Psalms 78:3

3 ones that we've heard and learned about, ones that our ancestors told us.

Psalms 78:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:3

Which we have heard and known
The change of number from "I" to "we" have made some think that the disciples of Christ are here introduced speaking; but there is no need to suppose that, since our Lord uses the same form of speech, ( John 3:11 ) ,

and our fathers have told us;
this may not only regard the Jewish ancestors, from whom our Lord descended according to the flesh, and so refer to the following account of the wonderful things done for the people of Israel; but also the divine Father of Christ, from whom, as his only begotten Son that lay in his bosom, and as Mediator, and the Angel of the great council, he heard and became acquainted with the secrets and mysteries of grace, and with his Father's mind and will; all which he declared and made known to his apostles, and in so doing used them as his friends, ( John 1:18 ) ( 15:15 ) and so the apostles of Christ, what they had from him their everlasting Father, and who had used to call them his children, even what they had seen, and heard, and learned, they made known to others, ( Acts 4:20 ) .

Psalms 78:3 In-Context

1 Listen, my people, to my teaching; tilt your ears toward the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth with a proverb. I'll declare riddles from days long gone—
3 ones that we've heard and learned about, ones that our ancestors told us.
4 We won't hide them from their descendants; we'll tell the next generation all about the praise due the LORD and his strength— the wondrous works God has done.
5 He established a law for Jacob and set up Instruction for Israel, ordering our ancestors to teach them to their children.