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Muhammad Asad
LO! Thus spoke Joseph unto his father: "O my father! Behold, I saw [in a dream] eleven stars, as well as the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrate themselves before me!"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
˹Remember˺ when Joseph said to his father, “O my dear father! Indeed I dreamt of eleven stars, and the sun, and the moon—I saw them prostrating to me!”
Safi Kaskas
Joseph said to his father, "Father, I saw [in a dream] eleven stars, as well as the sun and the moon. I saw them bow before me."

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Arabic
إِذْ قَالَ يُوسُفُ لِأَبِيهِ يَا أَبَتِ إِنِّي رَأَيْتُ أَحَدَ عَشَرَ كَوْكَبًا وَالشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ رَأَيْتُهُمْ لِي سَاجِدِين
Transliteration
Ith qala yoosufu li-abeehi ya abati innee raaytu ahada AAashara kawkaban waalshshamsa waalqamara raaytuhum lee sajideena
Transliteration-2
idh qāla yūsufu li-abīhi yāabati innī ra-aytu aḥada ʿashara kawkaban wal-shamsa wal-qamara ra-aytuhum lī sājidīn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
When said Yusuf to his father, "O my father! Indeed, I I saw one ten (i.e eleven) star(s) and the sun and the moon; I saw them to me prostrating."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
LO! Thus spoke Joseph unto his father: "O my father! Behold, I saw [in a dream] eleven stars, as well as the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrate themselves before me!"
M. M. Pickthall
When Joseph said unto his father: O my father! Lo! I saw in a dream eleven planets and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating themselves unto me
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Behold! Joseph said to his father: "O my father! I did see eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrate themselves to me!"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
˹Remember˺ when Joseph said to his father, “O my dear father! Indeed I dreamt of eleven stars, and the sun, and the moon—I saw them prostrating to me!”
Safi Kaskas
Joseph said to his father, "Father, I saw [in a dream] eleven stars, as well as the sun and the moon. I saw them bow before me."
Wahiduddin Khan
When Joseph told his father, My father, I saw eleven stars, and the sun and moon: I saw them prostrate themselves before me
Shakir
When Yusuf said to his father: O my father! surely I saw eleven stars and the sun and the moon-- I saw them making obeisance to me
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Mention when Joseph said to his father: O my father! Truly, I saw eleven stars and the sun and the moon. I saw them as ones prostrating themselves to me.
T.B.Irving
So Joseph told his father: "My father, I saw eleven stars, and the sun and moon; I saw them bowing down before me!"
Abdul Hye
(Remember) when Joseph said to his father: “O my father! Surely, I saw (in a dream) 11 stars, the sun, and the moon - I saw them prostrating themselves to me.”
The Study Quran
When Joseph said unto his father, “O my father, truly I have seen eleven stars, and the sun and the moon. I saw them prostrating before me.
Dr. Kamal Omar
When Yusuf said to his father: “O my dear father! Verily, I saw (in a dream) eleven planets, and the sun and the moon, I saw them: ’in appreciation of me’, as those who fall in prostration (to You).
Farook Malik
This is the narrative of that time, when Joseph said to his father: "O my father! In a dream I saw eleven stars, the sun and the moon - I saw them prostrate themselves before me!"
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
When Joseph said to his father, 'O my father, I saw eleven planets, and the sun, and the moon; I saw them bowing down to me.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
As Yusuf (Joseph) said to his father, "O my father, surely I saw (i.e., in a dream) eleven planets and the sun and the moon; I saw them prostrating to me."
Muhammad Sarwar
When Joseph said, "Father, in my dream I saw eleven stars, the sun and the moon prostrating before me,"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
(It happened) when Yusuf said to his father, .My father, I saw (in dream) eleven stars and the Sun and the Moon; I saw them all fallen prostrate before me.‘&lsquo
Shabbir Ahmed
Thus spoke Joseph to his father, "O My father! I saw in a dream eleven stars, and the sun, and the moon, I saw them prone themselves unto me!"
Dr. Munir Munshey
Once, Yusuf said to his father, "Oh my father! I had a dream. I saw eleven planets, the sun and the moon lying prostrate before me!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Remember, when Yusuf (Joseph) said to his father: "O my father! For sure, I saw (in my dream) eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrate themselves to me!"
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
[Of these stories mention] when Joseph said to his father, "O my father, indeed I have seen [in a dream] eleven stars and the sun and the moon; I saw them prostrating to me."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
When Joseph said to his father: "My father, I have seen eleven planets and the sun and the moon, I saw them submitting to me."
Abdel Haleem
Joseph said to his father, ‘Father, I dreamed of eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them all bow down before me,’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Recall what time Yusufj said unto his father: , y father! verily have seen eleven stars and the sun and the moon; I have seen them prostrating themselves unto me
Ahmed Ali
When Joseph told his father: "O my father, I saw eleven stars and the sun and the moon bowing before me in homage,"
Aisha Bewley
When Yusuf told his father, ´Father! I saw eleven bright stars, and the sun and moon as well. I saw them all prostrate in front of me.´
Ali Ünal
When Joseph said to his father: "O my father! I saw in a dream eleven stars, as well as the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrating themselves before me."
Ali Quli Qara'i
When Joseph said to his father, ‘Father! I saw eleven planets, and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrating themselves before me.’
Hamid S. Aziz
When Joseph said to his father, "O my father! Verily, I saw (in my dream) eleven stars, and the sun, and the moon - I saw them prostrating themselves unto me!"
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
(Remember) when Joseph said to his father: my father, indeed I saw (in my dream) eleven stars and the sun and the moon, I saw them being humble before me
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Behold, Joseph said to his father, “O my father, I saw eleven stars and the Sun and the Moon, I saw them prostrate themselves to me.
Musharraf Hussain
Consider when Yusuf said to his father, “My dear father, I saw eleven stars, the sun and the moon, all prostrating before me.”
Maududi
Call to mind when Joseph said to his father: "My father! I saw (in a dream) eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrating themselves before me."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
When Joseph said to his father: "My father, I have seen eleven planets and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating to me."
Mohammad Shafi
When Joseph said to his father, "O my father! I did indeed see eleven stars and the sun and the moon. I saw them prostrating to me."

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Recall when Yusuf (Joseph) said to his father, 'O my father, I saw eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrating for me
Rashad Khalifa
Recall that Joseph said to his father, "O my father, I saw eleven planets, and the sun, and the moon; I saw them prostrating before me."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
When Joseph said to his father: 'Father, I saw eleven planets, and the sun and the moon; I saw them prostrating themselves before me.
Maulana Muhammad Ali
When Joseph said to his father: O my father, I saw eleven stars and the sun and the moon -- I saw them making obeisance to me
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
When Joseph said to his father: You my father that I, I saw eleven planet(s)/star(s) and the sun and the moon, I saw/them to me prostrating."
Bijan Moeinian
Once [little] Joseph said to his father (Jacob, son of Isaac and grand son of Abraham): “I saw in my dream that eleven stars, the sun and the moon [the solar system as we know today] were prostrating themselves before me
Faridul Haque
Remember when Yusuf (Joseph) said to his father, "O my father! I saw eleven stars and the sun and the moon - I saw them prostrating to me."
Sher Ali
Remember the time when Joseph said to his father, O my father, I saw in a dream eleven stars and the sun and the moon - I saw them making obeisance to me.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
(Recall) when Yusuf (Joseph) said to his father: ‘O my venerable father! I have seen (in a dream) eleven stars and the sun and the moon. I have seen them prostrating themselves before me.
Amatul Rahman Omar
(Remember the time) when Joseph said to his father, `My dear father! I have seen (in a vision) eleven stars and the sun and the moon. I saw them falling down prostrate (before God) because of me.
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
(Remember) when Yoosuf (Joseph) said to his father: "O my father! Verily, I saw (in a dream) eleven stars and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating themselves to me."

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
When Joseph said to his father, 'Father, I saw eleven stars, and the sun and the moon; I saw them bowing down before me.
George Sale
When Joseph said unto his father, O my father, verily I saw in my dream eleven stars, and the sun and the moon; I saw them make obeisance unto me
Edward Henry Palmer
When Joseph said to his father, 'O my sire! Verily, I saw eleven stars, and the sun, and the moon,- I saw them adoring me!
John Medows Rodwell
When Joseph said to his Father, "O my Father! verily I beheld eleven stars and the sun and the moon - beheld them make obeisance to me!"
N J Dawood (2014)
Joseph said to his father: ‘Father, I dreamt of eleven stars and the sun and the moon; I saw them prostrate themselves before me.‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Joseph said to his father, “O my father, I truly saw eleven stars and the sun and the moon. I saw them bowing to me.”
Sayyid Qutb
Joseph said to his father: 'Father, I saw in a dream eleven stars, as well as the sun and the moon; I saw them prostrate themselves before me.'
Ahmed Hulusi
And when Joseph said to his father, “O my father! Indeed, I saw the eleven planets, the Sun, the Moon... I saw them prostrating to me.”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
When, Yusuf said to his father: 'O my father! Verily I did see(dreamt) eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrating themselves unto me'.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
For once Yusuf said to his father -Ya'qub (Jacob)- "O my father, a vividly descriptive image was presented to my mind in my sleep portraying eleven planets, the sun and the moon bowing to the ground in reverence and obeisance to me"
Mir Aneesuddin
When Yusuf said to his father, “O my father ! I saw eleven planets and the sun and the moon, I saw them bowing down to me.”

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Behold! Joseph said to his father: "O my father! I did see eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrate themselves to me!"
OLD Literal Word for Word
When said Yusuf to his father, "O my father! Indeed, I I saw eleven star(s) and the sun and the moon; I saw them to me prostrating.