he set up a law in Israel.
He commanded our ancestors
to make his deeds known to their descendants, 2
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. 3
78:7 Then they will place their confidence in God.
They will not forget the works of God,
and they will obey 4 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. 5
[78:5] 1 tn The Hebrew noun עֵדוּת (’edut) refers here to God’s command that the older generation teach their children about God’s mighty deeds in the nation’s history (see Exod 10:2; Deut 4:9; 6:20-25).