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Muhammad Asad   
THIS ACCOUNT of something that was beyond the reach of thy perception We [now] reveal unto thee, [O Prophet:] for thou wert not with Joseph's brothers when they resolved upon what they were going to do and wove their schemes [against him]
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
That is from the stories of the unseen which We reveal to you ˹O Prophet˺. You were not present when they ˹all˺ made up their minds, and when they plotted ˹against Joseph˺.
Safi Kaskas   
[Prophet], We now reveal to you this account of something that was beyond your knowledge. You were not with Joseph's brothers when they decided what they were going to do and schemed [against him].

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Arabic   
‏ذَلِكَ مِنْ أَنۢبَآءِ ٱلْغَيْبِ نُوحِيهِ إِلَيْكَ ۖ وَمَا كُنتَ لَدَيْهِمْ إِذْ أَجْمَعُوٓا۟ أَمْرَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَمْكُرُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
dhālika min anbāi l-ghaybi nūḥīhi ilayka wamā kunta ladayhim idh ajmaʿū amrahum wahum yamkurūn
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That (is) from the news (of) the unseen which We reveal to you. And not you were with them when they put together their plan while they (were) plotting.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
THIS ACCOUNT of something that was beyond the reach of thy perception We [now] reveal unto thee, [O Prophet:] for thou wert not with Joseph's brothers when they resolved upon what they were going to do and wove their schemes [against him]
M. M. Pickthall   
This is of the tidings of the Unseen which We inspire in thee (Muhammad). Thou wast not present with them when they fixed their plan and they were scheming
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Such is one of the stories of what happened unseen, which We reveal by inspiration unto thee; nor wast thou (present) with them then when they concerted their plans together in the process of weaving their plots
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
That is from the stories of the unseen which We reveal to you ˹O Prophet˺. You were not present when they ˹all˺ made up their minds, and when they plotted ˹against Joseph˺.
Safi Kaskas   
[Prophet], We now reveal to you this account of something that was beyond your knowledge. You were not with Joseph's brothers when they decided what they were going to do and schemed [against him].
Wahiduddin Khan   
These are tidings of the unseen that We reveal to you, [O Prophet], though you were not present with them when they plotted and agreed upon a plan
Shakir   
This is of the announcements relating to the unseen (which) We reveal to you, and you were not with them when they resolved upon their affair, and they were devising plans
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
That is of the tidings of the unseen that We reveal to thee. And thou hadst not been in their presence when they agreed to their affair. And they plan.
T.B.Irving   
Such are some of the news from the Unseen We inspire you with. You were not in their presence when they agreed on their affair and were plotting.
Abdul Hye   
This is of the news of the unseen which We reveal to you (O Muhammad). You were not present with them when they arranged their plan together, and while they were plotting.
The Study Quran   
These are among the accounts of the unseen which We reveal unto thee. And thou wert not with them when they decided upon their affair and plotted
Dr. Kamal Omar   
This is of the news of the hidden and unseen, which We reveal in inspiration to you. And you were not near them when they jointly prepared their stratagem and they plot (against Yusuf)
Farook Malik   
O Muhammad, this story which We have revealed to you is a tale of the unseen; for you were not there with (the brothers of Joseph) when they collectively conspired and schemed against him
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
This is news from the past that We reveal to you. You were not present with them when they plotted and agreed on a plan
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
That is of the tidings of the Unseen that We reveal to you; (i.e., Muhammad) and in no way were you close to them as they agreed together upon their decision, (as) they were scheming
Muhammad Sarwar   
This is some of the news of the unseen which We reveal to you, (Muhammad). You were not with them when Joseph's brothers agreed on devising their evil plans
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
That is a part of the reports of the unseen We reveal to you (O Prophet). You were not with them when they determined their object, and when they were planning devices
Shabbir Ahmed   
(O Prophet Muhammad) These are the chapters of the Unseen (history) that We reveal to you. You were not there when the brothers of Joseph decided together and were making their schemes
Dr. Munir Munshey   
These are the events of the unseen distant past which We reveal to you (oh Mohammed)!. Certainly, you were not present among them, when they were in accord and were plotting and scheming
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
That is one of the stories of what happened unseen, which We make it known to you (O Prophet,) by revelation: And you were not with them when they made up their plans together and while coming up with their plots
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
That is from the news of the unseen which We reveal, [O Muhammad], to you. And you were not with them when they put together their plan while they conspired
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
That is from the news of the unseen that We inspire to you. You were not amongst them when they arranged their plan and were scheming
Abdel Haleem   
This account is part of what was beyond your knowledge [Muhammad]. We revealed it to you: you were not present with Joseph’s brothers when they made their treacherous plans
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
This is of the tidings of the unseen, which We reveal unto thee; nor wast thou with them when they resolved on their affair while they were plotting
Ahmed Ali   
This is news of the unknown We reveal to you, for you were not present when Joseph's brothers agreed on their course of action, and devised their plot
Aisha Bewley   
This is news of the Unseen which We reveal to you. You were not with them when they decided what to do and devised their scheme.
Ali Ünal   
That is an account of some exemplary events of the unseen (a realm and time beyond the reach of any created being’s perception) that We reveal to you, (O Messenger). You were not with them when those agreed upon their plans, and then were scheming (against Joseph)
Ali Quli Qara'i   
These are accounts of the Unseen which We reveal to you, and you were not with them when they conspired together and schemed
Hamid S. Aziz   
That is one of the stories of the unseen that We inspire in you (Muhammad). You were not with them when they agreed in their affair when they were scheming
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
This is from the stories of the unseen that We reveal to you, and you were not with them when they all agreed on their issue while they plot
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Such is one of the stories unknown, which We reveal by inspiration to you, nor were you with them when they concerted their plans and while they plotted
Musharraf Hussain   
This is one of the accounts of the unseen that We have revealed to you; and you were not there with them, Messenger, when they conspired to hatch a plot against Yusuf.
Maududi   
(O Muhammad), this is part of news from the Unseen that We reveal to you for you were not present with them when Joseph´s brothers jointly resolved on a plot
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Thatis from the news of the unseen that We inspire to you. You were not among them when they arranged their plan and were scheming.
Mohammad Shafi   
This is from annals of the unseen past which We reveal to you. And you were not with them when they got together to act, and they conspired

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Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
These are some tidings of Unseen, which We reveal to you. And you were not with them, when they agreed upon their plan, and they were devising.
Rashad Khalifa   
This is news from the past that we reveal to you. You were not present when they made their unanimous decision (to throw Joseph in the well), as they conspired together.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
That is of the news We reveal to you of the unseen. You were not present when they agreed upon their plan, scheming
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
This is of the announcements relating to the unseen (which) We reveal to thee, and thou wast not with them when they resolved upon their affair, and they were devising plans
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
That (is) from the unseen's/hidden's information/news, We inspire/transmit it to you, and you were not by/near them when they all unanimously agreed their matter/affair, and (while) they are cheating/deceiving/scheming
Bijan Moeinian   
You (Mohammad) are thus being informed about this story which took place in the past (and its detailed are kept as unknown to the people.) After all, you were not there when they conspired against Joseph (to throw him in the well.
Faridul Haque   
These are some tidings of the Hidden which We divinely reveal to you (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him); and you were not with them when they set their task and when they were scheming
Sher Ali   
That is of the tidings of the unseen, which WE reveal to thee. And thou wast not with them when they agreed upon their plan while they were plotting
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
(O My Esteemed Beloved!) This (narrative) is of the news of the unseen which We are revealing to you, and you were not present with them when they (Yusuf’s [Joseph’s] brothers) were co-working to conclude their conspiracy and were plotting to deceive
Amatul Rahman Omar   
(Prophet!) this (narrative) is a part of the important news of the hidden realities which We reveal to you. You were not present with these (enemies of yours) when they agreed upon their plan (against you) and they are (still) hatching subtle plots
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
This is of the news of the Ghaib (unseen) which We reveal by Inspiration to you (O Muhammad SAW ). You were not (present) with them when they arranged their plan together, and (also, while) they were plotting

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
That is of the tidings of the Unseen that We reveal to thee; thou wast not with them when they agreed upon their plan, devising
George Sale   
This is a secret history, which We reveal unto thee, O Mohammed, although thou wast not present with the brethren of Joseph, when they concerted their design, and contrived a plot against him
Edward Henry Palmer   
That is one of the stories of the unseen which we inspire thee with, though thou wert not with them when they agreed in their affair, when they were so crafty.
John Medows Rodwell   
This is one of the secret histories which we reveal unto thee. Thou wast not present with Joseph's brethren when they conceived their design and laid their plot
N J Dawood (2014)   
That which We have now revealed to you¹ is a tale of the unknown. You were not present when they conceived their plan, and when they schemed together

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
[The story of Joseph] is one [of the stories] that happened unseen [by you], which We convey to you. You were not with them as (Joseph’s brothers) unanimously agreed to their conniving plan.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Such are some of the news from the Unseen We inspire you with. You were not in their presence when they agreed on their affair and were plotting.
Sayyid Qutb   
That is an account which We have now revealed to you, speaking of things that have been beyond your perception. You were not present when they [i.e. Joseph's brothers] resolved upon their plans and completed their schemes.
Ahmed Hulusi   
This that We reveal to you is news from the unperceivable realms... And you were not with them (Joseph’s brothers) when they were conspiring to put together their plan.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
That is of the news of the Unseen(which)We reveal to you(O' Prophet); and you were not with them(the brothers of Joseph)when they agreed upon their plan and they were plotting.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
Such narrative as We have inspired to you O Muhammad is an epitome of the chief points of a larger invisible work embracing unseen forces and motives, thoughts and feelings, complications and results not usually seen or perceived by people but win through in the end as Allah has planned. Nor were you O Muhammad in their circles when they ( the brothers, the retinue and the women resolved unanimously to accomplish what they had maliciously schemed
Mir Aneesuddin   
That’s the news of the unseen which We communicate to you and you were not with them when they collectively decided their affair and (when) they were planning.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Such is one of the stories of what happened unseen, which We reveal by inspiration unto thee; nor wast thou (present) with them then when they concerted their plans together in the process of weaving their plots
OLD Literal Word for Word   
That (is) from the news (of) the unseen which We reveal to you. And not you were with them when they put together their plan while they (were) plotting