Prayer to Thoth – papyrus Sallier I (H.Frankfort)

Sallier I
O Thoth, take me to Hermopolis, to thy city, where it is pleasant to live.
Thou suppliest what I need in bread and beer and thou keepest watch over my mouth when I speak.
Would that I had Thoth behind me tomorrow!
Come to me when I enter before the Lords of Maat (the judges in the hereafter)
And so shall I come forth justified.
Thou great dom palm, sixty cubits high, whereon are fruits;
Stones are in the fruits and water is in the stones.
Thou who bringest water to a distant place, come deliver me, the silent man.
Thoth, thou sweet well for one who thirsts in the desert;
It is closed for one who argues but open for him who keeps silence.
The silent one comes and finds the well.
The hot-headed comes and thou art [choked?]

Quoted from: Ancient Egyptian Religion, by Henri Frankfort, pp. 79-80


English translation from: John L.Foster, Hymns, Prayers and Songs, an Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Lyric Poetry
English translation from: Miriam Lichtheim – Ancient Egyptian literature, vol.II
English translation from: Ancient Egyptian Religion, by Henri Frankfort, pp. 79-80

English translation from: C.J.Bleeker, Hathor and Thoth. Two key figures of Ancient-Egyptian religion, p.154
English translation from: author unknown
Russian translations by M.A.Korostovtsev, B.A.Turaeff

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