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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.

New Living Translation

Ecclesiastes 1

1These are the words of the Teacher,[a] King David’s son, who ruled in Jerusalem.

Everything Is Meaningless

“Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless!”

What do people get for all their hard work under the sun? Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to rise again. The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles. Rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full. Then the water returns again to the rivers and flows out again to the sea. Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.

History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. 10 Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!” But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new. 11 We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.

The Teacher Speaks: The Futility of Wisdom

12 I, the Teacher, was king of Israel, and I lived in Jerusalem. 13 I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done under heaven. I soon discovered that God has dealt a tragic existence to the human race. 14 I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind.

15 What is wrong cannot be made right.
    What is missing cannot be recovered.

16 I said to myself, “Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them.” 17 So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind.

18 The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief.
    To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Hebrew Qoheleth; this term is rendered “the Teacher” throughout this book.