WhenH3588 Jethro,H3503 the priestH3548 of Midian,H4080 Moses'H4872 fatherH2859 in law,H2859 heardH8085 of allH3605 that GodH430 had doneH6213 for Moses,H4872 and for IsraelH3478 his people,H5971 and that the LORDH3068 had broughtH3318 IsraelH3478 out of Egypt;H4714
Then Jethro,H3503 Moses'H4872 fatherH2859 in law,H2859 tookH3947 Zipporah,H6855 Moses'H4872 wife,H802 afterH310 he had sentH7964 her back,
And her twoH8147 sons;H1121 of whichH834 the nameH8034 of the oneH259 was Gershom;H1648 for he said,H559 I have beenH1961 an alienH1616 in a strangeH5237 land:H776
And the nameH8034 of the otherH259 was Eliezer;H461 for the GodH430 of my father,H1 said he, was my help,H5828 and deliveredH5337 me from the swordH2719 of Pharaoh:H6547
And Jethro,H3503 Moses'H4872 fatherH2859 in law,H2859 cameH935 with his sonsH1121 and his wifeH802 to MosesH4872 intoH413 the wilderness,H4057 whereH834 H8033 he encampedH2583 at the mountH2022 of God:H430
And he saidH559 to Moses,H4872 I your fatherH2859 in lawH2859 JethroH3503 am comeH935 to you, and your wife,H802 and her twoH8147 sonsH1121 with her.
And MosesH4872 wentH3318 out to meetH7125 his fatherH2859 in law,H2859 and did obeisance,H7812 and kissedH5401 him; and they askedH7592 each otherH7453 of their welfare;H7965 and they cameH935 into the tent.H168
And MosesH4872 toldH5608 his fatherH2859 in lawH2859 allH3605 that the LORDH3068 had doneH6213 to PharaohH6547 and to the EgyptiansH4714 for Israel'sH3478 sake,H182 and allH3605 the travailH8513 that had comeH4672 on them by the way,H1870 and how the LORDH3068 deliveredH5337 them.
And JethroH3503 rejoicedH2302 for allH3605 the goodnessH2896 whichH834 the LORDH3068 had doneH6213 to Israel,H3478 whomH834 he had deliveredH5337 out of the handH3027 of the Egyptians.H4714
And JethroH3503 said,H559 BlessedH1288 be the LORD,H3068 whoH834 has deliveredH5337 you out of the handH3027 of the Egyptians,H4714 and out of the handH3027 of Pharaoh,H6547 whoH834 has deliveredH5337 the peopleH5971 from underH8478 the handH3027 of the Egyptians.H4714
NowH6258 I knowH3045 that the LORDH3068 is greaterH1419 than allH3605 gods:H430 for in the thingH1697 whereinH834 they dealt proudlyH2102 he was aboveH5921 them.
And Jethro,H3503 Moses'H4872 fatherH2859 in law,H2859 tookH3947 a burntH5930 offering and sacrificesH2077 for God:H430 and AaronH175 came,H935 and allH3605 the eldersH2205 of Israel,H3478 to eatH398 breadH3899 with Moses'H4872 fatherH2859 in lawH2859 beforeH6440 God.H430
And it cameH1961 to pass on the morrow,H4283 that MosesH4872 satH3427 to judgeH8199 the people:H5971 and the peopleH5971 stoodH5975 by MosesH4872 from the morningH1242 to the evening.H6153
And when Moses'H4872 fatherH2859 in lawH2859 sawH7200 allH3605 that he didH6213 to the people,H5971 he said,H559 WhatH4100 is thisH2088 thingH1697 that you doH6213 to the people?H5971 whyH4069 sitH3427 you yourselfH859 alone,H905 and allH3605 the peopleH5971 standH5324 by you from morningH1242 to even?H6153
And MosesH4872 saidH559 to his fatherH2859 in law,H2859 BecauseH3588 the peopleH5971 comeH935 to me to inquireH1875 of God:H430
WhenH3588 they haveH1961 a matter,H1697 they comeH935 to me; and I judgeH8199 betweenH996 oneH376 and another,H7453 and I do makeH5414 them knowH3045 the statutesH2706 of God,H430 and his laws.H8451
And Moses'H4872 fatherH2859 in lawH2859 saidH559 to him, The thingH1697 that you doH6213 is not good.H2896
You will surely wearH5034 away, bothH1571 you, and thisH2088 peopleH5971 that is with you: for this thingH1697 is too heavyH3515 for you; you are not ableH3201 to performH6213 it yourself alone.H905
ListenH8085 nowH6258 to my voice,H6963 I will give you counsel,H3289 and GodH430 shall be with you: Be you for the peopleH5971 to God-ward,G4136 H430 that you may bringH935 the causesH1697 to God:H430
And you shall teachH2094 them ordinancesH2706 and laws,H8451 and shall showH3045 them the wayH1870 wherein they must walk,H3212 and the workH4639 that they must do.H6213
Moreover you shall provideH2372 out of allH3605 the peopleH5971 ableH2428 men,H582 such as fearH3373 God,H430 menH582 of truth,H571 hatingH8130 covetousness;H1215 and placeH7760 such overH5921 them, to be rulersH8269 of thousands,H505 and rulersH8269 of hundreds,H3967 rulersH8269 of fifties,H2572 and rulersH8269 of tens:H6235
And let them judgeH8199 the peopleH5971 at allH3605 seasons:H6256 and it shall be, that everyH3605 greatH1419 matterH1697 they shall bringH935 to you, but everyH3605 smallH6996 matterH1697 they shall judge:H8199 so shall it be easierH7043 for yourself, and they shall bearH5375 the burden with you.
IfH518 you shall doH6213 thisH2088 thing,H1697 and GodH430 commandH6680 you so, then you shall be ableH3201 to endure,H5975 and allH3605 thisH2088 peopleH5971 shall alsoH1571 goH935 to their placeH4725 in peace.H7965
So MosesH4872 listenedH8085 to the voiceH6963 of his fatherH2859 in law,H2859 and didH6213 allH3605 that he had said.H559
And MosesH4872 choseH977 ableH2428 menH582 out of allH3605 Israel,H3478 and madeH5414 them headsH7218 overH5921 the people,H5971 rulersH8269 of thousands,H505 rulersH8269 of hundreds,H3967 rulersH8269 of fifties,H2572 and rulersH8269 of tens.H6235
And they judgedH8199 the peopleH5971 at allH3605 seasons:H6256 the hardH7186 causesH1697 they broughtH935 to Moses,H4872 but everyH3605 smallH6996 matterH1697 they judgedH8199 themselves.H1992
And MosesH4872 let his fatherH2859 in lawH2859 depart;H7971 and he wentH3212 his way intoH413 his own land.H776