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3: shi neter Amun
1: heato iny zas neteroy sya
( beginning of the divine knowledge)
2: ainef hraher zas esahu neb zas neteroy aiutu
( spoken by the noble lord the divine father)
3: morwety iny neter Amun
( beloved of god Amun)
4: zas sa iny zas peraa
( the son of the pharaoh)
5: zas tept mesi iny tayfe terere
( the first born of his race)
6: zas demudos herey etaty PtahHotep
( the grand master vizier PtahHotep)
7: hur zas sya iny zas daisuru ohir tototet
( in the knowledge of the arguments and debate)
8: fy shi baviaxe nit tade junmo simotru sno
( it be beneficial for him who hears them)
9: fy shi xoto onehew nis tade junmo otehi sno
( it be a loss to him who transgress them)
10: ta xerofy nis tayfe sa
( he says to his son)


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ewuudru iny PtahHotep 3:8
Precepts of PtahHotep

ewuudru iny PtahHotep The Maxims of Ptahhotep or Instruction of Ptahhotep is an ancient literary work attributed to Ptahhotep, a vizier under King Isesi of the Egyptian Fifth Dynasty (ca. 2414-2375 BC).[1] It is a collection of maxims and advice in the sebayt genre on human relations, that are directed to his son. The work survives today in papyrus copies, including the Prisse Papyrus which dates from the Middle Kingdom and is on display at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. There are considerable differences between the Prisse Papyrus version and the two texts at the British Museum.[2] The 1906 translation by Battiscombe Gunn, published as part of the "Wisdom of the East" series, was made directly from the Prisse Papyrus, in Paris, rather than from copies, and is still in print.