Verse 12:11

قَالُوۡا يٰۤاَبَانَا مَا لَـكَ لَا تَاۡمَنَّا عَلٰى يُوۡسُفَ وَاِنَّا لَهٗ لَنٰصِحُوۡنَ‏

They said, 'O Our father! Why do you not trust us with Joseph when we are good friends to him?'

Verse 12:12

اَرۡسِلۡهُ مَعَنَا غَدًا يَّرۡتَعۡ وَيَلۡعَبۡ وَاِنَّا لَهٗ لَحٰـفِظُوۡنَ‏ 

Send him with us tomorrow that he may enjoy himself and play. We will take good care of him.'

Verse 12:13

قَالَ اِنِّىۡ لَيَحۡزُنُنِىۡ اَنۡ تَذۡهَبُوۡا بِهٖ وَاَخَافُ اَنۡ يَّاۡكُلَهُ الذِّئۡبُ وَاَنۡـتُمۡ عَنۡهُ غٰفِلُوۡنَ‏

Jacob said, 'I worry that you take him with you to the wild and some wolf devours him when you are distracted.'

Verse 12:14

قَالُوۡا لَٮِٕنۡ اَكَلَهُ الذِّئۡبُ وَنَحۡنُ عُصۡبَةٌ اِنَّاۤ اِذًا لَّخٰسِرُوۡنَ‏ 

They said, 'If a wolf devours him in the strong presence (of the ten) of us, will our lives be worth living?'

Verse 12:15

فَلَمَّا ذَهَبُوۡا بِهٖ وَاَجۡمَعُوۡۤا اَنۡ يَّجۡعَلُوۡهُ فِىۡ غَيٰبَتِ الۡجُبِّ​ۚ وَاَوۡحَيۡنَاۤ اِلَيۡهِ لَـتُنَـبِّئَـنَّهُمۡ بِاَمۡرِهِمۡ هٰذَا وَهُمۡ لَا يَشۡعُرُوۡنَ‏ 

Unanimous in their decision, they led Joseph to cast him into a deep well. When they were placing Joseph in the well, We revealed to him that he would remain secure, and one day he would tell his brothers about what they did. We also revealed to him that it would be a mystery to them as to how Joseph was saved!

Verse 12:16

وَجَآءُوۡۤ اَبَاهُمۡ عِشَآءً يَّبۡكُوۡنَؕ‏

After carrying out their plan they came to their father at night weeping.

Verse 12:17

​قَالُوۡا يٰۤاَبَانَاۤ اِنَّا ذَهَبۡنَا نَسۡتَبِقُ وَتَرَكۡنَا يُوۡسُفَ عِنۡدَ مَتَاعِنَا فَاَكَلَهُ الذِّئۡبُ​ۚ وَمَاۤ اَنۡتَ بِمُؤۡمِنٍ لَّنَا وَلَوۡ كُنَّا صٰدِقِيۡنَ‏

Saying, 'O Our father! We went racing with each other, and left Joseph by our belongings. A wolf did eat him up. We fear that you will not believe us even though we speak the truth.'

Verse 12:18

وَجَآءُوۡ عَلٰى قَمِيـۡصِهٖ بِدَمٍ كَذِبٍ​ؕ قَالَ بَلۡ سَوَّلَتۡ لَـكُمۡ اَنۡفُسُكُمۡ اَمۡرًا​ؕ فَصَبۡرٌ جَمِيۡلٌ​ؕ وَاللّٰهُ الۡمُسۡتَعَانُ عَلٰى مَا تَصِفُوۡنَ‏ 

And they came with false blood on his shirt. He said, 'I do not believe this story; you have made it up. I will remain steadfast in the face of your conspiracy, and God is the One Whose help is sought in the kind of misfortune you describe to me.'

Verse 12:19

وَجَآءَتۡ سَيَّارَةٌ فَاَرۡسَلُوۡا وَارِدَهُمۡ فَاَدۡلٰى دَلۡوَهٗ​ ؕ قَالَ يٰبُشۡرٰى هٰذَا غُلٰمٌ​ ؕ وَاَسَرُّوۡهُ بِضَاعَةً  ​ؕ وَاللّٰهُ عَلِيۡمٌۢ بِمَا يَعۡمَلُوۡنَ‏

There came a caravan, and they sent their water drawer. He let down his rope and pail into the well. He called in excitement, 'Oh, what a lucky find! It is a boy!' People of the caravan took him along as treasure. And God was Aware of what they did.

Verse 12:20

وَشَرَوۡهُ بِثَمَنٍۢ بَخۡسٍ دَرَاهِمَ مَعۡدُوۡدَةٍ​ ۚ وَكَانُوۡا فِيۡهِ مِنَ الزّٰهِدِيۡنَ‏

They sold him in the market for a low price, a few silver coins. They had little idea of his value.

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