1 My people, hear my teaching;j
listen to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth with a parable;k
I will utter hidden things, things from of old—
things our ancestors have told us.l
4 We will not hide them from their descendants;m
we will tell the next generationn
the praiseworthy deedso of the Lord,
his power, and the wondersp he has done.
and established the law in Israel,
which he commanded our ancestors
to teach their children,
even the children yet to be born,s
and they in turn would tell their children.
and would not forgett his deeds
but would keep his commands.u
8 They would not be like their ancestorsv—
whose hearts were not loyal to God,
whose spirits were not faithful to him.