۞ Certainly in Yusuf and his brothers there are signs for the inquirers. (7) They said: 'Joseph and his brother are dearer to our father than ourselves, even though we are many. Truly, our father is obviously wrong. (8) Slay Yusuf or cast him (forth) into some land, so that your father's regard may be exclusively for you, and after that you may be a righteous people. (9) Said a speaker among them, "Do not kill Joseph but throw him into the bottom of the well; some travelers will pick him up - if you would do [something]." (10) [On this they agreed; and thereupon] they spoke [thus to their father]: "O our father! Wherefore wilt thou not trust us with Joseph, seeing that we are indeed his well-wishers? (11) "Send him with us tomorrow to enjoy himself and play, and verily, we will take care of him." (12) [Jacob] answered: "Behold, it grieves me indeed [to think] that you might take him with you, for I dread lest the wolf devour him at a moment when you are heedless of him!" (13) They said: "If the wolf were to devour him while we are (so large) a party, then should we indeed (first) have perished ourselves!" (14) So when they took him away and all of them agreed that they should drop him in the dark well; and We sent the divine revelation to him, “You will surely tell them of their deed at a time when they will not know.” (15) At nightfall they came to their father weeping, (16) They said: 'We went racing and left Joseph with our things. The wolf devoured him, but you will not believe us, though we speak the truth' (17) And they brought Joseph's shirt, stained with false blood. Seeing this their father exclaimed: "Nay (this is not true); rather your evil souls have made it easy for you to commit a heinous act. So I will bear this patiently, and in good grace. It is Allah's help alone that I seek against your fabrication." (18) Then came travellers, and they sent one of them, a water-drawer, who let down his bucket. 'Good news!' he said. 'Here is a young man.' So they hid him as merchandise; but God knew what they were doing. (19) And they sold him for a mean price: a few dirhams numbered and they were in regard to him of the indifferent. (20)