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  • گفت شه نه این نواز و این گداز  ** من نخواهم کرد هست آن ایاز 
  • The King replied, “Nay, I will not show this clemency or deal this punishment: that (right) belongs to Ayáz.
  • حواله کردن پادشاه قبول و توبه‌ی نمامان و حجره گشایان و سزا دادن ایشان با ایاز کی یعنی این جنایت بر عرض او رفته است 
  • [How the King referred to Ayáz the question of accepting the repentance of the ploiters who had opened his chamber or of punishing them, because he judged that the offence had been committed against his honour.]
  • این جنایت بر تن و عرض ویست  ** زخم بر رگهای آن نیکوپیست 
  • This is an offence against his person and honour: the blow is (inflicted) on the veins of that man of goodly ways.
  • گرچه نفس واحدیم از روی جان  ** ظاهرا دورم ازین سود و زیان  2095
  • Although we are spiritually one, formally I am far from (I am unaffected by) this profit and loss.”
  • تهمتی بر بنده شه را عار نیست  ** جز مزید حلم و استظهار نیست 
  • An accusation against a (guilty) servant is no disgrace to the King: it is only (a means of) increasing (His) forbearance and (the servant's) reliance (on His protection).
  • متهم را شاه چون قارون کند  ** بی‌گنه را تو نظر کن چون کند 
  • Inasmuch as the King makes one who is accused (rich as) Qárún (Korah), consider how He will act towards one who is innocent.
  • شاه را غافل مدان از کار کس  ** مانع اظهار آن حلمست و بس 
  • Deem not the King to be ignorant of any one's actions: ’tis only His forbearance that prevents it (the evil action) from being brought to light.
  • من هنا یشفع به پیش علم او  ** لا ابالی‌وار الا حلم او 
  • Here who shall recklessly intercede with His knowledge— (who) except His forbearance?
  • آن گنه اول ز حلمش می‌جهد  ** ورنه هیبت آن مجالش کی دهد  2100
  • The sin arises at first from His forbearance; otherwise, how should His awful majesty give (any) room for it (to arise)?
  • خونبهای جرم نفس قاتله  ** هست بر حلمش دیت بر عاقله 
  • (Payment of) the blood-price for the crime of the murderous carnal soul falls on His forbearance: the blood-wit is (an obligation) on the (murderer's) kin.
  • مست و بی‌خود نفس ما زان حلم بود  ** دیو در مستی کلاه از وی ربود 
  • Our soul was intoxicated and made beside itself by that forbearance: during its intoxication the Devil snatched away its cap.
  • گرنه ساقی حلم بودی باده‌ریز  ** دیو با آدم کجا کردی ستیز 
  • Unless the Sáqí, Forbearance, had poured (the intoxicating) wine, how should the Devil have quarrelled with Adam?
  • گاه علم آدم ملایک را کی بود  ** اوستاد علم و نقاد نقود 
  • At the time of (his being in possession of) knowledge, who was Adam in relation to the angels? (He was) the teacher of knowledge and the assayer of (its) coins.
  • چونک در جنت شراب حلم خورد  ** شد ز یک بازی شیطان روی زرد  2105
  • After he had drunk the wine of (God's) forbearance in Paradise, he was confounded by a single trick of Satan.
  • آن بلادرهای تعلیم ودود  ** زیرک و دانا و چستش کرده بود 
  • The doses of anacardium, (namely), the lessons (given to him) by the Loving One, had made him sagacious and wise and clever;
  • باز آن افیون حلم سخت او  ** دزد را آورد سوی رخت او 
  • (But) afterwards the potent opium of His forbearance brought the Thief to (carry away) his (Adam's) property.
  • عقل آید سوی حلمش مستجیر  ** ساقیم تو بوده‌ای دستم بگیر 
  • Reason comes to seek refuge with His forbearance, (saying), “Thou hast been my Sáqí (Thou hast intoxicated me): take my hand (succour me)!”
  • فرمودن شاه ایاز را کی اختیار کن از عفو و مکافات کی از عدل و لطف هر چه کنی اینجا صوابست و در هر یکی مصلحتهاست کی در عدل هزار لطف هست درج و لکم فی القصاص حیوة آنکس کی کراهت می‌دارد قصاص را درین یک حیات قاتل نظر می‌کند و در صد هزار حیات کی معصوم و محقون خواهند شدن در حصن بیم سیاست نمی‌نگرد 
  • How the King said to Ayáz, “Choose either to pardon or to punish, for in the present case ’tis (equally) right whether you do justice or show mercy; and there are advantages in each.” Within justice a thousand mercies are enclosed: (God hath said), “and for you in retaliation there is a life.” He who deems retaliation abominable is regarding only the single life of the murderer and does not consider the hundreds of thousands of lives that will be protected and kept safe, as in a fortress, by fear of punishment.
  • کن میان مجرمان حکم ای ایاز  ** ای ایاز پاک با صد احتراز 
  • “O Ayáz, pass sentence on the culprits! O incorruptible Ayáz who takest infinite precautions (to keep thyself pure),
  • گر دو صد بارت بجوشم در عمل  ** در کف جوشت نیابم یک دغل  2110
  • Though I boil (test) thee in practice two hundred times, I do not find any refuse in the foam of thy boiling.
  • ز امتحان شرمنده خلقی بی‌شمار  ** امتحانها از تو جمله شرمسار 
  • A countless multitude of people are ashamed of (being put to) the test, (but) all tests are ashamed of (being tried on) thee.
  • بحر بی‌قعرست تنها علم نیست  ** کوه و صد کوهست این خود حلم نیست 
  • It (thy knowledge) is a bottomless ocean: it is not (creaturely) knowledge alone; it (thy forbearance) is a mountain and a hundred mountains: indeed, it is not (creaturely) forbearance.”
  • گفت من دانم عطای تست این  ** ورنه من آن چارقم و آن پوستین 
  • He (Ayáz) replied, “I know that this is thy gift; otherwise I am (nothing except) those rustic shoon and that sheepskin jacket.”
  • بهر آن پیغامبر این را شرح ساخت  ** هر که خود بشناخت یزدان را شناخت 
  • Hence the Prophet expounded this (matter), (when he said), “Whoso knoweth himself knoweth God.”
  • چارقت نطفه‌ست و خونت پوستین  ** باقی ای خواجه عطای اوست این  2115
  • The seed (from which you were conceived) is your shoon, and your blood is the sheepskin jacket: (all) the rest, O master, is His gift.
  • بهر آن دادست تا جویی دگر  ** تو مگو که نیستش جز این قدر 
  • He hath given it to you in order that you may seek more: do not say, “He has only this amount (to give).”
  • زان نماید چند سیب آن باغبان  ** تا بدانی نخل و دخل بوستان 
  • The gardener shows a number of apples, to the end that you may know the trees and produce of the orchard.