TEXT 47
nirbandhaṁ tasya taṁ jñātvā
vicintyānakadundubhiḥ
prāptaṁ kālaṁ prativyoḍhum
idaṁ tatrānvapadyata
SYNONYMS
nirbandham—determination to do something; tasya—of him (Kaṁsa); tam—that (determination); jñātvā—understanding; vicintya—thinking deeply; ānakadundubhiḥVasudeva; prāptam—had arrived; kālam—imminent danger of death; prativyoḍhum—to stop him from such activities; idam—this; tatra—thereupon; anvapadyata—thought of other ways.
TRANSLATION
When Vasudeva saw that Kaṁsa was determined to kill his sister Devakī, he thought to himself very deeply. Considering the imminent danger of death, he thought of another plan to stop Kaṁsa.
PURPORT
Although Vasudeva saw the imminent danger that his wife Devakī would be killed, he was convinced of his welfare because at his birth the demigods had played drums and kettledrums. He therefore attempted another way to save Devakī.

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