Exodus 18:20
New International Version
Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave.

New Living Translation
Teach them God's decrees, and give them his instructions. Show them how to conduct their lives.

English Standard Version
and you shall warn them about the statutes and the laws, and make them know the way in which they must walk and what they must do.

Berean Study Bible
Teach them the statutes and laws, and show them the way to live and the work they must do.

New American Standard Bible
then teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk and the work they are to do.

King James Bible
And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

Christian Standard Bible
Instruct them about the statutes and laws, and teach them the way to live and what they must do.

Contemporary English Version
and you should teach them God's laws and show them what they must do to live right.

Good News Translation
You should teach them God's commands and explain to them how they should live and what they should do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instruct them about the statutes and laws, and teach them the way to live and what they must do.

International Standard Version
You are to teach them the statutes and instructions and make known to them the way they're to go and the things they're to do.

NET Bible
warn them of the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they must walk and the work they must do.

New Heart English Bible
You shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and shall show them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You must instruct them in the laws and the teachings, show them how to live, and tell them what to do.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt teach them the statutes and the laws, and shalt show them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

New American Standard 1977
then teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk, and the work they are to do.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws and shalt show them the way in which they must walk and the work that they must do.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall teach them ordinances and laws, and shall show them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do.

American King James Version
And you shall teach them ordinances and laws, and shall show them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

American Standard Version
and thou shalt teach them the statutes and the laws, and shalt show them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt testify to them the ordinances of God and his law, and thou shalt shew to them the ways in which they shall walk, and the works which they shall do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to shew the people the ceremonies and the manner of worshipping, and the way wherein they ought to walk, and the work that they ought to do.

Darby Bible Translation
and teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do.

English Revised Version
and thou shalt teach them the statutes and the laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt show them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do.

World English Bible
You shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and shall show them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast warned them concerning the statutes and the laws, and hast made known to them the way in which they go, and the work which they do.
Study Bible
Jethro Advises Moses
19Now listen to me; I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their causes to Him. 20Teach them the statutes and laws, and show them the way to live and the work they must do. 21Furthermore, 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.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:18
And at that time I commanded you all the things you were to do.

Deuteronomy 4:1
Hear now, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances I am teaching you to follow so that you may live, enter, and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

Deuteronomy 4:5
See, I have taught you statutes and ordinances just as the LORD my God has commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are about to enter and possess.

Deuteronomy 5:1
Then Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, "Hear, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances that I declare in your hearing this day. Learn them and observe them carefully.

Psalm 143:8
Let me hear Your loving devotion in the morning, for I have put my trust in You. Teach me the way I should walk, for to You I lift up my soul.

Treasury of Scripture

And you shall teach them ordinances and laws, and shall show them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

teach

Exodus 18:16
When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

Deuteronomy 4:1,5
Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you…

Deuteronomy 5:1
And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.

the way

1 Samuel 12:23
Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Psalm 143:8
Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

work

Deuteronomy 1:18
And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.

Ezekiel 3:17
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Matthew 28:20
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.







Lexicon
Teach
וְהִזְהַרְתָּ֣ה (wə·hiz·har·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2094: To gleam, to enlighten

them the statutes
הַחֻקִּ֖ים (ha·ḥuq·qîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute

and laws,
הַתּוֹרֹ֑ת (hat·tō·w·rōṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

and show
וְהוֹדַעְתָּ֣ (wə·hō·w·ḏa‘·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

them the way
הַדֶּ֙רֶךְ֙ (had·de·reḵ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

to live
יֵ֣לְכוּ (yê·lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

and the work
הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֖ה (ham·ma·‘ă·śeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

they must do.
יַעֲשֽׂוּן׃ (ya·‘ă·śūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make
Verse 20. - Thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws. Or, "statutes and laws," as in ver. 16. It is not quite clear how these differ. Some regard "statutes" as connected with religion, and laws as regulations with respect to civil and social matters. Others explain the first as "specific" and the second as "general enactments." The way wherein they must walk. The general line of conduct which all axe bound to pursue. The work that they must do. The special task which each has to perform individually. 18:13-27 Here is the great zeal and the toil of Moses as a magistrate. Having been employed to redeem Israel out of the house of bondage, he is a further type of Christ, that he is employed as a lawgiver and a judge among them. If the people were as quarrelsome one with another as they were with God, no doubt Moses had many causes brought before him. This business Moses was called to; it appears that he did it with great care and kindness. The meanest Israelite was welcome to bring his cause before him. Moses kept to his business from morning to night. Jethro thought it was too much for him to undertake alone; also it would make the administration of justice tiresome to the people. There may be over-doing even in well-doing. Wisdom is profitable to direct, that we may neither content ourselves with less than our duty, nor task ourselves beyond our strength. Jethro advised Moses to a better plan. Great men should not only study to be useful themselves, but contrive to make others useful. Care must be taken in the choice of the persons admitted into such a trust. They should be men of good sense, that understood business, and that would not be daunted by frowns or clamours, but abhorred the thought of a bribe. Men of piety and religion; such as fear God, who dare not to do a base thing, though they could do it secretly and securely. The fear of God will best fortify a man against temptations to injustice. Moses did not despise this advice. Those are not wise, who think themselves too wise to be counselled.
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