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Anon Pét 35VII/5 — Skínn ‘shines’

Lítilæti fann flýtir
fyst, það er horfa lystir
höfði að jörð og hafði,
himiríkis, kvöl slíka.
Skínn fyr skuggsjón hreinni
skuggalausa* huggan
andi hans, án enda,
eilífr, að guð hlífir.

Flýtir himiríkis fann fyst lítilæti, það er lystir horfa höfði að jörð, og hafði slíka kvöl. Skuggalausa* huggan skínn fyr hreinni skuggsjón, eilífr andi hans, að guð hlífir án enda.

The promoter of heaven [APOSTLE = Peter] first found that humility, by which he desires to turn his head to the earth, and he had such a torment. [This] shadow-free consolation shines before a pure mirror, his eternal soul which God protects without end.

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