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Muhammad Asad
AND AS SOON as the caravan [with which Jacob's sons were travelling] was on its way, their father said [to the people around him]: "Behold, were it not that you might consider me a dotard, [I would say that] I truly feel the breath of Joseph [in the air]!"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
When the caravan departed ˹from Egypt˺, their father said ˹to those around him˺, “You may think I am senile, but I certainly sense the smell of Joseph.”
Safi Kaskas
As soon as the caravan [with which Jacob's sons were travelling] was on its way, their father said [to the people around him], "You may think I am senile, but I can smell Joseph."

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وَلَمَّا فَصَلَتِ الْعِيرُ قَالَ أَبُوهُمْ إِنِّي لَأَجِدُ رِيحَ يُوسُفَ لَوْلَا أَن تُفَنِّدُون
Transliteration
Walamma fasalati alAAeeru qala aboohum innee laajidu reeha yoosufa lawla an tufannidooni
Transliteration-2
walammā faṣalati l-ʿīru qāla abūhum innī la-ajidu rīḥa yūsufa lawlā an tufannidūn
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And when departed the caravan, said their father, "Indeed, I [I] find (the) smell (of) Yusuf, if not that you think me weakened in mind.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
AND AS SOON as the caravan [with which Jacob's sons were travelling] was on its way, their father said [to the people around him]: "Behold, were it not that you might consider me a dotard, [I would say that] I truly feel the breath of Joseph [in the air]!"
M. M. Pickthall
When the caravan departed their father had said: Truly I am conscious of the breath of Joseph, though ye call me dotard
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
When the caravan left (Egypt), their father said: "I do indeed scent the presence of Joseph: Nay, think me not a dotard."
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
When the caravan departed ˹from Egypt˺, their father said ˹to those around him˺, “You may think I am senile, but I certainly sense the smell of Joseph.”
Safi Kaskas
As soon as the caravan [with which Jacob's sons were travelling] was on its way, their father said [to the people around him], "You may think I am senile, but I can smell Joseph."
Wahiduddin Khan
When the caravan set out from Egypt, their father [in Canaan] said, You may think I am senile, but I certainly perceive the breath of Joseph
Shakir
And when the caravan had departed, their father said: Most surely I perceive the greatness of Yusuf, unless you pronounce me to be weak in judgment
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
And when they set forward with the caravan their father said: Truly, I find the scent of Joseph if you think me not weak of mind.
T.B.Irving
As the caravan set out, their father said: "I smell a breath from Joseph, even though you may think I am doting."
Abdul Hye
When the caravan departed, their father said: “I do indeed feel the smell of Joseph, even if you think me weak of mind due to old age.”
The Study Quran
And as the caravan set off, their father said, “Truly I sense the scent of Joseph, if you think me not senile!
Dr. Kamal Omar
And when the caravan departed, their father said: “Definitely I, indeed I get the smell of Yusuf (ie, I feel the presence of Yusuf), if it is not that you blame me of talhead of state illogically.”
Farook Malik
When the caravan started (from Egypt) their father (who was in Ken’an) said: "Certainly I feel the scent of Joseph, even though you may think I am out of my mind."
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
As the caravan set out, their father said, 'I sense the presence of Joseph, though you may think I am senile.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
And as soon as the caravan departed, their father said, "Surely I indeed find Yusuf's scent, (Or: breath) unless you think me doting."
Muhammad Sarwar
When the caravan left the town, their father said, "I smell Joseph's scent. I hope that you will not accuse me of senility"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
And when the caravan set out (from Egypt), their father (Ya‘qub) said (in Canaan), .I sense the fragrance of Yusuf, if you do not take me to be senile
Shabbir Ahmed
As soon as the caravan departed from Egypt, their father (Jacob) began telling his neighbors in Canaan about the Revelation that his son Joseph was in a position of high authority. "I do indeed scent the presence of Joseph even though you may call me senile."
Dr. Munir Munshey
And when the caravan moved (from Egypt) their father said, "Call me senile, but I am beginning to smell the scent of Yusuf!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed
And when the caravan left (Egypt to come to Jacob), their father said: "I truly scent the presence of Yusuf (Joseph): Do not think me as a feeble (old man)."
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
And when the caravan departed [from Egypt], their father said, "Indeed, I find the smell of Joseph [and would say that he was alive] if you did not think me weakened in mind."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
And when the caravan departed, their father said: "I do indeed feel the scent of Joseph, except that you may think me senile."
Abdel Haleem
Later, when the caravan departed, their father said, ‘You may think I am senile but I can smell Joseph,’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
And when the caravan had departed, their father said: surely feel the smell of Yusuf, if ye think not that I am doting
Ahmed Ali
The caravan departed (from Egypt) and Jacob said (at home): "Say not that I am in my dotage, but I get the smell of Joseph."
Aisha Bewley
And when the caravan went on its way, their father said, ´I can smell Yusuf´s scent! You probably think I have become senile.´
Ali Ünal
At the time that the (brothers’) caravan set out, their father said (to those around him): "Surely, I sense the fragrance of Joseph, unless you would consider me a dotard."
Ali Quli Qara'i
As the caravan set off, their father said, ‘I sense the scent of Joseph, if you will not consider me a dotard.’
Hamid S. Aziz
And when the caravan left (Egypt), their father said, "Verily, I smell the presence of Joseph; nay, think me not a dotard."
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
And when the caravan left, their father said: I certainly find smell of Joseph, if you don't think that I am senile
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
As the caravan left, their father said, “I indeed smell the presence of Joseph. And do not think that I am weak of mind.
Musharraf Hussain
Once the caravan had set off from Egypt, their father said, “I smell Yusuf ’s breath in the air, even though you might think I am senile.”
Maududi
And as the caravan set out (from Egypt), their father said (in Canaan): "Indeed I smell the fragrance of Joseph. I say so although you may think that I am doting."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Andwhen the caravan departed, their father said: "I do indeed feel the scent of Joseph, except that you may think me senile."
Mohammad Shafi
And when the caravan had set out, their father said, "I do indeed get the smell of Joseph, unless you consider me delirious."

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
When the Caravan departed from Egypt, their father here said, 'no doubt, I find the scent of Yusuf, if you say me not that he is doted.
Rashad Khalifa
Even before the caravan arrived, their father said, "I can sense the smell of Joseph. Will someone enlighten me?"
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
As the caravan departed, their father said: 'I smell the scent of Joseph, unless you think I am foolish.
Maulana Muhammad Ali
And when the caravan left (Egypt), their father said: Surely I scent (the power of) Joseph, if you call me not a dotard
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
And when the caravan parted/went out , their father said: "That I, I find (E) Joseph's smell , unless you prove me wrong ."
Bijan Moeinian
When their caravan left Egypt, their father said to his folk: “I can sense the smell of Joseph; do not call me names (such as senile, crazy, etc.)”
Faridul Haque
When the caravan left Egypt, their father said *, "Indeed I sense the fragrance of Yusuf, if you do not call me senile." (* Prophet Yaqub said this in Palestine, to other members of his family. He could discern the fragrance of Prophet Yusuf’s shirt from far away.
Sher Ali
And when the caravan departed, their father said, `Surely, I perceive the scent of Joseph, even though you take me to be a dotard.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
And when the caravan left (Egypt), his father (Ya‘qub [Jacob]) said (whilst sitting in Canaan): ‘If you do not consider me unstable due to senility, I am smelling the fragrance of Yusuf (Joseph).
Amatul Rahman Omar
So when the caravan with the corn departed (from Egypt) their father said (in Kin`an), `If you do not pronounce my judgment to be weak and unsound (let me tell you that) I do scent the power of Joseph.
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
And when the caravan departed, their father said: "I do indeed feel the smell of Yoosuf (Joseph), if only you think me not a dotard (a person who has weakness of mind because of old age)."

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
So, when the caravan set forth, their father said, 'Surely I perceive Joseph's scent, unless you think me doting.
George Sale
And when the company of travellers was departed from Egypt on their journey towards Canaan, their father said unto those who were about him, verily I perceive the smell of Joseph: Although ye think that I dote
Edward Henry Palmer
And when the caravan departed, their father said, 'Verily, I find the smell of Joseph, unless ye think I dote!
John Medows Rodwell
And when the caravan was departed, their father said, "I surely perceive the smell of Joseph: think ye that I dote?"
N J Dawood (2014)
When the caravan departed their father said: ‘I feel the breath of Joseph, though you will not believe me.‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
After the caravan had left [Egypt], their father said, “I truly sense the smell of Joseph. Do not think I have lost my mind.”
Sayyid Qutb
As the caravan set out, their father said [to the people around him]: 'I feel the breath of Joseph, though you will not believe me.'
Ahmed Hulusi
And when the caravan left (the land of Joseph), their father (in their own land) said, “If you do not think I am old and weakened in mind, indeed I perceive the scent (frequency) of Joseph.”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
And when the caravan set out(from Egypt to Kan'an), their father said: 'Verily I perceive Yusuf's scent, unless you think me doting'.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
When the caravan was on its way homeward, Ya'qab, inspirited with the divine prerogative of intuition, had a presentiment of the event that was about to happen. He said: "I do perceive Yusuf's scent in the wind, albeit you people might think I have lost my mind."
Mir Aneesuddin
And when the caravan departed, their father said, “I certainly perceive the smell of Yusuf, if you do not consider me weak in mind due to old age.”

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
When the caravan left (Egypt), their father said: "I do indeed scent the presence of Joseph: Nay, think me not a dotard."
OLD Literal Word for Word
And when departed the caravan, their father said, "Indeed, I [I] find (the) smell (of) Yusuf, if not that you think me weakened in mind