Psalm 78:1-8 NIV

A "maskil" of Asaph.

1 O my people, hear my teaching;1 listen to the words of my mouth.

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2 I will open my mouth in parables,2 I will utter hidden things, things from of old--

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3 what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us.3

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4 We will not hide them from their children;4 we will tell the next generation5 the praiseworthy deeds6 of the LORD, his power, and the wonders7 he has done.

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5 He decreed statutes8 for Jacob9 and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children,

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6 so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born,10 and they in turn would tell their children.

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7 Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget11 his deeds but would keep his commands.12

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8 They would not be like their forefathers13-- a stubborn14 and rebellious15 generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.

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