King James Version

Ecclesiastes 12:1-14

1Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; 2While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: 3In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,12.3 the grinders…: or, the grinders fail, because they grind little 4And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low; 5Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: 6Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. 7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

8¶ Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity. 9And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.12.9 moreover…: or, the more wise the preacher was, etc 10The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.12.10 acceptable…: Heb. words of delight 11The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. 12And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.12.12 study: or, reading

13¶ Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.12.13 Let…: or, The end of the matter, even all that hath been heard, is 14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Omubuulizi 12:1-14

Ennaku ze Tumala ku Nsi

112:1 a Mub 11:8 b 2Sa 19:35Jjukiranga omutonzi wo mu nnaku ez’obuvubuka bwo,

ng’ennaku embi tezinnakutuukako

n’emyaka nga teginnasembera,

mw’olyogerera nti, “Sizisanyukira”;

2ng’enjuba n’obutangaavu,

omwezi n’emmunyeenye nga tebinnafuuka kizikiza;

nga n’ebire biweddemu enkuba;

3abakuumi b’enju mwe balikankanira,

n’abasajja ab’amaanyi mwe bakutamizibwa,

nga n’abo abasa baleseeyo okusa, kubanga batono,

n’abo abalingiza mu butuli nga tebakyalaba;

412:4 Yer 25:10nga n’enzigi ez’olekedde enguudo zigaddwawo,

n’eddoboozi ly’okusa nga livumbedde;

ng’abasajja bagolokoka olw’eddoboozi ly’ennyonyi,

naye nga ennyimba zaabwe zivumbedde;

512:5 a Yob 17:13; 10:21 b Yer 9:17; Am 5:16nga batya buli kiwanvu

n’akabi akali mu nguudo,

ng’omubira gumulisizza,

ng’enseenene yeewalula era nga tewakyali alimu keetaaga kino oba kiri.

Omuntu n’agenda mu nnyumba ye gy’alimala ekiseera ekiwanvu

n’abakungubazi ne babuna enguudo.

6Jjukira omutonzi wo ng’omuguwa gwa ffeeza tegunnakutuka

oba ebbakuli eya zaabu nga tennayatika,

ng’ensuwa tennayatikira ku luzzi

obanga ne nnamuziga tennamenyekera ku luzzi,

712:7 a Lub 3:19; Yob 34:15; Zab 146:4 b Mub 3:21 c Yob 20:8; Zek 12:1ng’enfuufu edda mu ttaka mwe yava,

n’omwoyo ne gudda eri Katonda eyaguwa omuntu.

812:8 Mub 1:2Obutaliimu! Obutaliimu! Omubuulizi bw’agamba,

“Buli kintu butaliimu.”

Ebikomererayo

912:9 1Bk 4:32Omubuulizi teyali mugezi kyokka, wabula yayigiriza n’abantu eby’amagezi. Yalowooza n’anoonyereza n’ayiiyaayo engero nnyingi. 1012:10 Nge 22:20-21Omubuulizi yanoonyereza n’afuna ebigambo ebituufu byennyini, ne bye yawandiika byali byesimbu era nga bya mazima.

1112:11 Ezr 9:8Ebigambo by’abantu abagezi biri ng’emiwunda, engero zino ezakuŋŋaanyizibwa omusumba omu ziri ng’emisumaali egyakomererwa ne ginywezebwa ennyo. 1212:12 Mub 1:18Mwana wange weekuume ekintu kyonna ekyongerwako.

Okuwandiika ebitabo ebingi tekukoma, n’okuyiga okungi kukooya omubiri.

1312:13 a Ma 4:2; 10:12 b Mi 6:8Kale byonna biwuliddwa;

eno y’enkomerero yaabyo:

Tyanga Katonda okwatenga amateeka ge,

kubanga ekyo omuntu ky’agwanira okukola.

1412:14 a Mub 3:17 b Mat 10:26; 1Ko 4:5Kubanga Katonda alisala omusango olwa buli kikolwa;

ekyo ekyakwekebwa,

nga kirungi oba nga kibi.