78:5 He established a rule 1 in Jacob;
he set up a law in Israel.
He commanded our ancestors
to make his deeds known to their descendants, 2
1 tn The Hebrew noun עֵדוּת (’edut) refers here to God’s command that the older generation teach their children about God’s mighty deeds in the nation’s history (see Exod 10:2; Deut 4:9; 6:20-25).
2 tn Heb “which he commanded our fathers to make them known to their sons.” The plural suffix “them” probably refers back to the