Origin/Historian/Author: Babylonian
Source: The Sacred Books and Literature of the East, By Prof. Charles F. Horne, Ph.D.
The Sacred Books and Literature of the East Translations conducted by:
Morris Jastrow, Jr., LL.D., Rev. A.H. Sayce, LL.D., Robert W. Rogers, LL.D., George A. Barton, LL.D., Leonard W. King, F.S.A., Stephen Langdon, PH.D., Arno Poebel, PH.D., and other scholars.

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O hero, prince, first-born of Marduk!
O prudent ruler, offspring of Zarpanitu!
O Nabu, bearer of the tablet of the destiny of the gods,
director of Esagila! Lord of Ezida, shadow of Borsippa!
5 Darling of Ea, giver of life!
Prince of Babylon, protector of the living!
God of the hill of dwelling, the fortress of the nations, the lord of temples!
Thy name is … in the mouth of the peoples, O sidu!
O son of the mighty prince Marduk, in thy mouth is justice!
10 In thy illustrious name, at the command of thy mighty godhead,
I [so and so, the son of so and so,] who am smitten with disease, thy servant,
Whom the hand of the demon and the breath of the . . .
May I live, may I be perfect . . .
Set justice in my mouth!
15 . . . mercy in my heart!
Return and be established! May they command mercy!
May my god stand at my right hand! May my goddess stand at my left hand!
May the favorable sidu, the favorable lamassu . . . with me! (13)


(13) On the conclusion of the prayer there follows a section of four lines containing directions for the making of certain offerings.