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A šir-namgala to Ninisina for Lipit-Eštar (Lipit-Eštar E)

1-2. He (probably Enlil) told her, Ninisina, the great daughter of An, the great daughter-in-law, ……: "That Lipit-Eštar should be your provider -- so let it be!"

    3. Šagbatuku.

4-13. Ninisina (?) paid attention to Enlil's utterance. She answered with humility: "Father Enlil, god whose name is manifest, ……, Enlil; lord ……, your divine powers are the most ……, your instructions are the most precious (?). For the trustworthy shepherd ……, …… Lord Lipit-Eštar
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He has settled the people ……, he (?) has made the Land feel content. You looked upon him with your life-giving gaze: now decree him a true fate!"

    14. 3rd kirugu.

15. "Nunamnir, bestow upon prince Lipit-Eštar a long life of many days!"

    16. Its ĝišgiĝal.

17-24. The Great Mountain Enlil paid attention to the words spoken by Ninisina. He blessed the king and decreed his fate: "Lipit-Eštar, you whom I have called by name, shall be elevated among the people. May the living look to you as to their own fathers and mothers! May the strong one who cares for E-kur, the ensi of the august shrine, Uta-ulu, be your help on the battlefield! May he collect your enemies like swallows for you; may he spread them out like sheaves for you!"

    25. 4th kirugu.

26-27. Nunamnir, the lord whose order cannot be altered, has made the name of prince Lipit-Eštar exalted among the numerous people.

    28. Its ĝišgiĝal.

29-30. "I, Enlil, am elevated in heaven, and am the lord of all the divine powers on earth. The good fate I have decreed to Lipit-Eštar is something which can never be changed!"

    31. A šir-namgala of Ninisina.

Revision history GZ, editor: translation
03.viii.1999: JAB, editor: proofreading
19.x.1999: GZ, editor: SGML tagging
03.xii.1999: ER, editor: proofreading SGML
21.xi.1999: ER, editor: web publication GC/JE, editor/technical developer: XML/TEI conversion

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