Bible: Exodus 18:17-24

18:17 Mosesfather-in-law said to him, “What 1  you are doing is not good! 18:18 You will surely wear out, 2  both you and these people who are with you, for this is too 3  heavy a burden 4  for you; you are not able to do it by yourself. 18:19 Now listen to me, 5  I will give you advice, and may God be with you: You be a representative for the people to God, 6  and you bring 7  their disputes 8  to God; 18:20 warn 9  them of the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they must walk 10  and the work they must do. 11  18:21 But you choose 12  from the people capable men, 13  God-fearing, 14  men of truth, 15  those who hate bribes, 16  and put them over the people 17  as rulers 18  of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. 18:22 They will judge 19  the people under normal circumstances, 20  and every difficult case 21  they will bring to you, but every small case 22  they themselves will judge, so that 23  you may make it easier for yourself, 24  and they will bear the burden 25  with you. 18:23 If you do this thing, and God so commands you, 26  then you will be able 27  to endure, 28  and all these people 29  will be able to go 30  home 31  satisfied.” 32 

18:24 Moses listened to 33  his father-in-law and did everything he had said.

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