English Standard Version
Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.
King James Bible
Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
American Standard Version
Remember the days of old, Consider the years of many generations: Ask thy father, and he will show thee; Thine elders, and they will tell thee.
Remember the days of old, think upon every generation: ask thy father, and he will declare to thee: thy elders and they will tell thee.
English Revised Version
Remember the days of old, Consider the years of many generations: Ask thy father, and he will shew thee; Thine elders, and they will tell thee.
Webster's Bible Translation
Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
"Introduction and Theme. - in the introduction (Deuteronomy 32:1-3), - "Give ear, O ye heavens, I will speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. Let my doctrine drop as the rain, let my speech fall as the dew; as showers upon green, and rain-drops upon herb, for I will publish the name of the Lord; give ye greatness to our God," - Moses summons heaven and earth to hearken to his words, because the instruction which he was about to proclaim concerned both heaven and earth, i.e., the whole universe. It did so, however, not merely as treating of the honour of its Creator, which was disregarded by the murmuring people (Kamphausen), or to justify God, as the witness of the righteousness of His doings, in opposition to the faithless nation, when He punished it for its apostasy (just as in Deuteronomy 4:26; Deuteronomy 30:19; Deuteronomy 31:28-29, heaven and earth are appealed to as witnesses against rebellious Israel), but also inasmuch as heaven and earth would be affected by the judgment which God poured out upon faithless Israel and the nations, to avenge the blood of His servants (Deuteronomy 32:43); since the faithfulness and righteousness of God would thus become manifest in heaven and on earth, and the universe be sanctified and glorified thereby. The vav consec. before אדבּרה expresses the desired or intended sequel: so that I may then speak, or "so will I then speak" (vid., Khler on Hagg. p. 44, note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
many generations [heb] generation and generation
And when your children say to you, 'What do you mean by this service?'
"For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of.
"For inquire, please, of bygone ages, and consider what the fathers have searched out.
O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old:
I consider the days of old, the years long ago.
He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children,
remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,
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