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{ قَالَ أَلْقُوْاْ فَلَمَّآ أَلْقَوْاْ سَحَرُوۤاْ أَعْيُنَ ٱلنَّاسِ وَٱسْتَرْهَبُوهُمْ وَجَآءُوا بِسِحْرٍ عَظِيمٍ }

He said ‘Cast!’ this is a command permitting them to cast first as a means to manifesting the truth. And when they cast their ropes and staffs they put a spell upon the people’s eyes misleading them from perceiving the real state of these ropes and staffs and overawed them scared them by making them appear to be slithering snakes and produced a mighty sorcery.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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