KAR 068

o 1o 1

[EN₂ ḫa]-mim kul-lat AN u KI DINGIR [mu-un-ner-bu]1

[Incantation: The one who] gathers the totality of heaven and earth, the [fleet-footed] god,

o 22

[er-šu] mu-du-u te-ret [UN.MEŠ]2

[Sage], who knows the oracular decisions [of the people],

o 33

ḫa-i-ṭu kib-ra-[a-ti]3

Who oversees the quart[ers],

o 44

NUN mal-ku ša NU BAL[u₂ qi₂-bit-su]4

Prince, ruler, [whose command] cannot be changed,

o 55

ša a-mat KA-šu₂ NU BAL[u₂ ...]5

The word of whose mouth cannot be chang[ed . . .],

o 66

ša zi-kir šap-ti-šu₂ la [-tam-sa-ku]6

The utterance of whose lips [is rejected]

o 77

DINGIR a-[ia-um-ma]7

by n[o] god.

o 88

[be]-lu₄ šur-bu-u ša₂-du-u d[i₂-gi₃-gi₃]

Most high lord, mountain of the Igigi,

o 99

mal-ku da-nun-na-ki NUN muš-ta-[lu]

Ruler of the Anunnaki, consider[ate] prince.

o 1010

dIDIM EN šur-bu-u ša₂-du-u di₂?-[gi₃-gi₃]

Enlil, the most high lord, mountain of the I[gigi],

o 1111

mal-ku da-nun-na-ki NUN muš-ta-lu

Ruler of the Anunnaki, considerate prince.

o 1212

e-diš-šu-u ša₂ NU KUR₂ru qi₂-bit-su

Perpetually-renewing one, whose order cannot be changed,

o 1313

DINGIR ma-am-man la -tam-sa-ku zi-kir šap-ti-šu₂

The utterance of whose lips is rejected by no god,

o 1414


Lord of lords, king of kings, father, progenitor of the great gods,

o 1515

EN NAM-MEŠ u GIŠ.ḪUR-MEŠ ga-mir di-ni

Lord of fates and rites, who renders the verdicts,

o 1616

mu-ma-ʾ-ir ANe u KIti₃ EN KUR.KUR at-ta-ma

You are the one who governs heaven and earth, the lord of all lands.

o 1717

ina qi₂-bi-tuk-ka u₂-tal-la-da te-ni-še-ti

According to your command, humanity is born,

o 1818

ša LUGAL u GIR₃.NITA₂!(ba) MU-šu₂-nu ta-nam-bi

You select king and governor for office (lit. you call their names),

o 1919

ina ma-ʾ-du-ti MUL-MEŠ ša₂-ma-mi

Among the multitude of the stars of heaven,

o 2020

[x]-x at-ta-ma MU-ka az-kur8

You [. . .], I (hereby) invoke your name.

o 2121

ib-ša₂-ku GEŠTU-MIN-a!(ku₃?-)a9

I turn my attention to you (lit. my ears are to you).

o 2222

[šim]-ti SIG₅-MEŠ-ia ši-i-me

Decree a favorable [fa]te for me.

o 2323

[šur-kam]-ma ḫe₂-gal₂-la-ka ra-ba-a10

[Give to me] your great abundance,

o 2424

[šu]-kun UGU-MU bal-ta-ka GAL

[Est]ablish in me your great dignity,

o 2525

[(x)-x-x]-kil 2(u) IDIM NUN li-ša-qi₂-[ru-in-ni]11

[. . .], that king, noble, (and) prince will valu[e me].

r 1r 1

li-pu- a-me-ri nar₃!(dag-)bi-[ka]12

May those who see me speak your praise.

r 22

[ina] KA UN-MEŠ liš-ša₂-kin ta-nit-ti

May praise be established [in] the mouth of the people.

r 33

[an]-ni taš-me-e u sa-lim šu-kun ina KA-MU

Put [ass]ent, attention, and peace in my mouth.

r 44

[ina] an-ni-ku-nu ki-nim ša₂ NU BALu?

[By] your{pl.} firm assent, which cannot be changed,

r 55


May my (personal) god stand at my right side.

r 66

diš₈.tar₂-MU GUBiz ina GUB₃-MU

May my (personal) goddess stand at my left side.

r 77

DINGIR mu-šal-lim-mu ina A₂-MEŠ lu ka-a-a-an

May a safeguarding deity be stationed at my sides.

r 88

ti-ru man-za-zu liq-bu-u SIG₄-ti₃

May courtier and attendant speak favor.

r 99

IGI.BARan-ni-ma be-li₂ li-qi un-ni-ni-ia₅

Look at me and accept my prayer, O lord!

r 1010

ŠA₃bi DINGIR-MU u d1(u) 5(diš)-MU zi-nu-ti

The hearts of my angry (personal) god and (personal) goddess,

r 1111

šab-su-ti u ku-um-mu-lu-ti

Infuriated, and enraged,

r 1212

ša₂ KI-MU zi-nu-u šab-su u kam-lu

Who are angry, infuriated, and enraged with me,

r 1313

ŠA₃bi DINGIRti-ka GALti

(And) the heart of your great divinity,

r 1414

KI-ia su-li-ma-am-ma

Be reconciled with me, that

r 1515

u₄-me-šam-ma EN u₄-um bal-ṭa-ku

Daily, as long as I live,

r 1616

nar₃-bi-ka lu-ša₂-pi da₃-li₂-li₂-ka lud-[lul]

I may proclaim your greatness (and) resound your prai[ses]!

r 1717


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1The restoration at the end is based on KAR 25 iii 21'-22'. For the beginning, see the literature cited in Seux 1976: 271, n.1.

2The restoration is based on KAR 25 iii 22'-23'. There seems to be a lot of room at the end of the line, enough for another word—perhaps a-pa-(a)-ti, "teeming"(?), but such is absent in the parallel.

3Again, there seems to be room here for another word at the end of the line—perhaps er-be-ti, "four,"(?), but the parallel does not support it.

4We do not typically expect the same verb to be used in conjunction with a reference to the deity's orders or commands in two consecutive lines, as we have in this and the following line. See Seux 1976: 272, n.4. It seems likely to me that the scribe has accidentally copied the verb from the next line here instead of KUR₂-ru. See line 12 below and the parallel in KAR 25 iii 24' and 30'.

5The last half of the line may have read similarly as KAR 25 iii 25', bēl bēlī šar šarrāni, "lord of lords, king of kings." So Ebeling 1953: 20; Seux 1976: 272, n.5 is not convinced.

6See line 13 for the restoration.

7The line is indented. It continues line 6. The restoration follows the parallel in KAR 25 iii 26', the text of which is now broken away. See Ebeling's copy, his collation (KAR 1, p. 325), and Seux 1976: 272, n.6.

8Ebeling 1953: 22 suggests a scribe inserted at-kal or at-ta-kil at the very beginning of the line.

9See Ebeling, KAR 1, p. 335 for the collation.

10Ebeling 1953: 22, n.4 wants to restore lum-ni ta-bal, "carry off my evil," at the beginning of the line on the basis of BMS 19, rev. 3. The restoration here follows CAD Ḫ, 168.

11The KIL after the break at the start of the line remains an obstacle to Seux's reasonable suggestion that ilu, "god," should stand at the head of the series (1976: 273, n.19). Perhaps we may restore something from takālu, e.g., an imperative, tukkil, "encourage (me)." The restoration at the end of the line follows Ebeling's suggestion, based on parallels (1953: 22). Ebeling 1953: 22 gives another line of text after the present one (labeled line 26), but it is not on the tablet.

12Seux 1976: 273, n.21 summarizes the problems with previous treatments of this line well. The issue boils down to how to understand epēšu with narbû (if that is the correct reading).

13Seux 1976: 273, n. 23 takes the verb in this and the following line as an imperative and the opening words as vocatives.