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Oniwaasu 1

Asán ni ohun ayé

1Ọ̀rọ̀ Oniwaasu, ọmọ Dafidi, ọba Jerusalẹmu:

“Asán inú asán!”
    oníwàásù náà wí pé,
“Asán inú asán!
    Gbogbo rẹ̀ asán ni.”

Kí ni ènìyàn rí jẹ ní èrè lórí gbogbo iṣẹ́ rẹ̀,
    lórí èyí tí ó ń ṣe wàhálà sí lábẹ́ oòrùn?
Bí ìran kan ti wá ni ìran mìíràn ń kọjá lọ,
    síbẹ̀ ayé dúró títí láé.
Oòrùn ń ràn, oòrùn sì ń wọ̀,
    ó sì sáré padà sí ibi tí ó ti yọ.
Afẹ́fẹ́ ń fẹ́ lọ sí ìhà gúúsù,
    Ó sì ń fẹ́ yípo sí ìhà àríwá,
a sì tún padà sí ọ̀nà rẹ̀.
Gbogbo odò ń sàn sí inú Òkun,
    síbẹ̀síbẹ̀ Òkun kò kún.
Níbi tí àwọn odò ti wá,
    níbẹ̀ ni wọ́n tún padà sí.
Ohun gbogbo ni ó ń mú àárẹ̀ wá,
    ju èyí tí ẹnu le è sọ.
Ojú kò tí ì rí ìrírí tí ó tẹ́ ẹ lọ́rùn,
    bẹ́ẹ̀ ni, etí kò tí ì kún fún gbígbọ́.
Ohun tí ó ti wà tẹ́lẹ̀ náà ni yóò sì máa wà, ohun tí a ti ṣe sẹ́yìn
    òun ni a ó tún máa ṣe padà
    kò sí ohun tuntun lábẹ́ oòrùn.
10 Ǹjẹ́ ohun kan wà tí ẹnìkan le è sọ wí pé,
    “Wò ó! Ohun tuntun ni èyí”?
Ó ti wà tẹ́lẹ̀ rí ní ọjọ́ tó ti pẹ́,
    o ti wà ṣáájú tiwa.
11 Kò sí ìrántí ohun ìṣáájú
    bẹ́ẹ̀ ni ìrántí kì yóò sí fún
ohun ìkẹyìn tí ń bọ̀
    lọ́dọ̀ àwọn tí ń bọ̀ ní ìgbà ìkẹyìn.

Asán ni ọgbọ́n ènìyàn

12 Èmi, Oniwaasu ti jẹ ọba lórí Israẹli ní Jerusalẹmu rí. 13 Mo fi àsìkò mi sílẹ̀ láti kọ́ àti láti ṣe àwárí pẹ̀lú ọgbọ́n, gbogbo ohun tí ó ń ṣẹlẹ̀ lábẹ́ ọ̀run. Háà! Ẹrù wúwo tí Ọlọ́run ti gbé lé àwọn ènìyàn: 14 Èmi ti rí ohun gbogbo tí ó ń ṣẹlẹ̀ lábẹ́ oòrùn, gbogbo rẹ̀ kò ní ìtumọ̀ bí ẹní gbìyànjú àti mú afẹ́fẹ́ ni.

15 Ohun tí ó ti wọ́ kò le è ṣe é tọ́ mọ́,
    ohun tí kò sí kò le è ṣe é kà.

16 Mo rò nínú ara mi, “Wò ó, mo ti dàgbà, ọgbọ́n mi sì ti pọ̀ ju ti ẹnikẹ́ni tí ó ti ṣe alákòóso Jerusalẹmu síwájú mi lọ, mo ti ní ìrírí púpọ̀ nípa ọgbọ́n àti ìmọ̀.” 17 Nígbà náà ni mo fi ara jì láti ní ìmọ̀ nípa ọgbọ́n, àti pàápàá àìgbọ́n àti òmùgọ̀, ṣùgbọ́n mo rí, wí pé èyí pẹ̀lú bí ẹni ń gbìyànjú àti mú afẹ́fẹ́ ni.

18 Nítorí pé ọgbọ́n púpọ̀ ìbànújẹ́ púpọ̀ ní ń mú wá,
    bí ìmọ̀ bá sì ṣe pọ̀ tó náà ni ìbànújẹ́ ń pọ̀ tó.

Amplified Bible

Ecclesiastes 1

The Futility of All Endeavors

1The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.


“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher.
“Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind].”


What advantage does man have from all his work
Which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)?

One generation goes and another generation comes,
But the earth remains forever.

Also, the sun rises and the sun sets;
And hurries to the place where it rises again.

The wind blows toward the south,
Then circles toward the north;
The wind circles and swirls endlessly,
And on its circular course the wind returns.

All the rivers flow into the sea,
Yet the sea is not full.
To the place where the rivers flow,
There they flow again.

All things are wearisome and all words are frail;
Man cannot express it.
The eye is not satisfied with seeing,
Nor is the ear filled with hearing.

That which has been is that which will be [again],
And that which has been done is that which will be done again.
So there is nothing new under the sun.
10 
Is there anything of which it can be said,
“See this, it is new”?
It has already existed for [the vast] ages [of time recorded or unrecorded]
Which were before us.
11 
There is no remembrance of earlier things,
Nor also of the later things that are to come;
There will be for them no remembrance
By generations who will come after them.

The Futility of Wisdom

12 I, the Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 And I set my mind to seek and explore by [man’s] [b]wisdom all [human activity] that has been done under heaven. It is a miserable business and a burdensome task which [c]God has given the sons of men with which to be busy and distressed. 14 I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity, a futile grasping and chasing after the wind. 15 What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is defective and lacking cannot be counted.

16 I spoke with my heart, saying, “Behold, I have acquired great [human] wisdom and experience, more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has observed a wealth of [moral] wisdom and [scientific] knowledge.” 17 And I set my mind to know [practical] wisdom and to discern [the character of] madness and folly [in which men seem to find satisfaction]; I realized that this too is a futile grasping and chasing after the wind. 18 For in much [human] wisdom there is much displeasure and exasperation; increasing knowledge increases sorrow.

Notas al pie

  1. Ecclesiastes 1:3 Ecclesiastes expresses the view of the natural man whose interests are focused on vanishing pleasures and empty satisfactions. The natural man is not aware that all the answers to life are found in God. The natural man grovels in the earth and seeks and finds that which is futile and temporary while the spiritual man soars on wings of eagles (Is 40:31) and seeks and finds righteousness and God’s incomparable and everlasting blessings and companionship.
  2. Ecclesiastes 1:13 The “wisdom” of Proverbs is not the “wisdom” of Ecclesiastes. The former is godly wisdom; the latter is usually human wisdom.
  3. Ecclesiastes 1:13 Heb Elohim: mighty, creator, ruler of man and nature.