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Omubuulizi 1

Obutaliimu bw’Amagezi g’Abantu

1Ebigambo by’Omubuulizi, mutabani wa Dawudi kabaka mu Yerusaalemi.

“Obutaliimu! Obutaliimu!” bw’ayogera Omubuulizi.
    Byonna butaliimu.

Omuntu afuna ki mu byonna by’akola,
    mu byonna ebimukooya wansi w’enjuba?
Omulembe ogumu gugenda, omulala ne gujja,
    naye ensi ebeerera emirembe gyonna.
Enjuba evaayo era n’egwa,
    ate n’eyanguwa okutuuka mu kifo mw’eviirayo.
Empewo ekunta ng’eraga obukiikaddyo,
    ne yeetooloola okutuuka obukiikakkono;
empewo yeetooloola ne yeetooloola,
    n’ekomerawo ku biwaawaatiro byayo.
Emigga gyonna gikulukuta nga giraga mu nnyanja,
    naye ennyanja tejjula;
ekifo emigga gye gikulukutira
    era gye gyeyongera okukulukutira.
Ebintu byonna bijjudde obukoowu
    omuntu bw’atasobola kutenda!
Eriiso terimatira kulaba,
    wadde okutu okukoowa okuwulira.
Ekyo ekyabaawo era kye kigenda okubaawo,
    n’ekyo ekikoleddwa era kye kigenda okukolebwa;
    era tewali kintu kiggya wansi w’enjuba.
10 Waali wabaddewo ekintu ekyali kigambiddwa nti,
    “Laba kino kiggya”?
Kyaliwo dda
    mu mirembe egyatusooka?
11 Tewali kujjukira bintu byasooka
    era tewaliba kujjukira bintu ebyo ebitanabaawo mu ebyo ebijja oluvannyuma.

Amagezi Agatali ga Katonda Butaliimu

12 Nze Omubuulizi nali kabaka wa Isirayiri mu Yerusaalemi. 13 Nagezaako n’omutima gwange okuyiga n’okwetegereza n’amagezi gange gonna mu ebyo ebikolebwa wansi w’eggulu; omulimu Katonda gwe yawa abaana b’abantu okukola, guteganya. 14 Ndabye ebintu byonna ebikolebwa wansi w’enjuba; era laba, byonna butaliimu na kugoberera mpewo.

15 Ekyo ekyakyama tekisoboka kugololebwa,
    n’ekibulako tekibalibwa.

16 Nayogera munda yange nti, “Nfunye amagezi mangi agasinga ag’abo bonna abaali babadde mu Yerusaalemi, era nfunye amagezi n’okumanya kungi.” 17 Era omutima gwange ne gumanya okwawula amagezi n’eddalu, n’obutategeera. Ne ntegeera nti na kino nakyo kugoberera mpewo.

18 Kubanga mu magezi amangi mujjiramu okunakuwala kungi;
    amagezi gye gakoma obungi, n’okunakuwala gye gukoma.

King James Version

Ecclesiastes 1

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

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

12 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.

17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.