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Pahlavi Texts, Part III (SBE24), E.W. West, tr. [1885], at

p. 354


1. The ninetieth subject is this, that it is not proper that they should give anything to a sinful person or one worthy of death, because 1 it is like that they have placed in the jaws of a destructive serpent (azdahâ). 2. And, if this be food which he devours and they give, they pass into the committing of sin; and that person who may have given food to him is a participater with him. 3. In eating food, if there be no danger and fear of them 2, it is not desirable to give anything to them, for it would be a great sin.


354:1 B29 omits these six words.

354:2 That is, if the sinners begging assistance be not dangerous.

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