THE MERNEPTAH STELE
The princes are prostrate, saying: "Mercy!"
Not one raises his head among the Nine Bows.
Desolation is for Tehenu; Hatti is pacified;
Plundered is Canaan with every evil;
Carried off is Ashkelon; seized upon is Gezer;
Yanoam is made as that which does not exist;
Israel is laid waste, his seed is not;
Hurru has become a widow for Egypt!
All lands together, they are pacified;
Everyone, who was restless, he has been bound.
Translation by John A. Wilson, "Ancient Near Eastern Texts"
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