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  • قابل تعلیم و فهمست این خرد ** لیک صاحب وحی تعلیمش دهد
  • This intellect is capable of being taught and of apprehending, but (only) the man possessed of Divine inspiration gives it the teaching (which it requires).
  • جمله حرفتها یقین از وحی بود ** اول او لیک عقل آن را فزود
  • Assuredly, in their beginning, all trades (crafts and professions) were (derived) from Divine inspiration, but the intellect added (something) to them.
  • هیچ حرفت را ببین کین عقل ما ** تاند او آموختن بی‌اوستا
  • Consider whether this intellect of ours can learn any trade without a master.
  • گرچه اندر مکر موی‌اشکاف بد ** هیچ پیشه رام بی‌استا نشد
  • Although it (the intellect) was hair-splitting (subtle and ingenious) in contrivance, no trade was subdued (brought under command) without a master.
  • دانش پیشه ازین عقل ار بدی ** پیشه‌ی بی‌اوستا حاصل شدی 1300
  • If knowledge of a trade were (derived) from this intellect, any trade would be acquired without a master.
  • آموختن پیشه گورکنی قابیل از زاغ پیش از آنک در عالم علم گورکنی و گور بود
  • How Qábíl (Cain) learned the trade of grave-digging from the crow (raven), before knowledge of grave-digging and graves existed in the world.
  • کندن گوری که کمتر پیشه بود ** کی ز فکر و حیله و اندیشه بود
  • When was grave-digging, which was the meanest trade (of all), (acquired) from thought and cunning and meditation?
  • گر بدی این فهم مر قابیل را ** کی نهادی بر سر او هابیل را
  • If Qábíl had possessed this understanding, how should he have placed (the body of) Hábíl (Abel) on his head?—
  • که کجا غایب کنم این کشته را ** این به خون و خاک در آغشته را
  • Saying, “Where shall I hide this murdered one, this man bestained with blood and earth?”
  • دید زاغی زاغ مرده در دهان ** بر گرفته تیز می‌آمد چنان
  • He espied a crow which had taken up a dead crow in its mouth and was approaching (ever) so quickly.
  • از هوا زیر آمد و شد او به فن ** از پی تعلیم او را گورکن 1305
  • It came down from the air and began skilfully to dig a grave for it (the dead crow) for the purpose of teaching (him).