Forthwith God Most High made revelation to Moses: 'Grant him an ample respite, be not afeared of that. Give him willingly the forty days' respite he asks for, that he may meditate plots of divers kinds. Let him labour! I am not asleep. Bid him be gone quickly, for I have forestalled him. I will confound all their knavish tricks, I will bring to little all that they build up. Let them fetch water, and I will make it fire; let them procure honey and sweetness, and I will make it bitter. Let them tie the bond of love, and I will destroy it; I will do that whereof they do not conceive. Have no fear, grant him a long respite; bid him gather his host and prepare a hundred tricks. '