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1-11Exalted lord, for whom a favourable destiny was determined while he was still in the good womb! Numucda, exalted lord, for whom a favourable destiny was determined while he was still in the good womb! Ningal formed ...... the holy seed ...... engendered by Suen. Born amid plenty in the holy mountains, eating fruits from a green garden, named with a good name by An and Enlil, carefully cherished by the great lady Ninlil! Numucda, son of the prince, whose appearance is full of awe-inspiring radiance! Great wild bull battering the enemy country, great lord Numucda!
fiercely poised for the fight, ...... snake spitting roaring at the enemy,
great dragon ...... holy incantations, whose knees never cease from running!
Fearsome flood which no one can withstand, overflowing high water engulfing the
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God, creative (?) personage who has no rival, foremost in heroism, who can rival you? Numucda, your face is that of a lion, and you have a muzzle like that of a fearsome muchuc.
242nd (?) cagbatuku.
25-32Your arm is a
battle net in (?) the land of those who do not practise agriculture; your claws
are the claws of an urin bird, grasping the wicked. No one dares to
oppose your authority. Your greatness and magnitude, surpassing all praise, and
your utterances which cannot be dismissed
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My god, hand over to the king the disobedient lands! Numucda, hand over to prince Sîn-iqicam the disobedient lands!
33 Sa-gida of the jicgijal.
34-41Warrior, powerful in strength, who perfectly controls the complex divine powers! Warrior Numucda, powerful in strength, who perfectly controls the complex divine powers! God with the limbs of a bison, decorous to behold, like your father Suen you love to bestow life. Choosing truth and annihilating wickedness, in E-kic-nujal, the holy and princely dwelling, your divine powers are most precious divine powers, and your purification rites are resplendent. Numucda, hero, powerful in strength, who perfectly controls the complex divine powers!
42-56Nunamnir, the lord who determines the destinies, has made your name august throughout the wide extent of foreign lands. He has assigned as a cult place for you the city of abundance, founded in a favourable place: Kazallu, the mountain of plenty. By his unchangeable command he has ordered the fashioning of Kun-satu, your lordly dais. Father Enlil, the good shepherd who loves your plans, has desired to make its forgotten lay-out visible again, and to restore its abandoned cities; he has ordered prince Sî-iqicam to accomplish it, and he has made (?) your cities and settlements peaceful dwelling places. He has dredged your canals, and cleared up the levees and irrigation ditches, so that abundant water will never be lacking there. He has put in your ...... and made manifest all that is proper.
57-60Regard with favour his commendable prayers! Regard Prince Sî-iqicam with favour! May the king's joyous days be prolonged, o Numucda!
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