Psalms 78:2-4

2 I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old—
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.

Psalms 78:2-4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:2-4 In-Context

1 My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old—
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 6

  • 1. S Psalms 49:4; S Matthew 13:35*
  • 2. S Judges 6:13; Psalms 44:1
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 11:19
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 32:7; S Psalms 71:18
  • 5. Psalms 26:7; Psalms 71:17
  • 6. S Job 5:9