Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?
but as a reminder to us and you, and to our descendants who follow us, that we will honor the Lord in his very presence with burnt offerings, sacrifices, and tokens of peace. Then in the future your descendants will not be able to say to our descendants, 'You have no right to worship the Lord.'
This day will become a memorial for you, and you will celebrate it as a festival to the Lord -- you will celebrate it perpetually as a lasting ordinance.
It will be a sign for you on your hand and a memorial on your forehead, so that the law of the Lord may be in your mouth, for with a mighty hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt.
"Tell the Israelites, 'Surely you must keep my Sabbaths, for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.
As for the censers of these men who sinned at the cost of their lives, they must be made into hammered sheets for covering the altar, because they presented them before the Lord and sanctified them. They will become a sign to the Israelites."
Evergreens will grow in place of thorn bushes, firs will grow in place of nettles; they will be a monument to the Lord, a permanent reminder that will remain.
I also gave them my Sabbaths as a reminder of our relationship, so that they would know that I, the Lord, sanctify them.
He told the Israelites, "When your children someday ask their fathers, 'What do these stones represent?'
When your children ask you, 'What does this ceremony mean to you?' --
In the future, when your son asks you 'What is this?' you are to tell him, 'With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the land of slavery.
When your children ask you later on, "What are the stipulations, statutes, and ordinances that the Lord our God commanded you?"
Teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, as you lie down, and as you get up.
For the music director; by the Korahites, a well-written song. O God, we have clearly heard; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in ancient times.
Even when I am old and gray, O God, do not abandon me, until I tell the next generation about your strength, and those coming after me about your power.
What we have heard and learned -- that which our ancestors have told us --
The living person, the living person, he gives you thanks, as I do today. A father tells his sons about your faithfulness.
For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."
Tell your children about it, have your children tell their children, and their children the following generation.