وَأَنۡ أَلۡقِ عَصَاكَ ۖ فَلَمَّا رَءَاهَا تَهۡتَزُّ كَأَنَّهَا جَآنٌّ وَلَّىٰ مُدۡبِرًا وَلَمۡ يُعَقِّبۡ ۚ يَٰمُوسَىٰٓ أَقۡبِلۡ وَلَا تَخَفۡ ۖ إِنَّكَ مِنَ ٱلۡءَامِنِينَ
"Now do thou throw thy rod!" but when he saw it moving (of its own accord) as if it had been a snake, he turned back in retreat, and retraced not his steps: O Moses!" (It was said), "Draw near, and fear not: for thou art of those who are secure.<br/>
And: 'Throw down your staff', and he threw it down. And when he saw it quivering, moving, as if it were a serpent (jaann: is a small snake [so called] because of the speed of its movement) he turned his back, to flee from it, and did not look back, in other words, he did not return, and so there called out [the voice]: 'O Moses! Come forward, and do not be afraid. Indeed you are safe.