1. 16

    ऋषय ऊचुः न वयं भगवन् विद्मस्तव देव चिकीर्षितम् । कृतो मेऽनुग्रहश्चेति यदध्यक्षः प्रभाषसे ।। ३-१६-१६ ।।

    The sages said: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, we are unable to know what You intend for us to do, for even though You are the supreme ruler of all, You speak in our favor as if we had done something good for You. ।। 3-16-16 ।।

  2. 17

    ब्रह्मण्यस्य परं दैवं ब्राह्मणाः किल ते प्रभो । विप्राणां देवदेवानां भगवानात्मदैवतम् ।। ३-१६-१७ ।।

    O Lord, You are the supreme director of the brahminical culture. Your considering the brāhmaṇas to be in the highest position is Your example for teaching others. Actually You are the supreme worshipable Deity, not only for the gods but for the brāhmaṇas also. ।। 3-16-17 ।।

  3. 18

    त्वत्तः सनातनो धर्मो रक्ष्यते तनुभिस्तव । धर्मस्य परमो गुह्यो निर्विकारो भवान्मतः ।। ३-१६-१८ ।।

    You are the source of the eternal occupation of all living entities, and by Your multimanifestations of Personalities of Godhead, You have always protected religion. You are the supreme objective of religious principles, and in our opinion You are inexhaustible and unchangeable eternally. ।। 3-16-18 ।।

  4. 19

    तरन्ति ह्यञ्जसा मृत्युं निवृत्ता यदनुग्रहात् । योगिनः स भवान् किं स्विदनुगृह्येत यत्परैः ।। ३-१६-१९ ।।

    Mystics and transcendentalists, by the mercy of the Lord, cross beyond nescience by ceasing all material desires. It is not possible, therefore, that the Supreme Lord can be favored by others. ।। 3-16-19 ।।

  5. 20

    यं वै विभूतिरुपयात्यनुवेलमन्यैरर्थार्थिभिः स्वशिरसा धृतपादरेणुः । धन्यार्पिताङ्घ्रितुलसी नवदामधाम्नो लोकं मधुव्रतपतेरिव कामयाना ।। ३-१६-२० ।।

    The goddess of fortune, Lakṣmī, the dust of whose feet is worn on the head by others, waits upon You, as appointed, for she is anxious to secure a place in the abode of the king of bees, who hovers on the fresh wreath of tulasī leaves offered at Your feet by some blessed devotee. ।। 3-16-20 ।।