Psalms 78:5

“For he established a Testimony in Iacob, and appointed a Law in Israel, which he commaunded our fathers: that they should make them knowen to their children.”

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For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
- King James Version

For He established a testimony in Jacob And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers That they should teach them to their children,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in Israel, Which he commanded our fathers, That they should make them known to their children;
- American Standard Version (1901)

He put up a witness in Jacob, and made a law in Israel; which he gave to our fathers so that they might give knowledge of them to their children;
- Basic English Bible

For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children;
- Darby Bible

For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
- Webster's Bible

For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a teaching in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children;
- World English Bible

And He raiseth up a testimony in Jacob, And a law hath placed in Israel, That He commanded our fathers, To make them known to their sons.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 78:5


78:5 Established - This is justly put in first place, as the chief of all his mercies. A testimony - His law, called a testimony, because it is a witness between God and men, declaring the duties which God expects from man, and the blessings which man may expect from God.


Discussion for Psalms 78

  • Leigh
    Mack: How to find what God thinks of "marriage";
    Type marriage into the search box above and it will give you a sampling of verses.
    To narrow your search select a link from the Marriage topics on the right side of the page in the red area, example: Love and Marriage
    Hope this helps.
  • A disciple
    Mack (cont.); God made marriage for men to build their house, their family. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Marriage is friendship and loyalty and learning how to be unselfish. Marriage is so you aren't alone going through troubles; and it will also bring about trouble in the flesh. God HATES divorce, and He expects us to work through our troubles and differences by love. Marriage is GOOD!
  • A disciple
    Hi Mack; A Marriage is a Covenant of Love and Fidelity to be One flesh unto the LORD, and Family for Lifelong Companionship. The LORD God built the Woman out of the Man, to be a Help unto him; and upon presenting her to Adam, Adam pronounced the Law of Marriage for ever: "This now is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman for she was taken out of Man..." Joined together!
  • Mack
    I have a question please...

    What does God consider marriage?
  • Nancy Miranti
    A reminder that HE backs us up when OUR backs are to the wall. All we have to do is not move away from Him, or He lets our enemies conquer us.
  • Bryan McCloud
    This chapter teaches me that know matter how much God does for us; we are still ungrateful. We are just like the Isarealites who murmur and complain against God after all he has done for us. Like Proverbs 27:30 states, "hell and destruction are never full, and so the eyes of men are never satisfied."

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