- "O Asharu, bestower of harvests,
founder of agriculture,
- Creator of grain and plants, who
made green herbs to grow,
- O honored Asharu, revered in the
house of counsel, rich in counsel,
- Whom the gods honor, fearing
[laid hold upon them]
- O honored Asharu, powerful
prince, the light [of the fathers who begat him],
- Who directs the decrees of Anu,
Bel, [and Ea].
- He was their preserver, who
- He whose provision is abundance,
he goeth forth.......
- Tutu, the creator of their
renewal is he.
- If their want be pure, then are
- If he make an incantation, then
are the gods [appeased];
- Should they attack him in anger,
he will repulse their array;
- Let him therefore be exalted in
the assembly of the gods.
- None among the gods is like unto
- Tutu-Ziukinna is the life of the
host of the gods.
- Who established for the gods the
- Their way he received, [their
- Never forgotten among men shall
be his [mighty] deeds.
- Tutu as Zi-azag thirdly they
named, bringer of purification,
- God of the favoring breeze, the
lord who hears and is merciful,
- Who creates fulness and plenty,
who establishes abundance,
- Who turns whatever is small into
- "In sore distress we caught his
- Let them honor him, praise him,
bow humbly before him.
- Tutu as Aga-azag may the mighty
- The Lord of the pur incantations,
who makes the dead live,
- Who to the captive gods showed
- The oppressive yoke he laid upon
the gods, his enemies,
- For their release they he created
- The merciful one, with whom is
- Established and never forgotten
be his word
- In the mouth of the black-headed
race (Babylonians) whom his hand created.
- Tutu as Mu-azag, fifthly, his
pure incantation may their mouth proclaim,
- Who through his pure incantation
destroys all evil ones,
- Shagzu, who knows the hearts of
the gods, who sees through the inner-most parts.
- The evil doer he permits not to
go out with him.
- Founder of the assembly of the
gods [who gladdens] their heart.
- Who subdues the
- Director of
- 107. Truly he holds their
beginning and ending....
- 108. Saying, "He who passed
through the midst of Tiamat [without resting],
- 109. Let his name be Neberu, who
seizes the midst,
- 110. As a flock verily the gods
pasture, all of them."
- 112. He bound Tiamat, her life he
apportioned, he ended.
- 113. In the future, people, old
- 114. Shall renew unceasingly,
"Let him be lord forever!"
- 115. Because he created the
places and fashioned the fastness
- 116. "Lord of countries" Bel, his
father, named him.
- 117. The names the Igigi named,
all of them,
- 118. Ea heard, and his heart
- 110. "He whose name his fathers
- 120. He, even like me, shall be
- 121. The binding of all my
commands shall he control,
- 122. All my decrees shall he
- 123. By the "Fifty" did the great
- 124. His fifty names make known,
they made his path pre-eminent.
- 125. May they be held fast and
the first men reveal them,
- 126. The wise, the understanding
shall consider them together;
- 127. May the father repeat them
and the son lay hold upon them,
- 128. So that shepherd and
herdsman may open their ears,
- 129. And may rejoice in Marduk,
the lord of the gods,
- 130. That his land may be
fertile, that he may have prosperity.
- 131. His word is established, his
- 132. The word of his mouth, no
god had annulled.
- 133. He casts his glance without
turning his neck,
- 134. When he roars, no god can
face his anger.
- 135. Wide is his heart, great his
- 136. The sinner and transgressor
in his presence.....
- 137. They received instruction,
they spake before him.