O my people, hear my teaching;
Listen to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in parables,
I will utter hidden things, things from of old what
We have heard and known,
What our fathers have told us
We will not hide them from their children;
We will tell the next generation
The praiseworthy deeds of the LORD,
His power, and the wonders he has done
He decreed statutes for Jacob
And established the law in Israel,
Which he commanded our forefathers?
To teach their children,
So the next generation would know them,
Even the children yet to be born,
And they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God
And would not forget his deeds
But would keep his commands