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At night Njáll's sons and Mörður set out to Höskuldur. inUm the nightnóttina set out, head outleggja Njáll's sonsNjálssynir andog Mörður set out, head outaf stað totil Höskuldar. When they arrive Höskuldur is working out in the garden.whenÞegar theyþeir come, arrivekoma iser Höskuldur workingað vinna out in the gardenúti í garði. The weather is good.the weatherVeðrið iser goodgott.
Skarphéðinn runs to Höskuldur.Skarphéðinn runshleypur totil Höskuldar. "Don't try to escape," says Skarphéðinn, and he cuts off Höskuldur's head.„(you) tryReyndu notekki toað flee, run awayflýja (flee).“ sayssegir Skarphéðinn andog cuts the head off of, decapitatesheggur höfuðið af Höskuldi. Skarphéðinn's brothers come and pierce Höskuldur with their swords.(the) brothersBræður Skarphéðins comekoma andog stab, piercestinga Höskuld withmeð the swordssverðunum theirsínum.
Then they go back home.thenSvo gofara themþeir “home to themselves”to their homeheim til sín. They tell their father what happened.theyÞeir tellsegja dadpabba theirsínum whathvað happenedgerðist.
"What is wrong with you all?" says Njáll.„isEr notekki alrightí lagi withmeð you (all)ykkur?“ sayssegir Njáll. "How could you do this to me?"„howHvernig cangetið you (all)þið dogert to memér thisþetta? I would have preferred to lose two of my sons rather than lose Höskuldur."IÉg would havehefði rather (preferred)frekar wantedviljað (to) losemissa twotvo sonssyni minemína rather thanheldur en to loseað missa Höskuld.“
"You've become an old man," says Skarphéðinn, "and that's why you feel sad about this."„youÞú areert becomeorðinn oldgamall manmaður“, sayssegir Skarphéðinn, „andog because of that, for that reasonþess vegna find to be, feel that it isþykir to youþér thisþetta sadleitt.“
"No, that's not just why," says Njáll, "but (also because) I see what this will lead to."„noNei, itþað iser notekki justbara for that reason, because of thatvegna þess“, sayssegir Njáll, „but rather, but insteadheldur seesé Iég totil whathvers thisþetta willmun leadleiða.“
"And what is that?" asks Skarphéðinn.„andOg whathvað iser thatþað?“ asksspyr Skarphéðinn.
"This will lead to my death," answers Njáll, "the death of my wife and the death of all my sons."„thisÞetta willmun leadleiða totil deathdauða minemíns,“ answerssvarar Njáll, „(the) deathdauða (of) wifekonu myminnar andog (the) deathdauða of allallra sonssona myminna.“