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BD Chapter 42

From: Papyrus of Nu; Budge Typeset--Faulkner Translation

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rA n xsf Sawt iriwt m nni nswt


Spell for preventing the slaughter which is carried out in Heracleopolis:

Dd mdw in Sri nw
Words spoken by the young Nu:

tA n xt Hdt n twt iAt Xnit


O Land of the Staff! O Crown of the Statue! O Standard which is rowed!

ink xy zp idfw i ibw wr iw Dd n.k mi n zp


I am the Child! O Great Kid, I speak to you, today!

apr xrwyt m rxt n.k iw iit n.k r.sw Ais


The shambles is equipped with what you know, and you have come to it...

ink ra mn Hs.tw ink Tz.tw nTr m Xnw isr


I am Re, continually praised; I am the knot of the god within the tamarisk.

nfr wy in xr.f zp idfw ink ra mn hs.tw


How beautiful is the ...with him! I am Re, continually praised;

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ink Tz.tw nTr m Xnw isr


I am the knot of the god within the tamarisk.

wDA.i wDA ra pn
If I am hale, then will Re be hale today.

Snyw.i m nw Hr.i m iTn iw irty m Hwt-Hr


My hair is Nun; my face is Re; my eyes are Hathor;

iw msDry.i m wp-wAwt fnD.i m xntt xAs


my ears are Wepwawet, my nose is She who presides over her lotus-leaf;

iw spty.i m inpw iw ibHw.i m srqt


my lips are Anubis; my molars are Selket;

nHdwt.i m Ast nTrt


my incisors are Isis the goddess;

awy.i m bA-nb-Ddt Sna.i m nrt nbt zAw


my arms are the Ram, the Lord of Mendes, my breast is Neith, Lady of Sais;

pzd.i m swty Hnn m wsir


My back is Seth; my phallus is Osiris;

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iw ifw.i m nbw Xr ahA
my muscles are the Lords of Kheraha;

Snbt.i m aAw SfSfyt iw Xt.i iAt.i m sxmt


my chest is He who is greatly majestic; my belly and my spine are Sakhmet;

iw xpd.i m irt Hr iw mnty.i sst.i m nwt


my buttocks are the Eye of Horus; my thighs and my calves are Nut;

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iw rdy.i m ptH
my feet are Ptah;

iw sAHw.i m bikw anxw


my toes are living falcons;

nn at im.i Swt m nTr


there is no member of mine devoid of a god,

iw DHwty m sAw ifw.i


and Thoth is the protection of all my flesh.

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tm ink ra n ra-nb nn xfa tw.i Hr awy wi


I am the daily sun, I am not grasped by my arms,

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nn Amm tw.i Hr dwt
I am not gripped by my hands,

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nn iry rmT nTrw Axw mtw rmT nbt pat nbt


and there are no men, gods, spirits, dead men, patricians,

rxyt nbt Hnmmt nbt awA nb im.i


common folk, sun-folk or robbers who shall harm me.

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ink pri wDA xm ni rn.f


I go forth hale, one whose name is unknown,

ink sf mAA HH n rnpwt


I am Yesterday; one who views a million years;

rn.i zb zp sn m wAwt Hrw sipw


my name is one who passes on the paths of those who are in charge of destinies.

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ink nb Dt HwyA wi ip kwi mi xpri


I am the Lord of Eternity; may I be recognised as Khepri,

ir ink nb wrrt
for I am the Lord of the Wereret-crown.

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ink imy wDAt swHty zp sn
I am he in whom is the Sacred Eye, and who is in the Egg,

rdi n.i anx m-a.sn


and it is granted to me to live by them.

ink imy wDAt m aXnt irt


I am he in whom is the Sacred Eye, nameley the Closed Eye,

iw.i m mkt.s
I am under its protection.

pri n.i wbn n.i aq n.i anx n.i


I have gone out, I have risen up, I have gone in, I am alive.

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ink imiw wDAt st.i m nst.i


I am he in whom is the Sacred Eye, my seat is on my throne,

Hms.i m dnit xr.s ink Hr xnd HHw


I dwell in my abode with it, for I am Horus who treads down millions,

wD n.i nst.i HqA.i sy


my throne has been ordered for me, and I will rule from it.

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mi.k rA mdw gr aqAy wi


Behold, my mouth is what speaks and what keeps silence, and I am precise.

mi.k iryw.i sxr


Behold, my shape is turned upside down.

ink wnn nfr tr m tr


I am Wennefer, season by season,

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Xrwt.f im.f wa m wa pXr.f


whose attributes come into him one by one when he travels around.

ink imy wDAt


I am he in whom is the Sacred Eye,

nn xpr xt nbt r.i


and nothing shall come into being against me,

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bHnw Dw Xnnw nn sw r.i


no evil cutting off and no uproar, and there shall be no danger to me.

ink wpwty sbA m pt HqA nst


I am he who opened a door in the sky, who rules from his throne,

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wpwty mstw m hrw pn
who adjudges those who are born this day;

ni xy Hwy tni wAt sf ink hrw pn


there is no child who treads yesterday's road, and today is mine.

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rmT m rmt ink pw maky.Tn n HHw


O people on people, I am he who protects you for aeons.

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in iw.tn wntyw ny pttyw tAtyw rsw mHtyw


Are you in being, you sky-folk, earthlings, southerners, northerners,

Abtyw imntyw snD.i m Xwt.Tn


easterners and westerners, is the fear of me in your bellies?

ink nbw m irit.f nn mt.i m wHm


I am he who fashioned with his Eye, and I will not die again.

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At.i m Xwt.Tn irw.i m xnt.i


My striking power is in your bellies, my shape is before me;

ink nn rx.i dSrw Hrw.sn r.i


I am he who ignores the wrath in your faces against me;

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ink wnfw ni gmi tr hrw pn iri n.f r.i
I am joyful, and there can be found no season when he could harm me.

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pt tni tA tni
Where is the sky? Where is the earth?

mstw znniw nn smA.sn zny sw


Their offspring are rebuffed and they are disunited.

rn.i m xt nbt Dwt


My name overpasses it, namely everything evil,

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wr rAw m mdw mdw.i n.Tn


For great are the spoken words which I speak to you.

ink wbn pzd inbw m inbw wa m wa


I am one who rises and shines, wall of walls, most unique of the unique ones,

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nn hrw Sw m iriwt.f
and there is no day devoid of its duties.

zny zp sn znt zp sn mi.k Dd n.i n.k


Pass by, Pass by! Behold, I have spoken to you,

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ink wnb pri m nw mwt.i pw nwt
for I am the flower which came out of the Abyss, my mother is Nut.

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i qmAm wy ink iwty xnd.f


O you who created me, I am one who cannot tread,

Tzw aA m Xnw sf iw a Tzw m Xnw Dt.i


the great knot within yesterday; my arm is knotted into my hand,

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nn rx wy rxty.fy wy
I will not know him who would know me,

nn xfa wy xfaty.fy wy
I will not grasp him who would grasp me.

iw swHt.i zp sn ink Hr xnty Hhw


O Egg, O Egg, I am Horus who presides over myriads,

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hhy.i r Hrw.sn Smyw ibw.sn r.i


my fiery breath is in the faces of those whose hearts would move against me.

HqA.i nst.i zny tr pn wAt wpt n.i


I rule from my throne, I pass time on the road which I have opened up.

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iw waw kwi m Dwt nbt
I am released from all evil,

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ink qfdnw n nbw n Sspw xmt Dbay sn


I am the golden baboon, three palms and two fingers high,

nn awy.fy nn rdy.f xnty Hwt-kA-ptH


which has neither arms nor legs, in front of Memphis.

wDA.i wDA qfdnw xnty Hwt-kA-ptH


If I am hale, then will be the baboon which is in front of Memphis be hale.

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