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۞ Verily in Joseph and his brethren are signs (of Allah's Sovereignty) for the inquiring. (7) They said: "Truly Joseph and his brother are loved more by our father than we: But we are a goodly body! really our father is obviously wandering (in his mind)! (8) Slay Yusuf or cast him forth to some land; your father's countenance will be free for you, and ye shall be thereafter a people favoured. (9) One of them said: "If you must do so, then do not kill Joseph, but throw him into an unused well. Some passing caravan may rescue him." (10) They said: 'Father, what is the matter with you, do you not trust us with Joseph? Indeed, we are sincere advisors. (11) "Send him with us tomorrow to enjoy himself and play, and verily, we will take care of him." (12) [Jacob] said, "It would indeed grieve me if you took him away with you, and I fear lest the wolf should devour him while you are off your guard." (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 went with him, and agreed to put him in the bottom of the well, and We revealed to him, 'Thou shalt tell them of this their doing when they are unaware.' (15) And at nightfall they came to their father, weeping, (16) 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." (17) And they came with false blood on his shirt. He said: Nay, but your minds have beguiled you into something. (My course is) comely patience. And Allah it is Whose help is to be sought in that (predicament) which ye describe. (18) Then there came a caravan of travellers: they sent their water-carrier (for water), and he let down his bucket (into the well)... He said: "Ah there! Good news! Here is a (fine) young man!" So they concealed him as a treasure! But Allah knoweth well all that they do! (19) The (Brethren) sold him for a miserable price, for a few dirhams counted out: in such low estimation did they hold him! (20)
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