Psalms 78:5

5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children,

Psalms 78:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
ESV
5 He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children,
NLT
5 For he issued his laws to Jacob; he gave his instructions to Israel. He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children,
MSG
5 He planted a witness in Jacob, set his Word firmly in Israel, Then commanded our parents to teach it to their children
CSB
5 He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children

Psalms 78:5 In-Context

3 things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.
5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children,
6 so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.
7 Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 19:7; Psalms 81:5
  • 2. Psalms 147:19
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