These are Laws of justice, which Hammurabi, the wise king, established.
A righteous law, and pious statute did he teach the land. Hammurabi, the protecting king am I. I have not withdrawn myself from the men, whom Bel gave to me, the rule over whom Marduk gave to me, I was not negligent, but I made them a peaceful abiding-place. I expounded all great difficulties;
I made the light of truth shine upon them. With the mighty weapons which Zamama and Ishtar entrusted to me, with the keen vision with which Ea (Enki) endowed me, with the wisdom that Marduk gave me, I have uprooted the enemy above and below (in north and south), subdued the earth, brought prosperity to the land, guaranteed security to the inhabitants in their homes; a disturber was not permitted.
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