New American Standard Bible
That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children,
King James Bible
That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:
Darby Bible Translation
That the generation to come might know them, the children that should be born; that they might rise up and tell them to their children,
World English Bible
that the generation to come might know, even the children who should be born; who should arise and tell their children,
Young's Literal Translation
So that a later generation doth know, Sons who are born, do rise and recount to their sons,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That the generation to come might know them ... - That people in future times might enjoy the benefit of them as their fathers had done, and that they should then send them forward to those who were to succeed them.
Who should arise and declare them to their children - Who, as they appeared on the stage of life, should receive the trust, and send it onward to future ages. Thus the world makes progress; thus one age starts where the previous one left off; thus it enters on its own career with the advantage of all the toils, the sacrifices, the happy thoughts, the inventions of all past times. It is designed that the world shall thus grow wiser and better as it advances; and that future generations shall be enriched with all that was worth preserving in the experience of the past. See the notes at Psalm 71:18.
Among such sins of the first table is that described in our text. It is consequently one of the masterpieces of iniquity, and we shall do well to purge ourselves of it. It is full of evil to ourselves, and is calculated to dishonor both God and man, therefore let us be in earnest to cut it up both root and branch. I think we have all been guilty of this in our measure; and we are not free from it even to this day. Whether we be saints or sinners, we may stand here and make our humble confession that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"The Sun of Righteousness"
A Jealous God
"And when your children say to you, 'What does this rite mean to you?'
"Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.
"You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.
They will come and will declare His righteousness To a people who will be born, that He has performed it.
And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.
This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
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