قَالَ هِىَ عَصَاىَ أَتَوَكَّؤُاْ عَلَيۡهَا وَأَهُشُّ بِهَا عَلَىٰ غَنَمِى وَلِىَ فِيهَا مَـَٔارِبُ أُخۡرَىٰ
He said, "It is my rod: on it I lean; with it I beat down fodder for my flocks; and in it I find other uses."<br/>
He said, 'It is my staff. I lean, I support myself, upon it, when I leap [across something] or walk, and I beat down [leaves], I strike the leaves on trees, with it, so that they fall, for my sheep, which then consume them; and I have uses for it (ma'aarib, 'uses', is the plural of ma'ruba, with the raa' taking any [one] of the three vowels [sc. ma'ruba, ma'raba or ma'riba] meaning 'needs') in other ways, such as [using it] to carry food supplies and waterskins, as well as to drive away [undesirable] animals. He [Moses] gives an extensive response to indicate his [many] needs for it.