UET 6, 0007 (P346092)

Literary tablet excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Transliteration

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1. [lugal]-gu10 {na4}masz-da im-ma-gub
 en: My king attended to the mašda stone
2. {na4#}dub-ba-an {na4}u2-ru-tum-e gu3 ba-an-de2#
 en: He spoke to the dubban and urutum stones
3. [{d}]nin#-urta dumu {d}en-lil2-la2-ke4 in-ti bi2-ib2#?-kur-ku
 en: Ninurta, the son of Enlil was wishing for/observing(?) (their) way
4. {na4#}masz-da {na4}dub-ba-an ga-an-ze2-er#? bar7-a
 en: mašda and dubban stones, burning with ganzer fire
5. {na4#}u2-ru-tum na-me nu-gub-bu
 en: urutum stone, (against) whom nothing stands
6. {na4#}ga-sur-ra zi murgu2-sze3 szub-bu he2-em-ta-ab-murgu3#?-a
 en: gasura stone, collapsing(?) one who must rage(?)
7. [...]-bala#-a ur5#-gin7 ma-mu2-un-ze2-en
 en: Thus(?) you burned(?) for me in the rebel land
8. [...] mu#-e-szi-gub-bu-un-za-na-gin7
 en: You, as one of those who stood against me (in?) the land/mountain of Saba
9. [...] udu-gin7 he2-sur-sur-ne
 en: mašda stone, ... shall squeeze/twist you(?) like a sheep
10. [...] nig2# ze2-re-de3 lil2#-e#!? he2-bi2-sag3-ge#?-ne
 en: dubban stone, the empty winds(?) shall strike (you) in order to break something/(as) something to be broken up(?)
11. [...] {gesz}mitum2-gin7 u3#-sar#!? he2#-ke3#-ne
 en: urutum stone, ... shall sharpen (you) like the mitum weapon
12. [...] dingir-re-e-ne#-ke4#
 en: Among the bronze arrowheads of the gods(!?)
13. [...]-de3# lil2#?-e he2-x-x-ne
 en: The empty wind(?) shall strike (you) so (hard) that the furious scorpion(?) scurries around(?)
  double ruling
14. [...] {na4#}sza-ka-ra# im#-ma#-gub#?
 en: My king attended to the šagara stone
15. [...] {d}en-lil2-la2-ke4#? [...]
 en: Ninurta, the son of Enlil, was decreeing (its) fate
16. [...]-ra# sag edin-[...]
 en: šagara stone, who has struck the head of the one who went alone in the plain
reverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...] us2 gu7# az#-gin7 giri3 hum-u3
 en: Adjoining (each other?), ..., (possessing) a soothed(?) heart, whose paws are immobilized (thick at the joint?)/snapped off(?) like a bear
2'. [...]-ga#-za mu-un-DU-de3-en i3-ne tab-ba ki-za
 en: You are to go/stand(?) in your ..., now(?) (lie) paired to the ground(?)
3'. gu2#-ne#-ne-ta ki ha-ma-ab-te-en-ze2-en#-me#!?-en# a-ba szu in-ne-szi-in-de6
 en: For me you (pl.) shall draw near to the ground(?), away from(?) their loads, who touch/bring(?) (it) for them?
4'. {gesz}tukul he2-me-en {gesz#}ig he2-gal2
 en: You shall be a weapon, and the door shall be open(?)
5'. kal-ga gu2-ne ha-ba-ra-si-ig-ge?
 en: The mighty one shall tear away the load
6'. lirum-da# dub3 lah5-lah5-am3-da-ab!? u4 zal-le# ki#? he2-te-ge26
 en: With strength ... the knees(?), the one spending the day ...(?) shall draw near to the ground(?)
7'. [u4]-szu2-usz# x-x tuku-e# he2#-zi-zi
 en: (Yet) daily “the one possessing weight"(?) shall rise
8'. [...] x iri{ki#?} kalam#-ma#? igi he2-en-de3?-sag5-sag5
 en: And along with(?) the youth/pig(?), ... shall choose among the cities(?) of the land
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