneness of Allah, and in His Messengers, etc.], and turns away."(from the truth and obedience of Allah)"
Fir"aun (Pharaoh) said:"Who then, O Musa (Moses), is the Lord of you two?"
[Musa (Moses)] said:"Our Lord is He Who gave to each thing its form and nature, then guided it aright."
[Fir"aun (Pharaoh)] said:"What about the generations of old?"
[Musa (Moses)] said:"The knowledge thereof is with my Lord, in a Record. My Lord is neither unaware nor He forgets,"
Who has made earth for you like a bed (spread out); and has opened roads (ways and paths etc.) for you therein; and has sent down water (rain) from the sky. And We have brought forth with it various kinds of vegetation.
Eat and pasture your cattle, (therein); verily, in this are proofs and signs for men of understanding.
Thereof (the earth) We created you, and into it We shall return you, and from it We shall bring you out once again.
And indeed We showed him [Fir"aun (Pharaoh)] all Our Signs and Evidences, but he denied and refused.
He [Fir"aun (Pharaoh)] said:"Have you come to drive us out of our land with your magic, O Musa (Moses)?
"Then verily, we can produce magic the like thereof; so appoint a meeting between us and you, which neither we, nor you shall fail to keep, in an open wide place where both shall have a just and equal chance (and beholders could witness the competition)."
[Musa (Moses)] said:"Your appointed meeting is the day of the festival, and let the people assemble when the sun has risen (forenoon)."
So Fir"aun (Pharaoh) withdrew, devised his plot and then came back.