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Prayer to Marduk (1.114)
(375 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Hymns and Prayers


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Prayer to Marduk (1.114)

(1) O warrior Marduk, whose anger is the deluge,

Whose relenting is that of a merciful father,

I am left anxious by speech unheeded,

My hopes are deceived by outcry unanswered,

(5) Such as has sapped my courage,

And hunched me over like an aged man.

O great lord Marduk, merciful lord!

Men, by whatever name,


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Foster, Benjamin R., “Prayer to Marduk (1.114)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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