20.17 . And what is that in thy right hand , O Moses?
20.18 . He said : This is my staff whereon I lean , and wherewith I beat down branches for my sheep , and wherein I find other uses .
20.19 . He said : Cast it down , O Moses!
20.20 . So he cast it down , and Lo! it was a serpent , gliding .
20.21 . He said : Grasp it and fear not . We shall return it to its former state .
20.22 . And thrust thy hand within thine armpit , it will come forth white without hurt . ( That will be ) another token .
20.23 . That We may show thee ( some ) of Our greater portents ,
20.24 . Go thou unto Pharaoh! Lo! he hath transgressed ( the bounds ) .
20.25 . ( Moses ) said : My Lord! Relieve my mind
20.26 . And ease my task for me ;
20.27 . And loose a knot from my tongue ,
20.28 . That they may understand my saying .
20.29 . Appoint for me a henchman from my folk ,
20.30 . Aaron , my brother .
20.31 . Confirm my strength with him .
20.32 . And let him share my task ,