21. 火雷噬嗑 Shih Ho / Biting Through

噬嗑:亨。利用獄。
彖曰:頤中有物,曰噬嗑,噬嗑而亨。剛柔分,動而
明,雷電合而章。柔得中而上行,雖不當位,利用獄
也。


象曰:雷電噬嗑﹔先王以明罰敕法。




初九:履校滅趾,無咎。
象曰:履校滅趾,不行也。

六二:噬膚滅鼻,無咎。
象曰:噬膚滅鼻,乘剛也。

六三:噬臘肉,遇毒﹔小吝,無咎。
象曰:遇毒,位不當也。


九四:噬乾胏,得金矢,利艱貞,吉。
象曰:利艱貞吉,未光也。

六五:噬乾肉,得黃金,貞厲,無咎。
象曰:貞厲無咎,得當也。

上九:何校滅耳,凶。
象曰:何校滅耳,聰不明也。
The Judgement
Biting Through has success.
It is favorable to let justice be administered.

The Image
Thunder and lightning:
The image of Biting Through.
Thus the kings of former times made firm the
laws Through clearly defined penalties.

The Lines

His feet are fastened in the stocks,
So that his toes disappear. No blame.

Bites through tender meat,
So that his nose disappears. No blame.

Bites on old dried meat
And strikes on something poisonous.
Slight humiliation. No blame.

Bites on dried gristly meat. Receives metal
arrows. It furthers one to be mindful of
difficulties And to be persevering. Good fortune.

Bites on dried lean meat. Receives yellow gold.
Perseveringly aware of danger. No blame.

His neck is fastened in the wooden cangue,
So that his ears disappear. Misfortune.
離上  above Li The Clinging, Flame
震下  below Chen The Arousing, Thunder