همچنین تشنیع میزد برملا ** کالصلا هنگام ظلمست الصلا
In such fashion was he uttering reproaches publicly, crying, “Hark ye, ‘tis the time of injustice, hark ye!”
حکم کردن داود بر صاحب گاو کی جمله مال خود را به وی ده
How David pronounced sentence against the owner of the cow, saying, “Give him (the defendant) the whole of your property.”
بعد از آن داود گفتش کای عنود ** جمله مال خویش او را بخش زود2425
After that, David said to him, “O contumacious man, give the whole of your wealth to him immediately;
ورنه کارت سخت گردد گفتمت ** تا نگردد ظاهر از وی استمت
Otherwise, your plight will become grievous. I tell you (this) in order that your crime may not be made manifest through him.”
خاک بر سر کرد و جامه بر درید ** که بهر دم میکنی ظلمی مزید
He put dust on his head and tore his raiment, crying, “At every instant thou art adding an injury.”
یکدمی دیگر برین تشنیع راند ** باز داودش به پیش خویش خواند
Once more he went on in this (strain of) reproach; then David called him to his presence,
گفت چون بختت نبود ای بختکور ** ظلمت آمد اندک اندک در ظهور
And said, “Since ‘twas not your fortune (to be saved), O you whose fortune is blind, little by little your wickedness has come to light.
ریدهای آنگاه صدر و پیشگاه ** ای دریغ از چون تو خر خاشاک و کاه2430
Cacavisti, then (you advance to) the high seat and the place of honour. Oh, may sticks and straw be withheld from such an ass as you are! [You have defecated (in a filthy manner), then (you advance to) the high seat and the place of honour. Oh, may sticks and straw be withheld from such an ass as you are!]
رو که فرزندان تو با جفت تو ** بندگان او شدند افزون مگو
Begone! Your children and your wife have (now) become his slaves. Say no more!”
سنگ بر سینه همیزد با دو دست ** میدوید از جهل خود بالا و پست
He (the plaintiff) was dashing stones against his breast with both hands and running up and down in his folly.
خلق هم اندر ملامت آمدند ** کز ضمیر کار او غافل بدند
The people too began to blame (David), for they were unaware of the hidden (circumstances) of his (the plaintiff’s) action.