273. MUMBI AGALILAGA MULUJO

Imbuki ya lusumo lunulo ilolile mumbi o nungu. Umunhu ng’wunuyo agajibhumbaga inungu insoga ojijinja, kunguno ijene hijo jigang’wenhelaga hela umunimo gokwe gunuyo. Uweyi agalekelaga tunungu tub’i duhu, hutwene uto agalilaga ijiliwa umunhu ng’wunuyo. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagayombaga giki, ‘mumbi agalilaga mulujo.’

Ulusumo lunulo lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agadililaga sabho kukila ubhupanga bhokwe na abhanhu bhakwe.  Umunhu ng’wunuyo agilekanijaga na agab’alekanijaga abhanhu bhakwe bho nduhu ugub’inha uwambilija ubho bhalilomba, aliyo isabho alinajo. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagayombaga giki, ‘mumbi agalilaga mulujo.’

Ulusumo lunulo lolanga bhanhu kwilonja na kulonja bhanhu bhabho, nulu bhupanga bhobho, gukila isabho. Ubhulonja bhunubho bhugubhambilija abhanhu bhenabho ijinagujitumila isabho jabho bho gulang’hana bhupanga bhobho, na bho bhanhu bhabho.

(Luka 15: 13- 15; Mhubiri 7:16).

KISWAHILI: MFINYANZI HULIA GAENI.

Chanzo cha methali hii chaangalia mfinyanzi wa vyungu. Mtu huyo hufinyaga vyungu vilivyo vizuri na kuviuza, kwa sababu ndivyo vimleteavyo fedha katika biashara yake.  Ndiyo maana, watu husema kwamba ‘mfinyanzi hulia gaeni.’

Methali hii hulinganishwa kwa mtu ambaye hujali mali zaidi kuliko uhai wake na wa watu wake. Mtu huyo hujiachia na huwatelekeza watu wake, kwa kutowapatia msaada wauombao, wakati mali anazo.  Ndiyo maana watu husema kwamba, ‘mfinyanzi hulia gaeni.’

Methali hii hufundisha watu kujali zaidi uhai wao na wa watu wao kuliko mali. Kujali kwa namna hiyo kutawasaidia watu hao katika kuzitumia mali hizo kwa kuulinda uhai wao na ule wa wenzao.

(Luka 15: 13 – 15; Mhubiri 7:16).

 

potter

 

pot broken

ENGLISH: A POTTER DINES ON A POTSHERD.

The origin of this proverb is a potter. Such a person makes and sells the good pots, because they are the ones that bring him/her good money in his/her business. That’s why, people say ‘A potter dines on a potsherd.’

The proverb is comparatively used to a person who is concerned about material things more than his/her life and the lives of his/her people. Such a person abandons his/her people by not giving them the care and help they need and ask for, while he/she is financially capable of helping them. That is why people say, ‘A potter eats on a potsherd.’

The proverb teaches people to care more for the lives of their people than they do to wealth. Such care will help people to use the assets they have by protecting their own and other peoples’ lives.

(Luke 15: 13 – 15; Ecclesiastes 7:16).

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