New Amharic Standard Version

መክብብ 3:1-22

ለሁሉም ጊዜ አለው

1ለሁሉም ነገር ጊዜ አለው፤

ከሰማይ በታች ለሚከናወነው ለማንኛውም ነገር ወቅት አለው፤

2ለመወለድ ጊዜ አለው፤ ለመሞትም ጊዜ አለው፤

ለመትከል ጊዜ አለው፤ ለመንቀልም ጊዜ አለው፤

3ለመግደል ጊዜ አለው፤ ለማዳንም ጊዜ አለው፤

ለማፍረስ ጊዜ አለው፤ ለመገንባትም ጊዜ አለው፤

4ለማልቀስ ጊዜ አለው፤ ለመሣቅም ጊዜ አለው፤

ለሐዘን ጊዜ አለው፤ ለጭፈራም ጊዜ አለው፤

5ድንጋይ ለመጣል ጊዜ አለው፤ ድንጋይ ለመሰብሰብም ጊዜ አለው፤

ለመተቃቀፍ ጊዜ አለው፤ ለመለያየትም ጊዜ አለው፤

6ለመፈለግ ጊዜ አለው፤ ለመተው ጊዜ አለው፤

ለማስቀመጥ ጊዜ አለው፤ አውጥቶ ለመጣልም ጊዜ አለው፤

7ለመቅደድ ጊዜ አለው፤ ለመስፋትም ጊዜ አለው፤

ለዝምታ ጊዜ አለው፤ ለመናገርም ጊዜ አለው፤

8ለመውደድ ጊዜ አለው፤ ለመጥላትም ጊዜ አለው፤

ለጦርነት ጊዜ አለው፤ ለሰላምም ጊዜ አለው።

9ሠራተኛ ከጥረቱ የሚያገኘው ትርፍ ምንድን ነው? 10ሰዎች ይደክሙበት ዘንድ እግዚአብሔር የሰጣቸውን ከባድ የሥራ ጫና አየሁ። 11ሁሉንም ነገር በጊዜው ውብ አድርጎ ሠራው፤ በሰዎችም ልብ ዘላለማዊነትን አኖረ፤ ይሁን እንጂ እግዚአብሔር ከመጀመሪያ እስከ መጨረሻ ያደረገውን ማወቅ አይችሉም። 12ለሰዎች፣ በሕይወት እያሉ ደስ ከመሰኘትና መልካምን ነገር ከማድረግ የተሻለ ነገር እንደሌለ ዐወቅሁ። 13ሰው ሁሉ ይበላና ይጠጣ ዘንድ፣ በሚደክምበትም ሁሉ ርካታን ያገኝ ዘንድ ይህ የእግዚአብሔር ችሮታ ነው። 14እግዚአብሔር ያደረገው ሁሉ ለዘላለም እንደሚኖር ዐውቃለሁ፤ በእርሱ ላይ ምንም አይጨመርም፤ ከእርሱም ምንም አይቀነስም፤ ሰዎች ያከብሩት ዘንድ ይህን አደረገ።

15አሁን ያለው ከዚህ በፊት የነበረው ነው፤

ወደ ፊት የሚሆነውም ቀድሞ የነበረ ነው፤

እግዚአብሔርም ያለፈውን መልሶ ይሻዋል3፥15 ወይም እግዚአብሔር ያለፈውን መልሶ ይጠራዋል

16ከፀሓይ በታችም ሌላ ነገር አየሁ፤

በፍርድ ቦታ ዐመፅ ነበር፤

በፍትሕ ቦታ ግፍ ነበር።

17እኔም በልቤ

“ለማንኛውም ድርጊት፣

ለማንኛውም ተግባር ጊዜ ስላለው፣

እግዚአብሔር ጻድቁንና ኀጢአተኛውን ወደ ፍርድ ያመጣቸዋል”

ብዬ አሰብሁ።

18እንዲህም ብዬ አሰብሁ፤ “ሰዎች፣ እንደ እንስሳት መሆናቸውን ያዩ ዘንድ እግዚአብሔር ይፈትናቸዋል። 19የሰው ዕድል ፈንታ እንደ እንስሳት ነው፤ ሁለቱም ዕጣ ፈንታቸው አንድ ነው፤ አንዱ እንደሚሞት፣ ሌላውም እንዲሁ ይሞታል። ሁሉ አንድ ዐይነት እስትንፋስ3፥19 ወይም መንፈስ አላቸው፤ ሰውም ከእንስሳ ብልጫ የለውም፤ ሁሉም ከንቱ ነው። 20ሁሉም ወደ አንድ ቦታ ይሄዳሉ፤ ሁሉም ከዐፈር እንደሆኑ፣ ተመልሰው ወደ ዐፈር ይሄዳሉ። 21የሰው መንፈስ ወደ ላይ መውጣቱን፣ የእንስሳ እስትንፋስ3፥21 ወይም የሰው መንፈስ ወደ ላይ እንደሚሄድ ወይም የእንስሳት መንፈስ ደግሞ ወደ ታች ወደ ምድር መውረዱን ማን ያውቃል?”

22ስለዚህ ለሰው ዕጣ ፈንታው ስለ ሆነ፣ በሥራው ከመደሰት የተሻለ ነገር እንደሌለው አየሁ፤ ከእርሱ በኋላ የሚሆነውንስ ተመልሶ እንዲያይ የሚያደርገው ማን ነው?

New International Reader's Version

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

There Is a Time for Everything

1There is a time for everything.

There’s a time for everything that is done on earth.

2There is a time to be born.

And there’s a time to die.

There is a time to plant.

And there’s a time to pull up what is planted.

3There is a time to kill.

And there’s a time to heal.

There is a time to tear down.

And there’s a time to build up.

4There is a time to weep.

And there’s a time to laugh.

There is a time to be sad.

And there’s a time to dance.

5There is a time to scatter stones.

And there’s a time to gather them.

There is a time to embrace someone.

And there’s a time not to embrace.

6There is a time to search.

And there’s a time to stop searching.

There is a time to keep.

And there’s a time to throw away.

7There is a time to tear.

And there’s a time to mend.

There is a time to be silent.

And there’s a time to speak.

8There is a time to love.

And there’s a time to hate.

There is a time for war.

And there’s a time for peace.

9What do workers get for their hard work? 10I’ve seen the heavy load God has put on human beings. 11He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also given people a sense of who he is. But they can’t completely understand what God has done from beginning to end. 12People should be happy and do good while they live. I know there’s nothing better for them to do than that. 13Each of them should eat and drink. People should be satisfied with all their hard work. That is God’s gift to them. 14I know that everything God does will last forever. Nothing can be added to it. And nothing can be taken from it. God does that so people will have respect for him.

15Everything that now exists has already been.

And what is coming has existed before.

God will judge those who treat others badly.

16Here’s something else I saw on earth.

Where people should be treated right,

they are treated wrong.

Where people should be treated fairly,

they are treated unfairly.

17I said to myself,

“God will judge

godly and sinful people alike.

He has a time for every act.

He has a time to judge everything that is done.”

18I also said to myself, “God tests human beings. He does this so they can see that in certain ways they are like animals. 19Surely what happens to animals happens to people too. Death waits for people and animals alike. People die, just as animals do. All of them have the same breath. People don’t have any advantage over animals. Nothing has any meaning. 20People and animals go to the same place. All of them come from dust. And all of them return to dust. 21Who can know whether the spirit of a person goes up? Who can tell whether the spirit of an animal goes down into the earth?”

22So a person should enjoy their work. That’s what God made them for. I saw that there’s nothing better for them to do than that. After all, who can show them what will happen after they are gone?