भगवांस्त्वेव मे सर्वैरार्त्विज्यैरिति तथेत्यथ तर्ह्येत एव समतिसृष्टाः स्तुवतां यावत्त्वेभ्यो धनं दद्यास्तावन्मम दद्या इति तथेति ह यजमान उवाच ॥ १.११.३ ॥
bhagavāṃstveva me sarvairārtvijyairiti tathetyatha tarhyeta eva samatisṛṣṭāḥ stuvatāṃ yāvattvebhyo dhanaṃ dadyāstāvanmama dadyā iti tatheti ha yajamāna uvāca || 1.11.3 ||
3. [The prince said,] ‘O Lord, please do for me all the work of the priest.’ [Uṣasti replied:] ‘Let it be so. Now let the priests already engaged by you recite as I instruct. But you will have to pay me as much as you promised to pay these priests.’ ‘It will be so,’ said [the prince].
Bhagavān, O Lord; eva tu, for certain; sarvaiḥ ārtvijyaiḥ me iti, [take on] all the work of the ṛtvik for me; tathā iti, [Uṣasti said] let it be so; atha tarhi, now therefore; ete eva, these [priests already engaged by you]; samatisṛṣṭāḥ, as instructed [by me]; stuvatām, may recite; tu ebhyaḥ yāvat dhanam dadyāḥ, but as much money as you are giving these [priests]; tāvat, that much [money]; mama dadyāḥ iti, you have to give me [also]; yajamānaḥ, the performer of the sacrifice [the prince]; iti ha uvāca, said; tathā, it will be so.
Uṣasti did not want the priests who had already been engaged to be dismissed. He only wanted them to follow his instructions about their recitations.