1Give ear, O my people, to my law; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2I will open my mouth in a #Matt. 13:34, 35parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, 3Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us. 4#Ex. 12:26, 27; Deut. 4:9; 6:7; Job 15:18; Is. 38:19; Joel 1:3We will not hide them from their children, #Ex. 13:8, 14Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. 5For #Ps. 147:19He established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers, That #Deut. 4:9; 11:19they should make them known to their children; 6#Ps. 102:18That the generation to come might know them, The children who would be born, That they may arise and declare them to their children, 7That they may set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments; 8And #2 Kin. 17:14; 2 Chr. 30:7; Ezek. 20:18may not be like their fathers, #Ex. 32:9; Deut. 9:7, 24; 31:27; Judg. 2:19; Is. 30:9A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation #Job 11:13; Ps. 78:37that did not set its heart aright, And whose spirit was not faithful to God.