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15. Falamma thahaboo bihi waajmaAAoo an yajAAaloohu fee ghayabati aljubbi

waawhayna ilayhi latunabi-annahum bi-amrihim hatha wahum la yashAAuroon


15. So they did take him away, and they all agreed to throw him down to the bottom of

the well: and We put into his heart (this Message): 'Of a surety thou shalt (one day) tell

them the truth of this their affair while they know (thee) not'

16. Wajaoo abahum AAishaan yabkoon


16. Then they came to their father in the early part of the night, weeping.

17. Qaloo ya abana inna thahabna nastabiqu watarakna yoosufa AAinda mataAAina

faakalahu a


ththi/bu wama anta bimu/minin lana walaw kunna sadiqeen


17. They said: "O our father! We went racing with one another, and left Joseph with our

things; and the wolf devoured him.... But thou wilt never believe us even though we tell

the truth."