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Ecclesiastes 4

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Ndabuya ke mna, ndakubona konke ukucudisa okwenziwayo phantsi kwelanga. Ndazibona iinyembezi zabacudisiweyo,bengenamthuthuzeli; esandleni sabacudisi babo kuphuma ububhovubhovu, bengenamthuthuzeli bona.

2

Ndabancoma ke mna abafileyo, abasebefe kade, kunabahleliyo abasahleliyo ngoku.

3

Ke ulungile kunabo bobabini lowo ungekabikho, ungakubonanga ukwenza okubi okwenziwa phantsi kwelanga.

4

Kananjalo ndayiqonda ke mna yonke imigudu, nayo yonke impumelelo yomsebenzi, ukuba ingumona wokwanyelana. Kwanaloo nto ingamampunge, nokusukelana nomoya.

5

Isinyabi sikhwabusha izandla, sidle kwaeyaso inyama.

6

Kulungile ukuzalisa sandla sinye ngokuphumla, kunokuzalisa zozibini izandla ngemigudu nokusukelana nomoya.

7

Ndabuya mna, ndabona amampunge phantsi kwelanga.

8

Kukho oba yedwa, ongenaye owesibini, ongenanyana namzalwana;ingena siphelo imigudu yakhe yonke, angahluthiyo noko bubutyebi amehlo akhe. Akatsho ukuthi, Ndaphukela bani na, ndiwuhlutha nje umphefumlo wam okulungileyo? Kwanaloo nto ingamampunge,ingumzamo ombi yona.

9

Kulungile ukuba babe ngababini kunokuba abe mnye, kuba banomvuzo olungileyo ngemigudu yabo.

10

Ngokuba xa bathe bawa, omnye unokumphakamisa uwabo; yeha ke, yena oyedwa, othe wawa! kuba akukho wesibini wokumphakamisa.

11

Kananjalo ababini, bathe balala, baya kuva ukusitha;angathini na ukuva ukusitha olele yedwa?

12

Ukuba umntu uthe wamgagamela oyedwa, bona ababini baya kumisa phambi kwakhe; umsonto ontluntathu awuhle uqhawulwe.

13

Ulungile umntwana olihlwempu elumkile, ngaphezu kokumkani oselemkhulu, esisidenge, ongasakuvayo ukuyalwa.

14

Ngokuba uphuma endlwini yamakhonkxwa ukuba abe ngukumkani;ukanti uzalelwe ebukumkanini balowo ulihlwempu.

15

Ndababona bonke abadla ubomi, behamba phantsi kwelanga kunye naye umntwana, lo ungowesibini, uza kuma esikhundleni salowo.

16

Akukho kuphela kwabantu bonke, kwabo bonke angaphambi kwabo; ukanti amavela-mva akayi kuvuya ngaye. Ngokuba kwanaloo nto ingamampunge nokusukelana nomoya.

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