In spite of this, the ungodly called out to death by what they did and said. Thinking that death was their friend, they lost their resolve and made a treaty with death. Let them have each other: death and the ungodly belong together!
Ungodly people have brought death on themselves by the things they have said and done. They yearn for death as if it were a lover. They have gone into partnership with death, and it is just what they deserve.
Forsooth wicked men called that unrightfulness by hands and words, and they guessed it a friend, and floated away, and they putted promises to it; for they be worthy (of) the death, that be of the part thereof. [Unpious men forsooth with hands and words haunted it, and esteemed it a friend, flowed down, and promises they putted to it; for death they be worthy, that be of the part of it.]
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