قَالَ سَوۡفَ أَسۡتَغۡفِرُ لَكُمۡ رَبِّىٓ ۖ إِنَّهُۥ هُوَ ٱلۡغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
He said: "Soon will I ask my Lord for forgiveness for you: for he is indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."<br/>
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.