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 dró ... niðr ‘dragged down’: The phrase can alternatively be read as impersonal and translated as a passive construction: ‘The destroyer of wickedness was speedily dragged down as soon as fear came upon him’. Cf. Pétr 5/8-10: Jesus ... reisti hann upp sva mælandi: ‘Þetta bar vitni um litilleik truar þinnar ok efa hiarta þins, er þik dro i kaf.’ ‘Jesus ... raised him up saying: “this bore witness to the meagreness of your faith and the doubt of your heart, which drew you under”.’
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