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756. MBIJI GWILAGULILA MINALA IGUGUMALA MAKONO.

Ulusumo lunulo, lwandija kuli munhu uyo usadaga mbiji. Umunhu ng’wunuyo oyilagulaga isada yakwe yiniyo bho guyibhonela soni. Isada yiniyo, yamanaga yugalya amakono gakwe, nose gegela gushila, kunguno ya guyibhonela soni. Abhanhu aho bhabhona giki aliyilagulila soni imbiji yiniyo, bhung’wila giki, “mbiji gwilagulila minala igugumala makono.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo alina na makoye ayo agabhonaga soni ugubhawila abhiye. Amakoye genayo, gagamanaga gukula mpaga nose gaganlabhulaga umunhu ng’wunuyo.  Uweyi agaminyikaga kunguno ya gubhona soni ugubhawila abho bhadulile gung’wambilija ugugamala wangu amakoye genayo.

Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikolaga nuyo oyilagulilaga minala mbiji yakwe, nose yugamala amakono gakwe, kunguno nuweyi agagabhonelaga soni amakoye ayo nose gagaminyaga, umukikalile kakwe. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagang’wilaga giki, “mbiji gwilagulila minala igugumala makono.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lolanga bhanhu higulya ya guleka gugabhonela soni amakoye gabho ayo galikihamo na sata, nulu nzala, kugiki bhadule gwiyambilija ugugamala wangu haho gatali ugubhalabhula, umuwikaji bhobho.

Luka 13:3-5.

1 Wakorintho 11:29-30.

KISWAHILI: UKOMA UKIUTIBIA AIBU UTAKUMALIZA MIKONO.

Methali hiyo, ilianzia kwa mtu yule aliyekuwa anaumwa ukoma. Mtu huyo, alikuwa akiutibia aibu ugonjwa wake huo. Ugonjwa huyo uliendelea kuimaliza mikono yake kwa sababu ya kuuonea aibu. Watu walipoona kwamba alikuwa akiutibia aibu ukoma huo, walimwambia kwamba, “ukoma ukiutibia aibu utakumaliza mikono.”

Methali hiyo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye ana matatizo ambayo huona aibu kuwaambia wenzake. Matatizo hayo huendelea kukua mpaga mwishowe humuumiza mtu huyo. Yeye huumia kwa sababu ya kuona aibu kuwaeleza wale wanaoweza kuyamaliza mapema, matatizo hayo.

Mtu huyo, hufanana na yule aliyekuwa akiutibia aibu ukoma wake, mwishowe ukaimaliza mikono yake, kwa sababu naye huona aibu kuwashirikisha wenzake matatizo yake, mwishowe huanza kumuumiza, katika maisha yake. Ndiyo maana watu humwambia kwamba, “ukoma ukiutibia aibu utakumaliza mikono.”

Methali hiyo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuacha kuyaonea aibu matatizo yao ambayo ni pamoja na ujonjwa, au njaa, ili waweze kusaidiana katika kuyamaliza mapema kabla hayajawaumiza, maishani mwao.

Luka 13:3-5. “La hasha! Ninyi nanyi msipotubu, mtaangamia vivyo hivyo. Au wale watu kumi na wanane waliokufa walipoangukiwa na mnara huko Siloamu, mnadhani wao walikuwa waovu kuliko watu wote waliokuwa wanaishi Yerusalemu? Nawaambia, la hasha! Ninyi nanyi msipotubu, wote mtaangamia vivyo hivyo.””

1 Wakorintho 11:29-30. “Kwa maana mtu ye yote alaye na kunywa pasipo kuutambua mwili wa Bwana, anajiletea hukumu juu yake mwenyewe. Hii ndiyo sababu wengi miongoni mwenu ni wagonjwa na dhaifu na wengine wenu hata wamekufa.”

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ENGLISH: HE WHO TREATS LEPROSY SHAMEFULLY, HELPS IT CUT HIS HANDS.

The above proverb began with the man who was suffering from leprosy. Nevertheless, he was ashamed of his illness; therefore he was not treating himself very seriously because he felt ashamed to expose his hands to people who would know that he was suffering from leprosy. Feeling ashamed, the disease continued to eat his hands. When the people saw that he was suffering from leprosy, they told him, “he who treats leprosy shamefully, helps it cut his hands.”

This proverb is compared with a person who has problems but he is ashamed to tell his colleagues. These problems continue to grow and eventually hurt the person. He is hurt because he is ashamed to tell those who can solve them.

That man is like the one who was ashamed of his leprosy, which finally cut his hands. This is because he too feels ashamed to share his problems with others. Therefore; the disease finally begins to hurt him. That is why people say that, “he who treats leprosy shamefully, helps it cut his hands.”

This proverb teaches people about not to be ashamed of their problems which include sickness, or hunger. They should expose them to others so that they can help each other to get rid of them before they hurt them.

Luke 13: 3-5.

1Corinthians 11: 29-30.

755. KUB´ISA NWILE ULABHULWA NG`HUNGU.

Ulusumo lunulo, lwandija kubhanhu abho bhalina nsadu ahakaya yabho. Abhanhu bhenabho bhadabhawilile abhazenganwa bhabho igiki alihoyi nsadu hoyi. Abhoyi bhamanaga bhunagulija bho gwib’isa kugiki abhazenganwa bhabho bhadizumana iyo ilihoyi ahenabho.

Lushugu lumo, unsadu ng’wunuyo agalemelwa uzumalika mpaga nabho bhandya gulila ng’hungu. Abhazenganwa aho bhajigwa ing’hungu jinijo, huna bhudebha igiki gashinaga olihoyi nsadu aha kaya yiniyo. Hunagwene bhagayomba giki, “gub’isa nlwile ulabhulwa ng’hungu.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lugalenganijiyagwa kubhanhu abho bhagikalaga na makoye bho nduhu ugubhawila abhanhu abho bhagikalaga nabho, umukikalile kabho. Amakoye genayo, gagamanaga gukula bho gubhaminya mpaga gabhalabhula na gumanyika ukubhanhu abho bhabhab’isa.  Abhoyi bhagapondagwa soni na makoye genayo ulu bhagamana abhangi.

Abhanhu bhenabho, bhagikolaga nabho bhagamisa unlwile obho mpaga uzumalika, kunguno nabho bhagagabhisaga amakoye gabho mpaga gabhalabhula na gumanyika ukubhazenganwa bhabho. Hunagwene abhanhu bhenabho bhagabhawilaga giki, “gub’isa nlwile ulabhulwa ng’hungu.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lolanga bhanhu higulya ya kuleta nhungwa ja gubhisa makoye gabho ayo galikihamo na sata, kugiki bhadule gwiyambilija uguginja haho gatali ugwenha makoye matale gagubhaminya, umuwikaji bhobho.

Luka 13:3-5.

1 Wakorintho 11:29-30.

KISWAHILI: KUFICHA MGONJWA UTAFICHULIWA KILIO.

Methali hiyo ilianzia kwa watu waliokuwa na mgonjwa nyumbani kwao. Watu hao hawakuwaambia majirani zao juu ya uwepo wa mgonjwa huyo. Wao waliendelea kujaribu kumtibu kwa kujificha ili majirani wasifahamu kuwa kuna mjonjwa.

Siku moja mgonjwa alizidiwa akafariki na wao wakaanza kulia. Majirani waliposikia vilio hivyo, wakatambua kuwa kumbe watu hao walimficha mgonjwa wao. Ndiyo maana walisema kwamba, “kuficha mjonjwa utafichuliwa kilio.”

Methali hiyo, hulinganishwa kwa watu wanaoficha matatizo yao bila kuwaambia wenzao wanaoishi pamoja nao, katika maisha yao. Matatizo hayo, huendelea kuwa makubwa yanayowaumiza watu hao, mpaka mwishowe hushindikana kutatuliwa hali ambao huwapa nafasi majirani yao kuyafahamu. Watu hao huumbuliwa na matokeo mabaya ya kuyaficha matatizo hayo.

Watu hao hufanana na wale walioficha mgonjwa wao wakafichuliwa na kilio baada ya kufariki kwa mgonjwa huyo, kwa sababu nao pia huyaficha matatizo yao mpaka yanakuwa makuwa kiasi cha kuwafanya majirani wafahamu juu ya uwepo wa matatizo yao. Ndiyo maana majirani hao husema, “kuficha mjonjwa utafichuliwa kilio.”

Methali hiyo, huwafundisha watu juu ya kuacha tabia ya kuficha matatizo yao yakiwemo yale ya ugonjwa, ili waweze kusaidiana kuyatatua matatizo hayo, kabla ya hayajaleta madhara, katika maisha yao.

Luka 13:3-5. “La hasha! Ninyi nanyi msipotubu, mtaangamia vivyo hivyo. Au wale watu kumi na wanane waliokufa walipoangukiwa na mnara huko Siloamu, mnadhani wao walikuwa waovu kuliko watu wote waliokuwa wanaishi Yerusalemu? Nawaambia, la hasha! Ninyi nanyi msipotubu, wote mtaangamia vivyo hivyo.””

1 Wakorintho 11:29-30. “Kwa maana mtu ye yote alaye na kunywa pasipo kuutambua mwili wa Bwana, anajiletea hukumu juu yake mwenyewe. Hii ndiyo sababu wengi miongoni mwenu ni wagonjwa na dhaifu na wengine wenu hata wamekufa.”

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ENGLISH: HE WHO HIDES SICKNESS, DEATH WILL BETRAY HIM.

This proverb originated from people who had a patient in their home. However, they did not tell their neighbours that they had someone sick in their home. They went on treating him secretly so that neighbours would not know they had someone sick in their home.

 However, one day the patient’s condition worsened and he died. After he was dead his relatives started crying. When the neighbors heard the cries, they realized that their fellows had someone who was sick but they had hidden that fact from them. That is why they said that “he who hides sickness, death will betray him.

This proverb is compared with people who hide their problems without telling those they live with. These problems continue to plague them to the point that they suffer so much to the point that their neighbours know that they are overwhelmed by troubles. These people suffer because they hide their problems which would get solutions if they told their neighbours.

These people are like those who hid their patient but were exposed by cries after their patient died. They are like those people because they also hide their problems until they become big enough to make their neighbors aware of their existence. That is why their neighbours said “he who hides sickness, death will betray him.”

This proverb teaches people to stop hiding their problems, including diseases, so that they can help each other to solve those problems, before they cause harm.

Luke 13: 3-5.

1 Corinthians 11: 29-30.

754. GUB´ISA MOTO UKUBHULWA LYOCHI.

Alihoyi munhu umo uyo agaja gujulomba moto habhuzenganwa aliyomba, “nalilomba moto nagazuge.” Unzenganwa ng’wiye agashosha, “nadina moto unene.” Aliyo lulu, aho lyakula ilikanza, lyuyufuma lyochi aha numba yiniyo aho wandya uguzuga ijiliwa, mpaka nose abhanhu bhudebha igiki alina moto. Hunagwene abhanhu bhenabho bhagang’wila giki, “gub’isa moto ukubhulwa lyochi.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu ming´holo uyo adahayile gufunya jikolo jakwe gubhangi, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agabhimhaga abhiye ulu bhanomba ijikolo jakwe, kunguno ya wimimholo bhokwe. Uweyi agikalaga wimanile weyi duhu.

Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikolaga nu uyo agang’wima moto unzenganwa okwe, kunguno nuweyi alimimholo ukubhiye, umukikalile kakwe. Giko lulu nuweyi agab´isaga ginhu ijo jidikomile ugub´iswa guti moto. Aliyo ilyochi hi ng´hanila yakwe. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagang’wilaga giki, “gub’isa moto ukubhulwa lyochi.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lolanga bhanhu higulya ya guleka nhungwa ja wiminholo, umukikalile kabho, kugiki bhadule gwiyambilija chiza ijinaguitumama imilimo yabho. Igelelilwe bhabhize na witogwi bho gwidilila chiza, umuwikaji bhobho.

Yohana 3:20.

Warumi 2:16.

Mithali 28:13.

Zaburi 44:21.

KISWAHILI: KUFICHA MOTO UTAFICHULIWA MOSHI.

Alikuwemo mtu mmoja ambaye alienda kuomba moto kwa jirani yake akisema, “naomba moto nikapike.” Jirani yake alijibu, “mimi sina moto.” Lakini baada ya kupita muda, moshi ukaanza kutoka kwenye nyumba hiyo walipoonza kupika, mpaka watu wakaelewa kwamba, mwenye nyumba hiyo ana moto. Ndiyo maana wakaanza kumwambia kwamba, “kuficha moto utafichuliwa moshi.”

Methali hiyo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye ni mchoyo, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo hataki kutoa mali zake kwa wengine. Yeye huwakatalia wale wanaomuomba msaada kwa sababu ya uchoyo wake huo, wa kujijali yeye mwenyewe tu katika maisha yake.

Mtu huyo, hufanana na yule aliyemnyima moto jirani yake, kwa sababu naye huwanyima wale wanaoomba msaada wake. Hivyo basi, naye huficha hata kile kisichofichika kwa watu kama moto, kwa sababu ya uchoyo wake ambao hufichuliwa na moshi. Ndiyo maana watu humwambia kwamba, “kuficha moto utafichuliwa moshi.”

Methali hiyo hufundisha watu juu ya kuachana na tabia ya uchoyo katika maisha yao, ili waweze kusaidiana vizuri katika kuyatekeleza majukumu yao. Wanatakiwa kuwa na upendo wa kuwajali wenzao vizuri katika maisha yao.

Yohana 3:20. “Kwa kuwa kila atendaye maovu huchukia nuru, wala haji kwenye nuru ili matendo yake maovu yasifichuliwe.”

Warumi 2:16. “Hili litatukia siku hiyo Mungu atakapozihukumu siri za mioyo ya wanadamu kwa njia ya Yesu Kristo, kama isemavyo Injili yangu.”

Mithali 28:13. “Yeye afichaye dhambi zake hatafanikiwa, bali ye yote aziungamaye na kuziacha hupata rehema.”

Zaburi 44:21. “je,Mungu hangaligundua hili, kwa kuwa anazijua siri za moyo?”

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ENGLISH: HE WHO HIDES FIRE, SMOKE WILL BETRAY HIM.

There was a man who went to his neighbour to ask for a fire, saying, “I am asking for fire I want to go to cook.” His neighbor replied, “I have no fire.” But after a while, smoke began to get out from that house as they began to cook. It was then that people realized that the owner of that house had fire. That is why they began to tell him that, “he who hides fire, smoke will betray him.”

This proverb is compared with a greedy man. Such man does not want to give his property to others. He refuses those who ask him for help because of his greed or self-centeredness.

That person is like the one who refused to give fire to his neighbour, because he also refuses to help those who ask for his help. Therefore, he also hides what cannot be hidden from the people like fire. However, his unkindness is exposed by the smoke. That is why people tell him that “he who hides fire, smoke will betray him.”

This proverb teaches people about giving up greed in their lives, so that they can help each other better in fulfilling their responsibilities. They should have a caring attitude for each other.

John 3:20.

Romans 2:16.

Proverbs 28:13.

Psalm 44:21.

753. GUB´ISA MHULU NA BHAYANDA UGUSANGA JAJUKULAGWA (JAFUMBULAGWA).

Ulusumo lunulo, lwingilile kubhubhisi bho mhulu ijo jigaliyagwa. Imhulu jinijo gali matwajo ga manti. Ulu munhu atogilwe jipye chiza imhulu jinijo mpaga agajifugilaga hasi. Aliyo lulu, ulu alajigifugile hasi na bhayanda bhanholile agusanga jafugulagwa aliyo nugupya jitali. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagayombaga giki, “gub’isa mhulu na bhayanda ugusanga jajukulagwa.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agahoyaga mihayo ya mbisila na bhanhu abho bhadailanhanaga imihayo yiniyo, umukikalile kabho. Abhanhu bhenabho bhagaikumuchaga sagala imihayo iyo igelelilwe isage mumbisira kunguno, yili mihayo ya nyatale. Abhoyi bhadamanile uguidimila chiza imihayo yiniyo umumioyo jabho.

Abhanhu bhenabho, bhagikolanijiyagwa na bhanigini abho bhadadimilaga mihayo ya mbisila, umumioyo jabho, kunguno nabho bhadayidimilaga imihayo yiniyo iyo iliyambisila umumioyo jabho. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagabhawilaga giki, “gub’isa mhulu na bhayanda ugusanga jajukulagwa.”

 Ulusumo lunulo, lolanga bhanhu higulya ya kuleka guyomba mihayo ya mbisila na bhanigini bhalihoyi, umukikalile kabho, kugiki bhadule kujibheja chiza ikaya jabho, umuwikaji bhobho. Gashinaga lulu, idi chiza nulu gwita mihayo ya mbisila na bhanigini bhalihoyi.

Mathayo 28:13.

Mathayo 6:18.

KISWAHILI: KUFICHA TUNDA NA VIJANA UTAKUTA LIMEFUKULIWA.

Methali hiyo, ilianzia kwenye ufichaji wa tunda la mti lijulikanalo kama ‘mhulu’ ambalo huliwa. Mtu akitaka liive vizuri tunda hilo, hulazimika kulifukia chini. Lakini basi, akilifukie tunda hilo mbele ya watoto wanaomuona akifanya hivyo, atakuta wamelifukua hata kabla halijaiva. Ndiyo maana watu husema kwamba, “kuficha tunda na vijana utakuta limefukuliwa.”

Methali hiyo, hulinganishwa kwa watu wale ambao huongea maneno ya siri kwa watu wasioweza kuficha siri, katika maisha yao. Watu hao, huitangaza kwa watu wengine siri hiyo, kila wanapomaliza kuisikia.  Wao hawafahamu kuyatunza kwa siri maneno na matendo ambayo niya kikubwa, katika mioyo yao.

Watu hao hufananishwa na watoto wasioweza kutunza siri mioyoni mwao, kwa sababu nao hawayatunzi maneno na matendo ambayo niya siri, katika mioyo yao. Ndiyo maana watu huwaambia kwamba, “kuficha tunda na vijana utakuta limefukuliwa.”

Methali hiyo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuacha kusema maneno ya siri mbele ya watoto, katika maisha yao, ili waweze kuzijenga vizuri familia zao. Kumbe basi, sio vizuri kutenda madendo ya siri mbele ya watoto.

Mathayo 28:13. “wakiwaambia, “Inawapasa mseme, ‘Wanafunzi Wake walikuja wakati wa usiku na kumwiba sisi tulipokuwa tumelala.’”

Mathayo 6:18. “ili kufunga kwenu kusionekane na watu wengine ila Baba yenu aliye sirini, naye Baba yenu aonaye sirini atawapa thawabu yenu kwa wazi.””

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ENGLISH: TO HIDE A FRUIT WITH CHILDREN YOU WILL FIND IT UNCOVERED.

The above proverb originated from the act of hiding the fruit of the tree known as ‘mhulu’ that is eaten. If a person wants to ripen the fruit properly, he has to bury it in the ground. However, if he buries the fruit in front of the children who see him doing so, he will find it is been uncovered even before it ripens. That is why people say that, “to hide the fruit with children you will find it uncovered.”

This proverb is compared with those people who speak secret words to people who cannot keep secrets, in their lives. This is because; these reveal the secrets to others, every time they hear it. They do not know how to keep secret words and deeds in their hearts.

Such ones are like children who cannot conceal what is in their hearts, for they themselves do not keep the secret words and deeds in their hearts. That’s why people tell them that, “to hide the fruit with children you will find it uncovered.”

This proverb teaches people to stop saying secret words in front of children, so that they can better build their families. Therefore, this proverb teaches that, it is not right to do some acts in front of children.

Matthew 28:13.

Matthew 6:18.

752. GUB´ISA GO NVA GUGAFUMBULAGWA NG`HUNGULU.

Ulusumo lunulo, lulihoyela higulya ya masala ga nva ayo gagafumbulagwa na ng’hungulu. Inva ili na masala ayo gagikolaga hadoni na ga bhanhu kunguno igabhisaga inyama ulu uyisaga. Ulu yukuga nyama yulwa yiguta mpaga yuyisaja, igajagub´isa hanhu kugiki ilize yilwe hangi ulu yutubha.

Ing´hungulu nayo ili noni iyo ili na masala gagupadija aho yabhiyisilaga inva inyama yiniyo. Gashinaga lulu, ulu ub´isa umuna mva iyoyi igajaga yaginjaho yalila ha ng´wape, aho bhadulile nulu bhanhu bhuyibhona na gudebha igiki inva yaliyabhisa nyama. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagayombaga giki, “gub´isa go nva gugafumbulagwa ng`hungulu.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agitaga ginhu bho gwibhisa ijo jigamanyikaga aha numa yaho. Umunhu ung’wunuyo, alina nhungwa ja wiminholo ukubhiye, ijo jigampondaga soni ulu bhandebha bhiye. Uweyi agiganikaga giki alibhakelela abhangi aliyo gashinaga bhayidebhile iyo agiyitaga.

Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikolaga nhi nhungwa ja nva ija gubhisa nyama iyo igafumbulagwa na ng’hungulu, kunguno nuweyi agabhisaga ginhu ijo jigampondaga soni ulu jagiza kumanyika ukubhiye. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagang’wilaga giki, “gub´isa go nva gugafumbulagwa ng`hungulu.”

Ulusumo lunulo, lolanga bhanhu higulya ya kuleka nhungwa ja wiminholo umuwikaji bhobho, kugiki bhadule gwiyambilija chiza umubhutumami bho milimo yabho. Igelelilwe bhiyambilije kihamo umukikalile kabho, kugiki bhadule kupandika matwajo ga gujibheja chiza ikaya jabho.

Warumi 2:16.

1Wakorintho 14:25.

KISWAHILI: KUFICHA KWA MBWA HULIFICHULIWA KUNGULU.

Methali hiyo, huongelea juu ya  akili za mbwa ambazo hufichuliwa na kungulu. Mbwa ana akili ambayo hufanana kidogo na ile ya wanadamu kwa sababu yeye huficha  nyama anayoisaza. Hivyo, akiokota nyama na kuila mpaka akaisaza, huificha sehemu ili aje aile tena baadaye akijisikia njaa.

Kungulu naye ni ndege mwenye akili za kugundua pale alipoyificha mbwa yule ile nyama. Kumbe basi, mbwa akificha yenyewe huenda kuichukua ile nyama na na kuanza kuila mahali pa wazi. Ndiyo maana watu husema kwamba, “kuficha kwa mbwa hufichuliwa na kungulu.”

Methali hiyo hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye hutenda jambo fulani kwa kujificha ambalo hujulikana baadaye kwa wale aliowaficha. Mtu huyo, ana tabia ya uchoyo kwa wenzake, ambayo humfedhehesha kutokana na aibu anayoipata mbele ya wenzake baadaye siri yake kujulikana. Yeye hufikiri kwamba anawazidi ujanja wengine kumbe wanakielewa kile anachokifanya.

Mtu huyo, hufanana na akili ya mbwa ya kuficha nyama ambao ilifichuliwa na kungulu, kwa sababu naye huficha jambo fulani ambalo humuaibisha baada ya kujulikana kwa wenzake. Ndiyo maana watu humwambia kwamba, “kuficha kwa mbwa hufichuliwa na kungulu.”

Methali hiyo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuacha tabia ya uchoyo maishani mwao, ili waweze kusaidiana vizuri katika utekelezaji wa kazi zao. Wanatakiwa kuwa  na ushirikiano wa pamoja katika kutekeleza majukumu yao ili waweze kupata mafanikio ya kuziendeleza vizuri familia zao.

Warumi 2:16. “Hili litatukia siku hiyo Mungu atakapozihukumu siri za mioyo ya wanadamu kwa njia ya Yesu Kristo, kama isemavyo Injili yangu.”

1Wakorintho 14:25. “nazo siri za moyo wake zitawekwa wazi. Kwa hiyo ataanguka chini na kumwabudu Mungu akikiri, “Kweli Mungu yuko katikati yenu!””

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ENGLISH: WHAT HAS BEEN HIDDEN BY A DOG IS USUALLY UNCOVERED BY A CROW.

This proverb, speaks of the minds of dogs that are exposed by crows. The dog has a mind that is a little similar to that of human beings because it hides the meat in leaves. So, when it picks up the meat and eats it, it hides the part of it so that it can eat again later when it is hungry.

The crow is also a clever bird that discovered where the dog had hidden the meat. However, a crow can take the meat and begin to eat it in an open area. That is why people say that “What has been hidden by the dog is revealed by a crow.”

The proverb above is likened with a man who does something secretly, but which latter on is known to those it had hidden been hidden from. Such person, however, has a greedy attitude toward his colleagues, which humiliates him due to the embarrassment he gets in front of his colleagues later when his secret is known. He thinks he is better than others, but they understand what he is doing.

Such man is like the dog that hid meat which, was exposed by the crow, because he too hides something that embarrasses him after it is known by his peers. That is why people tell him that, “what has been hidden by a dog is usually uncovered by a crow.”

This proverb teaches people about giving up habits of greed in their lives, so that they can help each other better in the execution of their duties. They need to be co-operative in carrying out their responsibilities so that they can achieve success for the good of their families.

Romans 2:16.

1Corinthians 14:25.