(His father) said: “O my (dear) little son! Do not relate your dream to your brothers! Then (if you relate) they should plot against you. Surely Satan is an open enemy to man.”
And thus will your Lord choose you and teach you the interpretation of sayings (events) and make His Blessing complete to you and to the children of Jacob, as He made it complete before to your fathers, Abraham and Isaac. Surely your Lord is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Certainly in Joseph and his brothers there are Verses (lessons) for the inquirers.
When they said: “Certainly Joseph (Yûsuf) and his brother are dearer to our father than we. Though we are a group. Most surely our father is in manifest error”.
Kill Joseph or cast him out in some place so that your father’s face may be a friend for you (let the affection of your father be exclusively for you). And after that you may become improved people.
A speaker from among them said: “Do not kill Joseph. Cast him down into the bottom of a well if you must do something. Some of the travelers should pick him up.”
They said: “O our father! Why do you not trust us with Joseph? And most surely we are his sincere well-wishers.”
Send him with us tomorrow he may eat well and play. And surely we will guard him well.
(Their Father) said: “Surely it grieves me that you should take him off, and I fear lest the wolf devour him while you are heedless of him.”
They said: “Surely if the wolf should devour him, while we are a strong group, then surely, we are the losers.”