Pahlavi Texts, Part III (SBE24), E.W. West, tr. , at sacred-texts.com
1. The eightieth subject is this, that there is a time when thou recitest one Ashem-vohû 3, and the merit of it may be as much as that of ten. 2. There is a time when thou recitest one Ashem-vohû, and the merit of it may be as much as that of a hundred. 3. A time may be when thou recitest one 4, and the merit of it may be as much as that of a thousand. 4. A time may be when the merit of one Ashem-vohû 5 may be as much as that of ten thousand. 5.
[paragraph continues] A time may be when the merit of one Ashem-vohû is as much as the value (qîmat) 1 of this world and that other world 2.
6. As for that Ashem-vohû whose nature 3 is as much as ten, that is when they recite it as they eat bread. 7. That which is, from nature, as much as a hundred is when they recite it after eating 4. 8. That which is so much by nature that, having turned side over side, they recite it correctly may be a merit of a thousand 5. 9. That which is of the nature of ten thousand is that which thou recitest when thou risest up from sleep 6. 10. And that whose nature is as much as this world and that other world 7 is when they recite it at the time of the dissolution of life; for, if he be not able to recite it himself, friends and relations give it into his mouth. 11 8. If he be fit for hell he becomes fit for the ever-stationary, if he be fit for the ever-stationary he becomes fit for heaven, and if he be fit for heaven he becomes fit for the supreme heaven 9.
343:3 See Chap. VII, 1 n. The contents of this chapter are derived from Hn. I, 11-35 (Yt. XXI, 6-15).
343:4 B29 adds 'Ashem-vohû.'
343:5 La omits 'the merit of;' and B29 has 'when thou recitest one Ashem-vohû, and the merit of it,' both here and in § 5.
344:1 So Lp, B29, Hn., but La has qismat, 'share, destiny.'
344:2 B29 omits these four words.
344:3 B29 has 'value,' both here and in §§ 7, 9, 10.
344:4 La has 'sleeping.'
344:5 B29 omits § 8.
344:6 La omits § 9.
344:7 B29 has merely 'is the price of this world.'
344:8 Lp, B29 insert 'for.'
344:9 See Pahl. Hn. I, 35 a.