Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a bparable;
I will utter 2dark sayings of old,
And our fathers have told us.
4 cWe will not hide them from their children,
dTelling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord,
And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.
5 For eHe established a testimony in Jacob,
And appointed a law in Israel,
Which He commanded our fathers,
That fthey should make them known to their children;
6 gThat the generation to come might know them,
The children who would be born,
That they may arise and declare them to their children,
And not forget the works of God,
But keep His commandments;
8 And hmay not be like their fathers,
iA stubborn and rebellious generation,
And whose spirit was not faithful to God.
obscure sayings or riddles
Lit. prepare its heart