esa tavanuja bala
hantum narhasi kalyanim
imam tvam dina-vatsalah
esa—this; tava—your; anuja—younger sister; bala—innocent woman; krpana—completely dependent on you; putrika-upama—exactly like your own daughter; hantum—to kill her; na—not; arhasi—you deserve; kalyanim—who is under your affection; imam—her; tvam—you; dina-vatsalah—very compassionate to the poor and innocent.
As your younger sister, this poor girl Devaki is like your own daughter and deserves to be affectionately maintained. You are merciful, and therefore you should not kill her. Indeed, she deserves your affection.
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