New International Version
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.
King James Bible
That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
Darby Bible Translation
And that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but observe his commandments;
World English Bible
that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments,
Young's Literal Translation
And place in God their confidence, And forget not the doings of God, But keep His commands.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A testimony in Jocob - This may signify the various ordinances, rites, and ceremonies prescribed by the law; and the word law may mean the moral law, or system of religious instruction, teaching them their duty to God, to their neighbor, and to themselves. These were commanded to the fathers - the patriarchs and primitive Hebrews, that they should make them known to their children, who should make them known to the generation that was to come, whose children should also be instructed that they might declare them to their children; to the end that their hope might be in God, that they might not forget his works, and might keep his commandments: that they might not be as their fathers, but have their heart right and their spirit steadfast with God, Psalm 78:6-8. Five generations appear to be mentioned above: 1. Fathers; 2. Their children; 3. The generation to come; 4. And their children; 5. And their children. They were never to lose sight of their history throughout all their generations. Some think the testimony here may mean the tabernacle.
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'That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.'--PSALM lxxviii. 7. In its original application this verse is simply a statement of God's purpose in giving to Israel the Law, and such a history of deliverance. The intention was that all future generations might remember what He had done, and be encouraged by the remembrance to hope in Him for the future; and by both memory and hope, be impelled to the discharge of present duty. So, then, the words …
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Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
Moses summoned all Israel and said: Hear, Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them.
Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!
be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people: "Keep all these commands that I give you today.
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