قَالُواْ تَٱللَّهِ لَقَدۡ عَلِمۡتُم مَّا جِئۡنَا لِنُفۡسِدَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا كُنَّا سَٰرِقِينَ
(The brothers) said: "By Allah! well ye know that we came not to make mischief in the land, and we are no thieves!"<br/>
They said, 'By God,' (ta'Llaahi is an oath, entailing astonishment) 'You know very well that we did not come to work corruption in the land, and we are certainly not thieves', that is, we have never stolen [anything].