Exodus 18:18
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English Standard Version
You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone.

King James Bible
Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

American Standard Version
Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for the thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou are spent with foolish labour, both thou and this people that is with thee: the business is above thy strength, thou alone canst not bear it.

English Revised Version
Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for the thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

Exodus 18:18 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The sacrifices, which Jethro offered to God, were applied to a sacrificial meal, in which Moses joined, as well as Aaron and all the elders. Eating bread before God signified the holding of a sacrificial meal, which was eating before God, because it was celebrated in a holy place of sacrifice, where God was supposed to be present.

Exodus 18:18 Parallel Commentaries

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thou wilt surely wear away. Heb. fading thou wilt fade

2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

Philippians 2:30 Because for the work of Christ he was near to death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

1 Thessalonians 2:8,9 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls...

thou art

Numbers 11:14-17 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me...

Deuteronomy 1:9-12 And I spoke to you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone...

Acts 6:1-4 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews...

Cross References
Exodus 18:17
Moses' father-in-law said to him, "What you are doing is not good.

Numbers 11:14
I am not able to carry all this people alone; the burden is too heavy for me.

Numbers 11:17
And I will come down and talk with you there. And I will take some of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them, and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you may not bear it yourself alone.

Deuteronomy 1:9
"At that time I said to you, 'I am not able to bear you by myself.

Deuteronomy 1:12
How can I bear by myself the weight and burden of you and your strife?

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