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CDLI Literary 000398 (Shulgi D) composite
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Primary publicationCDLI Literary 000398 (Shulgi D) composite
Author(s)CDLI
Publication date2014ff.
Secondary publication(s)Black, Jeremy A., et al., ETCSL (1998-2006) 2.4.2.4 Shulgi D
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Accession no.
ProvenienceNippur (mod. Nuffar)
Excavation no.
PeriodOld Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Dates referenced
Object typeother (see object remarks)
Remarkscomposite text
Materialcomposite
LanguageSumerian
GenreLiterary
Sub-genreETCSL 2.04.02.04 Šulgi D (composite)
CDLI comments
Catalogue source20120524 cdliadmin
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Translationetcsl
UCLA Library ARK21198/zz002c4jjf
Composite no.Q000398
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1. lugal-gu10 gu4 gal a2 gu2-nu musz-husz igi pirig-ga2
en: My king, big bull with colorful horns, dragon with lion eyes!
2. sipa szul-gi gu4-gal a2 gu2-nu musz-husz igi pirig-ga2
en: Shepherd Šulgi, big bull with colorful horns, dragon with lion eyes!
3. amar szilam2 he2-gal2-la tu-da gu2 mar-mar-re di-de3
en: Wildcowcalf, born in plenty, made to thrive!
4. kal-ga nam-ur-sag-ga2 tum2-ma he2-du7 kalam-ma-na
en: Strong, courageous, ornament of his land!
5. nita zi {d}utu-u3 nig2-si-sa2 sa12-e-esz2 rig7-ga
en: Good man, endowed with the laws by Utu!
6. nemurx(|PIRIG.TUR|) banda3{da} ga zi gu7-a gu4 a2-gur8 pirig gal-sze3 tu-da
en: Young leopard fed good milk! Bull with curved horns, born to (match) a big lion!
7. su6 za-gin3 gaba ku3-ga u6 di
en: With lapis-lazuli beard, breast with silver to marvel!
8. lugal sag men-na hi-li-bi
en: King with a head (being) the allure of the headband!
9. szul-gi aga zi-da he2-du7-bi
en: Šulgi, ornament of the good crown,
10. suh-kesz2 nam-dingir-ra tum2-tum2
en: wearing the pectoral of divinity,
11. lu2 an-ne2 mu du10-ga sa4-a
en: one named by An with a good name!
12. sipa zi a2 szum2-ma {d}en-lil2-la2
en: Right shepherd, given strength by Enlil,
13. szul-gi {d}nin-lil2-la2 ki-ag2 sza3-ga-na
en: Šulgi, beloved of Ninlil’s stomach!
14. lugal-gu10 za-gin7 a-ba an-ga-kal a-ba an-ga-a-da-sa2
en: My king, who is as strong as you, and who rivals you?
15. a-ba za-gin7 sza3-ta gesztu2-ga szu-dagal mu-ni-in-du11
en: Who, like you, from womb is so richly endowed with understanding?
16. nam-ur-sag-zu-u3 pa he2-e3-e3
en: May your heroism shine forth,
17. nam-kal-ga-zu mu10 du10 he2-e
en: may your strength be caressed!
18. a nam-GIR3 ...-x-ha-a-me-en3
en: You are such a one, as ... the seed of ...
19. gaba-gal2 x ...
en: Mighty, ...
20. lipisz-tuku ...
en: brave, ...
21. u4 e2-kur-ra ...
en: When in the Ekur ...,
22. kur gu2-erim2-gal2-la iri gul-gul-me-en3
en: You are such a one, destroying cities in the hostile foreign lands;
23. pirig eme ...
en: lion, tongue ...;
24. nemurx(|PIRIG.TUR|) ...
en: a leopard ...;
25. uszumgal ...
en: a dragon ...;
26. ...
en: ...
27. ...
en: ...
28. kur gu2-erim2-gal2 {d}nanna-a-ka ug3-ba gu3 mi-ri2-a ra-ra-me-en3
en: You are such a one as strikes in raging voice against the people of the foreign lands hostile to Nanna.
29. am zi am-gal-sze3 tu-da-gin7 si-musz gu2-nu-me-en3
en: You are such a one as, like a right wild bull born to a great wild bull, colors curved horns.
30. nig2-szu {gesz}gigir2 har-ra-an-na si-ga-me-en3
en: You are such a one whose possession is a chariot set on the byway.
31. {ansze}ni-is-ku-gin7 kas4 ne-gal2-la-zu-u2 {d}en-lil2 hul2-le-me-en3
en: You are such a one as, like a select donkey, your running of force brings joy to Enlil.
32. {gesz}ildag4 ki-en-du za3-ga du3-a-gin7 usu-a-me-en3
en: You are such a one as, like an ildag planted by the side of a watercourse, is strong.
33. mes zi kurun3-na gun3-a-gin7 u6 di du10-ga-me-en3
en: You are such a one as, like a right mes tree in colorful fruit, is sweet marvel.
34. {gesz}geszimmar dilmun ku3-gin7 {d}nin-e2-gal-ke4 mu10 zi du11-ga-me-en3
en: You are such a one as, like a date palm of silver Dilmun, is caressed by Ninegal.
35. {gesz}erin duru5 ha-szu-ur2-re mu2-a-gin7 gissu du10-ga-me-en3
en: You are such a one as, like a moist cedar growing amid the cypresses, is sweet shade.
36. lugal-gu10 za-gin7 a-ba an-ga-kal a-ba an-ga-a-da-sa2
en: My king, who is as strong as you, and who rivals you?
37. a-ba za-gin7 sza3-ta gesztu2-ga szu dagal mu-ni-in-du11
en: Who, like you, from womb is so richly endowed with understanding?
38. nam-ur-sag-zu-u3 pa he2-e3-e3
en: May your heroism shine forth,
39. nam-kal-ga-zu-u3 mu10 du10 he2-e
en: may your strength be caressed!
40. sipa szul-gi a-zu sza3 ku3-ga u4 ba-an-ri-a
en: Shepherd Šulgi, when your seed was dropped in the silver womb,
41. ama ugu4-zu {d}nin-sun2-ke4 mu-u3-tu-e-en3
en: your birth-mother Ninsun bore you;
42. dingir-zu ku3 {d}lugal-banda3{da} mu-u3-dim2-e-en3
en: your god, silver Lugalbanda, fashioned you;
43. ama {d}nin-tu-re mu10 zi mu-u3-du11
en: Mother Nintur caressed you;
44. an-ne2 mu du10-ga mu-ri-in-sa4
en: An named you with a sweet name;
45. {d}en-lil2-le sag-zu mu-un-il2
en: Enlil lifted your head;
46. {d}nin-lil2-le ki mu-ra-an-ag2
en: Ninlil loved you.
47. dumu nun e2-kur-ra ...
en: Princely son of the Ekur ...
48. lugal ma2-gur8 ku3 an-ne diri-ga
en: King, the silver barge drifting along the sky,
49. {d}nanna en ...
en: Nanna, lord ...,
50. {d}suen ...
en: Suen ...
51. u4 IM x ...
en: ...
52. mu ki ... im ...
en: ...
53. nu-dim2-mud ...
en: Nudimmud ...
54. gesz tur-tur-gin7 mi-[...]
en: like small trees ...,
55. {gesz}ildag2-gin7 ...
en: like an ildag tree ...,
56. {gesz}mes {gesz}geszimmar-gin7 mu10 zi mu-ni-in-du11
en: like a mes tree or a palm-tree he caressed you.
57. u4-ba ... an {d}en-lil dub mu-u3-szi-in-sar nam mu-u3-szi-in-tar
en: At that time, ... An and Enlil wrote a tablet for you and decreed a fate for you.
58. {d}nin-lil2-la2 siskur a-ra-zu-a sza3 im-ma-an-sed4
en: Ninlil was soothed with offerings and prayers.
59. dingir ki nam tar-tar-ra-ka na-nam na-nam dingir an-na ba-su8-su8-ge-esz
en: The gods of the place of decrees stepped up with “Indeed, indeed”.
60. sig-ta igi-nim-sze3 kalam-ma {d}en-lil2 lugal kur-kur-ra-ke4 nam-sipa-bi ma-ra-an-szum2
en: From below to above, Enlil, the king of all the lands, gave you shepherdship of the homeland.
61. lugal-gu10 za-gin7 a-ba an-ga-kal a-ba an-ga-a-da-sa2
en: My king, who is as strong as you, and who rivals you?
62. a-ba za-gin7 sza3-ta gesztu2-ga szu dagal mu-ni-in-du11
en: Who, like you, from womb is so richly endowed with understanding?
63. nam-ur-sag-zu-u3 pa he2-e3-e3
en: May your heroism shine forth,
64. nam-kal-ga-zu-u3 mu10 du10 he2-e
en: may your strength be caressed!
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135. ur-sag-me-en3 x x x-e gub-ba-ta
en: You are a hero! After stepping on the ...,
136. kur gu2-erim2-gal2 {d}nanna-a-ka x szeg12 i3-ni-gi4
en: you roared at the foreign land hostile to Nanna.
137. ki-bala-e {d}en-lil2-la2-ka x za-pa-ag2 dub2-i3
en: Thump your battle-cry at the insurgent region against Enlil!
138. lugal-gu10 x x x x ba x
en: My king, ...
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149. x du3-a ... KA gu4-gal x ...
en: ..., great bull ...
150. {gesz}szudul2 kal-ga ... nam-ur-sag-ga2 ...
en: “A mighty yoke ... in heroism ...
151. lugal-me-en3 kur-re x galam ba-ta-e3 ug3 se3-sze3 ga-am3-tak4
en: I, the king, sent out ... to the foreign lands, shall leave their people to be flattened.
152. gu2 kur-ra-ke4 giri3 u3-mi-us2
en: After setting foot on the neck of the foreign lands,
153. ki-bala-e szu? si-ig-ga ga-am3-du11
en: I shall bring down a heavy hand on the insurgent region.
154. ... x x NE x GIM x x u3-mu-ni-szub
en: After bringing down ... like ...,
155. sag-ga2-ni giri3 u3-mi-ni-us2
en: and placing foot on his head,
156. ...-ni u3-mun sur-ra gi4-ni-in-usz2
en: I shall make him die amid dripping blood ...
157. ...-la-dam SU nig2 NU BAD-bi-ir
en: ...
158. mitum-gu10-u3 ur zu2 ses-a-gin7 gug hu-mu-u3-ra-ra-ra
en: May my battle-axe forever hit its teeth like a bitter-toothed dog.
159. im-du8-a lu2-lu2-bi-ir
en: Against their men on the pisé walls,
160. {uruda}dur10-gag an-na ku3-sig17 sahar-ba x x mu10 zi du11-ga-am3
en: axes of iron and gold ore, caressed ...,
161. musz ki-ur3-ra-gin7 ka-a-gu10-u3 ir he2-e-tum2-de3
en: like a roof-snake, may my mouth bring forth venom.
162. a2-tuku a2-na mu-szi-in-gen-na
en: The strong one who went in his strength.
163. a2-ni-ta x ga-mu-u3-ta-ab-x
en: I shall ... from his strength.
164. gurusz-bi-ir igi gul kusz2-du-gu10-u3 ku6-gin7 sza3 he2-en3-x
en: Against their men, may my ... gut them like fish.
165. du10-tuku-bi-ir sa-par4 u3-mu-na-ab-dim2
en: Against their runners, after I fashioned sapar nets,
166. masz-da3-gin7 {gesz}tir-re gi4-bi-in-dab5
en: I shall catch them like gazelles in the woods.
167. kas4 du11-ga ni2 nu-te-na-bi-ir
en: Against their runners without rest,
168. mu-bar-gin7 nim-ma u3-ma-ni-x
en: like ... from above having ...
169. ansze-edin-na-gin7 pu2 sa-a ak-a me-er-bi gi4-ni-in-szu2
en: like steppe asses I trap them violently in a hole outfitted with a net.
170. ka-silim du11-ga-bi-ir me3-a gu2 x ga-an-na-gar
en: Against their glorified one, I shall set ... in battle,
171. {gesz}tukul husz-gu10 uszum gurusz3 bur2-ra-gin7 usz ha-mu-na-ab-szum2-mu
en: May my fierce weapons give him venom like a gnawing serpent.
172. su-na gu2 IR A lu2 nu-usz2-a-ba lipisz-a-ni u3-ma-an-ta-ze2
en: After tearing out the heart of ... who have not died,
173. lu2 musz mer-te-gin7 bala-bala-e-da-ni
en: the man coiling like a ...-snake
174. gu4 tu-ra ni2-bi MU-a-gin7 sag-ga2-ni sahar-e gi4-ni-ib2-x
en: like a sick, ... bull, I shall make his head sink in the soil.
175. di4-di4-la2 zi-bi-da kar-ra-ba
en: The little ones who escaped with their lives,
176. zi-bi-a bir5 szu2-szu2-a-gin7 sahar ses-ses gi4-bi2-ib2-gu7
en: as long as they live, like the all-covering locust, I shall make eat bitter soil.”
177. gesz-gid2-da-gu10 x x gi4-bi2-ib-mu2
en: “My lance against the ... I shall grow,
178. {gesz}szu-nir-gu10 kur-ra za3-ba ga-am3-du3!
en: my standards at the border of the foreign lands I shall plant.
DU3 over erasure?
179. e2-mar-uru5-gu10-u3 nig2 ga-am3-ta-si
en: I fill my quiver to overflowing.
180. {gesz}pan-gu10-u3 musz-husz-gin7 gurusz3 ha-ma-bur2-bur2-re
en: May my bow, like a raging snake, ever gnash for me;
181. {gesz}ti zu2 igi-gu10-sze3 nam-gin7 he2-gir2-gir2-re
en: may barbed arrows continually flash before me like lightning;
182. gi bar-bar-ra su-din{muszen} dal-a-gin7
en: may barbar-arrows, like flying bats,
183. ka me3-bi-a ha-ma-an-dal-dal
en: continually fly for me into the mouth of battle;
184. im {kusz}da-lu-usz2-a ug3-ba ha-ma-szeg14
en: ma slingstones rain down on their people;
185. im dug-ge {na4}szu-gin7
en: may thick clay balls like handstones
186. murgu-ba dub-da-ab ha-ma-ab-za
en: clatter on their backs
187. ki-bala-a ug3 tar-tar-ra-bi
en: The separated peoples of the insurgent region
188. {gesz}ilar {kusz}eb2-ur3-gu10-u3 buru5-gin7 ga-am3-mi-ib2-ur4
en: with my throw-stick and shield I shall catch like locusts.
189. ma-sa2-tum-gu10-u3 sag kalam-ma-ka gug sar ha-mu-u3-ak-ke4
en: May my ... bite the heads of the Land.”
190. {uruda}mitum-gu10-u3 kurinx(DUG)?{in} nam-lu2-ulu3 a-gin7 he2-em-bala-e
en: “May my battle-axe cross over the blood of the people like water.
191. {gesz}tukul ha-zi-in da tab-ba-gu10-u3
en: May my double-edged axe weapon
192. u3-mun ug?-dul4-bi-a x al |KAxX|-ul ha-mu-u3-ak-ke4
en: in their ... blood.
193. nag dug gesztin gaz za-gin7 hur-sag-e i3-bi2-i3-su3
en: Like the contents of a broken wine jug, having poured it on the mountains,
194. sza3-tum2 sza3-tum2-ba ug3 se3-sze3 x x
en: in their meadows I ... the people to be flattened;
195. u3-sur-sur-be2-e usz2 a-gin7 x x
en: to their canals the blood like water ... ;
196. ki-in-dar ki-in-dar kur-ra-ke4 u3-mun x x MI x ...
en: in the cracks of the foreign lands the blood ...”
197. dim3-bi ... kur-ra ...
en: “Its ..., in the foreign lands ...,
198. ki-bala-a ... x x ...
en: The insurgent lands ...
199. kur ...
en: The foreign lands ...
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207. sza3 ...-lam ... x
en: The stomach ...
208. ba-x x-ib2-til-e sa?-x x u3-mu-ta-a-si
en: Having filled the ...,
209. x x sza3 lum-lum-ma-ni x ha-mu-u3-su3-e
en: may ... his expansive stomach be expanded (?);
210. x x-ga2-ra sa12-esz2 gu2-mu-ni-rig7
en: ... as a gift to I shall give.”
211. kur-ra ur3-ra nu2-a-bi ur3-ra ga-am3-mi-ag2
en: “Those who lie on the roofs of the foreign lands, on the roofs I shall kill;
212. bad3-da nu2-a-bi bad3-da ga-am3-mi-gaz
en: those who lie on the city walls I shall grind up on the city walls.
213. mu-u3-da-gub-a-bi giri3-na ga-am3-mi-gub
en: Whoever stood with me, I shall let stand on his feet;
214. nu-mu-u3-da-gub-a-bi ki-ba ga-am3-mi-gaz
en: whoever did not stand with me, I shall grind up on the spot.
215. kur-ra tur-tur-bi ma2-a ga-am3-mi-ib2-u5
en: The young ones of the foreign lands I shall let ride off on ships,
216. gal-gal-bi szu-gi4-ta ga-am3-gi4
en: the big ones I shall “send back from old age”.
217. nu-mu-u3-gi4-esz2 nu-mu-u3-dagal-e-sza-a u4 la-ba-da-ab-su3-ra2-asz
en: To those who did not return and spread out, the days will not be long!”
218. lugal-me-en3 szu iri-ga2 ga-am3-gi4
en: “I, the king, shall avenge my city.
219. nig2 ki-en-gi-ra ba-a-gu-la kur-ra ga-am3-mi-ib2-gu-ul
en: Whatever was destroyed in Sumer, in the foreign lands I shall destroy.
220. iri-ba dingir-bi giri3-ba ga-am3-mi-si
en: The gods of their cities I shall cause to “get into shoes”;
221. u2-du11 igi-sa6 {d}lamma igi-sa6-bi bar-sze3 ga-am3-ta-an-gub
en: their pretty-face udug and lamma protective deities I shall let step out.
222. GAN2 zi sze dadag-ga-be2-e u2 gid2-da gi4-bi2-i3-mu2
en: In their fertile fields of shining barley I shall let long grass grow;
223. gesz tur-tur-bi ur2-ba ga-mu-bu3-bu3
en: their small trees I shall uproot;
224. gesz dagal gal-be2-e tun3 gul ga-am3-du11
en: their thick and tall trees with the axe I shall bring to destruction;
225. gesz nig2-tuku-bi suhur-ba gi4-ni-ib2-bala-bala
en: their trees of wealth I shall “cross over” at the crown.
226. pu2 {gesz}kiri6 lal3 {gesz}pesz3 mu2-a-bi a-ri2-na{sar} gi4-bi2-i3-mu2
en: In their well-orchards, where date syrup and fig trees grew, I shall make weeds grow;
227. {gesz}GIR3 u2-ri2-u3-a-ke4 ki he2-dar-dar-re
en: may ... plants and ... herbs continually break through the earth.”
228. lugal-me-en3 iri mu-gul-la-ta bad3 mu-se3-ga-ta
en: “After I, the king, have destroyed the cities and laid flat the city walls,
229. kur kum2-ma a-ge6 i3-huluh-ha-ta
en: with floodwater caused the torched foreign lands to shake,
230. numun gu-ti-um-ma sze sahar-ra-gin7 mu-bi-bi-re-a-ta
en: have scattered the seed of the Guti like seed-grain,
231. u3-ma-gub {d}en-lil2-la2 sa2 mu-du11-ga-ta
en: have achieved Enlil’s triumph,
232. ug3 {gesz}naga3-sze3 i3-x-[...]-ak-ta
en: have set the peoples to the pestle,
233. sza3-gu10-u3 x ...
en: have ... my heart ...,
234. ku3 za-gin3 kur-ra {kusz}|PA5.(SZIR.LU.SU)%(SZIR.LU.SU)| ga-am3-mi-ak
en: then the silver and lapis lazuli of the foreign lands into leather pouches I shall put.
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240. lugal x ...
en: The king ...
241. u4-ba kur-ra ...
en: On that day, in the foreign land ...
242. za-pa-ga2-ni hur-sag ki ...
en: His roar ... the mountains ...
243. iri {d}en-lil2-le nam-bi ba-an-ku5
en: The city Enlil cursed;
244. an-ne2 sag ba-da-[...]
en: An with the head ...;
245. {d}nin-tu-re GI x ...
en: Nintur ...;
246. {d}en-ki-ke4 gesztu2 nig2 sa6-ga ...
en: Enki ... wisdom, the pretty thing;
247. {d}nanna si-un-na ba-da-[...]
en: Nanna the heights of heaven ...;
248. {d}utu an-ur2-re ba-da-[...]
en: Utu on the horizon ...;
249. {d}inanna nin me3-ke4 sag-ki im-ma-da-an-gid2
en: Inanna, the lady of battle, frowned on it.
250. ki-bala-a ug3-ba gi sumun me gar ...
en: The people of the insurgent region, old reeds ...
251. me3 husz gal szul-gi-ra KA HA ...
en: The great and terrible battle of Šulgi ...
252. an-za-gar3 dingir ma-mu-da-ke4
en: Anzagar, the god of dreams,
253. u2-du11 sa6-ga-bi-gin7 ba-x ...
en: like their pretty-face udug protective spirit, ...
254. x x x x x x ma-mu-de3 ...
en: ... dreaming ...,
255. ... tuku ...
en: ...
256. ... BI ...
en: ...
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288. x kur gu2-erim2-gal2-sze3 ... x x
en: against the ... of hostile foreign lands ...
289. musz-sag-kal-gin7 gu3 nun am3-me-e
en: like a strong-head snake he roars.
290. lugal a e3-a ki-bala-sze3 gu3 nun-bi di-da
en: The king, roaring like a rising flood against the insurgent region,
291. szul-gi a e3-a ki-bala-sze3 gu3 nun-bi di-da
en: Šulgi, roaring like a rising flood against the insurgent region,
292. szesz ku-li-ni en {d}gilgames2
en: his brother and friend, lord Gilgameš,
293. sag-tab-ba-ni im x x tu-da-gin7 tesz2-ba gu2 bi2-ib2-la2
en: his aide, like one born ..., embraced,
294. szul-gi sipa zi ki-en-gi-ra-da giri3-a ba-da-an-gen
en: together with Šulgi, the right shepherd of Sumer, he walked along the path.
295. lugal an ku3-ga men dagal su3-su3
en: The king of the silver heavens, spreading out a wide crown,
296. en u4 sze-er-zi dingir-re-e-ne
en: the lord, the bright sun of the gods,
297. a-a {d}nanna za3 zi-da-ni-a mu-un-di-x x x
en: Father Nanna, by him on his right side ...;
298. szul-gi sipa zi ki-en-gi-ra-da giri3-a ba-da-gen
en: together with Šulgi, the right shepherd of Sumer, he walked along the path.
299. am-gal-sze3 tu-da pirig ne3-ba gub-ba
en: Born to a great wild bull, a lion standing in his strength,
300. ibila kal-ga szul {d}suen-na
en: mighty heir of youthful Suen,
301. dumu ur-sag {d}asz-im2-babbar-ra
en: son and hero of Ašimbabbar,
302. sun2-zi za3 gub3-bu-ni-a ba-x x x
en: Sunzi by him on his left side ...;
303. szul-gi sipa zi ki-en-gi-ra giri3-a ba-da?-gen?
en: together with Šulgi, the right shepherd of Sumer, he walked along the path.
304. lugal giri3 x x x kar x x x x ...
en: The king of ...,
305. {d}nin-gesz-zi-da ...
en: Ningešzida ...,
306. szul-gi sipa zi ki-en-gi-ra-da giri3-a ba-da-gen
en: together with Šulgi, the right shepherd of Sumer, he walked along the path.
307. enegir3{ki} x du10 du11?-ga? x x im-ma-ti-a-ta
en: When he arrived at Enegir,
308. musz-husz gurusz3 bur2-bur2 lu2 x ...
en: the fierce snake, gnashing, ...,
309. en KA x ...
en: the lord of ...,
310. {d}nin-a-zu ... x ...
en: Ninazu ...,
311. szul-gi sipa zi ki-en-gi-ra-da giri3-a ba-da-gen
en: together with Šulgi, the right shepherd of Sumer, he walked along the path.
312. u4-ba abzu-ta ib2?-ta-e3
en: At the same time, from the abzu emerged,
313. lugal {d}en-ki-ke4 abzu-ta igi-asz mu-il2
en: King Enki lifted one eye out of the abzu,
314. ki-gub-ba-ni kur mu-na-gul-e
en: from where he stands destroying for him the foreign lands,
315. ki-tusz-a-ni-ta iri mu-na-gul-e
en: from where he sits destroying for him the cities.
316. du11-ga zi-da inim ki-bi-sze3 gar
en: He of rightful speech, whose utterances are firmly established,
317. nu-dim2-mud en gal eridu{ki}-ga
en: Nudimmud, great lord of Eridu;
318. szul-gi sipa zi ki-en-gi-ra-da? giri3?-a ba-da-gen
en: together with Šulgi, the right shepherd of Sumer, he walked along the path.
319. e2-babbar e2 {d}utu-ke4 im-ma-ti-a-ta
en: When he arrived at the E-babbar, the house of Utu,
320. lugal nig2-si-sa2-e ki-ag2 x x x E x x sza3 gada-la2
en: the king who loves justice, ..., clad in linen,
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331. kur-ra tur-tur-bi ma2-a i3-mi-ib2-u5
en: The young ones of the foreign lands he let ride off on ships,
332. gal-gal-bi szu-gi4-ta mu-gi4
en: the big ones he “sent back from old age”.
333. nu-mu-gi4-esz2 nu-mu-dagal-le-e-sza-a u4 la-ba-da-ab-su3-ra2-asz
en: To those who did not return and spread out, the days were not long!
334. ur-sag-e szu iri-na mu-gi4
en: The hero avenged his city.
335. nig2 ki-en-gi-ra ba-a-gu-ul-la kur-ra i3-mi-in-gu-ul
en: Whatever was destroyed in Sumer, in the foreign lands he destroyed.
336. iri-ba dingir-bi giri3-ba i3-mi-si
en: The gods of their cities he caused to “get into shoes”;
337. u2-du11 igi-sa6 {d}lamma igi-sa6-bi bar-sze3 im-ta-an-gub
en: their pretty-face udug and lamma protective deities he let step out.
338. GAN2 zi sze dadag-ga-a-be2-e u2 gid2-da bi2-i3-mu2
en: In their fertile fields of shining barley he let long grass grow;
339. gesz dagal gal-be2-e tun3 gul bi2-in-du11
en: their thick and tall trees with the axe he brought to destruction;
340. gesz nig2-tuku-bi suhur-ba mi-ni-in-bala-bala
en: their trees of wealth he “crossed over” at the crown.
341. gesz tur-tur-bi ur2-ba mi-ni-in-bu3-bu3-u2
en: their small trees he uprooted.
342. pu2 {gesz}kiri6 lal3 {gesz}pesz3 mu2-a-be2-e a-ri2-na{sar} bi2-i3-mu2
en: In their well-orchards, where date syrup and fig trees grew, he made weeds grow;
343. {gesz}GIR3 u2-ri2-u3-a-ke4 ki mu-dar-dar-re
en: ... plants and ... herbs continually break through the earth.
344. lugal-e iri mu-gul-la-ta bad3 mu-se3-ga-ta
en: After the king had destroyed the cities and laid flat the city walls,
345. kur kum2-ma a-ge6 i3-huluh-ha-ta
en: with floodwater had caused the torched foreign lands to shake,
346. numun gu-ti-um-ma sze sahar-ra-gin7 mu-bi-bi-re-a-ta
en: the seed of the Guti like seed-grain had scattered,
347. sza3-ga-ni URU5-a-tir im-mi-in-su-a-ta
en: his heart had ...,
348. ku3 za-gin3 kur-ra {kusz}|PA5.(SZIR.LU.SU)%(SZIR.LU.SU)| im-mi-ak
en: then the silver and lapis lazuli of the foreign lands into leather pouches he put.
349. gi16-sa-bi tesz2-e bi2-in-tag-tag
en: All their treasures he gathered together
350. nig2-gur11 kur-ra-ke4 gu2-asz im-mi-szid?
en: and all the goods of the foreign lands counted to one load.
351. gu4 gi4-a udu gi4-a-bi-a
en: On their delivered cattle and delivered sheep.
352. mu {d}en-lil2-la2 i3-mi-ib2-pa3-de3
en: the name of Enlil invoking,
353. mu {d}nin-lil2-la2 im-mi-ib2-pa3-de3
en: the name of Ninlil invoking.
354. ur-sag-e kur-ta szu-mah gi4-a-ni
en: The hero, after achieving an august revenge in the foreign lands,
355. ma2-gur8 za-gin3 nam-lugal-la ba-ni-in-du8-a-ni
en: had his blue barge of royalty caulked.
356. si ku3 su3-su3 udu-utua2 ku3-sig17-bi an-sza3-ga hud-hud
en: adorned with expansive silver horns, its ram of gold gleaming in the middle of heaven.
357. esir2-bi esir2 igi-su {d}en-ki-ka
en: Its bitumen, ... bitumen of Enki
358. abzu-ta mu10 zi du11-ga-am3
en: was caressed from the abzu;
359. gesz-hum-bi e2-gal i7-mah-ha me-lam2 gur3-ru-am3
en: its cabin was a palace, carrying a terrible splendor on August River,
360. an-gin7 mul-a sze-er-ka-an mi-ni-ib2-du11
en: like the sky with stars it was decorated.
361. LU ku3-be2-e x ki DI-a-zu x
en: Its silver ...,
362. x ... u5 ...
en: ...
363. lugal x ... u4 x ...
en: The king ...,
364. szul-gi sipa zi ki-en-gi-ra-ke4 giri3-ni BAD ...
en: Šulgi, the right shepherd of Sumer, ... his feet upon ...;
365. {gesz}gu-za x x dur2 ba-an-gar
en: his seat on a throne of ... he took.
366. si-im a2-la2-e szeg12 mu-na-ab-gi4
en: The sim and ala (drums) resounded for him,
367. e2-balag szer3-re-esz2 mu-na-ab-du11
en: and the balag-house drums played music for him.
368. lugal-gu10 x x x kur mu-gul x x iri mu-lah5
en: “My king, ..., you have destroyed the foreign lands and plundered their cities ...;
369. am-gin7 hur-sag x x za3-mur du11-ga x x
en: like a wild bull ... the hills ...”
370. nar-re en3-du-am3 mu-na-ni-ib2-e-ne
en: the cantors for him were signing in a song.
371. addir-ni a2 nu-kusz2-u3
en: His tireless boatmen
372. u5 du3-du3-me-esz2 u5 la2-la2-me-esz2
en: —hoisting and hanging (sail)—
373. a-ne-ne dumu enegir3{ki} dumu uri2{ki}-ma-me-esz2
en: these—sons of Enegir and sons of Ur—
374. en-da {gesz}gisal ZA x mu-da-la2-ne
en: with the lord their ... oars hung out.
375. esz3 nibru{ki} esz3 dur-an-ki-sze3
en: At the temples of Nippur, the temples Dur-an-ki,
376. kar-gesztin-na {d}en-lil2-la2-ke4
en: at the Kar-geština of Enlil
377. ma2 na-ga-am3-mi-in-us2
en: did he not moor the boat?
378. ku3 za-gin3 kur-ra {kusz}|PA5.(SZIR.LU.SU)%(SZIR.LU.SU)| ak-da
en: With the silver and lapis lazuli of the foreign lands put into leather pouches,
379. gi16-sa tesz2-e tag-tag-ga-da
en: all their treasures gathered together,
380. nig2-gur11 kur-ra-ke4 gu2-asz szid?-da
en: with all the goods of the foreign lands counted to one load,
381. {d}en-lil2-ra mu-na-da-an-ku4-ku4
en: he enters before Enlil.
382. ... lugal x x x ...
en: ..., the king ...
383. szul-gi-ra nam mu-ni-ib2-tar-re
en: a destiny for Šulgi he decrees:
384. lugal nam gi4-ri2-ib2-tar{ar} nam du10 gu2-mu-ri2-ib2-tar{ar}
en: “King, a destiny for you I shall decree, a good destiny for you I shall decree!
385. szul-gi nam gi4-ri2-ib2-tar{ar} nam du10 gu2-mu-ri2-ib2-tar{ar}
en: Šulgi, a destiny for you I shall decree, a good destiny for you I shall decree!
386. nam-ur-sag nam-sze3 gu2-mu-ri2-ib2-tar{ar}
en: heroism as your destiny I shall decree!
387. nam-en nam-lugal-la u4 su3-da nam-sze3 gu2-mu-ri2-ib2-tar{ar}
en: Long-lasting lordship and kingship as your destiny I shall decree!
388. ni2 me-lam2-ma gu2 hu-mu-ni-us2
en: In terrifying splendor may you lean your neck!
389. igi husz-zu lu2 nam-ba-gub
en: Before your fierce face may no one stand!
390. aga nam-lugal-la2-zu-u3 dalla he2-em-e3
en: May your crown of royalty shine radiantly!
391. gidri-zu nig2 nam-nun-na he2-em
en: May your sceptre be a thing of princes,
392. pa mul-bi an-dul3-le-esz2 hu-mu-u3-ak
en: and may its shining branches provide you with shade!
393. sza3-za sza3 hul2-la he2-en-gal2 nam-ba-kusz2-u-de3-en
en: May there be joy in your stomach, and may you never grow weary!
394. lugal zi-sza3-gal2 ukken-za he2-me-en
en: May you be a breath-of-life king in your assembly!
395. nam-ti-la?-zu gu-gin7 he2-mu2-mu2 sze-gin7 he2-mu2-mu2
en: May your life flourish like herbs, may it flourish like grain!
396. mes zi-gin7 ki dagal-e he2-mu2-mu2
en: May it flourish like a right mes tree in a broad plot!”
397. x x LUL ... x ...
en: ...


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