Exodus 18
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1And Yethrown the Priest of Midian, Father in Law of Moshe, heard everything that God did for Moshe and for Israel his people, because LORD JEHOVAH brought forth the children of Israel from Egypt; 2And Yethrown, Father in Law of Moshe, took Tsephora his daughter, the wife of Moshe, after he released her, 3And her two children, one of whose names was Gershon, because he said, “I was a stranger in a strange land”: 4And the name of the other, Eliazer, because “The God of my fathers was my help and he delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh”:

5And Yethrown, Father in Law of Moshe, and his children and his wife came to Moshe, to the wilderness, who was camping there at the mountain of God: 6And it was said to Moshe, “Behold, your Father in Law Yethrown has come to you, and your wife and both your sons with him. 7And Moshe went out to meet his Father in Law, and he bowed to him and he kissed him and they invoked, each man, the peace of his fellow, and they entered the tent. 8And Moshe related to his Father in Law everything that LORD JEHOVAH did to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians concerning the possessions of the children of Israel and all the labor that they labored on the way, and LORD JEHOVAH delivered them. 9And Yethrown rejoiced over all the good that LORD JEHOVAH did for Israel and he delivered them from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of Pharaoh. 10And Yethrown said, “Blessed is LORD JEHOVAH who has delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of Pharaoh, who has saved his people from under the hand of the Egyptians. 11Now I know that LORD JEHOVAH is greater than all gods, because of the scheme that they had plotted against them. 12And Yethrown, the Father in Law of Moshe, offered burning peace offerings and sacrifices to LORD JEHOVAH, and Ahron and all Elders of the children of Israel came to eat bread with the Father in Law of Moshe before God.

13And it was the next day and Moshe sat down to judge the people, and the people were standing over from Moshe from dawn and unto evening. 14And the Father in Law of Moshe saw everything that he did for the people and he said to him, “What is this matter that you do for the people? Why do you sit alone and all the people stand over from you from dawn and unto evening?” 15And Moshe said to his Father in Law, “The people come to me to ask the word from God: 16And when they have a matter they come to me and I judge between a man with his neighbor and I show to them the commandments of God and his laws.”

17And his Father in Law said to Moshe, you are not doing well. 18Being dishonored you are also shamed, so is also all this people that are with you, because the matter is too heavy for you and you cannot do it alone. 19Now hear my voice and I shall counsel you and God will be with you. You are a Teacher to the people from God and you have been bringing their concerns before God: 20And you should warn them so that they keep the commandments and the Law, and show them the way to go in it and the works to do. 21And you shall see from all the people men of power who are in awe of God, faithful men and they hate a bribe and deceit and set over them Chiefs of thousands and Chiefs of hundreds and Chiefs of fifties and Chiefs of tens: 22And they shall be judges to the people in every time and when a great matter will come to you, those shall judge all small matters and it will unburden you and they will bear it with you. 23And if you do this thing God commands you, also you can stand, also all these people, each one, shall depart to his house in peace.

24And Moshe heard the voice of his Father in Law and he did everything that he said to him. 25And Moshe chose men of power from all Israel and he set them up as Chiefs over the people, Chiefs of thousands and Chiefs of hundreds and Chiefs of fifties and Chiefs of tens. 26And they were judging the people at all times, and they were bringing difficult matters to Moshe, and they were judging little matters. 27And Moshe sent his Father in Law and he went on to his land.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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