9. God granted a forty year respite to Pharaoh between two words (blasphemous sentences)

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22-11 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله قال: حدثنا إبراهيم بن مهزيار، عن أخيه، عن علي بن مهزيار، عن عيسى بن محمد، عن بعض أصحابنا، عن عبد الله بن محمد، عن أبي جميلة، عن زرارة، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: أملى الله عز وجل لفرعون ما بين الكلمتين: قوله: "أَنَا رَبُّكُمُ الأَعْلَى" "مَا عَلِمْتُ لَكُمْ مِنْ إِلَهٍ غَيْرِي" أربعين سنة، ثم أخذه الله نكال الآخرة والاولى، وكان بين أن قال الله عز وجل لموسى وهارون عليهما السلام: "قَدْ أُجِيبَتْ دَعْوَتُكُمَا" وبين أن عرفه الله تعالى الاجابة أربعين سنة، ثم قال: قال جبرئيل عليه السلام: نازلت ربي في فرعون منازلة شديدة فقلت: يا رب تدعه وقد قال: "أَنَا رَبُّكُمُ الأَعْلَى" فقال: إنما يقول مثل هذا عبد مثلك


22-11 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted Ibrahim ibn Mahzyar, on the authority of his brother, on the authority of Ali ibn Mahzyar, on the authority of Isa ibn Muhammad, on the authority of some of our companions, on the authority of Abdullah ibn Muhammad, on the authority of Abi Jamileh, on the authority of Zurarah that Abi Ja’far al-Baqir (MGB) said, “The Honorable the Exalted God granted Pharaoh a forty year respite between saying the following two blasphemous statements, ‘I am your Lord, Most High’ and ‘No god do I know for you but myself.’ ... Then God seized him for the punishment of the world and the Hereafter. And there passed forty years from the time when God, the Almighty and Glorious, said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Accepted is your prayer’ until the time when God drowned Pharaoh.”Then the Imam (MGB) added, “Gabriel said, “I pleaded with my Lord strongly in the matter of Pharaoh and I said, `O Lord, do you leave him alone while he says, ‘I am your Lord, Most High’ ? God replied, ‘He is only saying it. He is just another creature like you.’”