Analects 12.12

Original Text:



Other Translations:

The Master said, “Able to decide a criminal case after only hearing one side—does this not describe Zilu?”

Zilu never put off fulfillment of a promise until the next day.

Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.

The Master said, Hearing only a word or two from the litigants, he can decide a lawsuit—that’s You (Zilu), is it not?

Zilu never slept on a promise.

Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.

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