1. 246

    यत्र वर्जयते राजा पापकृद्भ्यो धनागमम् । तत्र कालेन जायन्ते मानवा दीर्घजीविनः ॥ २४६ ॥

    In that (country), where the king avoids taking the property of (mortal) sinners, men are born in (due) time (and are) long-lived,

  2. 247

    निष्पद्यन्ते च सस्यानि यथोप्तानि विशां पृथक् । बालाश्च न प्रमीयन्ते विकृतं च न जायते ॥ २४७ ॥

    And the crops of the husbandmen spring up, each as it was sown, and the children die not, and no misshaped (offspring) is born.

  3. 248

    ब्राह्मणान् बाधमानं तु कामादवरवर्णजम् । हन्याच्चित्रैर्वधोपायैरुद्वेजनकरैर्नृपः ॥ २४८ ॥

    But the king shall inflict on a base-born (Sudra), who intentionally gives pain to Brahmanas, various (kinds of) corporal punishment which cause terror.

  4. 249

    यावानवध्यस्य वधे तावान् वध्यस्य मोक्षणे । अधर्मो नृपतेर्दृष्टो धर्मस्तु विनियच्छतः ॥ २४९ ॥

    When a king punishes an innocent (man), his guilt is considered as great as when he sets free a guilty man; but (he acquires) merit when he punishes (justly).

  5. 250

    उदितोऽयं विस्तरशो मिथो विवदमानयोः । अष्टादशसु मार्गेषु व्यवहारस्य निर्णयः ॥ २५० ॥

    Thus the (manner of) deciding suits (falling) under the eighteen titles, between two litigant parties, has been declared at length.