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Egyptian Goddess

"Ma'at: Egyptian Goddess of Truth, Justice, & Righteousness"

From the Book of the Going Forth by Day, The Papyrus of Ani, from KMT (Egypt), circa, 1550 B.C.E.,

The 42 Laws of Ma'at...

1. I have not committed sin.

2. I have not committed robbery with violence.

3. I have not stolen.

4. I have not slain men and women.

5. I have not stolen grain.

6. I have not purloined offerings.

7. I have not stolen the property of the god.

8. I have not uttered lies.

9. I have not carried away food.

10. I have not uttered curses.

11. I have not committed adultery, I have not lain with men.

12. I have made none to weep.

13. I have not eaten the heart [i.e I have not grieved uselessly, or felt remorse].

14. I have not attacked any man.

15. I am not a man of deceit.

16. I have not stolen cultivated land.

17. I have not been an eavesdropper.

18. I have slandered no man.

19. I have not been angry without just cause.

20. I have not debauched the wife of any man.

21. I have not debauched the wife of any man. (repeats the previous affirmation but adressed to a different god)

22. I have not polluted myself.

23. I have terrorised none.

24. I have not transgressed the Law.

25. I have not been wroth.

26. I have not shut my ears to the words of truth.

27. I have not blasphemed.

28. I am not a man of violence.

29. I am not a stirrer up of strife (or a disturber of the peace).

30. I have not acted (or judged) with undue haste.

31. I have not pried into matters.

32. I have not multiplied my words in speaking.

33. I have wronged none, I have done no evil.

34. I have not worked witchcraft against the King (or blasphemed against the King).

35. I have never stopped the flow of water.

36. I have never raised my voice (spoken arrogantly, or in anger).

37. I have not cursed (or blasphemed) God.

38. I have not acted with arrogance.

39. I have not stolen the bread of the gods.

40. I have not carried away the khenfu cakes from the Spirits of the dead.

41. I have not snatched away the bread of the child, nor treated with contempt the god of my city.

42. I have not slain the cattle belonging to the god.

42 Laws of Maat Under Kemet Law


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