1. 56

    अथ काल उपावृत्ते देवकी सर्वदेवता । पुत्रान् प्रसुषुवे चाष्टौ कन्यां चैवानुवत्सरम् ।। १०-१-५६ ।।

    Each year thereafter, in due course of time, Devakī, the mother of God and all the demigods, gave birth to a child. Thus she bore eight sons, one after another, and a daughter named Subhadrā. ।। 10-1-56 ।।

  2. 57

    कीर्तिमन्तं प्रथमजं कंसायानकदुन्दुभिः । अर्पयामास कृच्छ्रेण सोऽनृतादतिविह्वलः ।। १०-१-५७ ।।

    Vasudeva was very much disturbed by fear of becoming a liar by breaking his promise. Thus with great pain he delivered his first-born son, named Kīrtimān, into the hands of Kaṁsa. ।। 10-1-57 ।।

  3. 58

    किं दुःसहं नु साधूनां विदुषां किमपेक्षितम् । किमकार्यं कदर्याणां दुस्त्यजं किं धृतात्मनाम् ।। १०-१-५८ ।।

    What is painful for saintly persons who strictly adhere to the truth? How could there not be independence for pure devotees who know the Supreme Lord as the substance? What deeds are forbidden for persons of the lowest character? And what cannot be given up for the sake of Lord Kṛṣṇa by those who have fully surrendered at His lotus feet? ।। 10-1-58 ।।

  4. 59

    दृष्ट्वा समत्वं तच्छौरेः सत्ये चैव व्यवस्थितिम् । कंसस्तुष्टमना राजन् प्रहसन्निदमब्रवीत् ।। १०-१-५९ ।।

    My dear King Parīkṣit, when Kaṁsa saw that Vasudeva, being situated in truthfulness, was completely equipoised in giving him the child, he was very happy. Therefore, with a smiling face, he spoke as follows. ।। 10-1-59 ।।

  5. 60

    प्रतियातु कुमारोऽयं न ह्यस्मादस्ति मे भयम् । अष्टमाद्युवयोर्गर्भान्मृत्युर्मे विहितः किल ।। १०-१-६० ।।

    O Vasudeva, you may take back your child and go home. I have no fear of your first child. It is the eighth child of you and Devakī I am concerned with because that is the child by whom I am destined to be killed. ।। 10-1-60 ।।