New International Version
On that day tell your son, 'I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
King James Bible
And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt inform thy son in that day, saying, It is because of what Jehovah did to me when I came out of Egypt.
World English Bible
You shall tell your son in that day, saying, 'It is because of that which Yahweh did for me when I came forth out of Egypt.'
Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast declared to thy son in that day, saying, 'It is because of what Jehovah did to me, in my going out from Egypt,
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that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the LORD."
And when your children ask you, 'What does this ceremony mean to you?'
"In days to come, when your son asks you, 'What does this mean?' say to him, 'With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
In the future, when your son asks you, "What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you?"
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.
We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.
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