New International Version

Ecclesiastes 1

Everything Is Meaningless

1The words of the Teacher,[a] son of David, king in Jerusalem:

“Meaningless! Meaningless!”
    says the Teacher.
“Utterly meaningless!
    Everything is meaningless.”

What do people gain from all their labors
    at which they toil under the sun?
Generations come and generations go,
    but the earth remains forever.
The sun rises and the sun sets,
    and hurries back to where it rises.
The wind blows to the south
    and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
    ever returning on its course.
All streams flow into the sea,
    yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
    there they return again.
All things are wearisome,
    more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
    nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there anything of which one can say,
    “Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago;
    it was here before our time.
11 No one remembers the former generations,
    and even those yet to come
will not be remembered
    by those who follow them.

Wisdom Is Meaningless

12 I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind! 14 I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

15 What is crooked cannot be straightened;
    what is lacking cannot be counted.

16 I said to myself, “Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.” 17 Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.

18 For with much wisdom comes much sorrow;
    the more knowledge, the more grief.

Notas al pie

  1. Ecclesiastes 1:1 Or the leader of the assembly; also in verses 2 and 12

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

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.