213. BHULILI BHOLALILWA NGENI BHULI YIYENE

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

Imbuki ya lusumo lunulo ilolile bhulili ubho bholalilagwa na ngeni. Umunhu uyo ogenihagwa agang’wanukulaga ungeni uyo ongenihaga bho bhuyegi. Adulile nulu gung’wingila aha bhulili ubho agalalilaga uwei, kunguno agamanaga igiki ungeni ng’wunuyo agumala amakanza agabhugeni bhokwe, ushoka gukaya yakwe. Gwingila henaho, umunhu uyo ogenihagwa agushoka ahabhulili bhokwe.

Ulusumo lunulo lugalenganijiyagwa kubhanhu abho bhalinabhutogwa bhogub’akaribhusha abhanhu abhageni ahakaya jab’o. Gub’itila nzila yiniyo abhanhu bhenabho bhagapandikaga mbango. B’agab’ambilijaga abhageni bhab’o bho gub’inha b’ulalo umukaya jabho, kunguno ubhulili ubho bholalilwa na ngeni bhali yiyene.

Ulusumo lunulo lolanga bhanhu higulya ya gub’iza na witogwi bhogub’agunana abhanhu abho bhalina makoye. Abhanhu bhenabho bhalikihamo na bhageni abho balib’ageniha ahakaya jabho. Uwitogwi bhunubho bhugub’enhela mbango ja gwikala bho bhuyegi na mholele umukaya jabho.

Mathayo 25:43.

Luka 2:7.

KISWAHILI: KITANDA KILICHOLALIWA NA MGENI NI CHA PEKEE

Chango cha methali hiyo huangalia kitanda kilicholaliwa na mgeni. Mtu aliyefikiwa na mgeni huyo humkaribisha kwa furaha. Aweza hata kumuachia kitanda atumiacho yeye kwa sababu hufahamu kwamba, mgeni huyo atamaliza muda wa kuwatembelea na kurudi kwenye familia yake. Kuanzia hapo, mtu huyo aliyefikiwa na mgeni hurudi kwenye kitanda chake.

Methali hiyo hulinganishwa kwa watu wenye upendo wa kuwakaribisha watu kwenye familia zao. Kupitia njia hiyo watu hao hupata baraka maishani mwao. Huwasaidia wageni wao kwa kuwapatia malazi kwenye familia zao, kwa sababu kitanda kilicholaliwa na mgeni ni cha pekee.

Methali hiyo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuwa na upendo wa kuwasaidia watu walio na matatizo. Watu hao ni pamoja  na wageni wawafikiao kwenye familia zao. Upendo huo utawaletea baraka za kuishi kwa furaha na amani kwenye familia zao.

Mathayo 25:43.

Luka 2:7.

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ENGLISH: THE BED IN WHICH THE GUEST SLEEPS IS SPECIAL

The above proverb looks at the relationship between the visitor and the bed that he/she is given by the host to sleep in. Usually, the host warmly and happily welcomes the guest, and would even offer the newcomer his/her (host’s) own bed. The visitor won’t stay too long, after all; he/she would in due course return to his/her family. The host is confident in the knowledge that, once the guest leaves, he/she can comfortably get back to his/her bed.

The proverb is comparable to people who find pleasure in welcoming and entertaining others in their families. Since it is believed that visitors bring blessings, such generous families experience these blessings in their lives, as they help the visitors by providing them with accommodation. This is because the bed in which the guest sleeps is special.

The proverb teaches people about the virtue of helping those that are in trouble. Such may include visitors who come calling in the family. This loving and accommodating spirit will yield blessings which would create an environment of happy and peaceful co-existence among families.

Matthew 25:43.

Luke 2: 7.

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