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Gamlkan Has 8VII/8 — þínum ‘your’

Oflǫskvan hǫfum œsku
aldr várn spanit sjaldan
— barkat blóm á verkum
bráðgǫrt — frá ódôðum,
ítr, þás opt á móti
ófríð risu blíðum,
mærðvinnandi manna,
mín verk boðum þínum.

Hǫfum sjaldan spanit várn oflǫskvan aldr œsku frá ódôðum — barkat bráðgǫrt blóm á verkum —, þás ófríð verk mín risu opt á móti þínum blíðum boðum, ítr mærðvinnandi manna.

We [I] have rarely enticed our [my] lazy age of youth away from misdeeds — I did not bear easily ripened fruit on account of my deeds —, when my ugly deeds often rose against your friendly commands, glorious praise-winner of men [= God].

readings

[8] verk boðum þínum: ‘v[...]odum[...]’ B, ‘vẹṛḳ boðum þịṇụṃ’ 399a‑bˣ, ‘væ(rk) (b)odum (þi)[...]’(?) BRydberg, ‘ve(rk) bodum þ(inum)’(?) BFJ

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