193. NKUMBI O LWINZI ADALUNG’WAGA

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

Imbuki ya kahayile kenako ilolile lwinzi na nkumbi olo. Unkumbi o lwinzi ng’wunuyo agakoyakoyaga ugulukumba mpaka ulumala. Ulu ulumara ugulukumba ulwinzi lunulo abhanhu bhaguiza b’adaha aminzi hoi, b’ang’wa. Hunagwene bhagahayaga giki ‘nkumbi o lwinzi, adalung’waga.’

Akahayile kenako kagalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agab’ejaga ginhu jawiza, aliyo okija uwei ugujitumamila, jatumamilwa na bhanhu b’angi duhu. Umunhu ng’wunuyo agab’ab’egejaga bhanhu bhangi, abho bhagizaga bhapandika solobho umub’utumami bhokwe.

Akahayile kenako kalanga bhanhu higulya ya gwifunya gubhambilija ab’ichab’o umuwikaji bhobho. Yigelelilwe gub’alonja chiza abhanhu, nulu abhichab’o, kukila ugwilonja bhoi b’inikili duhu. Uwifunya bhenubho bhugudula gub’ambilija abhanhu bhenabho umugujib’eja chiza ikaya jabho pye ni Jumuiya jabho.

Yohana 4:12

Kumbukumbu la Torati 34:4-5.

KISWAHILI: MCHIMBAJI WA KISIMA HAKINYWI

Chanzo cha msemo huo chaangalia mchimbaji wa kisima na kisima chanyewe. Mchimbaji wa kisima huyo huhangaika katika kukichimba kisima hicho mpaka anakimaliza. Akimaliza kukichimba kisima hicho, watu huja kuteka maji na kung’wa. Ndiyo maana watu husema, ‘mchimbaji wa kisima, hakinywi.’

Msemo huo hulinganishwa kwa mtu ambaye hutengeneza kitu kizuri, lakini anaacha kukitumia, badala yake kinatumiwa na watu wengine tu. Mtu uyo huwatengezea wengine ambao huja kupata faida itokanayo na utumishi wake. Ndiyo maana watu kusema, ‘mchimbaji wa kisima hakinywi.’

Msemo huo hufundisha watu juu ya kujitoa kuwasaidia wenzao maishani mwao. Yafaa kuwajali vizuri watu, au wenzao, kuliko kujijali wao wenyewe tu. Kujitoa huko, huweza kuwasaidia watu katika kuzijenga na kuziendeleza vizuri familia, na jumuiya zao.

Yohana 4:12

Kumbukumbu la Torati 34:4-5.

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ENGLISH: A WELL-DIGGER DOES NOT DRINK ITS WATER

The above proverb is about the well digger and the well. The digger goes through a lot of trouble in the process of digging before he/she completes the job. After the task is accomplished, it is other people who will come to fetch the water from the well to drink. That is the reason why people would say, ‘a well digger does not drink its water.’well

The saying is comparable to a situation whereby someone may create a good thing but end up not using it. Instead, it may be used to benefit other people. Thus the saying, ‘a well digger does not drink its water.’

That saying teaches people about commitment to help others in life through sacrifice and selflessness. It is a virtue to be mindful of other people’s welfare, rather than simply caring for self. The sense of commitment and service to society helps people to build and improve families and their communities.

John 4:12

Deuteronomy 34: 4-5.

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