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{ وَلَمَّا فَتَحُواْ مَتَاعَهُمْ وَجَدُواْ بِضَاعَتَهُمْ رُدَّتْ إِلَيْهِمْ قَالُواْ يٰأَبَانَا مَا نَبْغِي هَـٰذِهِ بِضَاعَتُنَا رُدَّتْ إِلَيْنَا وَنَمِيرُ أَهْلَنَا وَنَحْفَظُ أَخَانَا وَنَزْدَادُ كَيْلَ بَعِيرٍ ذٰلِكَ كَيْلٌ يَسِيرٌ }

And when they opened their belongings they found that their merchandise had been restored to them. They said ‘O father what more should we desire? mā nabghī mā is interrogative that is to say what greater thing than this can we ask for from the king’s generosity?’; a variant reading has mā tabghī ‘what more do you desire?’ as an address to Jacob — for they had mentioned to him his the king’s generosity towards them. Here is our merchandise restored to us. And we shall get provisions for our family we shall obtain supplies for them namely food and guard our brother and we shall receive an extra camel’s load because of our brother; that will be an easy measure’ for the king to grant us given his munificence.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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