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[1] RÉDNUM. THA IK WÉT WÁNÁT THJUS DWÉSHÉD WÉI KVMTH. HARK HÍR. SE KVMTH FON VSA LÉTHA. ÀND SÁHWERSÁ THI FOLGATH WERTHE SÁ SKILUN JY THÉRTHRVCH [5] SLÁVONA WERTHA TO SMERT FON FRYA ÀND JOWE HÁG.MOD TO.NE STRAF. IK SKIL JO MELDA HO T. BÍ THA SLÁVONA FOLKAR TO GVNGEN IS. THÉR AFTER MÉI JY LÉRA. I know from whence this folly comes, though. Pay attention! It comes from our enemies, and when they become your example, that will make you into slaves, to the sorrow of Frya and to the punishment of your haughtiness. I will explain how this has affected the slave peoples, as an example for you to learn from.
THA POPPA KÀNINGGAR THAM [10] NÉI WILKÉR LÉVA STÉKATH WRALDA NÉI THÉRE KRÔNE. ÛT NÍD THAT WR.ALDA AL.FÉDER HÉT. SÁ WILDON HJA FÉDRUM THÉRA FOLKAR HÉTA. NW WÉT ALLERA­MANNA­LIK THÀT.NE KÉNING NAVT OVIR.NE [15] WAXDOM NE WELTH ÀND THÀT.IM SIN FÉDING THRVCH THÀT FOLK BROCHT WARTH. MEN THACH WILDON HJA FVLHERDJA BY HJARA FORMÉTENHÉD. TILTHJU HJA TO.RA DOL KVMA MACHTE ALSA HÀVON HJA THET FORMA [20] NAVT FVLDÉN WÉST MITH THA FRYA JEFTA MEN HÀVON HJA THÀT FOLK ÉNE TINS VPLÉID. FORI THENE SKÀT THAM THÉROF KÉM HÉRADON HJA VRLANDISKA SALT.ATHA. THAM HJA IN.OM HJARA HOVA LÉIDON. [25] FORTH NAMON HJA ALSA FÉLO WIVA AS.RA LUSTE. ÀND THA LITHIGA FORSTA ÀND HÉRA DÉDON AL.ÉN. The foreign kings, who only live to suit themselves, try to steal Wralda's crown. They were jealous of Wralda being called Allfeeder/ Allfather and wanted to be called ‘feeders’ [or: fathers] of the peoples. Everyone knows, though, that a king has no control over the growth of crops, and that his own food is brought to him by the people. Still, they wanted to persist in their temerity. In order to reach their goal, they started by no longer being satisfied with the voluntary gifts, and imposed a tax upon the people. With the treasure they thus gathered, they hired foreign mercenaries, whom they stationed around their courts. They furthermore took as many wives as they pleased, and the lesser princes and lords all followed their example.
AS TWIST ÀND TVÍSPALT ÀFTERNÉI INNA HÛSHALDNE GLUPTE ÀND THÉR VR KLÁCHTA KÉMON [30] THÁ HÀVON HJA SÉID. JAHWEDER MÀN IS THENE FÉDER FON SIN HÛSHALDEN THÉRVMBE SKIL.ER ÁK BÁS ÀND RJUCHTER When, as a result, discord and division sneaked into the households, and complaints were made about it, they said: ‘Every man is the “feeder” [or: father] of his household. Therefore, he shall also be its master and judge.’

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