Note to stanza
 í gegn þessu ‘against this, on the other hand’: The image of the shepherd separating the sheep from the goats is sustained. In st. 72 the poet tells how, at the Last Judgement, Christ will separate the saved from the damned. St. 73 describes the fate of the damned at his left hand; st. 74 the fate of the saved at his right.
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