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2 SA DISHTAR par-ra-a ha-an-da-an-da-tar me-ma-ah-hi
na-at DUMU.NAM.LU.U19.LU-as is-ta-ma-as-du
nu `zi-la-du-wa SA DUTUSHI DUMU-SHU DUMU.DUMU-SHU NUMUN DUTUSHI DINGIRMESH-as-kan is-tar-na A-NA DISHTAR na-ah-ha-a-an e-es-du
3 A.BU-YA-an-na-as-za MMur-si-li-is 4 DUMUMESH MHal-pa-su-lu-pi-in MNIR.GÁL-in MHa-at-tu-si-li-in FDINGIRMESH.ARAD-in-na DUMU.MUNUS-an ha-as-ta
nu-za hu-u-ma-an-da-as-pat EGIR-ez-zi-is DUMU-as e-su-un
nu-za ku-it-ma-an nu-u-wa DUMU-as e-su-un SHA KUSHKA.TAB.ANSHE-za e-su-un
nu DISHTAR GASHAN-YA A-NA MMur-si-li A.BI-YA Ù-et MNIR.GÁL-in SHESH-YA u-i-ya-at
A-NA MHa-at-tu-si-li-wa MU.KAMHI.A ma-ni-in-ku-wa-an-te-es
Ú-UL-wa-ra-as TI-an-na-as nu-wa-ra-an-mu am-mu-uk pa-ra-a pa-a-i nu-wa-ra-as-mu LÙsa-an-ku-un-ni-is e-es-du nu-wa-ra-as TI-an-za
nu-mu A-BU-YA DUMU-an sa-ra-a da-a-as nu-mu A-NA DINGIRLIM ARAD-an-ni pe-es-ta nu-za A-NA DINGIRLIM LÙsa-an-ku-un-ni-ya-an-za BAL-ah-hu-un
nu-za-kan A-NA SHÚ DISHTAR GASHAN-YA `lu-ú-lu u-uh-hu-un
nu-mu DISHTAR GASHAN-YA SHÚ-za IS-BAT na-as-mu-kan pa-ra-a ha-an-da-an-te-es-ta
9 GIM-an-ma ISH-TU KUR Mi-iz-ri EGIR-pa i-ya-ah-ha-ha-at nu-za I-NA KUR URULa-wa-za-an-ti-ya A-NA DINGIRLUM BAL-u-wa-an-zi i-ya-ah-ha-ha-at nu-za DINGIRLUM i-ya-nu-un
nu-za DUMU.MUNUS MPe-en-ti-ip-sa-ri LÙSANGA FPu-du-he-pa-an ISH-TU INIM DINGIRLIM DAM-an-ni da-ah-hu-un
nu-un-na-as DINGIRLUM SHA LÚMU-DI DAM a-as-si-ya-tar pe-es-ta
nu-un-na-as DUMU.NITAMESH DUMU.MUNUSMESH i-ya-u-en
nam-ma-mu DINGIRLUM GASHAN-YA Ù-at QA-DU ÉTI-ma-mu ARAD-ah-ha-hu-ut
nu A-NA DINGIRLIM QA-DU ÉTI-YA ARAD-ah-ha-ha-at
nu-un-na-as É-er ku-it e-es-su-u-en nu-un-na-as-kan DINGIRLUM an-da ar-ta-at
nu-un-na-as É-er pa-ra-a i-ya-an-ni-is ka-ni-is-su-u-wa-ar-ma-at SHA DISHTAR GASHAN-YA e-es-ta
2 I will tell of Ishtar's divine power; let mankind hear it. And, from henceforth, among the gods of my majesty, of his son, of his grandson, of the descendants of my majesty, let there be reverence toward Ishtar.
3 My father, Mursilis, begat us four children, Halpasulupis, Muwattallis, Hattusilis and Massanauzzis, a daughter. And of all of them, I was the last (i.e. the youngest) child. And while I was still a child, I was foolish. Ishtar, My Lady, sent my brother Muwattalis to my father Mursilis in (i.e. by means of) a dream, (saying) "For Hattusilis, the years are short. He will not live long. Give him to me and let him be my priest. Then he will live." And my father offered me, a child, and he gave me to the service of the deity. And serving as a priest to the deity, I made sacrifice. And in the hand of Ishtar, My lady, I saw prosperity(?). And Ishtar, My Lady, took me by the hand, and she showed me divine guidance.
9 When, however, I came back from the land of Egypt, I went to the city of Lawanzantiyas to make libations to the Goddess; and I made sacrifice to the Goddess. And, at the command of the Goddess, I took Puduhepa, the daughter of Pentipsarris, the priest, in marriage; and we married. And the Goddess gave to us the love of husband and wife. And we had (lit. "made") sons and daughters. And the Goddess, my lady, appeared to me in a dream (saying), "Serve me along with your household." And I did service to the Goddess, along with my household. And the Goddess stood among us (in) the household that we established, and our household prospered(?), and it had the favor of My Lady, Ishtar.