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falammā
فَلَمَّا
So when
jāa
جَآءَ
came
l-saḥaratu
ٱلسَّحَرَةُ
the magicians,
qāla
قَالَ
said
lahum
لَهُم
to them
mūsā
مُّوسَىٰٓ
Musa,
alqū
أَلْقُوا۟
"Throw
مَآ
whatever
antum
أَنتُم
you
mul'qūna
مُّلْقُونَ
(wish to) throw."

Falammaa jaaa'assa haratu qaala lahum Moosaaa alqoo maaa antum mulqoon

Sahih International:

So when the magicians came, Moses said to them, "Throw down whatever you will throw."

1 A. J. Arberry

Then, when the sorcerers came, Moses said to them, 'Cast you down what you will cast.'

2 Abdul Haleem

When the sorcerers came, Moses said to them, ‘Throw down whatever you have.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Then when the magicians were come, Musa said unto them: cast down that which ye are going to cast down.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

When the sorcerers came, Moses said to them; "Throw ye what ye (wish) to throw!"

5 Abul Ala Maududi

And when the sorcerers came Moses said to them: 'Cast whatever you wish to cast.'

6 Ahmed Ali

So when the magicians arrived, Moses said to them: "Cast whatever (spell) you have to cast."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

So when the magicians came, Moosa said to them, “Cast whatever you intend to cast.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

So when the magicians came, Moses said to them, ‘Throw down what you have to throw.’

9 Ali Ünal

When the sorcerers came, Moses said to them: "Throw down what you will throw."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Now when the sorcerers came, Moses said to them, `Present whatever you have to present.´

11 English Literal

So when the magicians/sorcerers came, Moses Said: "Throw/throw away what you are throwing/throwing away."

12 Faridul Haque

So when the magicians came, Moosa said to them, "Cast whatever you intend to cast."

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And Pharaoh said, "Bring me every expert sorcerer;"

14 Hilali & Khan

And when the sorcerers came, Musa (Moses) said to them: "Cast down what you want to cast!"

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And Pharaoh said: Bring to me every skilful enchanter.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And when the magicians came, Musa said to them: Cast down what you have to cast.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And when the wizards came, Moses said unto them: Cast your cast!

18 Muhammad Sarwar

When all the magicians were brought to his court, Moses asked them to cast down what they wanted to.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

When the sorcerers came, Moses said to them: 'Cast down what you will cast'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And when the sorcerers came, Musa said to them: "Cast down what you want to cast!"

21 Wahiduddin Khan

When the magicians came, Moses said to them, "Cast down whatever you are going to cast down."

22 Talal Itani

And when the sorcerers came, Moses said to them, “Throw whatever you have to throw.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And when the sorcerers came, Moses said to them, after they had said to him, Either you cast, or we shall be the casters! [Q. 7;115]; `Cast your cast!'

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

وَقَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ ايْتُونِي بِكُلِّ سَاحِرٍ عَلِيمٍ فَلَمَّا جَاء السَّحَرَةُ قَالَ لَهُم مُّوسَى أَلْقُواْ مَا أَنتُم مُّلْقُونَ

And Fir`awn said;"Bring me every well-versed sorcerer." And when the sorcerers came, Musa said to them;"Cast down what you want to cast!"

They stood in line after they received the promise of Fir`awn to become closer to him and obtain a generous reward. Musa wanted them to begin. He wanted the people to see what the magicians had made, then he would come with the truth after that to triumph over their falsehood.

قَالُواْ يمُوسَى إِمَّأ أَن تُلْقِىَ وَإِمَّأ أَن نَّكُونَ أَوَّلَ مَنْ أَلْقَى

قَالَ بَلْ أَلْقُواْ

They said;"O Musa! Either you throw first or we be the first to throw."

(Musa) said;"Nay, throw you (first)!" (20;65-66)

When the magicians cast their spells they bewitched the eyes of the people through their display of mighty sorcery.

At that time,

فَأَوْجَسَ فِى نَفْسِهِ خِيفَةً مُّوسَى

قُلْنَا لَا تَخَفْ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الاٌّعْلَى

وَأَلْقِ مَا فِى يَمِينِكَ تَلْقَفْ مَا صَنَعُواْ إِنَّمَا صَنَعُواْ كَيْدُ سَاحِرٍ وَلَا يُفْلِحُ السَّـحِرُ حَيْثُ أَتَى

Musa conceived fear in himself. We (Allah) said;"Fear not! Surely, you will have the upper hand. And throw that which is in your right hand! It will swallow up that which they have made. That which they have made is only a magician's trick, and the magician will never be successful, to whatever amount (of skill) he may attain." (20;67-69