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The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934], at

Sūra XXVI.: Shu‘arāa, or The Poets.

Section 4

53. Faarsala firAAawnu fee almada-ini hashireena

53. By inspiration We told Moses:
"Travel by night with
My servants; for surely
Ye shall be pursued."

54. Inna haola-i lashirthimatun qaleeloona

54. Then Pharaoh sent heralds
To (all) the Cities,

55. Wa-innahum lana lagha-ithoona

55. (Saying): "These (Israelites)
Are but a small band,

56. Wa-inna lajameeAAun hathiroona

56. "And they are raging
Furiously against us;

57. Faakhrajnahum min jannatin waAAuyoonin

57. "But we are a multitude
Amply fore-warned."

58. Wakunoozin wamaqamin kareemin

58. So We expelled them
From gardens, springs,

59. Kathalika waawrathnaha banee isra-eela

59. Treasures, and every kind
Of honourable position;

60. FaatbaAAoohum mushriqeena

60. Thus it was, but
We made the Children
Of Israel inheritors
Of such things.

61. Falamma taraa aljamAAani qala as-habu moosa inna lamudrakoona

61. So they pursued them
At sunrise.

62. Qala kalla inna maAAiya rabbee sayahdeeni

62. And when the two bodies
Saw each other, the people
Of Moses said: "We are
Sure to be overtaken."

63. Faawhayna ila moosa ani idrib biAAasaka albahra fainfalaqa fakana kullu firqin kaalttawdi alAAatheemi

63. (Moses) said: "By no means!
My Lord is with me!
Soon will He guide me!"

64. Waazlafna thamma al-akhareena

64. Then We told Moses
By inspiration: "Strike
The sea with thy rod."
So it divided, and each
Separate part became
Like the huge, firm mass
Of a mountain.

65. Waanjayna moosa waman maAAahu ajmaAAeena

65. And We made the other
Party approach thither.

66. Thumma aghraqna al-akhareena

66. We delivered Moses and all
Who were with him;

67. Inna fee thalika laayatan wama kana aktharuhum mu/mineena

67. But We drowned the others.

68. Wa-inna rabbaka lahuwa alAAazeezu alrraheemu

68. Verily in this is a Sign:
But most of them
Do not believe.

69. Waotlu AAalayhim nabaa ibraheema

69. And verily thy Lord
Is He, the Exalted in Might,
Most Merciful.

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