172. ILELO OGWINGILAGA UNG’WINGI (NGOB’O)

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

Imbuki ya kahayile kenako ililola shinu ijijigikalaga mng’obho giti: Mbiti, Naga, Nzoka na jingi ningi. Ishinu jinijo jigib’isaga munywobho yajo kunguno ya gogoha guding’wa na bhanishi b’ajo.

Ulu giki jifuma umu ng’ob’o ili jinogu nulu gunyamanijiwa na b’anisha bhajo bhenabho abho bhadulile nulu gujib’ulaga. Abhanishi bhenabho bhagayombaga ulu bhumona umo oshinu jinijo alihanze ya ng’ob’o gokwe, giki, ‘ilelo ogwingilaga ung’ob’o.’

Akahayile kenako kagalenganijiyagwa kulimunhu uyo agingaga ahakaya yakwe bho nduhu gub’iza witegeleja bhutale. Agisangaga opandikaga makoye nulu ga guding’wa na bhanishi wakwe abho bhadulile kumulaga.

Akahayile kenako kalanga bhanhu higulya ya gwikala bihi ni kaya jabho. Kabhalemeja ugugusenengela ung’wingi nulu ung’ob’o gobho kunguno ugunuyo hu b’uli b’upililo bhobho.

Ijinagongeja, akahayile kenako kabhalanga abhanhu giki: ug’wingi (ng’ob’o) gob’o ali Yesu. Ili yaya ugugusenengela kunguno bhadulile gunyamanijiwa na ng’wanishi obho ushetani.

LEO OMEONDOKA KWENYE PANGO (SHIMO)

Chanzo cha msemo huo chaangalia wanyama waishio kwenye mashimo, kama vile: Fisi, Mhanga, Nyoka na wengine wengi. Wanyama hao hujificha kwenye mapango au mashimo yao kwa sababu ya kuogopa kukamatwa na maadui zao.’

Endapo watatoka kwenye mapango au mashimo hayo itakuwa rahisi kukamatwa na adui zao hao ambao waweza kuwaua. Imaana kwamba, kama wakitoka shimoni itakuwa rahisi hata kuzingilwa na maadui zao ambao waweza hata kuuawa. Maadui hao husema endapo watamuona mmoja wao akiwa nje ya pango au shimo lake, kwamba, ‘leo omeondoka kwenye pango (shimo).

Msemo huo hulinganishwa kwa mtu ambaye huondoka kwenye makazi yake bila kuwa na umakini mkubwa. Hujikuta amepata matatizo yahatarishayo usalama wake, yakiwemo ya kukamatwa na adui zake.

Msemo huo hufundisha watu juu ya kuishi karibu na makazi yao yawezayo kulinda usalama wao. Huwakataza kuishi mbali na familia zao ambazo ndizo makazi yao yenye usalama. Watu wanasisitiziwa kutokukaa mbali na pango au shimo lao, maana hapo ni mahala pa usalama wao.

Zaidi ya hayo, msemo huo hufundisha watu juu ya kubakia kwenye makazi yao yenye usalama ambayo ni Yesu mwenyewe. Watakiwa kutokukaa mbali na Yeye kwa sababu adui yao shetani huwawinda ili awaangamize. Kwa hiyo, msemo huo wawafundisha watu kuwa: pango (shimo) lao ni Yesu Kristo. Wasikae mbali naye wasije wakazingilwa na adui yao shetani.

Zaburi 23:1-4.

Zaburi 140:1-4.

Yohana 12:26.

Yohana 15:5-10.

prairie-dogs

ENGLISH: TODAY ONE HAS LEFT THE HOLE (CAVE)

The above proverb relates to animals that live in holes or caves such as hyenas, snakes, among many others. These animals hibernate in the caves because of fear of being caught by their enemies.red-panda

If they come out of their hide-outs, they become vulnerable. That situation makes it easy to be attacked by their enemies, who can even kill them. Whenever the enemies behold them out of the cave or hole, they would say, ‘today one has left the cave (hole).’

Such proverb is likened to a person who leaves his/her abode without being cautious. Such a person finds himself/herself in problems that compromise his/her security, including the risk of being kidnapped by the enemy.

The proverb is used to urge people to live in close proximity to each other as a family so that they are secure. People are encouraged not to stay away from their cave or hole.prairie-dog

In essence, the proverb teaches people about staying in the most secure home, i.e. in Jesus Christ. They should not stay away from Him in case their enemy – Satan – ensnares them and destroys them. Thus, the proverb teaches people that their cave is Jesus Christ. They should stay as close as possible to Him to keep Satan at bay.

Psalm 23: 1-4.

Psalm 140: 1-4.

John 12:26.

John 15: 5-10.

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