New American Standard Bible
"And when your children say to you, 'What does this rite mean to you?'
King James Bible
And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?
Darby Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to you, What mean ye by this service?
World English Bible
It will happen, when your children ask you, 'What do you mean by this service?'
Young's Literal Translation
and it hath come to pass when your sons say unto you, What is this service ye have?
Exodus 12:26 Parallel
LibraryA Question for Communicants
"What mean ye by this service?"--Exodus 12:26. IN A SPIRITUAL religion, everything must be understood. That which is not spiritual, but ritualistic, contents itself with the outward form. Under the Jewish dispensation, there was a very strong tendency in that direction; but it was kept to some extent in check. Under the Christian faith, this tendency must not be tolerated at all. We must know the meaning of what we do; otherwise we are not profited. We do not believe in the faith of the man who was …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
Of the Practice of Piety in Holy Feasting.
Opposition to Messiah in Vain
and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and how I performed My signs among them, that you may know that I am the LORD."
"When you enter the land which the LORD will give you, as He has promised, you shall observe this rite.
"You shall tell your son on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
"And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' then you shall say to him, 'With a powerful hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.
"Remember the days of old, Consider the years of all generations. Ask your father, and he will inform you, Your elders, and they will tell you.
"Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, 'What do these stones mean to you?'
For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. O God, we have heard with our ears, Our fathers have told us The work that You did in their days, In the days of old.
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