1. 16

    यदासीत्तदपि न्यूनं तेनान्यदपि सन्दधे । तदपि द्व्यङ्गुलं न्यूनं यद्यदादत्त बन्धनम् ।। १०-९-१६ ।।

    This new rope also was short by a measurement of two fingers, and when another rope was joined to it, it was still two fingers too short. As many ropes as she joined, all of them failed; their shortness could not be overcome. ।। 10-9-16 ।।

  2. 17

    एवं स्वगेहदामानि यशोदा सन्दधत्यपि । गोपीनां सुस्मयन्तीनां स्मयन्ती विस्मिताभवत् ।। १०-९-१७ ।।

    Thus mother Yaśodā joined whatever ropes were available in the household, but still she failed in her attempt to bind Kṛṣṇa. Mother Yaśodā’s friends, the elderly gopīs in the neighborhood, were smiling and enjoying the fun. Similarly, mother Yaśodā, although laboring in that way, was also smiling. All of them were struck with wonder. ।। 10-9-17 ।।

  3. 18

    स्वमातुः स्विन्नगात्राया विस्रस्तकबरस्रजः । दृष्ट्वा परिश्रमं कृष्णः कृपयाऽऽसीत्स्वबन्धने ।। १०-९-१८ ।।

    Because of mother Yaśodā’s hard labor, her whole body became covered with perspiration, and the flowers and comb were falling from her hair. When child Kṛṣṇa saw His mother thus fatigued, He became merciful to her and agreed to be bound. ।। 10-9-18 ।।

  4. 19

    एवं सन्दर्शिता ह्यङ्ग हरिणा भृत्यवश्यता । स्ववशेनापि कृष्णेन यस्येदं सेश्वरं वशे ।। १०-९-१९ ।।

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, this entire universe, with its great, exalted demigods like Lord Śiva, Lord Brahmā and Lord Indra, is under the control of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Yet the Supreme Lord has one transcendental attribute: He comes under the control of His devotees. This was now exhibited by Kṛṣṇa in this pastime. ।। 10-9-19 ।।

  5. 20

    नेमं विरिञ्चो न भवो न श्रीरप्यङ्ग संश्रया । प्रसादं लेभिरे गोपी यत्तत्प्राप विमुक्तिदात् ।। १०-९-२० ।।

    Neither Lord Brahmā, nor Lord Śiva, nor even the goddess of fortune, who is always the better half of the Supreme Lord, can obtain from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the deliverer from this material world, such mercy as received by mother Yaśodā. ।। 10-9-20 ।।