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9. Oqtuloo yoosufa awi itrahoohu ardan yakhlu lakum wajhu abeekum watakoonoo min

baAAdihi qawman saliheen


9. "Slay ye Joseph or cast him out to some (unknown) land, that so the favour of your

father may be given to you alone: (there will be time enough) for you to be righteous

after that!"

10. Qala qa-ilun minhum la taqtuloo yoosufa waalqoohu fee ghayabati aljubbi yaltaqithu

baAAdu a


ssayyarati in kuntum faAAileen


10. Said one of them: "Slay not Joseph, but if ye must do something, throw him down to

the bottom of the well: he will be picked up by some caravan of travellers."

11. Qaloo ya abana ma laka la ta/manna AAala yoosufa wa-inna lahu lanasihoon


11. They said: "O our father! why dost thou not trust us with Joseph,- seeing we are

indeed his sincere well-wishers?