Exodus 18:21
Text Analysis
859 [e]וְאַתָּ֣ה
Moreover youConj-w | Pro-2ms
2372 [e]תֶחֱזֶ֣ה
shall selectV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
3605 [e]מִכָּל־
from allPrep-m | N-msc
5971 [e]הָ֠עָם
the peopleArt | N-ms
376 [e]אַנְשֵׁי־
2428 [e]חַ֜יִל
3373 [e]יִרְאֵ֧י
[such as] fearAdj-mpc
430 [e]אֱלֹהִ֛ים
376 [e]אַנְשֵׁ֥י
571 [e]אֱמֶ֖ת
of truthN-fs
8130 [e]שֹׂ֣נְאֵי
1215 [e]בָ֑צַע
7760 [e]וְשַׂמְתָּ֣
and place [such]Conj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-2ms
5921 [e]עֲלֵהֶ֗ם
over themPrep | 3mp
8269 [e]שָׂרֵ֤י
[to be] rulersN-mpc
505 [e]אֲלָפִים֙
of thousandsNumber-mp
8269 [e]שָׂרֵ֣י
3967 [e]מֵא֔וֹת
of hundredsNumber-fp
8269 [e]שָׂרֵ֥י
2572 [e]חֲמִשִּׁ֖ים
of fiftyNumber-cp
8269 [e]וְשָׂרֵ֥י
and rulersConj-w | N-mpc
6235 [e]עֲשָׂרֹֽת׃
of tenNumber-mp

Hebrew Texts
שמות 18:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְאַתָּ֣ה תֶחֱזֶ֣ה מִכָּל־הָ֠עָם אַנְשֵׁי־חַ֜יִל יִרְאֵ֧י אֱלֹהִ֛ים אַנְשֵׁ֥י אֱמֶ֖ת שֹׂ֣נְאֵי בָ֑צַע וְשַׂמְתָּ֣ עֲלֵהֶ֗ם שָׂרֵ֤י אֲלָפִים֙ שָׂרֵ֣י מֵאֹ֔ות שָׂרֵ֥י חֲמִשִּׁ֖ים וְשָׂרֵ֥י עֲשָׂרֹֽת׃

שמות 18:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואתה תחזה מכל־העם אנשי־חיל יראי אלהים אנשי אמת שנאי בצע ושמת עלהם שרי אלפים שרי מאות שרי חמשים ושרי עשרת׃

שמות 18:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואתה תחזה מכל־העם אנשי־חיל יראי אלהים אנשי אמת שנאי בצע ושמת עלהם שרי אלפים שרי מאות שרי חמשים ושרי עשרת׃

שמות 18:21 Hebrew Bible
ואתה תחזה מכל העם אנשי חיל יראי אלהים אנשי אמת שנאי בצע ושמת עלהם שרי אלפים שרי מאות שרי חמשים ושרי עשרת׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.

King James Bible
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you should select from all the people able men, God-fearing, trustworthy, and hating bribes. Place them over the people as commanders of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.
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