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《巧言》

英文翻譯:理雅各(James Legge)[?]
提到《巧言》的書籍 電子圖書館
1 巧言:
悠悠昊天、曰父母且。
無罪無辜、亂如此憮。
昊天已威、予慎無罪。
昊天泰憮、予慎無辜。
Qiao Yan:
O vast and distant Heaven,
Who art called our parent,
That without crime or offence,
I should suffer from disorders thus great!
The terrors of great Heaven are excessive,
But indeed I have committed no crime.
[The terrors of] great Heaven are very excessive,
But indeed I have committed no offence.

2 巧言:
亂之初生、僭始既涵。
亂之又生、君子信讒。
君子如怒、亂庶遄沮。
君子如祉、亂庶遄已。
Qiao Yan:
Disorder then comes to the birth,
When the first untruth is received.
Its further increase,
Is from our sovereign's believing the slanderers.
If he were to be angry [with them],
The disorder would probably quickly be abated;
If he were to show his joy [in the good],
The disorder would probably quickly cease.

3 巧言:
君子屢盟、亂是用長。
君子信盜、亂是用暴。
盜言孔甘、亂是用餤。
匪其止共、維王之邛。
Qiao Yan:
Our sovereign makes frequent covenants,
And the disorders are thereby increased.
He believes the scoundrels,
And the disorders thereby grow into oppression.
Their words are very sweet,
And the disorders thereby advance.
They do not discharge their duties,
But only create distress to the king.

4 巧言:
奕奕寢廟、君子作之。
秩秩大猷、聖人莫之。
他人有心、予忖度之。
躍躍毚兔、遇犬獲之。
Qiao Yan:
Very grand is the ancestral temple; -
A true sovereign made it.
Wisely arranged are the great plans; -
Sages determined them.
What other men have in their minds,
I can measure by reflection.
Swiftly runs the crafty hare,
But it is caught by the hound.

5 巧言:
荏染柔木、君子樹之。
往來行言、心焉數之。
蛇蛇碩言、出自口矣。
巧言如簧、顏之厚矣。
Qiao Yan:
Trees of soft wood, easily wrought,
Are planted by wise men.
The words of way-farers that come and go,
Can be discriminated by the mind.
Their easy and grand words,
[Only] issue from their mouths.
Their artful words, like organ-tongues,
Show how unblushing are their faces.

6 巧言:
彼何人斯、居河之麋。
無拳無勇、職為亂階。
既微且尰、爾勇伊何。
為猶將多、爾居徒幾何。
Qiao Yan:
Who are they?
They [are like men who] dwell on the banks of the river;
And they have neither strenghth nor courage,
While yet they rear the steps of disorder!
With legs ulcerated and swollen,
What courage can you have?
You form plans great and many,
But your followers about you are few.

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