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qāla
قَالَ
He said,
sawfa
سَوْفَ
"Soon
astaghfiru
أَسْتَغْفِرُ
I will ask forgiveness
lakum
لَكُمْ
for you
rabbī
رَبِّىٓۖ
(from) my Lord.
innahu
إِنَّهُۥ
Indeed, He,
huwa
هُوَ
He
l-ghafūru
ٱلْغَفُورُ
(is) the Oft-Forgiving,
l-raḥīmu
ٱلرَّحِيمُ
the Most Merciful."

Qaala sawfa astaghfiru lakum Rabbeee innahoo Huwal Ghafoorur Raheem

Sahih International:

He said, "I will ask forgiveness for you from my Lord. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful."

1 A. J. Arberry

He said, 'Assuredly I will ask my Lord to forgive you; He is the All-forgiving, the All-compassionate.'

2 Abdul Haleem

He replied, ‘I shall ask my Lord to forgive you: He is the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

He said: presently I shall pray for forgiveness for you of my Lord; verily He! only He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

He said; "Soon will I ask my Lord for forgiveness for you; for he is indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

He said: "I shall pray to my Lord for your forgiveness, for He, and indeed He alone, is Ever Forgiving, Most Merciful."

6 Ahmed Ali

"I will ask my Lord to forgive you," he replied, "for He is forgiving and kind."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

He said, “I shall soon seek forgiveness for you from my Lord; indeed He only is the Oft Forgiving, the Most Merciful.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

He said, ‘I shall plead with my Lord to forgive you; indeed He is the All-forgiving, the All-merciful.’

9 Ali Ünal

He said: "I will ask my Lord to forgive you. Surely He it is Who is the All-Forgiving, the All-Compassionate."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

He (- Jacob) said, `I will certainly pray to my Lord to forgive you. Surely, He is the Most Forgiving, the Ever Merciful.´

11 English Literal

He said: "I will/shall ask for forgiveness for you from my Lord, that he is the forgiving, the merciful."

12 Faridul Haque

He said, "I shall soon seek forgiveness for you from my Lord; indeed He only is the Oft Forgiving, the Most Merciful."

13 Hamid S. Aziz

They said, "O our father! Ask pardon for us of our sins; verily, we were sinners!"

14 Hilali & Khan

He said: "I will ask my Lord for forgiveness for you, verily He! Only He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

They said: O our father, ask forgiveness of our sins for us, surely we are sinners.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

He said: I will ask for you forgiveness from my Lord; surely He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

He said: I shall ask forgiveness for you of my Lord. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

He said, "I shall ask my Lord to forgive you; He is All-forgiving and All-merciful."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

He said: 'I shall ask my Lord to forgive you. He is Forgiving, the Most Merciful'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

He said: "I will ask my Lord for forgiveness for you, verily, He! Only He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

He said, "I shall certainly ask my Lord to forgive you. Surely, He is the Most Forgiving and Merciful."

22 Talal Itani

He said, “I will ask my Lord to forgive you. He is the Forgiver, the Most Merciful.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

He said, `Assuredly I shall ask forgiveness for you of my Lord. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful'; he [Jacob] put off this [plea of forgiveness] until [the last hour] before dawn, in order to be closer to [the likelihood of] it being accepted, or [he put it off] until the eve of Friday. They then departed for Egypt, where Joseph and the senior courtiers came out to meet them.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

"O our father! Ask forgiveness (from Allah) for our sins, indeed we have been sinners." He said;"I will ask my Lord for forgiveness for you, verily, He! Only He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful."

and He forgives those who repent to Him.

Abdullah bin Mas`ud, Ibrahim At-Taymi, `Amr bin Qays, Ibn Jurayj and several others said that;

Prophet Yaqub delayed fulfilling their request until the latter part of the night