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3 things we have heard and known,
things our ancestors have told us.(A)
4 We will not hide them from their descendants;(B)
we will tell the next generation(C)
the praiseworthy deeds(D) of the Lord,
his power, and the wonders(E) he has done.
5 He decreed statutes(F) for Jacob(G)
and established the law in Israel,
which he commanded our ancestors
to teach their children,
6 so the next generation would know them,
even the children yet to be born,(H)
and they in turn would tell their children.
7 Then they would put their trust in God
and would not forget(I) his deeds
but would keep his commands.(J)
8 They would not be like their ancestors(K)—
a stubborn(L) and rebellious(M) generation,
whose hearts were not loyal to God,
whose spirits were not faithful to him.