Bible: Psalm 78:1-8

Psalm 78 1 

78:1 A well-written song 2  by Asaph.

Pay attention, my people, to my instruction!

Listen to the words I speak! 3 

78:2 I will sing a song that imparts wisdom;

I will make insightful observations about the past. 4 

78:3 What we have heard and learned 5 

that which our ancestors 6  have told us –

78:4 we will not hide from their 7  descendants.

We will tell the next generation

about the Lord’s praiseworthy acts, 8 

about his strength and the amazing things he has done.

78:5 He established a rule 9  in Jacob;

he set up a law in Israel.

He commanded our ancestors

to make his deeds known to their descendants, 10 

78:6 so that the next generation, children yet to be born,

might know about them.

They will grow up and tell their descendants about them. 11 

78:7 Then they will place their confidence in God.

They will not forget the works of God,

and they will obey 12  his commands.

78:8 Then they will not be like their ancestors,

who were a stubborn and rebellious generation,

a generation that was not committed

and faithful to God. 13 

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