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Exodus 18:13-27

NIV 13 The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. NIV 13 The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. NIV 14 When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, "What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?" NIV 14 When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, "What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?" NIV 15 Moses answered him, "Because the people come to me to seek God's will. NIV 15 Moses answered him, "Because the people come to me to seek God's will. NIV 16 Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God's decrees and laws." NIV 16 Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God's decrees and laws." NIV 17 Moses' father-in-law replied, "What you are doing is not good. NIV 17 Moses' father-in-law replied, "What you are doing is not good. NIV 18 You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. NIV 18 You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. NIV 19 Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people's representative before God and bring their disputes to him. NIV 19 Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people's representative before God and bring their disputes to him. NIV 20 Teach them the decrees and laws, and show them the way to live and the duties they are to perform. NIV 20 Teach them the decrees and laws, and show them the way to live and the duties they are to perform. NIV 21 But select capable men from all the people--men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain--and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. NIV 21 But select capable men from all the people--men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain--and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. NIV 22 Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. NIV 22 Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. NIV 23 If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied." NIV 23 If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied." NIV 24 Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said. NIV 24 Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said. NIV 25 He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. NIV 25 He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. NIV 26 They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves. NIV 26 They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves. NIV 27 Then Moses sent his father-in-law on his way, and Jethro returned to his own country. NIV 27 Then Moses sent his father-in-law on his way, and Jethro returned to his own country.