Ayah

قَالُوٓاْ إِن يَسۡرِقۡ فَقَدۡ سَرَقَ أَخٌ لَّهُۥ مِن قَبۡلُ ۚ فَأَسَرَّهَا يُوسُفُ فِى نَفۡسِهِۦ وَلَمۡ يُبۡدِهَا لَهُمۡ ۚ قَالَ أَنتُمۡ شَرٌّ مَّكَانًا ۖ وَٱللَّهُ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَا تَصِفُونَ

Translation

They said: "If he steals, there was a brother of his who did steal before (him)." But these things did Joseph keep locked in his heart, revealing not the secrets to them. He (simply) said (to himself): "Ye are the worse situated; and Allah knoweth best the truth of what ye assert!"<br/>

Tafsir

They said, 'If he is stealing, a brother of his stole before', that is, Joseph - he had stolen a golden idol from his maternal grandfather and smashed it, lest he worship it. But Joseph kept it secret in his soul and did not disclose it, manifest it, to them (the [suffixed] pronoun [in yubdi-haa, 'disclose it'] refers to the word[s] in his [following] saying); he said, within himself: 'You are a worse case, than Joseph and his brother, because of your stealing a brother of yours from your father, and your wronging him. And God knows very well what you are describing', [what] you are mentioning with regard to him.

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