1. THESE first, the boundless Sea, and Mātariśvan, fierce-glowing Fire, the Strong, the Bliss-bestower. And heavenly Floods, first-born by holy Order, exclaimed against the outrage on a Brahman. 2 King Soma first of all, without reluctance, made restitution of the Brahman's consort. Mitra and Varuṇa were the inviters: Agni as Hota; took her hand and led her. 3 The man, her pledge, must by her hand be taken when they have cried, She is a Brahman's consort. She stayed not for a herald to conduct her: thus is the kingdom of a ruler guarded. 4 Thus spake of her those Gods of old, Seven Ṛṣis who sate them down to their austere devotion: Dire is a Brahman's wife led home by others: in the supremest heaven she plants confusion. 5 The Brahmacari goes engaged in duty: he is a member of the Gods’ own body. Through him Bṛhaspati obtained his consort, as the Gods gained the ladle brought by Soma. 6 So then the Gods restored her, so men gave the woman back again. The Kings who kept their promises restored the Brahman's wedded wife, 7 Having restored the Brahman's wife, and freed them, with Gods’ aid, from sin, They shared the fulness of the earth, and won themselves extended sway.
Bibliography: Rigveda, translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin Griffith, (1896)