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Anon Leið 24VII/4 — tírar ‘glory’

Lét Jóhannem ítran
einn dýrðarmann hreinan
ár í Jórðôn stýrir
alls tírar sik skíra.
Dáðstéttar kom dróttni
dags ok krismu lagði
líknarfúss í lesni
lands inn helgi andi.

Stýrir alls tírar lét ítran Jóhannem, einn hreinan dýrðarmann, skíra sik ár í Jórðôn. Inn helgi andi kom líknarfúss ok lagði krismu í lesni dróttni dáðstéttar dags lands.

The steerer of all glory [= God (= Christ)] allowed the remarkable John, a certain pure man of glory, to baptise him long ago in the [River] Jordan. The Holy Spirit came, eager with grace, and laid chrism in the headband of the Lord of the deed-host of day’s land [SKY/HEAVEN > ANGELS > = God (= Christ)].

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