M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)

53. And I do not declare myself free, most surely (man’s) self is wont to command (him to do) evil, except such as my Lord has had mercy on, surely my Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.

54. And the king said: Bring him to me, I will choose him for myself. So when he had spoken with him, he said: Surely you are in our presence today an honourable, a faithful one.

55. He said: Place me (in authority) over the treasures of the land, surely I am a good keeper, knowing well.

56. And thus did We give to Yusuf power in the land — he had mastery in it wherever he liked; We send down Our mercy on whom We please, and We do not waste the reward of those who do good.

57. And certainly the reward of the hereafter is much better for those who believe and guard (against evil).

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58. And Yusuf’s brothers came and went in to him, and he knew them, while they did not recognize him.

59. And when he furnished them with their provision, he said: Bring to me a brother of yours from your father; do you not see that I give full measure

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M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir, R. A. Juma, 1615 Pech Rd., Apt. 26C, Houston, Texas 77055. Presented by World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS), P.O. Box No. 2245, Tehran, Iran, 1974 Edition, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 31 Mar. 2023: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=407