नयं तथा चेद् बकवद् विनङ्क्ष्यति ।
वीक्ष्योद्धसन्त: करताडनैर्ययु: ॥ २४ ॥
ayaṁ tathā ced bakavad vinaṅkṣyati
kṣaṇād aneneti bakāry-uśan-mukhaṁ
vīkṣyoddhasantaḥ kara-tāḍanair yayuḥ
asmān — all of us; kim — whether; atra — here; grasitā — will swallow; niviṣṭān — who have attempted to enter; ayam — this animal; tathā — so; cet — if; baka-vat — like Bakāsura; vinaṅkṣyati — he will be vanquished; kṣaṇāt — immediately; anena — by this Kṛṣṇa; iti — in this way; baka-ari-uśat-mukham — the beautiful face of Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Bakāsura; vīkṣya — observing, looking at; uddhasantaḥ — loudly laughing; kara-tāḍanaiḥ — with clapping of hands; yayuḥ — entered the mouth.
Then the boys said, “Has this living creature come to swallow us? If he does so, he will immediately be killed like Bakāsura, without delay.” Thus they looked at the beautiful face of Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Bakāsura, and, laughing loudly and clapping their hands, they entered the mouth of the python.
After talking about the terrible animal this way and that way, they decided to enter the demon’s mouth. They had full faith in Kṛṣṇa because they had experienced how Kṛṣṇa had saved them from the mouth of Bakāsura. Now, here was another asura, Aghāsura. Therefore, they wanted to enjoy the sport of entering the demon’s mouth and being saved by Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Bakāsura.