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  • آن شراب حق ختامش مشک ناب ** باده را ختمش بود گند و عذاب‌‌
  • The wine of God, its seal (last result) is pure musk, (but) as for (the other) wine, its seal is stench and torment
  • داستان آن پادشاه جهود که نصرانیان را می‌‌کشت از بهر تعصب
  • Story of the Jewish king who for bigotry's sake used to slay the Christians.
  • بود شاهی در جهودان ظلم ساز ** دشمن عیسی و نصرانی گداز
  • Amongst the Jews there was a king who wrought oppression, an enemy of Jesus and a destroyer of Christians.
  • عهد عیسی بود و نوبت آن او ** جان موسی او و موسی جان او 325
  • ’Twas the epoch of Jesus and the turn was his: he was the soul of Moses, and Moses the soul of him;
  • شاه احول کرد در راه خدا ** آن دو دمساز خدایی را جدا
  • (But) the squint-eyed (double-seeing) king separated in the way of God those two Divine (prophets) who were (really) in accord (with each other).
  • گفت استاد احولی را کاندر آ ** رو برون آر از وثاق آن شیشه را
  • The master said to a squint-eyed (pupil), “Come on; go, fetch that bottle out of the room.”
  • گفت احول ز ان دو شیشه من کدام ** پیش تو آرم بکن شرح تمام‌‌
  • Said the squint-eyed one: “Which of the two bottles shall I bring to you? Explain fully.”
  • گفت استاد آن دو شیشه نیست رو ** احولی بگذار و افزون بین مشو
  • “There are not two bottles,” replied the master; “go, leave off squinting and do not be seeing more (than one).”
  • گفت ای استا مرا طعنه مزن ** گفت استا ز ان دو یک را در شکن‌‌ 330
  • “O master,” said he, “don't chide me.” Said the master, “Smash one of those two.”
  • شیشه یک بود و به چشمش دو نمود ** چون شکست او شیشه را دیگر نبود
  • The bottle was one, though in his eyes it seemed two; when he broke the bottle, there was no other.
  • چون یکی بشکست هر دو شد ز چشم ** مردم احول گردد از میلان و خشم‌‌
  • When one was broken, both vanished from sight: a man is made squint-eyed by (evil) propensity and anger.