Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

Deliver me from the wrongdoing lot.’
22 And when he turned his face toward Midian,
he said, ‘Maybe my Lord
will show me the right way.’
23 When he arrived at the well of Midian,
he found there a throng of people
watering [their flocks],
and he found, besides them, two women
holding back [their flock].
He said, ‘What is your business?’
They said, ‘We do not water [our flock]
until the shepherds have driven out [their flocks],
and our father is an aged man.’
24 So he watered [their flock] for them.
Then he withdrew toward the shade
and said, ‘My Lord!
I am indeed
in need of any good You may send down to me!’
25 Then one of the two women approached him,
walking bashfully.
She said, ‘Indeed my father invites you
to pay you the wages
for watering [our flock] for us.’
So when he came to him
and recounted the story to him,
he said, ‘Do not be afraid.
You have been delivered from the wrongdoing lot.’
26 One of the two women said, ‘Father, hire him.
Indeed the best you can hire
is a powerful and trustworthy man.’

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 02 Dec. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/ali-quli-qarai/2005?page=574