170. GASHI DUGUKOYELAGA ISHALEKWA

Research sponsored by: Don Sybertz, with special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories)

Imbuki ya kahayile kenako ililola bhanhu abho bhagukoyelaga ginhu, nulu nimo uyo gub’izile guti gupya ijigugulola. Aliyo ubhunghana bhogo ukubhanhu abho bhagudeb’ile guligukulukulu.

Ligashigaga ikanza ilya gubhudeb’a ubhunghana bho nimo, nulu ginhu jinijo ukubhanhu bhenebho abho b’agujikoyelaga kulwa nguno ya bhoyi gub’iza bhalibhageni ukuginhu jinijo. Ulu bhumana chena, bhagayombaga giki ‘gashi dugukoyelaga ishalekwa.’

Akahayile kenako kagalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agatumamaga milimo yakwe bho nduhu ugub’iza na bhukengeji bho guimana chiza imilimo yiniyo. Agisangaga onogaga sagara, kulwa gujimara inguzu jakwe kumilimo iyo idina solobho ya kub’eja kaya, nulu jumuiya yakwe. Ilichiza umunhu agudeb’e chiza unimo gokwe, hayo adinagwandya ugugutumama.

Akahayile kenako kalanga bhanhu higulya ya gwita bhukengeji bho gudula guideb’a chiza imilimo yabho, hayo bhatali ugwandya uguitumama. Ulub’ita chene, bhagudula uguitumama imilimo iyagubhenhela solobho, umuwikaji bhobho, na guileka iyo itina solobho.

Kuyiniyo lulu, akahayile kenako agayombaga munhu uyo alitumama nimo uyo gudinayo isolobho. Guti gugwita nimo gosegose uyogoiwa ugudililwa na bhiye.

KISWAHILI: KUMBE TWAHANGAIKIA KILICHOACHWA

 Chanzo cha msemo huo chaangalia watu wahangaikiao kitu ambacho kwa macho huonekana kama kipya. Lakini ukweli wa kitu hicho kwa wale wakifahamuo ni kikuukuu.

Hufika wakati wa kuufahamu ukweli wa kitu hicho ambacho watu hao hukihangaikia kwa sababu ya ugeni wao kwenye kitu hicho. Wakisha fahamu hivyo, watu hao husema hivi ‘kumbe twahangaikia kilichoachwa.’

Msemo huo hulinganishwa kwa mtu afanyaye kazi zake bila kufanya utafiti wa kutosha kuzifahamu vizuri kazi hizo. Mtu huyo hujikuta amechoka kwa kuzimalizia nguvu zake kwenye kazi hizo zisizo na faida kwenye familia au Jumuiya yake. Yafaa mtu aifahamu vizuri kazi yake kabla ya kuanza kuifanya.

Msemo huo hufundisha watu juu ya kufanya utafiti wa kazi zao kabla hawajaanza kuzifanya. Wakifanya hivyo, wataweza kuzigundua na kuzifanya kazi zile ziwezazo kuwaletea maendeleo na kuziacha zile ambazo haziwezi kuwaletea maendeleo hayo.

Kwa hiyo basi, msemo huo huusema mtu afanyaye kazi isiyo na faida, kama vile kujishugulisha na kazi yoyote ambayo wenzake waliashaiacha kuifanya.

2 Kor 5:17

Wagalatia 5:4.

people-catechist

ENGLISH: EXPENDING ENERGY ON NOTHING WORTHWHILE

The above saying is about people who spend so much energy chasing after what their eyes perceive to be new, yet in reality it is completely worthless, according to those who are aware of it.

A time comes when the truth dawns on the people as they understand how naive they were about their deceptive perception. With this realization, they would say, ‘so we are losing energy on nothing worthwhile’

The saying is likened to a person who performs his/her work without carrying out sufficient research to determine its worth. Such a person wears himself/herself down by focusing all his/her energy on unprofitable tasks in the family or in the community. It is advisable for a person to be adequately familiar with his/her job before attempting it.

The saying teaches people about the need for due diligence before embarking on anyteacher2 assignment. That would not only guarantee profitable engagements that can bring about development in families but also help shun those worthless ones that cannot lead to progress.

Thus, the saying advises people to conduct sufficient research before settling on any job. That helps ensure that they engage in profitable ones for the sake of developing the family and the community.

2 Cor. 5:17

Galatians 5: 4.

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