Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, , at sacred-texts.com
1Those who are sitting round this babe prepare him to be looked
Let Agni thoroughly inflamed with all his tongues rise from his-
2For length of life I use the name of Agni the Consuming God,
Whose smoke the sage who knows the truth beholds proceeding.
from his mouth.
3The man who knows his fuel laid in order by the Kshatriya
Sets not his foot upon the steep declivity that leads to Death.
4Those who encompass slay him not: he goes not near his lurk—
The Kshatriya who, knowing well, takes Agni's name for length