Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, , at sacred-texts.com
1Gold that was born from Fire is immortal hath been deposited
with mortal creatures.
He who knows this deserves to own this jewel, and in extreme
old age dies he who wears it.
2The men of ancient time with children round them longed for
this Gold, bright with the Sun's own colour,
This shall endow thee, as it shines, with splendour, and long
shall be the life of him who wears it.
3Long life and splendour let it bring energy and strength to thee.
That thou mayst shine among the folk with all the brightness of
4What Varuna the King knows well, and what the God
And Indra, Slayer of the Foe, may that bestow long life on thee,
may that increase thy splendid strength.