Psalm 78:1
New International Version
A maskil of Asaph. My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth.

New Living Translation
A psalm of Asaph. O my people, listen to my instructions. Open your ears to what I am saying,

English Standard Version
Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth!

Berean Study Bible
A Maskil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my instruction; listen to the words of my mouth.

New American Standard Bible
A Maskil of Asaph. Listen, O my people, to my instruction; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

King James Bible
Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Christian Standard Bible
My people, hear my instruction; listen to the words from my mouth.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, I beg you to listen as I teach.

Good News Translation
Listen, my people, to my teaching, and pay attention to what I say.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A Maskil of Asaph. My people, hear my instruction; listen to what I say.

International Standard Version
Listen, my people, to my instruction. Hear the words of my mouth.

NET Bible
A well-written song by Asaph. Pay attention, my people, to my instruction! Listen to the words I speak!

New Heart English Bible
[A contemplation by Asaph.] Hear my teaching, my people. Turn your ears to the words of my mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My people, give ear to my Law and be persuaded and incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A [maskil] by Asaph.] Open your ears to my teachings, my people. Turn your ears to the words from my mouth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

New American Standard 1977
Listen, O my people, to my instruction; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

American King James Version
Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

American Standard Version
Give ear, O my people, to my law: Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Psalm of instruction for Asaph. Give heed, O my people, to my law: incline your ear to the words of my mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Understanding for Asaph. Attend, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
{An instruction. Of Asaph.} Give ear, O my people, to my law; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

English Revised Version
Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ear to the words of my mouth.

World English Bible
Hear my teaching, my people. Turn your ears to the words of my mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
An Instruction of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law, Incline your ear to sayings of my mouth.
Study Bible
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
1A Maskil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my instruction; listen to the words of my mouth. 2I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from of old,…
Cross References
Psalm 49:1
Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all inhabitants of the world,

Isaiah 51:4
Pay attention to Me, My people, and listen to Me, My nation; for a law will go out from Me, and My justice will become a light to the nations; I will bring it about quickly.

Isaiah 55:3
Incline your ear and come to Me; listen, so that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my loving devotion assured to David.

Treasury of Scripture

Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

A.

Psalm 74:1
Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

2 Chronicles 15:1
And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:

2 Chronicles 16:1
In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

Psalm 49:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world: …

Psalm 51:4
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Judges 5:3
Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I, will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.







Lexicon
A Maskil
מַשְׂכִּ֗יל (maś·kîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4905: Instructive, a didactic poem

of Asaph.
לְאָ֫סָ֥ף (lə·’ā·sāp̄)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 623: Asaph -- 'gatherer', the name of several Israelites

Give ear,
הַאֲזִ֣ינָה (ha·’ă·zî·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 238: To broaden out the ear, to listen

O my people,
עַ֭מִּי (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

to my instruction;
תּוֹרָתִ֑י (tō·w·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

listen
הַטּ֥וּ (haṭ·ṭū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

to the words
לְאִמְרֵי־ (lə·’im·rê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 561: Something said

of my mouth.
פִֽי׃ (p̄î)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to
(1) For the formal opening see Psalm 49:1, Note.

My people.--An expression pointing to a position of weight and authority.

My law.--Here, rather instruction, or doctrine.

Verses 1-8. - The introduction calls special attention to the teaching that is about to be put forth, which it declares to be traditional (ver. 3), and, further, to be the sort of instruction which God had especially commanded to be given to his people by their teachers (vers. 5, 6) for their edification (vers. 7, 8). Verse 1. - Give ear, O my people, to my law; rather, to my teaching. Hat-torah - torah with the article - is "the Law;" but torah alone is any teaching or instruction. Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. Dr. Kay regards the words of ver. 1 as "God's own words,"

(1) on account of the expression, "O my people;" and

(2) on account of "my Law." But "my people" is not inappropriate in the mouth of a psalmist, and occurs in Psalm 59:11 and Psalms 144:2. It "indicates the love in which the effort of the psalmist originated" (Hengstenberg). And "law," as already observed, is not the proper, or at any rate not the only, meaning of torah. 78:1-8 These are called dark and deep sayings, because they are carefully to be looked into. The law of God was given with a particular charge to teach it diligently to their children, that the church may abide for ever. Also, that the providences of God, both in mercy and in judgment, might encourage them to conform to the will of God. The works of God much strengthen our resolution to keep his commandments. Hypocrisy is the high road to apostacy; those that do not set their hearts right, will not be stedfast with God. Many parents, by negligence and wickedness, become murderers of their children. But young persons, though they are bound to submit in all things lawful, must not obey sinful orders, or copy sinful examples.
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