Joe Healey

781. GUKOMELA GUMICHA.

Ulusumo lunulo, lulolile bhukomeji bho nyama. Inyama igakomelagwa  mpaka yuma kugiki idule gwikala makanza malihu bho nduhu ugubhola. Abhanhu ulu bhuhaya gutuula nyama bhagaikomelaga mpaga yuma. Hunagwene abhanhe bhenabho bhagayombaga giki, “gukomela gumicha.”

Usulumo lunulo, lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agaibhugilijaga imihayo mpaga oyidebha chiza, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agayidililaga chiza imihayo yakwe bho guitila bhukengeji bhutale. Uweyi agayidebhaga chiza imihayo yiniyo tamu na wandya ugabhalemela abhiye.

Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikolaga na bhanhu abho bhagakomelaga nyama mpaga bhumicha, kunguno nu weyi agaibhugilijaga chiza imihayo mpaga oyidebha. Hunagwene agabhawilaga abhanhu giki, “gukomela gumicha.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lolanga bhanhu higulya ya guitila bhukengeji tamu imihayo yabho bho guibhugilija chiza, mpaga bhayidebha, huna bhayichala ukubhichabho, kugiki bhadule gubhalela chiza abhanhu bhabho, umuwikaji bhobho.

Matendo ya mitume 15:5-11.

1Wakorintho 7:18-24.

Waefeso 2:1-10.

KISWAHILI: KUBANIKA KUKAUSHA.

Methali hiyo, huangalia ukaushaji wa nyama. Nyama hubanikwa mpaka ikakauka ili iweze kutunzwa kwa muda mlefu bila kuoza. Hivyo basi, watu wakitaka kutunza nyama huwa wanaibanika mpaka ikakauka. Ndiyo maana watu husema kwamba, “kubanika kukausha.”

Methali hiyo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye huyaulizia maneno mpaka anayaelewa vizuri, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo, huzijali vizuri kazi zake, kwa kuzifanyia utafiti wa kina. Yeye huyaelewa vizuri maneno hayo, kabla ya kuanza kuwaeleza wenzake.

Mtu huyo, hufanana na watu wale waliobanika nyama mpaka wakaikausha, kwa sababu naye huyaulizia vizuri maneno yake mpaka anayaelewa vizuri katika maisha yake. Ndiyo maana watu husema kwamba, “kubanika kukausha.”

Methali hiyo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuyafanyia kwanza utafiti maneno yao kwa kuyaulizia vizuri, mpaka wayaelewe, katika maisha yao, ndipo waanze kuyafanyia kazi, ili waweze kuwaelezea vizuri watu wao, maishani mwao.

Matendo ya mitume 15:5-11.

1Wakorintho 7:18-24.

Waefeso 2:1-10.

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ENGLISH: PATIENCE PAYS.

This proverb focuses on a process of preserving meat by drying it. Such meat is roasted until it is dry so that it can be stored for a long time without rotting. Thus, people who want to preserve it tend to roast it until it is dry. That is why people say, “Patience pays.”

This proverb is compared to a person who asks questions during conversation until he/she understands correctly the central message of it. This person, in turn, takes good care of his or her works by conducting extensive research. He/she understands words well before he begins to use them to his/her colleagues.

This person is like the one who roasted meat until it was dry, because he/she also inquires carefully about his/her words until he/she understands them well before using them. That is why people say, “Patience pays.”

This proverb imparts in people an idea on how to research first their words until they understand before using them, then they start working on them, so that they can better use to their people in their daily lives.

Acts 15: 5-11.

1 Corinthians 7: 18-24.

Ephesians 2: 1-10.

762. JANDUGUYO JANUKULAGE NA BHUYEGI: ULIHAYA JIGABU WALIMA NANGHWE?

Imbuki ya lusumo lunulo, ingilile kuli munhu uyo aginhiwa jikolo na ng’wiye uyo olinduguye. Aho winhiwa ijikolo jinijo, agakija ugulumba kunguno uliojidalahija. Uweyi wigongejaga gwinhiwa jikolo ijo jidulile gokala mujigabu guti giki bhajilima nanghwe umunhu ng’wunuyo. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagang’wila giki, “janduguyo janukulage na bhuyegi: ulihaya jigabu walima nanghwe?”

Ulusumo lunulo, lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo adina bhulumbi ukubhiye abho bhagangunanaga, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agabhadalahijaga abhiye abho bhagangunanaga bho gujibyedeleja ijikolo ijo bhagang’winhaga. Uweyi agajibhonaga jidololo bhuli jene ijo bhaling’winha abhiye, kunguno agigongejaga winhiwe jikolo jitale gukila ijo bhang’winhaga jinijo.

Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikolaga nuyo aginhiwa jikolo na nduguye, ujidalahija, bho gwigongeja winhiwe ijo jokalile mujigabu, kunguno nuweyi adalumbaga ulu bhang’wambilija abhiye, umukikalile kakwe. Hunagwene bhagang’wilaga giki, “janduguyo janukulage na bhuyegi: ulihaya jigabu walima nanghwe?”

Ulusumo lunulo, lolanga bhanhu higulya ya gubhiza na bhulumbilija ulu bhinhiwagwa jikolo nulu jigabhiza jigehu na ginehe, kugiki bhadule gwikala chiza na bhanhu bhabho, umuwikaji bhobho. Idichiza ugujidalahija ijikolo ija gwinhiwa na bhichabho.

Bhaebrania 12:28.

KISWAHILI: CHA NDUGUYO KIPOKEE KWA FURAHA (KATIKA TUNGA):  WATAKA KAPU ULILIMA NAYE?

Chanzo cha methali hiyo, kilianzia kwa mtu aliyepewa kitu na ndugu yake. Alipopewa kitu kicho hakushukuru kwa sababu alikidharau, kuwa ni kidogo. Alitaka apewe kitu kikubwa cha kuweza kujaa kwenye kapu kana kwamba, walilima naye ndugu yake huyo. Ndiyo maana watu walimwambia kwamba, “cha nduguyo kipokee kwa furaha (katika tunga): wataka kapu ulilima naye?”

Methali hiyo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye hana shukrani kwa wenzake wanaomsaidia, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo, hukidharau kitu anachosaidiwa kwa kupewa na wenzake. Yeye huviona kuwa ni kidogo kila kitu anachopewa na wenzake, kwa sababu ya kutaka apewe kikubwa zaidi kupita kile alichopewa.

Mtu huyo, hufanana na yule aliyepewa kitu na ndugu yake, akakidharau, kwa kutaka apewe kikubwa cha kujaa kapu, kwa sababu naye hashukuru anapopewa vitu na wenzake, katika maisha yake. Ndiyo maana watu humwambia kwamba, “cha nduguyo kipokee kwa furaha (katika tunga): wataka kapu ulilima naye?”

Methali hiyo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuwa na moyo wa shukrani kwa wale wanaowasaidia kwa kuwapatia vitu mbalimbali, hata kama vikiwa vidogo kiasi gani, ili waweze kuishi vizuri na wenzao, maishani mwao. Siyo vizuri kukidharau kitu cha kupewa na wenzao.

Waebrania 12:28.

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ENGLISH: BE  CONTENT  TO  RECEIVE  WHATEVER  THE  AMOUNT  OF  SOMETHING  YOU  ARE  GIVEN.  THIS IS BECAUSE  YOU  DID NOT WORK   FOR  IT (RECEIVE THOSE OF YOUR RELATIVES WITH JOY: YOU WANT THE BASKET DID YOU CULTIVATE WITH THEM?)

The overhead proverb originated from a man who was given a gift by his brother. He was was not grateful because he despised such gift by considering it as a small thing. He wanted to be given a big one enough to fill the basket as if he cultivated together with his brother. That is why people said to him that, “be  content  to  receive  whatever  the  amount  of  something  you  are  given.  This is because  you  did not work   for  it.”

The proverb is likened to a man who has no appreciation to his fellow human beings who help him, in his life. Such person, in turn, despises the gifts that are given to him by his peers. He considers them as small things, because he wants to be given more than what he received.

This person resembles the one who despised what his brother gave to him, by remanding something bigger than that, because he also did not appreciate the gifts which were given to him by his fellows. That is why people tell him, “be  content  to  receive  whatever  the  amount  of  something  you  are  given.  This is because you did not work   for  it.”

This proverb instills in people an idea on how to be grateful to those who help them in various ways, no matter how small their helps can be, so that they can live well with each other, in their lives. It is not good to look down on others.

Hebrews 12:28.

 

761. UNINDI O SHILI HUNI O SHILI.

Imbuki ya lusumo lunulo, ingilile kuli munhu uyo olindaga shili mungunda. Unindi ng’wunuyo ojilindaga ishili jinijo bhuli lushigu, aliyo lulu, ishili jinijo jamanaga jushila duhu.
Nose bhuyibhuja giki, ‘nibhuli jigumanaga juliwa ishili jiniji?” Umo obho uyomba, “ditagi bhukengeji kugiki dudule gudebha chiza.” Aho bhakengela chiza bhubhona giki, gashinaga umunhu uyo olijindaga ishili jinijo, huyo ojilyaga. Hunagwene bhagayomba giki, “unindi o Shili huni o shili.”
Ulusumo lunulo lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agajikenagulaga sagala ijikolo jakwe bho weyi ng’winikili, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agajimalaga isabho jakwe bho gujitumamila sagala na gujilekanija. Uweyi agajimalaga isabho jinijo aliyo unindi ojo nu weyi ng’winikili.
Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikilolaga nu nindi o shili uyo ojikamala ishili ijo ojilindaga, kunguno nu weyi agajikenagulaga sagala isabho jakwe. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagang’wilaga giki, “unindi o shili huni o shili.”
Ulusumo lunulo, lolanga bhanhu higulya ya kudebha gujilanghana chiza isabho jabho bho guleka gujikenagula sagala, umukikalile kabho, kugiki bhadule gupandika matwajo mingi, umuwikaji bhobho.
Yohana 18:2-5.

KISWAHILI: MLINZI WA KUNDE NDIYE MLAJI WA KUNDE.

Chanzo cha methali hiyo kilitokea kwa mtu aliyekuwa akilinda kunde shambani. Mlinzi huyo wa kunde alikuwa akilinda kila siku, lakini kunde hizo zilikuwa zikiendelea kuisha tu.
Mwishowe walijiuliza kwamba, “kwa nini kunde hizi zinaendelea kuisha?” Mmoja wao alisema, “tufanye utafiti vizuri ili tuweze kufahamu.” Walipofanya utafiki huo, waligundua kwamba, kumbe mtu aliyekuwa akizilinda kunde hizo ndiye aliyekuwa akizila. Ndiyo maana walisema kwamba, “mlinzi wa kunde ndiye mlaji wa kunde.”
Methali hiyo hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye huiharibu mali yake mwenyewe kwa kuitumia vibaya, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo, huzimaliza mali zake mwenyewe kwa kuzitumia hovyo. Yeye badala ya kuzitunza mali hizo huziharibu kwa kuzitelekeza na kupangia matumizi mabaya.
Mtu huyo, hufanana na mlinzi wa kunde aliyekuwa akizimaliza kunde hizo kwa kuzila mwenyewe, kwa sababu naye huiharibu mwenyewe mali yake hiyo kwa kuitumia vibaya. Ndiyo maana watu humwambia kwamba, “mlinzi wa kunde ndiye mlaji wa kunde.”
Methali hiyo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuelewa namna ya kuzitunza vizuri mali zao, kwa kuacha kuzitumia kwenye matumizi ya hovyo, ili waweze kupata maendeleo mengi zaidi maishani mwao.
Yohana 18:2-5.

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ENGLISH:  THE GUARD OF THE COW-PEAS IS THE ONE WHO EATS THEM.

The origin of the above proverb came from a man who was guarding a field of legumes. He was guarding it daily, but the legumes were still running out.

Finally they wondered, “Why do these legumes continue to run out?” One of them said, “Let us do a good research so that we can understand what is going on.” When they did such research, they discovered that the person who was guarding the legumes was actually eating them. That is why they said, “the guard of the cow-peas is the one who eats them.”

The proverb is likened to a man who destroys his own properties by abusing them, in his life. He, in effect, squanders his resources on wasteful usage. Instead of safeguarding them, he destroys them by abandoning and plundering them.

Such man is like the caretaker of the legumes who was eating them himself, because he was also destroying his own properties by abusing them. That is why people say to him that, “the guard of the cow-peas is the one who eats them.”

This proverb teaches people on how to have good care of their possessions, by stopping not misusing them, so that they can make more progress in their lives.

John 18: 2-5.

760. LISO TALA YA MILI.

Imbuki ya lusumo lunulo, ilolile nimo go liso ugo gugutimila imili. Iliso linilo, ligagutimilaga umili bhogubhona ginhu jose jose ijo jilihabhutongi bholyo. Ulu munhu ulitumila chiza iliso lwakwe umili gokwe gugwikala mhola.

Aliyo lulu, umunhu uyo ulitumila bho gubhola mihayo mib’i, umili gokwe gugupandika makoye kunguno imihayo yiniyo yigagutulaga mugiti umili. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagayombaga giki, “liso tala ya mili.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agagatumililaga chiza amiso gakwe bho gubhona mihayo misoga, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agayegaga ulu oyibhona imihayo iyo ili miza, kunguno igang’wenhelala matwajo gagujibheja chiza ikaya ja bhanhu bhakwe. Uweyi agagalemejaga amiso gakwe ugubhona imihayo imib’i, kunguno igenhaga makoye umukikalile ka bhanhu.

Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agabhalangaga abhiye inzila ja gugatumila chiza amiso gabho bho gubhona mihayo miza iyo igenhaga matwajo miza, umukikalile kabho kugiki nabho bhikali mulisana. Hunagwene uweyi agabhabhilaga abhanhu giki, “liso tala ya mili.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lolanga bhanhu higulya ya gugatumamila chiza amiso gabho bho gubhona mihayo miza na guyileka imib’i, umukikalile kabho, kugiki bhadule gujibheja chiza ikaya jabho, umuwikaji bhobho.

Mathayo 20:15.

Luka 2:30.

Luka 11:34.

2 Wakorintho 3:7.

KISWAHILI: JICHO NI TAA YA MWILI.

Chanzo cha methali hiyo, chaangalia kazi ya jicho katika kuumulikia mwili. Jicho hilo, huumulikia mwili kwa kuangalia kitu chochote ambacho kiko mbele yake. Mtu atayelitumia jicho lake vizuri mwili wake utakuwa salama.

Lakini basi, mtu huyo akilitumia vibaya jicho lake kwa kuona vitu vibaya, mwili wake utapata matatizo, kwa sababu vitu hivyo huuweka mwili gizani. Ndiyo maana watu husema kwamba, “jicho ni taa ya mwili.”

Methali hiyo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye huyatumia vizuri macho yake kwa kuona vitu vizuri, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo, hufurahi akiona kitu kizuri kwa sababu kitu hicho huleta maendeleo kwenye familia za watu wake. Yeye huyazuia macho yake kuona vitu vibaya kwa sababu vinaleta matatizo kwenye maisha ya watu kwa kuiweka miili yao gizani.

Mtu huyo, huwafundisha wenzake namna ya kuyatumia vizuri macho yao kwa kuona vitu vinavyowaletea maendeleo katika maisha yao, ili miili yao isiishi gizani. Ndiyo maana yeye huwaambia watu kwamba, “jicho ni taa ya mwili.”

Methali hiyo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuyatumia vizuri macho yao kwa kuangalia vitu vizuri na kuyazuia kuangalia vitu vibaya, ili waweze kuziendeleza vizuri familia zao kwa kuishi katika mwanga, maishani mwao.

Mathayo 20:15. “Je, sina haki yangu kufanya kile nitakacho na mali yangu mwenyewe? Au unaona wivu kwa kuwa nimekuwa mkarimu?’”

Luka 2:30. “Kwa maana macho yangu yameuona wokovu Wako,…”

Luka 11:34. “Jicho lako ni taa ya mwili wako. Kama jicho lako ni zima, mwili wako wote umejaa nuru. Lakini kama jicho ni bovu, mwili wako wote umejaa giza.”

2 Wakorintho 3:7. “Basi ikiwa ile huduma iliyoleta mauti, ile iliyoandikwa kwa herufi juu ya jiwe ilikuja kwa utukufu hata ikawa Waisraeli hawawezi kuutazama uso wa Mose kwa sababu ya ule utukufu wake, ingawa ulikuwa ni wa kufifia,…”

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ENGLISH: THE EYE IS THE LIGHT OF THE BODY.

The essence of the above proverb looks at the function of the eye which is to illuminate the body. The eye illuminates the body by looking at anything that is in front of it. A person who uses his eye well, his body will be safe.

But if a person misuses his eye by looking at evil things, his body will suffer, because those things keep the body in the darkness. That is why people say that, “the eye is the light of the body.”

Such proverb is likened with a person who makes good use of his or her eyes to make them see good things in his life. Such person is happy to see something good because it brings development to the families of his people. He keeps his eyes away from seeing evils because they bring trouble to people’s lives as they keep their bodies in darkness.

This person teaches his colleagues on how to make good use of their eyes by seeing the things that can bring them progress in their lives, so that their bodies do not live in darkness. That is why he tells people that, “the eye is the lamp of the body.”

This proverb teaches people on how to use their eyes properly by looking at good things and preventing them from watching evil things.

Matthew 20:15.

759. LISO LIDAB´ISAGA MIHAYO.

Imbuki ya lusumo lunulo, ilolile bhutumami bho liso. Iliso linilo, ligabhonaga ginhu jose jose, jibhize jisoga, nulu jib’i. Ulu lyubhona mihayo misoga, lyuguyeja noyi kunguno imihayo yiniyo yigagulungujaga umoyo.

Aliyo lulu, iliso linilo ulu lyubhona mihayo mib´i, lyugusunduhaja kunguno imihayo yiniyo yigawinjaga ubhuyegi ubho bhulihoyi umu moyo goko. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagayombaga giki, “liso lidab’isaga mihayo.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agagatumililaga chiza amiso gakwe bho gubhona mihayo misoga, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agayegaga ulu oyibhona imihayo iyo ili miza, kunguno igang’wenhelala matwajo gagujibheja chiza ikaya ja bhanhu. Uweyi agagalemejaga amiso gakwe ugubhona imihayo imib’i, kunguno igenhaga makoye umukikalile ka bhanhu.

Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agabhalangaga abhiye inzila ja gugatumila chiza amiso gabho bho gubhona mihayo miza iyo igenhaga matwajo miza, umukikalile kabho. Hunagwene uweyi agabhabhilaga abhanhu giki, “liso lidab’isaga mihayo.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lolanga bhanhu higulya ya gugatumamila chiza amiso gabho bho gubhona mihayo miza na guyileka imib’i, umukikalile kabho, kugiki bhadule gujibheja chiza ikaya jabho, umuwikaji bhobho.

Mathayo 20:15.

Luka 2:30.

Luka 11:34.

2 Wakorintho 3:7.

KISWAHILI: JICHO HALIFICHI MANENO.

Chanzo cha methali hiyo, chaangalia utendaji kazi wa jicho. Jicho hilo, huona kitu chochote kiwe kizuri au kibaya. Likiona kitu kizuri litakufurahisha sana kwa sababu kitu hicho hufariji moyo.

Lakini jicho hilo, likiona kitu kibaya, hukuhudhunisha kwa sababu kitu hicho, huyiondoa furaha iliyomo moyoni mwako. Ndiyo maana watu husema kwamba, “jicho halifichi maneno.”

Methali hiyo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye huyatumia macho yake kwa kuona vitu vizuri, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo, hufurahi akiona kitu kizuri kwa sababu kitu hicho huleta maendeleo kwenye familia za watu. Yeye huyazuia macho yake kuona vitu vibaya kwa sababu vinaleta matatizo kwenye maisha ya watu.

Mtu huyo, huwafundisha wenzake namna ya kuyatumia vizuri macho yao kwa kuona vitu vinavyowaletea maendeleo katika maisha yao. Ndiyo maana yeye huwaambia watu kwamba, “jicho halifichi maneno.”

Methali hiyo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuyatumia vizuri macho yao kwa kuangalia vitu vizuri na kuyazuia kuangalia vitu vibaya, ili waweze kuziendeleza vizuri familia zao, maishani mwao.

Mathayo 20:15. “Je, sina haki yangu kufanya kile nitakacho na mali yangu mwenyewe? Au unaona wivu kwa kuwa nimekuwa mkarimu?’”

Luka 2:30. “Kwa maana macho yangu yameuona wokovu Wako,…”

Luka 11:34. “Jicho lako ni taa ya mwili wako. Kama jicho lako ni zima, mwili wako wote umejaa nuru. Lakini kama jicho ni bovu, mwili wako wote umejaa giza.”

2 Wakorintho 3:7. “Basi ikiwa ile huduma iliyoleta mauti, ile iliyoandikwa kwa herufi juu ya jiwe ilikuja kwa utukufu hata ikawa Waisraeli hawawezi kuutazama uso wa Mose kwa sababu ya ule utukufu wake, ingawa ulikuwa ni wa kufifia,…”

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ENGLISH: AN EYE DOES NOT HIDE WORDS.

The foundation of the above saying looks at the functions of an eye. The eye sees anything whether it is good or bad. Seeing something good will make you happy because it makes you feel good.

However, when the same eye sees something wrong, it bothers you because that thing, takes away the joy that is in your heart. That is why people say, “An eye does not hide words.”

The saying is likened with a man who uses his eyes to see good things in his life. He is happy to see something good because that thing brings development to people’s families. He keeps his eyes away from looking at things that are bad because they bring trouble on his people’s lives.

This person teaches his colleagues on how to make good use of their eyes by seeing the things that improve their lives. That is why he tells people that, “an eye does not hide words.”

This proverb teaches people how to use well their eyes by looking at good things and preventing them from looking at the evil ones.

Matthew 20:15.

Luke 2:30.

Luke 11:34.

2 Corinthians 3: 7.