Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 18 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 18
He said, “It is my staff; I lean upon it, and I bring down leaves for my sheep and I have therein other uses.”
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.”
Moses answered: “This is my staff. I lean on it (when I walk), and with it I beat down leaves for my flock, and I have many other uses for it.”
He said: “This is my stick, whereon I lean, and wherewith I beat down branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.”
He said: This is my staff whereon I lean, and wherewith I bear down branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.
He said, “It is my staff. I lean upon it, and with it I beat down (leaves) for my sheep; and I (also) have other purposes for it.”
‘It is my staff,’ he said, ‘I lean on it; restrain my sheep with it; I also have other uses for it.’
Quran 20 Verse 18 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 18, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(20:18) Moses answered: “This is my staff. I lean on it (when I walk), and with it I beat down leaves for my flock, and I have many other uses for it.”
12. Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) deliberately prolonged his answer and did not stop at: It is my staff. This was because he naturally wanted to prolong the dialogue to make the privilege meeting last longer.
The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 18 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 17 which provides the complete commentary from verse 17 through 21.
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