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  • آتش ابراهیم را دندان نزد ** چون گزیده‌‌ی حق بود چونش گزد
  • The fire did not set its teeth in Abraham: how should it bite him, since he is the chosen of God?
  • ز آتش شهوت نسوزد اهل دین ** باقیان را برده تا قعر زمین‌‌
  • The religious are not burned by the fire of lust which bore all the rest down to the bottom of the earth.
  • موج دریا چون به امر حق بتاخت ** اهل موسی را ز قبطی واشناخت‌‌
  • The waves of the sea, when they charged on by God's command, discriminated the people of Moses from the Egyptians.
  • خاک قارون را چو فرمان در رسید ** با زر و تختش به قعر خود کشید
  • The earth, when the (Divine) command came, drew Qárún (Korah) with his gold and throne into its lowest depth.
  • آب و گل چون از دم عیسی چرید ** بال و پر بگشاد مرغی شد پرید 865
  • The water and clay, when it fed on the breath of Jesus, spread wings and pinions, became a bird, and flew.
  • هست تسبیحت بخار آب و گل ** مرغ جنت شد ز نفخ صدق دل‌‌
  • Your glorification (of God) is an exhalation from the water and clay (of your body): it became a bird of Paradise through the breathing (into it) of your heart's sincerity.
  • کوه طور از نور موسی شد به رقص ** صوفی کامل شد و رست او ز نقص‌‌
  • Mount Mount Sinai, from (seeing) the radiance of Moses, began to dance, became a perfect Súfí, and was freed from blemish.
  • چه عجب گر کوه صوفی شد عزیز ** جسم موسی از کلوخی بود نیز
  • What wonder if the mountain became a venerable Súfí? The body of Moses also was (formed) from a piece of clay.
  • طنز و انکار کردن پادشاه جهود و قبول نکردن نصیحت خاصان خویش‌‌
  • How the Jewish king scoffed and denied and would not accept the counsel of his intimates.
  • این عجایب دید آن شاه جهود ** جز که طنز و جز که انکارش نبود
  • The king of the Jews beheld these marvellous things, (but) he had naught (to say) except mockery and denial.
  • ناصحان گفتند از حد مگذران ** مرکب استیزه را چندین مران‌‌ 870
  • His counsellors said, “Do not let (this injustice) go beyond bounds, do not drive the steed of obstinacy so far.”
  • ناصحان را دست بست و بند کرد ** ظلم را پیوند در پیوند کرد
  • He handcuffed the counsellors and confined them, he committed one injustice after another.
  • بانگ آمد کار چون اینجا رسید ** پای دار ای سگ که قهر ما رسید
  • When the matter reached this pass, a shout came—“Hold thy foot (stop), O cur! For Our vengeance is come.”
  • بعد از آن آتش چهل گز بر فروخت ** حلقه گشت و آن جهودان را بسوخت‌‌
  • After that, the fire blazed up forty ells high, became a ring, and consumed those Jews.
  • اصل ایشان بود آتش ابتدا ** سوی اصل خویش رفتند انتها
  • From fire was their origin in the beginning: they went (back) to their origin in the end.
  • هم ز آتش زاده بودند آن فریق ** جزوها را سوی کل باشد طریق‌‌ 875
  • That company were born of fire: the way of particulars is towards the universal.
  • آتشی بودند مومن سوز و بس ** سوخت خود را آتش ایشان چو خس‌‌
  • They were only a fire to consume the true believers: their fire consumed itself like rubbish.
  • آن که بوده ست امه الهاویه ** هاویه آمد مر او را زاویه‌‌
  • He whose mother is Háwiya (Hell-fire)—Háwiya shall become his cell (abode).
  • مادر فرزند جویان وی است ** اصلها مر فرعها را در پی است‌‌
  • The mother of the child is (always) seeking it: the fundamentals pursue the derivatives.
  • آب اندر حوض اگر زندانی است ** باد نشفش می‌‌کند کار کانی است‌‌
  • If water is imprisoned in a tank, the wind sucks it up, for it (the wind) is an elemental spirit:
  • می‌‌رهاند می‌‌برد تا معدنش ** اندک اندک تا نبینی بردنش‌‌ 880
  • It sets it free, it wafts it away to its source, little by little, so that you do not see its wafting;
  • وین نفس جانهای ما را همچنان ** اندک اندک دزدد از حبس جهان‌‌
  • And our souls likewise this breath (of ours) steals away, little by little, from the prison of the world.
  • تا إلیه یصعد أطیاب الکلم ** صاعدا منا إلی حیث علم‌‌
  • The perfumes of our (good) words ascend even unto Him, ascending from us whither God knoweth.
  • ترتقی أنفاسنا بالمنتقی ** متحفا منا إلی دار البقا
  • Our breaths soar up with the choice (words), as a gift from us, to the abode of everlastingness;
  • ثم تاتینا مکافات المقال ** ضعف ذاک رحمة من ذی الجلال‌‌
  • Then comes to us the recompense of our speech, a double (recompense) thereof, as a mercy from (God) the Glorious;
  • ثم یلجینا الی امثالها ** کی ینال العبد مما نالها 885
  • Then He causes us to repair to (makes us utter) good words like those (already uttered), that His servant may obtain (something more) of what he has obtained.