Psalms 78:5-7

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.

Psalms 78:5-7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:5-7 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.
8 They would not be like their ancestors— a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.
9 The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned back on the day of battle;

Cross References 5

  • 1. Psalms 19:7; Psalms 81:5
  • 2. Psalms 147:19
  • 3. S Psalms 22:31; Psalms 102:18
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 6:12
  • 5. S Deuteronomy 5:29