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71. Qaloo waaqbaloo AAalayhim matha tafqidoon


71. They said, turning towards them: "What is it that ye miss?"

72. Qaloo nafqidu suwaAAa almaliki waliman jaa bihi himlu baAAeerin waana bihi



72. They said: "We miss the great beaker of the king; for him who produces it, is (the

reward of) a camel load; I will be bound by it."

73. Qaloo ta


llahi laqad AAalimtum ma ji/na linufsida fee al-ardi wama kunna sariqeen


73. (The brothers) said: "By Allah. well ye know that we came not to make mischief in

the land, and we are no thieves!"

74. Qaloo fama jazaohu in kuntum kathibeen


74. (The Egyptians) said: "What then shall be the penalty of this, if ye are (proved) to

have lied?"