3. (He) who, (as) the exhilarator, has traversed the united twins (i.e. the Heaven and the Earth), has swollen (them) with milk, —(the two) together growing (so as to make themselves) inexhaustible; knowing well the great, endless regions (viz. the Heaven and the Earth), (he, while), going along (heavenwards), has put on an irreducible form.
5. He, the (wonder-working) wise, becomes manifest by (the power of) efficient thinking, when (he), the foetus of Rta, was placed beyond the twins (i.e. the Heaven and the Earth). They (i.e. the Heaven and the Earth), (inspite of) indeed being young, first knew (him); his (previous) form (being) placed in secret, (and) the other, rising up.
1. Like the arrow to the bow, the hymn is attached to (i.e. offered in the sacrifice); like a calf to the mother's udder, (the Soma-offering) is brought near. Coming forward, (the hymn) is milked like a cow possessing profuse (milk-)streams; for the wonderful activities of this (i.e. Indra) Soma is sent on.
3. The bride-longing Soma flows through the sheep(-hair) over into the (bull's) hide; he loosens (the shoots) the daughters of Aditi, for the Rta-observing (sacrificer). The reddish brown, worship-worthy, well controlled (horse), the exhilarating (juice) has stridden (on); sharpening his strong (horns), he appears attractive (lit. shines) like a buffalo.
3. May those (wondrous) rays of his be immortal and undeceivable among the two races (divine and human); (and) with them (lit. with which) may Soma purify the (human) and divine powers; (immediately) after this (prayer), indeed, the (well thought-out) songs have seized (lit. taken) the shining (god).
4. He, being cleansed by the ten, skilfully working (fingers), well (stands) in the midst of the middle mothers, in order to measure out (the world) in unison (with them). Protecting the wondrous activities of the cherishable, immortal (nectar), he, the men-observing, looks at both the people (viz. men and gods).