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1086-1110

  • این نخواهد شد بروزی و دو روز ** مهلتم ده تا چهل روز تموز
  • (But) this will not be done in a day or two: give me time (and wait) till the forty days (which end in the month) of Tamúz.”
  • جواب موسی فرعون را
  • The answer of Moses, on whom be peace, to Pharaoh.
  • گفت موسی این مرا دستور نیست ** بنده‌ام امهال تو مامور نیست
  • Moses said, “This is not permitted to me: I am the slave (of God): the giving of time to thee is not commanded.
  • گر تو چیری و مرا خود یار نیست ** بنده فرمانم بدانم کار نیست
  • If thou art powerful and I in sooth have no ally, (yet) I am subject to His command: I have nothing to do with that.
  • می‌زنم با تو بجد تا زنده‌ام ** من چه کاره‌ی نصرتم من بنده‌ام
  • I will combat thee with all my might so long as I live; what have I to do with help? I am a slave.
  • می‌زنم تا در رسد حکم خدا ** او کند هر خصم از خصمی جدا 1090
  • I will fight till the decision of God comes to pass: He (alone) separates every adversary from an adversary.”
  • جواب فرعون موسی را و وحی آمدن موسی را علیه‌السلام
  • The reply of Pharaoh to Moses, and the coming of a Divine revelation to Moses, on whom be peace.
  • گفت نه نه مهلتم باید نهاد ** عشوه‌ها کم ده تو کم پیمای باد
  • He (Pharaoh) said, “Nay, nay, thou must appoint a certain respite: do not give cajoleries, do not talk vain things.”
  • حق تعالی وحی کردش در زمان ** مهلتش ده متسع مهراس از آن
  • At once the high God made a revelation to him, saying, “Give him an ample respite: be not afraid of that.
  • این چهل روزش بده مهلت بطوع ** تا سگالد مکرها او نوع نوع
  • Willingly give him these forty days, that he may bethink him of divers plots.
  • تا بکوشد او که نی من خفته‌ام ** تیز رو گو پیش ره بگرفته‌ام
  • Let him endeavour, for I am not asleep; bid him advance quickly, (for) I have barred the way in front (of him).
  • حیله‌هاشان را همه برهم زنم ** و آنچ افزایند من بر کم زنم 1095
  • I will confound all their devices, and I will reduce to little that which they increase.
  • آب را آرند من آتش کنم ** نوش و خوش گیرند و من ناخوش کنم
  • Let them fetch water, and I will make (it) fire; let them get honey and sweets and I will make (it) bitter.
  • مهر پیوندند و من ویران کنم ** آنک اندر وهم نارند آن کنم
  • Let them join in a bond of love, and I will destroy it; I will do that which they conceive not.
  • تو مترس و مهلتش ده دم‌دراز ** گو سپه گرد آر و صد حیلت بساز
  • Have thou no fear, and give him a lengthy respite; bid him bring together his host and prepare a hundred devices.”
  • مهلت دادن موسی علیه‌السلام فرعون را تا ساحران را جمع کند از مداین
  • How Moses, on whom be peace, gave Pharaoh a respite, that he might assemble the magicians from the cities.
  • گفت امر آمد برو مهلت ترا ** من بجای خود شدم رستی ز ما
  • He (Moses) said, “The (Divine) command hath come. Go, the respite is (granted) to thee. I depart to my dwelling-place: thou art delivered from me.”
  • او همی‌شد و اژدها اندر عقب ** چون سگ صیاد دانا و محب 1100
  • He was going (on his way), and at his heels (went) the dragon wise and loving, like the hunter's dog.
  • چون سگ صیاد جنبان کرده دم ** سنگ را می‌کرد ریگ او زیر سم
  • Like the hunter's dog, wagging its tail: it made the stones (crumble as) sand beneath its hoof.
  • سنگ و آهن را بدم در می‌کشید ** خرد می‌خایید آهن را پدید
  • With its breath it drew in stone and iron (to its jaws) and visibly chewed the iron into small fragments.
  • در هوا می‌کرد خود بالای برج ** که هزیمت می‌شد از وی روم و گرج
  • In the air it was making itself (rise) above the zodiac, so that Greeks and Georgians would flee from it in panic.
  • کفک می‌انداخت چون اشتر ز کام ** قطره‌ای بر هر که زد می‌شد جذام
  • From its palate it cast out foam, like a camel: whomsoever a drop hit, he was smitten with tubercular leprosy.
  • ژغژغ دندان او دل می‌شکست ** جان شیران سیه می‌شد ز دست 1105
  • The gnashing of its teeth would break the heart; the souls of black lions would be distraught (with terror).
  • چون به قوم خود رسید آن مجتبی ** شدق او بگرفت باز او شد عصا
  • When that chosen one (Moses) reached his kinsfolk, he took hold of the corner of its mouth, and it became again a staff.
  • تکیه بر وی کرد و می‌گفت ای عجب ** پیش ما خورشید و پیش خصم شب
  • He leaned upon it, saying, “O wonder! to me (’tis clear as) the sun, to my enemy (’tis dark as) night.
  • ای عجب چون می‌نبیند این سپاه ** عالمی پر آفتاب چاشتگاه
  • O wonder! How doth this host not see a whole world filled with the morning sun?
  • چشم باز و گوش باز و این ذکا ** خیره‌ام در چشم‌بندی خدا
  • Eyes open, and ears open, and this sun! I am amazed at God's eye-bandaging.
  • من ازیشان خیره ایشان هم ز من ** از بهاری خار ایشان من سمن 1110
  • I am amazed at them, and they too at me: (we are) from one springtime, (but) they are thorns and I am jasmine.