که جزا اظهار جرم من بود ** کز سیاست دزدیم ظاهر شود
For it would be retribution to disclose my sin, so that my thievery (rascality) should be made manifest by punishment.”
عزم کردن شاه چون واقف شد بر آن خیانت کی بپوشاند و عفو کند و او را به او دهد و دانست کی آن فتنه جزای او بود و قصد او بود و ظلم او بر صاحب موصل کی و من اساء فعلیها و ان ربک لبالمرصاد و ترسیدن کی اگر انتقام کشد آن انتقام هم بر سر او آید چنانک این ظلم و طمع بر سرش آمد
How the monarch, on being acquainted with that act of treachery, resolved to conceal and pardon it and give her (the slave-girl) to him (the captain), and recognised that the tribulation was a punishment inflicted on him and was (the result of) his attempt (to obtain the slave-girl) and the wrong which he had done to the lord of Mawsil; for “and whoso doeth evil, it is against himself” and “lo, thy Lord is on the watch”; and how he feared that, if he should avenge himself, the vengeance would recoil on his own head, as this injustice and greed (of his) had (already) recoiled upon him.
شاه با خود آمد استغفار کرد ** یاد جرم و زلت و اصرار کرد 3995
The monarch came to himself. He asked pardon (of God) and confessed his sin and lapse and persistence (in wrong-doing).
گفت با خود آنچ کردم با کسان ** شد جزای آن به جان من رسان
He said to himself, “The retribution for what I did to certain persons has reached (overtaken) my soul.
قصد جفت دیگران کردم ز جاه ** بر من آمد آن و افتادم به چاه
From (pride of) power I made an attempt on the concubine of another: that (injustice) recoiled upon me and I fell into the pit (which I had dug).
من در خانهی کسی دیگر زدم ** او در خانهی مرا زد لاجرم
I knocked at the door of another person's house: consequently he knocked at the door of my house.”
هر که با اهل کسان شد فسقجو ** اهل خود را دان که قوادست او
Whoever seeks to commit adultery with (other) people's wives, know that he is a pimp to his own wife;
زانک مثل آن جزای آن شود ** چون جزای سیه مثلش بود 4000
For that (adultery) is requited by the like, since the retribution for an evil act is an act like unto it.
چون سبب کردی کشیدی سوی خویش ** مثل آن را پس تو دیوثی و بیش
Inasmuch as you have made a cord and pulled one like it towards yourself, you are a wittol and worse.
غصب کردم از شه موصل کنیز ** غصب کردند از من او را زود نیز
“I took the king of Mawsil's concubine from him by force, (so) she was soon taken by force from me too.
او کامین من بد و لالای من ** خاینش کرد آن خیانتهای من
My treacherous deeds made a traitor of him who was my trusted friend and servant.