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  • Or like the Devil who is the enemy of our souls, though no inconvenience or injury has befallen him from us;
  • یا چو دیوی کو عدوی جان ماست  ** نارسیده زحمتش از ما و کاست 
  • Nay, but he is naturally the adversary of the human soul and rejoices at the destruction of Man; 2605
  • بلک طبعا خصم جان آدمیست  ** از هلاک آدمی در خرمیست 
  • He never breaks off his pursuit of any human being: how should he abandon his wicked disposition and nature?
  • از پی هر آدمی او نسکلد  ** خو و طبع زشت خود او کی هلد 
  • For, without any cause, his essential malignity pulls him on to (commit) injustice and tyranny.
  • زانک خبث ذات او بی‌موجبی  ** هست سوی ظلم و عدوان جاذبی 
  • He continually invites thee to a spacious tent in order that he may cast thee into a pit,
  • هر زمان خواند ترا تا خرگهی  ** که در اندازد ترا اندر چهی 
  • Saying, “In such and such a place there is a tank of water and (many) fountains,” that he may cast thee headlong into the tank.
  • که فلان جا حوض آبست و عیون  ** تا در اندازد به حوضت سرنگون 
  • That accursed one caused an Adam, notwithstanding all his inspiration and insight, to fall into woe and bane, 2610
  • آدمی را با همه وحی و نظر  ** اندر افکند آن لعین در شور و شر 
  • Without any sin (having been committed against him) and without any previous harm having been wrongfully done to him by Adam.
  • بی‌گناهی بی‌گزند سابقی  ** که رسد او را ز آدم ناحقی 
  • The fox replied, “It was a spell of magic that appeared in your eyes as a lion;
  • گفت روبه آن طلسم سحر بود  ** که ترا در چشم آن شیری نمود 
  • Else I am more puny in body than you, and I always feed there by night and day.
  • ورنه من از تو به تن مسکین‌ترم  ** که شب و روز اندر آنجا می‌چرم