We must not hide them from their children, but must tell a future generation the praises of the LORD, His might, and the wonderful works He has performed.
He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children
so that a future generation-- children yet to be born-- might know. They were to rise and tell their children
so that they might put their confidence in God and not forget God's works, but keep His commandments.
Then they would not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not loyal and whose spirit was not faithful to God.
When your children ask you, 'What does this ritual mean to you?'
you are to reply, 'It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, for He passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and spared our homes.' " So the people bowed down and worshiped.
"In the future, when your son asks you, 'What does this mean?' say to him, 'By the strength of [His] hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.
When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the LORD killed every firstborn [male] in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of man to the firstborn of livestock. That is why I sacrifice to the LORD all the firstborn of the womb that are males, but I redeem all the firstborn of my sons.'
"Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don't forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don't slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.
Therefore write down this song for yourselves and teach it to the Israelites; have them recite it, so that this song may be a witness for Me against the Israelites.
When I bring them into the land I swore to [give] their fathers, [a land] flowing with milk and honey, they will eat their fill and prosper. They will turn to other gods and worship them, despising Me and breaking My covenant.
And when many troubles and afflictions come to them, this song will testify against them, because their descendants will not have forgotten it. For I know what they are prone to do, even before I bring them into the land I swore [to give them]."
So Moses wrote down this song on that day and taught it to the Israelites.
The LORD commissioned Joshua son of Nun, "Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I swore to them, and I will be with you."
When Moses had finished writing down on a scroll every single word of this law,
he commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the LORD's covenant,
"Take this book of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, so that it may remain there as a witness against you.
For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you are rebelling against the LORD now, while I am still alive, how much more [will you rebel] after I am dead!
Assemble all your tribal elders and officers before me, so that I may speak these words directly to them and call heaven and earth as witnesses against them.
For I know that after my death you will become completely corrupt and turn from the path I have commanded you. Disaster will come to you in the future, because you will do what is evil in the LORD's sight, infuriating Him with what your hands have made."
Then Moses recited aloud every single word of this song to the entire assembly of Israel:
so that this will be a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, 'What do these stones mean to you?'
you should tell them, 'The waters of the Jordan were cut off in front of the ark of the LORD's covenant. When it crossed the Jordan, the Jordan's waters were cut off.' Therefore these stones will always be a memorial for the Israelites."
and he said to the Israelites, "When your children ask their fathers in the future, 'What is the meaning of these stones?'
you should tell your children, 'Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.'
For the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed over, just as the LORD your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed over.
This is so that all the people of the earth may know that the LORD's hand is mighty, and so that you may always fear the LORD your God."
gave thanks, broke it, and said, "This is My body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me."
In the same way [He] also [took] the cup, after supper, and said, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.
For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, abundant in faithful love to all who call on You.
But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and abundant in faithful love and truth.
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and full of faithful love.
Then the LORD passed in front of him and proclaimed: Yahweh-- Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,
maintaining faithful love to a thousand [generations], forgiving wrongdoing, rebellion, and sin. But He will not leave [the guilty] unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers' wrongdoing on the children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation.
I will make known the LORD's faithful love [and] the LORD's praiseworthy acts, because of all the LORD has done for us-- even the many good things [He has done] for the house of Israel and has done for them based on His compassions and the abundance of His faithful love.
Who is a God like You, removing iniquity and passing over rebellion for the remnant of His inheritance? He does not hold on to His anger forever, because He delights in faithful love.
He will again have compassion on us; He will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more,
so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace will reign through righteousness, resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
and the grace of our Lord overflowed, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Yet He was compassionate; He atoned for [their] guilt and did not destroy [them]. He often turned His anger aside and did not unleash all His wrath.
Light shines in the darkness for the upright. He is gracious, compassionate, and righteous.
The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in faithful love.