Analects 5.6

Original Text:

子使漆雕开仕对曰吾斯之未能信子说

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master gave Qidiao Kai permission to take office.

Qidiao Kai replied, “I cannot yet be trusted with such a responsibility.”

The Master was pleased.

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

The Master urged Qidiao Kai to take an official position, but he replied, I am not yet confident I’m up to it. The Master was pleased.

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

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