And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What is this? that you shall say to him…
1. Ancient ordinances may be justly questioned in succeeding ages to know the meaning of them.
2. Reason is to be given of our religion to such as reasonably demand it.
3. Children may ask of parents and they must inform them of the ordinances of God.
4. Redemption-mercies are to be recorded and reported as just ground of God's ordinance (ver. 14).
5. Opposition against redemptions are justly declared to make the work glorious, and God's people obedient.
6. Vengeance upon the enemies of the Church's redemption is fit to be known to quicken them to duty.
7. The Church's reason for its religion to God is rightly taken from its redemption (ver. 15).
8. God's redeeming mercies ought to work in the Church eternal memorials of Him (ver. 16).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage: