1 H3503 When Jethro H3548 , the priest H4080 of Midian H4872 , Moses H2859 [H8802] ' father in law H8085 [H8799] , heard H430 of all that God H6213 [H8804] had done H4872 for Moses H3478 , and for Israel H5971 his people H3068 , and that the LORD H3318 [H8689] had brought H3478 Israel H4714 out of Egypt;
2 H3503 Then Jethro H4872 , Moses H2859 [H8802] ' father in law H3947 [H8799] , took H6855 Zipporah H4872 , Moses H802 ' wife H310 , after H7964 he had sent her back,
3 H8147 And her two H1121 sons H8034 ; of which the name H259 of the one H1647 was Gershom H559 [H8804] ; for he said H1616 , I have been an alien H5237 in a strange H776 land:
4 H8034 And the name H259 of the other H461 was Eliezer H430 ; for the God H1 of my father H5828 , said he, was my help H5337 [H8686] , and delivered H2719 me from the sword H6547 of Pharaoh:
5 H3503 And Jethro H4872 , Moses H2859 [H8802] ' father in law H935 [H8799] , came H1121 with his sons H802 and his wife H4872 to Moses H4057 into the wilderness H2583 [H8802] , where he encamped H2022 at the mount H430 of God:
6 H559 [H8799] And he said H4872 to Moses H2859 [H8802] , I thy father in law H3503 Jethro H935 [H8802] have come H802 to thee, and thy wife H8147 , and her two H1121 sons with her.
7 H4872 And Moses H3318 [H8799] went out H7125 [H8800] to meet H2859 [H8802] his father in law H7812 [H8691] , and did obeisance H5401 [H8799] , and kissed H7592 [H8799] him; and they asked H376 each H7453 other H7965 of their welfare H935 [H8799] ; and they came H168 into the tent.
8 H4872 And Moses H5608 [H8762] told H2859 [H8802] his father in law H3068 all that the LORD H6213 [H8804] had done H6547 to Pharaoh H4714 and to the Egyptians H3478 for Israel's H182 sake H8513 , and all the travail H4672 [H8804] that had come H1870 upon them by the way H3068 , and how the LORD H5337 [H8686] delivered them.
9 H3503 And Jethro H2302 [H8799] rejoiced H2896 for all the goodness H3068 which the LORD H6213 [H8804] had done H3478 to Israel H5337 [H8689] , whom he had delivered H3027 out of the hand H4714 of the Egyptians.
10 H3503 And Jethro H559 [H8799] said H1288 [H8803] , Blessed H3068 be the LORD H5337 [H8689] , who hath delivered H3027 you out of the hand H4714 of the Egyptians H3027 , and out of the hand H6547 of Pharaoh H5337 [H8689] , who hath delivered H5971 the people H3027 from under the hand H4714 of the Egyptians.
11 H3045 [H8804] Now I know H3068 that the LORD H1419 is greater H430 than all gods H1697 : for in the thing H2102 [H8804] in which they dealt proudly he was above them.
12 H3503 And Jethro H4872 , Moses H2859 [H8802] ' father in law H3947 [H8799] , took H5930 a burnt offering H2077 and sacrifices H430 for God H175 : and Aaron H935 [H8799] came H2205 , and all the elders H3478 of Israel H398 [H8800] , to eat H3899 bread H4872 with Moses H2859 [H8802] ' father in law H6440 before H430 God.
13 H4283 And it came to pass on the next day H4872 , that Moses H3427 [H8799] sat H8199 [H8800] to judge H5971 the people H5971 : and the people H5975 [H8799] stood H4872 by Moses H1242 from the morning H6153 to the evening.
14 H4872 And when Moses H2859 [H8802] ' father in law H7200 [H8799] saw H6213 [H8802] all that he did H5971 to the people H559 [H8799] , he said H1697 , What is this thing H6213 [H8802] that thou doest H5971 to the people H3427 [H8802] ? why sittest H5971 thou thyself alone, and all the people H5324 [H8737] stand H1242 by thee from morning H6153 to evening?
15 H4872 And Moses H559 [H8799] said H2859 [H8802] to his father in law H5971 , Because the people H935 [H8799] come H1875 [H8800] to me to enquire H430 of God:
16 H1697 When they have a matter H935 [H8802] , they come H8199 [H8804] to me; and I judge H376 between one H7453 and another H3045 [H8689] , and I make them know H2706 the statutes H430 of God H8451 , and his laws.
17 H4872 And Moses H2859 [H8802] ' father in law H559 [H8799] said H1697 to him, The thing H6213 [H8802] that thou doest H2896 is not good.
18 H5034 [H8800] Thou wilt surely H5034 [H8799] wear away H5971 , both thou, and this people H1697 that is with thee: for this thing H3515 is too heavy H3201 [H8799] for thee; thou art not able H6213 [H8800] to perform it thyself alone.
19 H8085 [H8798] Hearken H6963 now to my voice H3289 [H8799] , I will give thee counsel H430 , and God H1961 [H8798] shall be H5971 with thee: Be thou for the people H4136 H430 toward God H935 [H8689] , that thou mayest bring H1697 the causes H430 to God:
20 H2094 H853 [H8689] And thou shalt teach H2706 them ordinances H8451 and laws H3045 [H8689] , and shalt show H1870 them the way H3212 [H8799] in which they must walk H4639 , and the work H6213 [H8799] that they must do.
21 H2372 [H8799] Moreover thou shalt provide H5971 out of all the people H2428 able H582 men H3373 , such as fear H430 God H582 , men H571 of truth H8130 [H8802] , hating H1215 covetousness H7760 [H8804] ; and place H8269 such over them, to be rulers H505 of thousands H8269 , and rulers H3967 of hundreds H8269 , rulers H2572 of fifties H8269 , and rulers H6235 of tens:
22 H8199 [H8804] And let them judge H5971 the people H6256 at all seasons H1419 : and it shall be, that every great H1697 matter H935 [H8686] they shall bring H6996 to thee, but every small H1697 matter H8199 [H8799] they shall judge H7043 [H8685] : so shall it be easier H5375 [H8804] for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
23 H6213 [H8799] If thou shalt do H1697 this thing H430 , and God H6680 [H8765] command H3201 [H8804] thee so, then thou shalt be able H5975 [H8800] to endure H5971 , and all this people H935 [H8799] shall also go H4725 to their place H7965 in peace.
24 H4872 So Moses H8085 [H8799] hearkened H6963 to the voice H2859 [H8802] of his father in law H6213 [H8799] , and did H559 [H8804] all that he had said.
25 H4872 And Moses H977 [H8799] chose H2428 able H582 men H3478 out of all Israel H5414 [H8799] , and made H7218 them heads H5971 over the people H8269 , rulers H505 of thousands H8269 , rulers H3967 of hundreds H8269 , rulers H2572 of fifties H8269 , and rulers H6235 of tens.
26 H8199 [H8804] And they judged H5971 the people H6256 at all seasons H7186 : the hard H1697 causes H935 [H8686] they brought H4872 to Moses H6996 , but every small H1697 H1992 matter H8199 [H8799] they judged themselves.