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    <H1 ALIGN="CENTER">THE BOOK OF THE DEAD.</H1>
    <H2 ALIGN="CENTER">Translation</H2>

    <H1 ALIGN="CENTER">PLATE XXXII.</H1>
    <P>(34) "Hail, Tmu in thine hour, who comest forth from Tattu, I have never cursed the king."</P>
    <P>(35) "Hail, thou who workest with thy will, who comest forth from Tebu, I have never fouled the water."</P>
    <P>(36) "Hail, thou bearer of the sistrum, who comest forth from Nu, I have not spoken scornfully."</P>
    <P>(37) "Hail, thou who makest mankind to flourish, who comest forth from Sa&iuml;s, I have never cursed God."</P>
    <P>(38) "Flail, Neheb-ka, who comest forth from thy hiding place, I have not stolen."</P>

    <P>(39) "Hail, Neheb-nefert, who comest forth from thy hiding place, I have not defrauded the offerings of the gods."</P>
    <P>(40) "Hail, thou who dost set in order the head, who comest forth from thy shrine, I have not plundered the offerings to the blessed dead."</P>
    <P>(40 "Hail, thou who bringest thy arm, who comest forth from the city of Maati, I have not filched the food of the infant, neither have I sinned against the god of my native town."</P>
    <P>(42) "Hail, thou whose teeth are white, why comest forth from Ta-she, I have not slaughtered with evil intent the cattle of the god."</P>
    <B><P>Appendix:</B> The following version of the Negative Confession is given in the Nebseni Papyrus (Naville, <I>Todtenbuch</I>, Bd. I., Bll. 134, 135), showing important variations in the text and in the order in which the gods are addressed.</P>
    <P>"(1) Hail, thou whose strides are long, who comest forth from Annu, I have not done iniquity. (2) Hail, thou who art embraced by flame, who comest forth from Kher-aba, I have not robbed with violence. (3) Hail Fenti who comest forth from</P>
    <P>{p. 350}</P>

    <P>Khemennu, I have not made any to suffer pain. (4) Hail, Devourer of Shades, who comest forth from [thy] retreat, I have not robbed. (5) Hail, thou whose limbs are terrible to look upon, who comest forth from Restau, I have done no murder. (6) Hail, thou god who art in the form of two lions, who comest forth from heaven, I have not defrauded offerings. (7) Hail, thou god whose two eyes are of fire, who comest forth from Sekhem, I have not done harm.[1] (8) Hail, Fiery god, who comest and goest,[2] I have not robbed God. (9) Hail, Crusher of Bones, who comest forth from Suten-henen, I have told no lies. (10) Hail, thou who shootest thyself forth from the flame, who comest forth from Het-Ptah-ka, I have not snatched away food. (11) Hail, Qerti, who comest forth from Amentet, I have not worked affliction. (12) Hail, thou whose teeth are white, who comest forth from Ta-she, I have not transgressed. (13) Hail, Devourer of blood, who comest forth from the block, I have not slaughtered the cattle which are set apart for the gods. (14) Hail, Devourer of the inward parts, who comest forth from Mabit, I have done no evil. (15) Hail, lord of Right and Truth, who comest forth from Maati, I have not laid waste the ploughed lands. (16) Hail, Strider, who comest forth from Bast, I have not been an eavesdropper. (17) Hail, Aaati, who comest forth from Annu, I have not set my lips in motion against any man. (18) Hail, thou god of two-fold evil, who comest forth from Ati, I have not been angry without a cause. (19) Hail, thou god who art in the likeness of a serpent, who comest forth from the torture-chamber, I have not committed adultery with the wife of any man. (20) Hail, thou who regardest that which is brought before thee, who comest forth from Pa-Amsu, I have not polluted myself (21) Hail, thou mighty Chief, who comest forth from the city of acacia trees, I have not caused terror. (22) Hail, Khemi, who comest forth from Kesui, I have not done that which is abominable. (23) Hail, thou who orderest speech, who comest forth from Urib, I have never uttered fiery words. (24) Hail, thou Babe, who comest forth from the Heq-at nome, I have not stopped my ears against the words of Right and Truth. (25) Hail, thou who orderest speech, who comest forth from Unes, I have not stirred up strife. (26) Hail, Bast, who comest forth from the secret city, I have not caused [any] to weep. (27) Hail, thou whose face is turned behind thee, I have not lusted, nor have I committed fornication, nor have I done any other abominable thing. (28) Hail, Blazing feet, who comest forth from the darkness, I have not avenged myself (29) Hail, Kenemti, who comest forth from Kenemti, I have never worked grief. (30) Hail, thou who bringest thy offering, who comest forth from Sau, I have not acted insolently. (31) Hail, lord of faces, who comest forth from Tchefet, I have never judged hastily. (32) Hail, Sekheriu, who comest forth from Unth, I have not transgressed, nor have I vexed or angered God. (33) Hail, lord of the two horns, who comest forth from Saui, I have not multiplied my speech overmuch. (34) Hail, Nefer-Tmu, who comest forth from Het-Ptah-ka, I have done no harm nor have I done</P>
    <FONT SIZE=2><P>[1. Var. "I have or worked deceit in the place of Right and Truth." See Naville, <I>Todtenbuch</I>, Bd. II., p. 292.</P>
    <P>2. One variant has, "who comest forth from Seshet" and another, "who comest forth from Annu"; see Naville, <I>Todtenbuch</I>, Bd. II., Bl. 292; Lepsius, Todtenbuch, Bl. 47, 1. 21.]</P>
    </FONT><P>{p. 351<FONT SIZE=4>}</P>
    </FONT><P>evil. (35) Hail, Tmu in thine hour, who comest forth from Tattu, I have not worked treason. (36) Hail, thou who workest in thy heart, who comest forth from Tebtu, I have never befouled the water. (37) Hail, thou bearer of the sistrum, who comest forth from Nu, I have not spoken scornfully. (38) Hail, thou who dost make mankind to flourish, who comest forth from thy hall, I have not cursed God. (39) Hail, Neheb-nefert, who comest forth from . . . . . . . I have not behaved myself with arrogance (?). (40) Hail, Neheb-kau, who comest forth from thy city, I have not been overweeningly proud. (40) Hail, Tcheser-tep, who comest forth from thy hiding place, I have never magnified my condition beyond what was fitting. (42) Hail, thou who bringest thine arm, who comest forth from Aukert, I have never slighted the god in my town."</P>
    <P>In the Nebseni papyrus (Naville, <I>Todtenbuch</I>, Bd. I., Bll. 137, 138), the CXXVth Chapter ends as follows:--</P>

    <P>(2) "Homage to you, O ye gods, I know You, (3) and I know your names. Cast me not down to your (4) knives of slaughter, and bring not my wickedness into the presence of the god whom ye follow, (5) and let not the time of my failings come before you. I pray you, declare me right and true in the presence of the (6) universal God, because I have done that which is right and true in Ta-mera; I have not cursed the god . . . . . . .</P>
    <P>"Homage to you, O ye gods who live in your hall Of (7) Right and Truth, and who have no evil in your bodies, who feed on your own substance in (8) the presence of Horus who liveth in his disk, deliver ye me from Baabi, who feedeth on the inwards of the mighty ones on the day of the great judgment which shall be holden by you. (9) I have come unto you; I have committed no faults; I have not sinned; I have done no evil; I have accused no man falsely; therefore let nothing be done against me. I live in right and truth, (10) and I feed my heart upon right and truth. That which men have bidden I have done, and the gods are satisfied thereat. I have pacified the god, for I have done his (11) will. I have given bread unto the hungry and water unto those who thirst, clothing unto the naked, and a boat unto the shipwrecked mariner. (12) I have made holy offerings unto the gods; and I have given meals of the tomb to the sainted dead. O, then, deliver ye me, and protect me; accuse me not before the great god. (13) I am pure of mouth, and I am pure of hands. May those who see me say, 'Come in peace, come in peace.' For I have heard the speech which the *** held with the Cat in the House of Hept-re. (14) 1 have borne witness before him [the god] and he hath given judgment. I have beheld the dividing of the persea trees (15) within Re-stau. I offer up prayers in the presence of the gods, knowing that which concerneth them. I have come forward to make a declaration of right and truth, and to place (16) the balance upon its supports within the groves of amaranth. Hail, thou who art exalted upon thy resting place, thou lord of the <I>atef</I> crown, who declarest thy name as the lord of the (17) winds, deliver thou me from thine angels of destruction, who make dire deeds to happen and calamities to arise, and (18) who have no covering upon their faces, because I have done right and truth, O thou Lord of right and truth. I am pure, in my fore-parts have I been made clean, and in my hinder parts have I (19) been purified; my reins have been bathed in the Pool of right and</P>
    <P>{p. 352}</P>
    <P>truth, and no member of my body was wanting. I have been purified in the pool of the south. I have rested in Hemet, on the north of the (20) field of the grasshoppers, wherein the holy mariners do purify themselves in the night season, that they may pacify (?) the heart of the gods after I have passed over it (21) by night and by day. May the gods say unto me, 'We let him come,' and they say unto me, 'Who art thou, and what is thy name?' My name is 'I grew among (22) the flowers, dwelling in the olive tree.' Then shall they say unto me, 'Pass on straightway.' I have passed by the city on the north of the groves, and the gods say, 'What didst thou see there?' [I saw] the Leg and the Thigh. (23) 'What hadst thou to do with them?' I saw rejoicings in the lands of the Fenkhu. 'What did they give thee?' They gave me a (24) flame of fire together with a crystal tablet. 'What didst thou therewith?' I burned it at the place of Maati together with the things of the night. 'What didst thou (25) find there at the place of Maati?' A sceptre of flint which maketh a man to prevail. 'What then is [the name] of this sceptre of flint?' 'Giver of winds' is its name. 'What then didst thou unto the flame of fire with the tablet of (26) crystal after thou didst bury it?' I uttered words over it, I made (27) adjuration thereby, I quenched the fire, and I used the tablet to create (28) a pool of water. 'Come, then, pass through the door of this Hall of two-fold Maati, for thou (29) knowest us.' 'I will not let thee enter in over me,' saith the bolt of the door, (30) 'unless thou tell my name.' 'Weight of the place of right and truth' is thy name. I will not let thee (31) pass in by me,' saith the right post of the door, 'unless thou tell my name.' (32) 'Weigher of the labours of right and truth' is thy name. 'I will not let thee enter in by me,' saith the left Post (33) of the door, 'unless thou tell my name.' 'judge of (34) wine' (?) is thy name. 'I will not let thee pass,' saith the threshold of the door, (35) unless thou tell my name.' 'Ox of Seb' is thy name. 'I will not open unto thee,' (36) saith the bolt-socket of the door, 'unless thou tell my name.' 'Flesh of his (37) mother' is thy name. I will not open unto thee,' saith the lock of the door, 'unless thou tell my name.' The <I>utchat</I> of Sebek, the Lord of Bakhan, liveth' is thy name. (38) 'I will not open unto thee, and I will not let thee pass over me,' saith the dweller at the door, 'unless thou tell my name.' 'Arm of Shu that placeth itself to protect Osiris' (39) is thy name. 'We will not let thee pass by us,' say the posts of the door, 'unless thou tell our names.' 'Serpent children of Rennut' are your names. 'Thou (40) knowest us, pass thou by us.' 'Thou shalt not tread upon me,' saith the floor of the hall, I unless thou tell my name.' 'I am silent, I am pure.' 'I know not (41) [the names of] thy two feet with which thou wouldst walk upon me; tell them unto me.' '. . . . . before Amsu' is the name of my right foot, 'Grief of Nephthys' is the name Of (42) my left foot. 'Tread thou upon me, for thou knowest me.' 'I will not question thee,' saith the warder of the door of the hall, unless thou tell my name.' 'Discerner of hearts, (43) searcher of reins' is thy name. I will question thee now. Who is the god that liveth in his hour? Say thou.' The teller of the two lands. 'Who then is the teller (44) of the two lands?' It is Thoth. 'Come then,' saith Thoth, 'come hither (?).' And I come forward to the test. 'What, now, is thy condition?' I am pure from (45) all evil, I am shielded from the baleful acts of those who live in their days, and I am not among them. 'I have tried thee. (46) Who is he that goeth down into the fire, the walls whereof are [crowned]</P>
    <P>{p. 353}</P>
    <P>with ur&aelig;i, and whose paths are in the lake [of fire]?' He who passeth through it (47) is Osiris. 'Advance thou, in very truth thou hast been tested. Thy bread is in the <I>utchat</I>, thine ale is in the <I>utchat</I>, and meals of the tomb are brought forth unto thee upon earth from the <I>utchat</I>. This hath been decreed for thee.'"</P>

    <H3 ALIGN="CENTER">PLATE XXXII. (continued).</H3>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The god Nu.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (1) The hair of Osiris Ani, triumphant, is the hair of Nu.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> Ra, hawk-headed, and wearing a disk.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (2) The face of Osiris, the scribe Ani, is the face of Ra.</P>

    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The goddess Hathor, wearing disk and horns.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (3) The eyes of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the eyes of Hathor.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The god Ap-uat and standard.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (4) The ears of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the ears of Ap-uat.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The god Anpu, jackal-headed.</P>

    <B><P>Text:</B> (5) The lips of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the lips of Anpu.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The scorpion Serqet, holding the <I>shen</I>, and <I>ankh</I>.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (6) The teeth of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the teeth of Serqet.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The goddess Isis.</P>

    <B><P>Text:</B> (7) The neck of Osiris Ani, triumphant, is the neck of Isis.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The ram-headed god, with ur&aelig;us between the horns.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (8) The hands of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the hands of the Ram, the lord of Tattu.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The god Uatchit, serpent-headed.</P>

    <B><P>Text:</B> (9) The shoulder of Osiris Ani, triumphant, is the shoulder of Uatchit.</P>
    <P>{p. 354}</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The goddess Mert, with outstretched hands, standing upon the emblem of gold, and having on her head a cluster of plants.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (10) The throat of Osiris Ani, triumphant, is the. blood of Mert.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The goddess Neith.</P>

    <B><P>Text:</B> (11) The fore-arms of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the fore-arms of the lady of Sais.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The god Sut.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (12) The backbone of Osiris Ani, triumphant, is the backbone of Sut.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> A god.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (13) The chest of Osiris Ani, triumphant, is the chest of the lords of Kher-aba.</P>

    <B><P>Vignette:</B> A god.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (14) The flesh of Osiris Ani, triumphant, is the flesh of the Mighty One of terror.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The goddess Sekhet, lion-headed, wearing a disk.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (15) The reins and back of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the reins and back of Sekhet.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> An <I>utchat</I> upon a pylon.</P>

    <B><P>Text:</B> (16) The buttocks of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the buttocks of the Eye of Horus.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> Osiris, wearing the atef crown and holding the flail and crook.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (17) The privy member of Osiris Ani, triumphant, is the privy member of Osiris.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The goddess Nut.</P>
    <P>{p. 355}</P>

    <B><P>Text:</B> (18) The legs of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the legs of Nut.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The god Ptah.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (19) The feet of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the feet of Ptah.</P>
    <B><P>Vignette:</B> The star Orion.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (20) The fingers of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the fingers of Saah (Orion).</P>

    <B><P>Vignette:</B> Three Ur&aelig;i.</P>
    <B><P>Text:</B> (21) The leg-bones of Osiris Ani, triumphant, are the leg-bones of the living ur&aelig;i.</P>
    <B><P>Appendix:</B> The complete version of the XLIInd Chapter of the Book of the Dead, referring to the identification of the body of Osiris with those of the gods, reads as follows[1]:--</P>
    <P>(1) [CHAPTER XLII.] THE CHAPTER OF DRIVING BACK SLAUGHTER IN SUTENHENEN. Saith Osiris: "O land of the sceptre! (2) O white crown of the divine Form! O holy resting place! I am the Child. I am the Child. I am the Child. I am the Child. Hail, thou goddess Aburt! Thou sayest daily, 'The slaughter block is (3) made ready as thou knowest, and thou who wert mighty hast been brought to decay.' I establish those who praise me. I am the holy knot within the tamarisk tree, more beautiful (4) in brightness than yesterday." To be said four times. I am Ra who establish those who praise him. I am the knot within the tamarisk tree, more beautiful in brightness than the disk of yesterday. . . . . . . (5) going forth on this. day. My hair is the hair of Nu. My face is the face of Ra. Mine eyes are the eyes of Hathor. Mine ears are the ears of Ap-uat. (6) My nose is the nose of Khent-sheps.[2] My lips are the lips of Anpu. My teeth are the teeth of Khepera. My neck is the neck of Isis, the divine lady. (7) My hands are the hands of Khnemu, the lord of Tattu. My fore-arms are the fore-arms of Neith, the lady of Sa&iuml;s. My backbone is the backbone of Sut. My privy member is the privy member of Osiris. My reins (8) are the reins of the lords of Kher-aba. My breast is the breast of the awful and terrible One. My belly and my backbone are the belly and backbone of Sekhet. My buttocks (9) are the buttocks of</P>

    <P>[1. For the text, see Naville, <I>Todtenbuch</I>, Bd. I., Bl. 56.</P>
    <P>2. Varr. Khentet-khas, Khentet-khaset, and Khenti-sekhem.]</P>
    <P>{p. 356}</P>
    <P>the eye of Horus. My hips and thighs are the hips and thighs of Nut. My feet are the feet of Ptah. My fingers and leg-bones arc the fingers and leg-bones of the living (10) ur&aelig;i. There is no member of my body which is not the member of some god. Thoth shieldeth my body altogether, and I am [like] unto Ra every day. (11) None shall seize me by mine arms; none shall drag me away by my hand. And there shall do me hurt neither men, nor gods, nor sainted dead, nor they who have perished, nor any one of those of olden times, (12) nor any mortal, nor human being. I come forth and advance, and my name is unknown. I am yesterday, and my (13) name is 'Seer of millions of years.' I travel, I travel along the path of Horus the judge. I am the lord of eternity; I feel and I have power to perceive. I am the lord of the red crown. I am the Sun's eye, yea, (14) I am in my egg, in my egg. It is granted unto me to live therewith. I am in the Sun's eye, when it closeth, and I live by the strength thereof I come forth and I shine; (15) I enter in and I come to life. I am in the Sun's eye, my seat is on my throne, and I sit thereon within the eye. I am Horus who pass through millions of years. (16) I have governed my throne and I rule it by the words of my mouth; and whether speak or whether keep silence, I keep the balance even. Verily my forms are changed. I am the (17) god Unen, from season unto season; what is mine is within me. I am the only One born of an only One, who goeth round about in his course; (18) 1 am within the eye of the Sun. Things are not evil nor hostile unto me, nor are they against me. I open the door of heaven. I govern my throne, and I give [new] birth to myself on this day. [I am] not the Child who trod (19) the path of yesterday, but I am 'To-day' for untold nations. It is I who make you strong for millions of years, whether ye be in the heaven, or (20) in the earth, or in the south, or in the north, or in the west or in the east; fear of me is in your hearts. I am the pure one who dwell within the sacred eye. I shall not die (21) again. My hour resteth with you, but my forms are within my dwelling-place. I am he who is unknown, and the gods with rose-bright countenances are (22) with me. I am the unveiled one. The season wherein [the god] created heaven for me and enlarged the bounds of the earth and made great the progeny thereof cannot be found Out. (23) My name setteth itself apart and removeth from all evil things through the words which I speak unto you. I am he who riseth and shineth; the wall of walls; the only One, [son] of an only One. Ra (24) never lacketh his form, he never passeth away, he never passeth away. Verily, I say: I am the plant which cometh forth from Nu, and my mother is Nut. Hail, (25) O my Creator, I am he who hath no power to walk, the great knot within yesterday. My power is in my hand. I am not known, [but] I am he who knoweth (26) thee. I cannot be held with the hand, but I am he who can hold thee in his hand. [Hail] O Egg! [Hail] O Egg! I am Horus who live for millions of years, whose flame lighteth upon your faces and (27) blazeth in your hearts. I have the command of my throne, and I advance in mine hour. I have opened the paths, I have turned myself away from all evil. I am (28) the ape of gold, three palms and two fingers [high], which is without legs and without arms, and which dwelleth in the House of Ptah. I go forth even as goeth forth the ape Of (29) gold three palms and two fingers [high], which hath neither legs nor arms, and which dwelleth in the house of Ptah." When [thou] hast said this chapter thou shalt open a way and enter thereon.</P>
    <P>{p. 357}</P>



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