Psalm 78:5
New International Version
He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children,

New Living Translation
For he issued his laws to Jacob; he gave his instructions to Israel. He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children,

English Standard Version
He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children,

Berean Study Bible
For He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children,

New American Standard Bible
For He established a testimony in Jacob And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers That they should teach them to their children,

King James Bible
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:

Christian Standard Bible
He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children

Contemporary English Version
God gave his Law to Jacob's descendants, the people of Israel. And he told our ancestors to teach their children,

Good News Translation
He gave laws to the people of Israel and commandments to the descendants of Jacob. He instructed our ancestors to teach his laws to their children,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children

International Standard Version
He established a decree in Jacob, and established the Law in Israel, that he commanded our ancestors to reveal to their children

NET Bible
He established a rule in Jacob; he set up a law in Israel. He commanded our ancestors to make his deeds known to their descendants,

New Heart English Bible
For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a teaching in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He established his testimony in Jacob and he set his law in Israel, as he commanded our fathers to make known to their children

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He established written instructions for Jacob's people. He gave his teachings to Israel. He commanded our ancestors to make them known to their children

JPS Tanakh 1917
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;

New American Standard 1977
For He established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers, That they should teach them to their children,

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 sons:

King James 2000 Bible
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:

American King James Version
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:

American Standard Version
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;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he raised up a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, to make it known to their children:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he set up a testimony in Jacob: and made a law in Israel. How great things he commanded our fathers, that they should make the same known to their children:

Darby Bible Translation
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;

English Revised Version
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:

Webster's Bible Translation
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:

World English Bible
For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a teaching in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children;

Young's Literal Translation
And He raiseth up a testimony in Jacob, And a law hath placed in Israel, That He commanded our fathers, To make them known to their sons.
Study Bible
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
4We will not hide them from their children, but will declare to the next generation the praises of the LORD and His might, and the wonders He has performed. 5For He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children, 6that the coming generation might know—even children yet to be born—to arise and tell their children,…
Cross References
Exodus 10:2
and that you may tell your children and grandchildren how severely I dealt with the Egyptians when I performed miraculous signs among them, so that you may know that I am the LORD."

Leviticus 23:43
so that your descendants will know that I made the Israelites live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.'"

Deuteronomy 4:9
Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen, and so that they do not slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and grandchildren.

Deuteronomy 6:4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One.

Deuteronomy 32:7
Remember the days of old; consider the years long past. Ask your father, and he will tell you, your elders, and they will inform you.

Psalm 19:7
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy, making wise the simple.

Psalm 48:13
consider her ramparts, tour her citadels, that you may tell the next generation.

Psalm 81:5
He ordained it as a testimony for Joseph when he went out over the land of Egypt, where I heard an unfamiliar language:

Psalm 147:19
He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and judgments to Israel.

Isaiah 8:20
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.

Isaiah 38:19
The living, only the living, can thank You, as I do today; fathers will tell their children about Your faithfulness.

Treasury of Scripture

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:

for he

Psalm 81:5
This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

Psalm 119:152
Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

Psalm 147:19
He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

testimony.

Exodus 25:16,21
And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee…

Exodus 40:3,20
And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail…

that they

Psalm 78:3,4
Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us…

Genesis 18:19
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

Isaiah 38:19
The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.







Lexicon
For He established
וַיָּ֤קֶם (way·yā·qem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

a testimony
עֵד֨וּת ׀ (‘ê·ḏūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5715: Testimony

in Jacob
בְּֽיַעֲקֹ֗ב (bə·ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

and appointed
שָׂ֤ם (śām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

a law
וְתוֹרָה֮ (wə·ṯō·w·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

in Israel,
בְּיִשְׂרָ֫אֵ֥ל (bə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

which
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

He commanded
צִ֭וָּה (ṣiw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

our fathers
אֲבוֹתֵ֑ינוּ (’ă·ḇō·w·ṯê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

to teach
לְ֝הוֹדִיעָ֗ם (lə·hō·w·ḏî·‘ām)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

to their children,
לִבְנֵיהֶֽם׃ (liḇ·nê·hem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son
(5) For he . . .--Better, taking the relative of time (comp. Deuteronomy 11:6; Psalm 139:15), For he established (it as) a testimony in Jacob and (as) a law appointed (it) in Israel when he commanded our forefathers to make them (the "wonderful works" of last verse) known to their children. For the custom see reference in margin.

Verse 5. - For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel. The "testimony" and the "law" are the whole series of commands given by God to his people, beginning with the directions concerning circumcision in Genesis (Genesis 17:10-14), and terminating with the last precept in Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 32:46). They may include also the teachings of God through history. These he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children (see Exodus 12:26, 27; Exodus 13:8, 14, 15; Deuteronomy 4:9; Deuteronomy 6:7; Deuteronomy 11:19; Deuteronomy 32:46, etc.). 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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