शरण्य: सम्प्रहस्याह मा भैष्टेत्यवितास्म्यहम् ॥ ३७ ॥
dṛṣṭvā svānāṁ ca sādhvasam
mā bhaiṣṭety avitāsmy aham
śrutvā — hearing; tat — this; jana — of the populace; vaiklavyam — agitation; dṛṣṭvā — seeing; svānām — of His own men; ca — and; sādhvasam — the disturbed condition; śaraṇyaḥ — the best source of shelter; samprahasya — loudly laughing; āha — said; mā bhaiṣṭa — do not fear; iti — thus; avitā asmi — will give protection; aham — I.
When Lord Kṛṣṇa heard the people’s agitation and saw that even His own men were disturbed, that most worthy giver of shelter simply laughed and told them, “Do not fear; I shall protect you.”