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Gamlkan Has 51VII/5 — meiri ‘greater’

Því lét seggja sveitar
sinn postola finna
— raun lýsir þat — ræsir
ríkr óstyrkðir slíkar,
at bæri mun meiri
malmrunnum várkunnir,
menn þótt misgǫrt vinni,
margfríðr skǫrungr síðan.

Því lét ríkr ræsir sveitar seggja postola sinn finna slíkar óstyrkðir — raun lýsir þat —, at margfríðr skǫrungr bæri síðan mun meiri várkunnir malmrunnum, þótt menn vinni misgǫrt.

For this reason the powerful king of the company of men [MANKIND > = God (= Christ)] caused his Apostle to feel such weaknesses — experience shows that —, so that the very beautiful leader should later have considerably greater compassion for sword-trees [WARRIORS], even though men commit sins.

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[5] meiri: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘[...]eire’ B

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