New Amharic Standard Version

መክብብ 5:1-20

እግዚአብሔርን ፍራ

1ወደ እግዚአብሔር ቤት ስትሄድ እግርህን ጠብቅ። ለመስማት መቅረብ የሰነፎችን መሥዋዕት ከማቅረብ ይበልጣል፤ እነርሱ ክፉ እንደሚሠሩ አያውቁምና።

2በአፍህ አትፍጠን፤

በእግዚአብሔርም ፊት ማንኛውንም ነገር ለመናገር፣

በልብህ አትቸኵል፤

እግዚአብሔር በሰማይ፣

አንተ ደግሞ በምድር ነህ፤

ስለዚህ ቃልህ ጥቂት ይሁን።

3በሥራ ብዛት ሕልም እንደሚታይ፣

ብዙ ቃል ባለበትም የሞኝ ንግግር ይገለጣል።

4ለእግዚአብሔር ስእለትን በተሳልህ ጊዜ ለመፈጸም አትዘግይ፤ በሰነፎች ደስ አይለውምና፤ ስእለትህን ፈጽም። 5ስእለት ተስሎ ካለመፈጸም፣ አለመሳል ይሻላል። 6አንደበትህ ወደ ኀጢአት እንዲመራህ አትፍቀድ፤ ለቤተ መቅደስ መልእክተኛም፣ “የተሳልሁት በስሕተት ነበር” አትበል። እግዚአብሔር በተናገርኸው ተቈጥቶ የእጅህን ሥራ ለምን ያጥፋ? 7ብዙ ሕልምና ብዙ ቃል ከንቱ ነው፤ ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔርን ፍራ።

ባለጠግነት ከንቱ ነው

8በአገር ውስጥ ድኻ ተጨቍኖ፣ ፍትሕ ተጓድሎ፣ መብትም ተረግጦ ብታይ፣ እንደነዚህ ባሉ ነገሮች አትደነቅ፤ ምክንያቱም አንዱን አለቃ የበላዩ ይመለከተዋል፤ በእነዚህ በሁለቱም ላይ ሌሎች ከፍ ያሉ አሉ። 9ከምድሩ የሚገኘው ትርፍ ለሁሉም ነው፤ ንጉሡም ራሱ የሚጠቀመው ከዕርሻ ነው።

10ገንዘብን የሚወድ፣ ገንዘብ አይበቃውም፤

ብልጽግናም የሚወድ፣ በትርፉ አይረካም፤

ይህም ከንቱ ነው።

11ሀብት በበዛ ቊጥር፣

ተጠቃሚውም ይበዛል፤

በዐይኑ ብቻ ከማየት በቀር

ታዲያ፣ ለባለቤቱ ምን ይጠቅመዋል?

12ጥቂትም ይሁን ብዙ ቢበላ፣

የሠራተኛ እንቅልፍ ጣፋጭ ነው፤

የሀብታም ሰው ብልጽግና ግን

እንቅልፍ ይነሣዋል።

13ከፀሓይ በታች የሚያሳዝን ክፉ ነገር አየሁ፦

ይህም ለባለቤቱ ጒዳት የተከማቸ ሀብት፣

14ወይም በአንድ መጥፎ አጋጣሚ የጠፋ ብልጽግና ነው፤

ልጅ ሲወልድም፣

ለእርሱ የሚያስቀርለት ምንም ነገር አይኖርም።

15ሰው ከእናቱ ማሕፀን ዕራቊቱን ይወለዳል፤

እንደ መጣው እንዲሁ ይመለሳል።

ከለፋበትም ነገር፣

አንድም እንኳ በእጁ ይዞ ሊሄድ አይችልም።

16ይህ ደግሞ እጅግ ክፉ ነገር ነው፤

ሰው እንደ መጣ እንዲሁ ይሄዳል፤

የሚደክመው ለነፋስ ስለ ሆነ፣

ትርፉ ምንድ ነው?

17በብዙ ጭንቀት፣ መከራና ብስጭት፣

ዘመኑን ሁሉ በጨለማ ውስጥ ይበላል።

18የሰው ዕጣው ይህ ስለ ሆነ፣ እግዚአብሔር በሰጠው በጥቂት ዘመኑ ከፀሓይ በታች በሚደክምበት ነገር ርካታን ያገኝ ዘንድ፣ መብላቱና መጠጣቱም መልካምና ተገቢ መሆኑን ተገነዘብሁ። 19እግዚአብሔር ለሰው ባለጠግነትና ሀብት መስጠቱ፣ እንዲደሰትበትም ማስቻሉ፣ ዕጣውን እንዲቀበልና በሥራውም እንዲደሰት ማድረጉ፣ ይህ የእግዚአብሔር ስጦታ ነው። 20እግዚአብሔር የልብ ደስታ ስለሚሰጠውም በሕይወቱ ዘመን ያሉትን ቀናት እምብዛም አያስባቸውም።

King James Version

Ecclesiastes 5:1-20

1Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. 2Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.5.2 thing: or, word 3For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.

4When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. 5Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. 6Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands? 7For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.

8¶ If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.5.8 at the…: Heb. at the will, or, purpose

9¶ Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field. 10He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. 11When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes? 12The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. 13There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt. 14But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand. 15As he came forth of his mother’s womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand. 16And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind? 17All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.

18¶ Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.5.18 it is good…: Heb. there is a good which is comely, etc5.18 all the days: Heb. the number of the days 19Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God. 20For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.5.20 For…: or, Though he give not much, yet he remembereth, etc