In me I take first Agni,
For increase of wealth, for good offspring with noble heroes;
In me offspring, in me radiance I place;
May we be unharmed in our body with good heroes.
b The immortal Agni who hath entered
Into us mortals within the heart, O fathers,
May we enclose him in ourselves;
May he not abandon us and go afar.
If the Adhvaryu without
taking the fire in himself were to pile it, he would pile his own fire also 
for the sacrificer. Now cattle depend upon the fire; cattle would be likely to
depart from him. 'In me I take first Agni', he says; verily in himself he
supports his own fire, cattle depart not from him.
b The theologians say, 'Since clay and water are not food for Agni, then why is
he piled with clay and water?' In that he joins with water  and all the
deities are the waters, verily he unites him with the waters. In that he piles
with clay and Agni Vaiçvanara is this earth, verily he piles Agni with Agni.
c The theologians say, 'Since the fire is piled with clay and water, then why
is it called the fire?' In that he piles with the metres and the metres are
fires, therefore is it called fire. Moreover Agni Vaiçvanara is this (earth);
in that  he piles with clay, therefore is it called the fire.
d He puts down golden bricks; gold is light; verily be confers light upon him;
again gold is brilliance; verily he confers radiance upon himself. He, who
piles (the fire) with faces on all sides, eats food in all his offspring,
conquers all the quarters. In the east he puts down a Gayatri, a Tristubh on
the south, a Jagati on the west, an Anustubh on the north, a Pankti in the
middle; this is the fire with faces on all sides: he, who knowing thus piles
it, eats food in all his offspring, conquers all the quarters; verily also he
weaves quarter in quarter; therefore quarter is woven in quarter.