Ayah

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۞وَجَٰوَزۡنَا
And We took across
بِبَنِيٓ
(the) Children
إِسۡرَـٰٓءِيلَ
(of) Israel
ٱلۡبَحۡرَ
the sea
فَأَتۡبَعَهُمۡ
and followed them
فِرۡعَوۡنُ
Firaun
وَجُنُودُهُۥ
and his hosts
بَغۡيٗا
(in) rebellion
وَعَدۡوًاۖ
and enmity
حَتَّىٰٓ
until
إِذَآ
when
أَدۡرَكَهُ
overtook him
ٱلۡغَرَقُ
the drowning
قَالَ
he said
ءَامَنتُ
I believe
أَنَّهُۥ
that
لَآ
(there is) no
إِلَٰهَ
god
إِلَّا
except
ٱلَّذِيٓ
the One
ءَامَنَتۡ
in Whom believe
بِهِۦ
in Whom believe
بَنُوٓاْ
the Children of Israel
إِسۡرَـٰٓءِيلَ
the Children of Israel
وَأَنَا۠
and I am
مِنَ
of
ٱلۡمُسۡلِمِينَ
the Muslims
۞وَجَٰوَزۡنَا
And We took across
بِبَنِيٓ
(the) Children
إِسۡرَـٰٓءِيلَ
(of) Israel
ٱلۡبَحۡرَ
the sea
فَأَتۡبَعَهُمۡ
and followed them
فِرۡعَوۡنُ
Firaun
وَجُنُودُهُۥ
and his hosts
بَغۡيٗا
(in) rebellion
وَعَدۡوًاۖ
and enmity
حَتَّىٰٓ
until
إِذَآ
when
أَدۡرَكَهُ
overtook him
ٱلۡغَرَقُ
the drowning
قَالَ
he said
ءَامَنتُ
I believe
أَنَّهُۥ
that
لَآ
(there is) no
إِلَٰهَ
god
إِلَّا
except
ٱلَّذِيٓ
the One
ءَامَنَتۡ
in Whom believe
بِهِۦ
in Whom believe
بَنُوٓاْ
the Children of Israel
إِسۡرَـٰٓءِيلَ
the Children of Israel
وَأَنَا۠
and I am
مِنَ
of
ٱلۡمُسۡلِمِينَ
the Muslims

Translation

We took the Children of Israel across the sea: Pharaoh and his hosts followed them in insolence and spite. At length, when overwhelmed with the flood, he said: "I believe that there is no god except Him Whom the Children of Israel believe in: I am of those who submit (to Allah in Islam)."

Tafsir

And We brought the Israelites across the sea; and Pharaoh pursued them, he caught up with them, together with his hosts, in insolence and transgression (baghyan wa-'adwan: these constitute the [direct] object denoting reason), until, when the [fate of] drowning overtook him, he said, 'I believe that (annahu is [to be understood as] bi-annahu; a variant reading has innahu, 'truly it is .' indicating a new sentence) there is no god save Him in whom the Israelites believe, and I am of those who submit [to Him]': he reiterated this [his submission to God] so that it might be accepted from him, but it was not; and Gabriel thrust mud from the sea into his mouth, lest [God's] mercy embrace him. And he [Gabriel] said to him:

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