جاده باشد بحر ز اسرائیلیان ** غرقه گه باشد ز فرعون عوان
By the Israelites the sea is (made) a highway; by the ruffian Pharaoh it is (made) a drowning-place.
مخصوص بودن یعقوب علیه السلام به چشیدن جام حق از روی یوسف و کشیدن بوی حق از بوی یوسف و حرمان برادران و غیر هم ازین هر دو
How Jacob, on whom be peace, was privileged to taste the cup of God from the face of Joseph, and inhale the scent of God from the scent of Joseph; and the exclusion of his (Joseph's) brethren and others from both these (privileges).
آنچ یعقوب از رخ یوسف بدید ** خاص او بد آن به اخوان کی رسید3030
That which Jacob experienced from (beholding) the face of Joseph was peculiar to him: when did that (delight) come to his (Joseph's) brethren?
این ز عشقش خویش در چه میکند ** و آن بکین از بهر او چه میکند
This one (Jacob), from love of him (Joseph), puts himself in the pit, while that one (Joseph's brother) digs a pit for him (Joseph) in hatred.
سفرهی او پیش این از نان تهیست ** پیش یعقوبست پر کو مشتهیست
In the sight of this one (Joseph's brother) his (Joseph's) food-wallet is empty of bread; in the sight of Jacob it is full, for he is desiring eagerly.
روی ناشسته نبیند روی حور ** لا صلوة گفت الا بالطهور
None with face unwashed beholds the faces of the houris: he (the Prophet) said, “There is no ritual prayer without the ablution.”
عشق باشد لوت و پوت جانها ** جوع ازین رویست قوت جانها
Love is the meat and drink of souls; hunger, from this point of view, is the food of souls.
جوع یوسف بود آن یعقوب را ** بوی نانش میرسید از دور جا3035
Jacob had hunger for Joseph; (hence) the smell of the bread was reaching him from afar.
آنک بستد پیرهن را میشتافت ** بوی پیراهان یوسف مینیافت
He that took the shirt (of Joseph) was hastening (on his way) and was not perceiving the scent of Joseph's shirt,
و آنک صد فرسنگ زان سو بود او ** چونک بد یعقوب میبویید بو
While he that was a hundred leagues (distant) from that quarter was smelling the perfume, since he was Jacob.
ای بسا عالم ز دانش بینصیب ** حافظ علمست آنکس نه حبیب
Oh, there is many a learned man that hath no profit of (his) knowledge: that person is one who commits knowledge to memory, not one who loves (it).