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˹He said,˺ “Joseph, O  man of truth! Interpret for us ˹the dream of˺ seven fat cows eaten up by seven skinny ones; and seven green ears of grain and ˹seven˺ others dry, so that I may return to the people and let them know.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[He said], "Joseph, O man of truth, explain to us about seven fat cows eaten by seven [that were] lean, and seven green spikes [of grain] and others [that were] dry - that I may return to the people [i.e., the king and his court]; perhaps they will know [about you]."

— Saheeh International

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Joseph replied, “You will plant ˹grain˺ for seven consecutive years, leaving in the ear whatever you will harvest, except for the little you will eat.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[Joseph] said, "You will plant for seven years consecutively; and what you harvest leave in its spikes, except a little from which you will eat.

— Saheeh International

Then after that will come seven years of great hardship which will consume whatever you have saved, except the little you will store ˹for seed˺.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Then will come after that seven difficult [years] which will consume what you advanced [i.e., saved] for them, except a little from which you will store.

— Saheeh International

Then after that will come a year in which people will receive abundant rain and they will press ˹oil and wine˺.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Then will come after that a year in which the people will be given rain and in which they will press [olives and grapes]."

— Saheeh International

The King ˹then˺ said, “Bring him to me.” When the messenger came to him, Joseph said, “Go back to your master and ask him about the case of the women who cut their hands. Surely my Lord has ˹full˺ knowledge of their cunning.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And the king said, "Bring him to me." But when the messenger came to him, [Joseph] said, "Return to your master and ask him what is the case of the women who cut their hands. Indeed, my Lord is Knowing of their plan."

— Saheeh International

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The King asked ˹the women˺, “What did you get when you tried to seduce Joseph?” They replied, “Allah forbid! We know nothing indecent about him.” Then the Chief Minister’s wife admitted, “Now the truth has come to light. It was I who tried to seduce him, and he is surely truthful.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Said [the king to the women], "What was your condition when you sought to seduce Joseph?" They said, "Perfect is Allah!1 We know about him no evil." The wife of al-ʿAzeez said, "Now the truth has become evident. It was I who sought to seduce him, and indeed, he is of the truthful.

— Saheeh International

From this, Joseph should know that I did not speak dishonestly about him in his absence, for Allah certainly does not guide the scheming of the dishonest.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

That is so he [i.e., al-ʿAzeez] will know that I did not betray him in [his] absence and that Allah does not guide the plan of betrayers.

— Saheeh International

And I do not seek to free myself from blame, for indeed the soul is ever inclined to evil, except those shown mercy by my Lord. Surely my Lord is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And I do not acquit myself. Indeed, the soul is a persistent enjoiner of evil, except those upon which my Lord has mercy. Indeed, my Lord is Forgiving and Merciful."1

— Saheeh International

The King said, “Bring him to me. I will employ him exclusively in my service.” And when Joseph spoke to him, the King said, “Today you are highly esteemed and fully trusted by us.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And the king said, "Bring him to me; I will appoint him exclusively for myself." And when he spoke to him, he said, "Indeed, you are today established [in position] and trusted."

— Saheeh International

Joseph proposed, “Put me in charge of the store-houses of the land, for I am truly reliable and adept.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[Joseph] said, "Appoint me over the storehouses of the land. Indeed, I will be a knowing guardian."

— Saheeh International

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This is how We established Joseph in the land to settle wherever he pleased. We shower Our mercy on whoever We will, and We never discount the reward of the good-doers.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And thus We established Joseph in the land to settle therein wherever he willed. We touch with Our mercy whom We will, and We do not allow to be lost the reward of those who do good.

— Saheeh International

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