Psalm 78:6
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New International Version
so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.

New Living Translation
so the next generation might know them--even the children not yet born--and they in turn will teach their own children.

English Standard Version
that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children,

Berean Study Bible
that the coming generation might know—even children yet to be born—to arise and tell their children,

New American Standard Bible
That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children,

King James Bible
That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

Christian Standard Bible
so that a future generation--children yet to be born--might know. They were to rise and tell their children

Contemporary English Version
so that each new generation would know his Law and tell it to the next.

Good News Translation
so that the next generation might learn them and in turn should tell their children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that a future generation-- children yet to be born--might know. They were to rise and tell their children

International Standard Version
in order that the next generation— children yet to be born— will know them and in turn teach them to their children.

NET Bible
so that the next generation, children yet to be born, might know about them. They will grow up and tell their descendants about them.

New Heart English Bible
that the generation to come might know it, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell their children,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That they should instruct another generation, the children who are born and remain, to tell their children

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that the next generation would know them. Children yet to be born [would learn them]. They will grow up and tell their children

JPS Tanakh 1917
That the generation to come might know them, even the children that should be born; Who should arise and tell them to their children,

New American Standard 1977
That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children,

Jubilee Bible 2000
That the generation to come might know them, even the sons which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their sons

King James 2000 Bible
That the generation to come might know them, even the children who should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

American King James Version
That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

American Standard Version
That the generation to come might know them , even the children that should be born; Who should arise and tell them to their children,

Douay-Rheims Bible
that another generation might know them. The children that should be born and should rise up, and declare them to their children.

Darby Bible Translation
That the generation to come might know [them], the children that should be born; that they might rise up and tell [them] to their children,

English Revised Version
That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and tell them to their children:

Webster's Bible Translation
That the generation to come might know them, even the children who should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

World English Bible
that the generation to come might know, even the children who should be born; who should arise and tell their children,

Young's Literal Translation
So that a later generation doth know, Sons who are born, do rise and recount to their sons,
Study Bible
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
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, 7that they should put their confidence in God, not forgetting His works, but keeping His commandments.…
Cross References
Exodus 12:26
When your children ask you, 'What does this service mean to you?'

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 11:19
Teach them to your children, speaking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Psalm 22:31
They will come and proclaim His righteousness to a people yet unborn--all that He has done.

Psalm 71:18
Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, until I proclaim Your power to the next generation, Your might to all who are to come.

Psalm 102:18
Let this be written for the generation to come, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

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Psalm 48:13 Mark you well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that you may tell …

Psalm 71:18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until …

Psalm 102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people …

Psalm 145:4 One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare …

Esther 9:28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every …

who

Psalm 90:16 Let your work appear to your servants, and your glory to their children.

Deuteronomy 4:10 Specially the day that you stood before the LORD your God in Horeb, …

Joshua 22:24,25 And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing, saying, …

Joel 1:3 Tell you your children of it, and let your children tell their children, …







Verse 6. - That the generation to come might know them. "The generation to come" is the next generation, that immediately following those to whom the command was directly given. Even the children which should be born. Their actual sons and daughters. Who should arise and declare them to their children. The first generation were to hand the knowledge on to the second, the second to the third, and so on. This is the way in which the hulk of human knowledge actually passes on. Not much is learnt from books without a teacher (see Acts 8:31). That the generation to come might know them,.... Not only notionally, but spiritually and experimentally; which is the case, when human teachings are attended with the spirit of wisdom and revertion in the knowledge of divine truths; for the truths of the Gospel are unknown to men; the Gospel is hidden wisdom, the wisdom of God in a mystery; the Bible is a sealed book, the doctrines of it are riddles and dark sayings; the ministry of the word is the means of knowledge, which become effectual when attended with the Spirit and power of God:

even the children which should be born, who should arise and declare them to their children; and so be transmitted from age to age: it is the will of God, that, besides private instructions, there should be a standing ministry kept up in all ages, to the end of the world; and he will have some that shall receive the Gospel, and profess his name; there has been and will be a succession of regenerate persons; instead of the fathers come up the children, a seed to serve the Lord, accounted to him for a generation; the seed and the seed's seed of the church, from whose mouth the word of God shall never depart; but they shall declare it one to another, by which means it shall be continued to the latest posterity, Psalm 22:30. 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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