Deuteronomy 1:9-15 NIV

The Appointment of Leaders

9 At that time I said to you, "You are too heavy a burden1 for me to carry alone.2

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10 The LORD your God has increased3 your numbers4 so that today you are as many5 as the stars in the sky.6

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11 May the LORD, the God of your fathers, increase7 you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised!8

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      12 But how can I bear your problems and your burdens and your disputes all by myself ?9

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      13 Choose some wise, understanding and respected men10 from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you."

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      14 You answered me, "What you propose to do is good."
      15 So I took11 the leading men of your tribes,12 wise and respected men,13 and appointed them to have authority over you--as commanders14 of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens and as tribal officials.15

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