Ayah

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وَشَرَوۡهُ
And they sold him
بِثَمَنِۭ
for a price
بَخۡسٖ
very low
دَرَٰهِمَ
dirhams
مَعۡدُودَةٖ
few
وَكَانُواْ
and they were
فِيهِ
about him
مِنَ
of
ٱلزَّٰهِدِينَ
those keen to give up
وَشَرَوۡهُ
And they sold him
بِثَمَنِۭ
for a price
بَخۡسٖ
very low
دَرَٰهِمَ
dirhams
مَعۡدُودَةٖ
few
وَكَانُواْ
and they were
فِيهِ
about him
مِنَ
of
ٱلزَّٰهِدِينَ
those keen to give up

Translation

The (Brethren) sold him for a miserable price, for a few dirhams counted out: in such low estimation did they hold him!

Tafsir

Then they sold him - they [the caravan] purchased him from them - for a very low, a diminished, price, a handful of dirhams, 20 or 22; for they, that is, his brothers, set small store by him. So the caravan brought him to Egypt, where the one who had bought him sold him for 20 dinars, two pairs of sandals and two robes.

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