Click on any word to see more details.毛詩序：「《酌》，告成大武也。言能酌先祖之道，以養天下也。」
Oh! powerful was the king's army;
But he nursed it in obedience to circumstances while the time was yet dark.
When the time was clearly bright,
He thereupon donned his grand armour.
We have been favoured to receive,
What the martial king accomplished.
To deal aright with what we have inherited,
We have to be sincere imitators of thy course, [O king].
English translation: James Legge
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