2 The gods Assur, Nebo, and Merodach have conferred
me the royalty of the nations, and they have propagated
the memory of my fortunate name to the ends of the earth.
I have followed the reformed precepts of Sippara, Nipur,
Babylon, and Borsippa; I have amended the imperfections
which the men of all laws had admitted.
3 I have reunited the dominions of Kalu, Ur, Orchoe,
Larsa, Kullab, Kisik, the dwelling-place of the god Laguda;
I have subdued their inhabitants. As to the laws
of Sumer and of the town of Harran, which had fallen
into desuetude from the most ancient times, I have restored
to fresh vigor their forgotten customs.
4 The great gods have made me happy by the constancy
their affection, they have granted me the exercise of my
sovereignty over all kings; they have re-established obedience
upon them all. From the day of my accession there
existed no princes who were my masters; I have not, in
combats or battles, seen my victor. I have crushed the
territories of the rebels like straws, and I have struck them
with the plagues of the four elements. I have opened innumerable
deep and very extensive forests, I have levelled
their inequalities. I have traversed winding and thick
valleys, which were impenetrable, like a needle, and I
passed in digging tanks dug on my way.
5 By the grace and power of the great gods, my Masters,
have flung my arms; by my force I have defeated my enemies.
I have ruled from Iatnan, which is in the middle
of the sea of the setting sun, to the frontiers of Egypt and
of the country of the Moschians, over vast Phoenicia, the
whole of Syria, the whole of guti muski of distant Media,
near the country of Bikni, to the country of Ellip, from Ras
which borders upon Elam, to the banks of the Tigris, to
the tribes of Itu, Rubu, Haril, Kaldud, Hauran, Ubul,
Ruhua, of the Litai who dwell on the borders of the Surappi
and the Ukne, Gambul, Khindar, and Pukud. I have
reigned over the suti hunters who are in the territory of
Iatbur, in whatever it was as far as the towns of Samhun,
Bab-Dur, Dur-Tilit, Khilikh, Pillat, Dunni-Samas, Bubi,
Tell-Khumba, which are in the dependency of Elam, and
Kar-duniyas Upper and Lower, of the countries of Bit-Amukkan,
Bit-Dakkur, Bit-Silan, Bit-Sa’alla, which together
form Chaldea in its totality, over the country of Bit-Iakin,
which is on the sea-shore, as far as the frontier of
Dilmun. I have received their tributes, I have established
my Lieutenants over them as Governors, and I have reduced
them under my suzerainty.
6 This is what I did from the beginning of my reign
fifteenth year of reign:
I defeated Khumbanigas, King of Elam, in the plains of