We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days in the times of old.
And it shall be when thy son asks thee in time to come, saying, What is this? Thou shalt say unto him, With a strong hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery;
As the hart pants after the water brooks, so does my soul pant after thee, O God.
which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
He who lives, he who lives, even he shall confess thee, as I do this day; the father to the sons shall make known thy truth.
And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons forever.
Therefore it is said in the book of the battles of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon
Therefore those that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared;
And when tomorrow thy son asks thee, saying, What are the testimonies and the statutes and the rights, which the LORD our God has commanded you?
And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this befallen us? And where are all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.
Ask, I pray thee, of the former age, and be willing to enquire of thy fathers regarding them;
Listen to me and I will show thee and declare unto thee that which I have seen,
They shall come and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he has done this.
Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not until I have showed the strength of thy arm unto the next generation and thy power to every one that is to come,
I have considered the days from the beginning, the years of the ages.
O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples.