Bible: Exodus 18:17-24
18:17 Moses’ father-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.