Thursday, January 24, 2008

"I am . . ."

"In these days, when at the command of the great gods my lordly sovereignty has manifested itself, going forth to plunder the goods of the lands, I am royal, I am lordly, I am mighty, I am honored, I am exalted, I am glorified, I am powerful, I am all powerful, I am brilliant, I am lion-brave, I am manly, I am supreme, I am noble."

Adad-Nirari II (911-891 B.C.), quoted in Daniel David Luckenbill, Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylonia, I:110.

"I am gentle and lowly in heart."

Jesus, quoted in Matthew 11:29.