स्त्रैणो हि बिभृयात् सीतां रामो नाहं भजे पुन: ॥ ९ ॥
straiṇo hi bibhṛyāt sītāṁ
rāmo nāhaṁ bhaje punaḥ
na — not; aham — I; bibharmi — can maintain; tvām — you; duṣṭām — because you are polluted; asatīm — unchaste; para-veśma-gām — one who has gone to another man’s house and committed adultery; straiṇaḥ — a person who is henpecked; hi — indeed; bibhṛyāt — can accept; sītām — even Sītā; rāmaḥ — like Lord Rāmacandra; na — not; aham — I; bhaje — shall accept; punaḥ — again.
[Speaking to his unchaste wife, the man said] You go to another man’s house, and therefore you are unchaste and polluted. I shall not maintain you any more. A henpecked husband like Lord Rāma may accept a wife like Sītā, who went to another man’s house, but I am not henpecked like Him, and therefore I shall not accept you again.