|ETCSLtranslation : t.18.104.22.168|
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!"
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
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.
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