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Psalms 78:1

    Psalms 78:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Give ear, O my people, to my law: Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <Maschil. Of Asaph.> Give ear, O my people, to my law; let your ears be bent down to the words of my mouth.

    Webster's Revision

    Give ear, O my people, to my law: Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

    World English Bible

    Hear my teaching, my people. Turn your ears to the words of my mouth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

    Definitions for Psalms 78:1

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 78:1

    Give ear, O my people - This is the exordium of this very pathetic and instructive discourse.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:1

    Give ear, O my people - This is not an address of God, but an address of the king or ruler of the people, calling their attention to an important subject; to wit, his right to rule over them, or showing why the power had been vested in him.

    To my law - The word law here seems to mean what he would say, as if what he should choose to say would have the force and authority of law. What follows is not exactly law in the sense that it was a rule to be obeyed; but it is something that is authoritatively said, and should have the force of law.

    Incline your ears ... - Be attentive. What is to be said is worthy of your particular regard. Compare the notes at Psalm 5:1.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 78:1

    78:1 My law - The doctrine which I am about to deliver.