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Qu nü 取女 = 娶:

Qu 取 normally means ‘to take by force’, but the phrase qu nü 取女 is most probably equal to the character qu 娶, which has the same pronunciation and components, and means ‘to marry’ (漢語大字典, p. 1056.1). That 取 can have the meaning of 娶 is apparent in the Shijing, where it is used in the meaning ‘to marry’ (see odes M101, M138, M158 and M261). In the Mengzi 孟子 ode M101 is quoted, “取妻如之何、必告父母”, but 取 is replaced with 娶 (Legge, The Works of Mencius, p. 345), which shows that in this case 取 and 娶 were considered as exchangeable. And 女 might be a short form for 妻.
(from A Mulan in the Yijing article)

Jin fu 金夫: A wealthy man.

Gong 躬: loan character for qiong 窮, ‘poor, poverty-stricken’. The Mawangdui text has qiong 竆, a variant of 窮. The Shanghai Museum MS has gong 躳, which is a component in the MWD character.

You gong 有躬 =  you qiong 有窮, ‘suffer from poverty’ (遭受困窮):

When [Confucius] was in Chen, their provisions were exhausted, and his followers became so ill that they were unable to rise. Zi Lu, with evident dissatisfaction, said, “Has the superior man likewise to endure in this way?” The Master said, “The superior man may indeed have to endure want, but the mean man, when he is in want, gives way to unbridled license.”
(Lun Yu 論語, tr. James Legge)

Bu you gong 不有躬: without poverty.

Do not marry the woman.
(You will) meet a wealthy man without poverty.
Not going far is advantageous.

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