Deuteronomy 1:13
New International Version
Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you."

New Living Translation
Choose some well-respected men from each tribe who are known for their wisdom and understanding, and I will appoint them as your leaders.'

English Standard Version
Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads.’

Berean Study Bible
Choose for yourselves wise, understanding, and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will appoint them as your leaders.”

New American Standard Bible
'Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.'

King James Bible
Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

Christian Standard Bible
Appoint for yourselves wise, understanding, and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will make them your leaders.

Contemporary English Version
Each tribe must choose some experienced men who are known for their wisdom and understanding, and I will make those men the official leaders of their tribes.

Good News Translation
Choose some wise, understanding, and experienced men from each tribe, and I will put them in charge of you.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Appoint for yourselves wise, understanding, and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will make them your leaders."

International Standard Version
Choose for yourselves wise and discerning men, known to your tribes, and appoint them as your leaders.

NET Bible
Select wise and practical men, those known among your tribes, whom I may appoint as your leaders."

New Heart English Bible
Take wise men of understanding and well known according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From each of your tribes, choose some men who are wise, intelligent, and experienced, and I'll appoint them to be your leaders."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Get you, from each one of your tribes, wise men, and understanding, and full of knowledge, and I will make them heads over you.'

New American Standard 1977
‘Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give me from among you, of your tribes, wise and understanding and expert men, and I will make them the head over you.

King James 2000 Bible
Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

American King James Version
Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

American Standard Version
Take you wise men, and understanding, and known, according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take to yourselves wise and understanding and prudent men for your tribes, and I will set your leaders over you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let me have from among you wise and understanding men, and such whose conversation is approved among your tribes, that I may appoint them your rulers.

Darby Bible Translation
Provide you wise and understanding and known men, according to your tribes, that I may make them your chiefs.

English Revised Version
Take you wise men, and understanding, and known, according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take ye wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

World English Bible
Take wise men of understanding and well known according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you."

Young's Literal Translation
Give for yourselves men, wise and intelligent, and known to your tribes, and I set them for your heads;
Study Bible
Moses Appoints Leaders
12But how can I bear your troubles, burdens, and disputes all by myself? 13Choose for yourselves wise, understanding, and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will appoint them as your leaders.” 14And you answered me and said, “What you propose to do is good.”…
Cross References
Exodus 18:21
Furthermore, select capable men from among the people--God-fearing, trustworthy men who are averse to dishonest gain. Appoint them over the people as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Deuteronomy 1:12
But how can I bear your troubles, burdens, and disputes all by myself?

Deuteronomy 1:14
And you answered me and said, "What you propose to do is good."

Treasury of Scripture

Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

Take [heb] Give

Exodus 18:21
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:

Numbers 11:16,17
And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee…

Acts 1:21-23
Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, …







Lexicon
Choose
הָב֣וּ (hā·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3051: To give, to put, imperatively, come

for yourselves wise,
חֲכָמִ֧ים (ḥă·ḵā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

understanding,
וּנְבֹנִ֛ים (ū·nə·ḇō·nîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

and respected men
וִידֻעִ֖ים (wî·ḏu·‘îm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

from each of your tribes,
לְשִׁבְטֵיכֶ֑ם (lə·šiḇ·ṭê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

and I will appoint them
וַאֲשִׂימֵ֖ם (wa·’ă·śî·mêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

as your leaders.”
בְּרָאשֵׁיכֶֽם׃ (bə·rā·šê·ḵem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head
Verse 13. - Take you; literally, give to you or for you, i.e. yourselves. The selection was to be made by the people themselves. Jethro, in giving Moses the advice on which he thus acted, described the men who were to be selected as "such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness" (Exodus 18:21). Moses here describes them rather by qualities, indicating ability and fitness for such a post as that to which they were to be called; they were to be wise (which, indeed, may be regarded as comprehending all good moral qualities); understanding men, men of discernment and sagacity, as well as intelligence; and known among their tribes, men of good repute in the community ("quorum conversatio sit probata," Vulgate; comp. Acts 6:3; 1 Timothy 3:7). And I will make them rulers over you; literally, will set them for your heads, i.e. will appoint them to act as superintendents, managers, and judges over you. 1:9-18 Moses reminds the people of the happy constitution of their government, which might make them all safe and easy, if it was not their own fault. He owns the fulfilment of God's promise to Abraham, and prays for the further accomplishment of it. We are not straitened in the power and goodness of God; why should we be straitened in our own faith and hope? Good laws were given to the Israelites, and good men were to see to the execution of them, which showed God's goodness to them, and the care of Moses.
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