Psalm 78:1-8

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Psalm 78 1A maskil Title: Probably a literary or musical term of Asaph. My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth.

2I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old—

3things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us.

4We 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.

5He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children,

6so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.

7Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

8They 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.