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  • بس جفا گویند شه را پیش ما  ** که برو جف القلم کم کن وفا  3150
  • They speak much abuse of the King before us, saying, ‘Go! The Pen has dried (after writing your destiny). (Therefore) do not keep faith (with Him).’
  • معنی جف القلم کی آن بود  ** که جفاها با وفا یکسان بود 
  • How should the meaning of ‘the Pen has dried’ be (this), that acts of perfidy and acts of faithfulness are alike?
  • بل جفا را هم جفا جف القلم  ** وآن وفا را هم وفا جف القلم 
  • Nay, perfidy (in return) for acts of perfidy: the Pen has dried (on that); and faithfulness (in return) for those acts of faithfulness: the Pen has dried (on that).
  • عفو باشد لیک کو فر امید  ** که بود بنده ز تقوی روسپید 
  • (True), there may be pardon (for the sinner), but where (for him) is the glorious hope that through piety the servant of God may be (spiritually) illumined?
  • دزد را گر عفو باشد جان برد  ** کی وزیر و خازن مخزن شود 
  • If a robber be pardoned, he saves his life, (but) how should he become a vizier and keeper of the treasury?
  • ای امین الدین ربانی بیا  ** کز امانت رست هر تاج و لوا  3155
  • Come, O godly Amínu’ddín, for every tiara and ensign has grown from trustworthiness (amánat).
  • پور سلطان گر برو خاین شود  ** آن سرش از تن بدان باین شود 
  • If the Sultan's son become a traitor to him, on that account his head will be severed from his body;
  • وز غلامی هندوی آرد وفا  ** دولت او را می‌زند طال بقا 
  • And if a Hindú slave show faithfulness, sovereignty will applaud him (and cry), ‘Long may he live!’
  • چه غلام ار بر دری سگ باوفاست  ** در دل سالار او را صد رضاست 
  • What of a slave? If a dog is faithful (in keeping watch) at a door, there are a hundred feelings of satisfaction with him in the heart of the master (of the house).
  • زین چو سگ را بوسه بر پوزش دهد  ** گر بود شیری چه پیروزش کند 
  • Since, because of this (faithfulness), he kisses the mouth of a dog, if he (the faithful one) be a lion, how triumphant he will make him!