226. ABHANHU BHAKWILE, IJILIWA JIGEHE

Imbuki ya kahayile kenako ilolile bhanhu na jiliwa. Abhanhu hab’o b’agatumamaga imilimo hunabhajipandika ijiliwa jinijo, ijagulya abhoyi. Gashinaga lulu, ilihambohambo ugukwija abhanhu, guti gubyala bhana, gukila kugwija jiliwa, kunguno abhana bhenabho, hab’o bhagwambilija ugujipandika ijiliwa bho gutumama milimo, guti gulima. Alijiliwa nulu jikakwila ulu nduhu abhanhu ab’agujilya, jidulile gub’ipa duhu na jidambilija josejose.

Akahayile kenako kagalenganijiyagwa kubhanhu abho bhakujije sabho kukila bhanhu, umuwikaji bhobho. Abhanhu bhenabho bhadatogilwe ugukwija abhanhu guti gubhyala b’ana, ahakaya jab’o. Abhoyi bhatogilwe gukwija sabho kukila abhanhu. Aliyo lulu isabho jinijo jigab’ipaga kunguno ya kugaiwa abhanhu abhagujilya. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagayombaga giki, ‘abhanhu bhakwile, ijiliwa jigehe.’

Akahayile kenako kalanga bhanhu higulya ya kubhatogwa abhanhu bhabho kukila umo bhajitogelilwe isabho jabho. Iyiniyo ilikunguno ya giki, abhanhu bhab’o bhenabho, hab’o bhagajipandikaga isabho jinijo bhogutumama milimo. Gashinaga lulu, ilichiza ugukwija bhanhu kukila gujikwija isabho ijojidinabhanhu abhagujitumamila, umuwikaji bhobho.

1 Wafalme 17:8.

Matendo 4:32.

KISWAHILI: WATU WAONGEZEKE, CHAKULA KIPUNGUE

Chanzo cha msemo huo huangalia watu na chakula. Watu ndio wafanyao kazi ndipo wanakipata kile chakula ambacho wao hukila. Kumbe basi, ni afadhali kuongezeka kwa watu, kama vile kuzaa watoto, kuliko kuongezeka chakula, kwa sababu watoto hao watasaidia katika kukipata chakula hicho kwa kufanya kazi, zikiwemo zile za kulima. Lakini chakula kikiongezeka kama hakuna watu wa kukila, kitaharibika tu na hakitasaidia chochote.

Msemo huo hulinganishwa kwa watu wathaminio mali zaidi kuliko watu, maishani mwao. Watu hao hawapendi kuongezeka kwa watu, kama vile kuzaa watoto kwenye familia zao. Wenyewe hupenda kuongezeka kwa mali kuliko watu. Lakini sasa, mali hizo huharibika kwa sababu ya kukosa watu wa kuzila. Ndiyo maana watu husema hivi, ‘watu waongezeke, chakula kipungue.’

Msemo huo hufundisha watu juu ya kupenda watu wao kuliko wapendavyo mali zao. Hiyo ni kwa sababu ya watu hao kuwa na uwezo wa kuzipata mali hizo kwa kufanya kazi. Kumbe basi, ni vizuri kwao kuwa na watu wengi kuliko kuwa na mali nyingi zisizokuwa na watumiaji, maishani mwao.

1 Wafalme 17:8.

Matendo 4:32.

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ENGLISH: LET THE POPULATION INCREASE, AND THE FOOD DECREASE

The source of the above saying is about people and food. They are the people who work to get the food that they eat. Essentially, it would be sensible to have more people, for example through childbearing, than to have an increase in food supply. This implies that the children will help in securing food through their work, including farming and running businesses. But if food is plenty and there are no consumers, it will go bad and it will not t be of use at all.

This saying is comparable to people who value wealth more than they value the place of human beings in life. Such crooked people frown upon population growth, which is a direct result of childbearing. To them, material wealth takes priority. But in reality, they end up poorer because the accumulated wealth eventually goes to waste for lack of people to make use of it. This is the reason why the saying, ‘Let people increase, food decrease.’

This saying teaches people to love people more than they do love their possessions. This is because wealth or material possessions can merely be acquired through hard work. A situation of more people is better than that of too much wealth that is of no use in life.

1 Kings 17: 8.

Acts 4:32.

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