वृद्धानामपि यद् बुद्धिर्बालवाक्यैर्विभिद्यते ॥ ३१ ॥
iti satyavatī srutiḥ
vṛddhānām api yad buddhir
īśaḥ — the supreme controller; duratyayaḥ — unavoidable; kālaḥ — time; iti — thus; satya-vatī — truthful; srutiḥ — the revealed statement of the Vedas; vṛddhānām — of elder authorities; api — even; yat — since; buddhiḥ — the intelligence; bāla — of a boy; vākyaiḥ — by the words; vibhidyate — is diverted.
[Śiśupāla said:] The statement of the Vedas that time is the unavoidable controller of all has indeed been proven true, since the intelligence of wise elders has now become diverted by the words of a mere boy.