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A PRAYER FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE NAME.

[From the Pyramid of Pepi II.]

669. O Great Company of the Gods who dwell in Ånnu, grant ye that Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā may flourish. Grant ye that the pyramid of 670. Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā, this everlasting work, may flourish as flourisheth the name of Tem, the President of the Great Company of the Gods.

[As] the name of Shu, the Lord of the Upper Sanctuary, in Ånnu flourisheth, Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this his pyramid, this his work, 671. which is for ever and ever,1 shall flourish.

[As] the name of Tefnut, the Lady of the Lower Sanctuary, in Ånnu endureth, the name of this Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall endure, and this his pyramid shall endure for ever and ever.

[As] the name of Sab flourisheth, the soul of the earth which is adored, the name of Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, 672. and this pyramid of Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this his work shall flourish for ever and ever.

[As] the name of Nut flourisheth in imageet-shenth (?) in Ånnu, the name of this Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this his pyramid shall flourish, and this his work shall flourish 673. for ever and ever.

[As] the name of Osiris in Åbt·u (Abydos) flourisheth, the name of this Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this pyramid of Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this his work shall flourish for ever and ever.

[As] the name of Osiris Khenti-Åmenti flourisheth, 674. the name of this Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this pyramid of Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this his work shall flourish for ever and ever.

[As] the name of Set flourisheth in Nubt (Ombos), the name of this Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this pyramid of 675. Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this his work shall flourish for ever and ever.

[As] the name of Horus of Beimageuimageet flourisheth, the name of this Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this pyramid of Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this his work shall flourish for ever and ever. 676.

[As] the name of Rā of the horizon flourisheth, the name of this Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this pyramid of Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this his work shall flourish for ever.

[As] the name of Khenti-Maati of Sekhem endureth, the name of this Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, 677. and this his pyramid shall flourish, and this work of Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish for ever and ever.

[As] the name of Uatchit in imageep flourisheth, the name of this Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this pyramid of Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish, and this his 678. work shall flourish.

Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā is Sab, the Erpa of the gods, and Tem, the President of the Nine gods, hath granted that the gods shall accede to (or, be at peace with) what he saith, and that the gods shall accede to all the things which this Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā hath said, 679. which shall be good for him there [as long as] eternity endureth. Tem saith, “Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā is the Erpa of “those who dwell in Neāu; he is the guardian of him “that goeth [and] of him that maketh an offering unto “him. O all ye gods, behold the gift cometh, the “offering cometh, even as these things 680. which ye “have given and which ye have offered to Tem in “Ånnu. He crieth out to you, come ye and make “every good thing here for Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā for all “eternity. The king giveth a table of offerings to Sab, “who giveth a table of offerings of these chosen joints “of meat, and the things which appear at the word, “cakes, beer, and geese, 681. to all the gods, that “they may grant that good things or every kind shall “be to Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā; that they may grant that “this pyramid of Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā shall flourish; that “they may grant that this work of Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā “shall flourish as long as he pleaseth, 682. that is as “long as eternity endureth; that all the gods may “grant that this pyramid shall flourish greatly, and “this work of Pepi Nefer-ka-Rā; that they may be “provided [with all things], and may have renown, “and may have a soul, and may have a Sekhem (Power); “683. that there may be given unto them a table of “offerings [by] the king, bread, beer, oxen, geese, “linen, and unguents; that they may receive their “tables of offerings of the gods; that there may be “chosen for them choice pieces of their oxen and “geese; that their offerings may be made unto them; “684. and that they may have possession of the urert “crown with the Great and little Companies of the “Gods.”

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