Exodus 18:24
New International Version
Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.

New Living Translation
Moses listened to his father-in-law’s advice and followed his suggestions.

English Standard Version
So Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said.

Berean Study Bible
Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.

King James Bible
So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.

New King James Version
So Moses heeded the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said.

New American Standard Bible
So Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything that he had said.

NASB 1995
So Moses listened to his father-in-law and did all that he had said.

NASB 1977
So Moses listened to his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.

Amplified Bible
So Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything that he had said.

Christian Standard Bible
Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.

American Standard Version
So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moshe heard the voice of his Father in Law and he did everything that he said to him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did whatsoever he said to him.

Contemporary English Version
Moses followed Jethro's advice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Moses heard this, he did all things that he had suggested unto him.

English Revised Version
So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.

Good News Translation
Moses took Jethro's advice

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.

International Standard Version
Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.

Literal Standard Version
And Moses listens to the voice of his father-in-law, and does all that he said,

NET Bible
Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he had said.

New Heart English Bible
So Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.

World English Bible
So Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses hearkeneth to the voice of his father-in-law, and doth all that he said,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jethro Advises Moses
23If you follow this advice and God so directs you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people can go home in peace.” 24Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said. 25So Moses chose capable men from all Israel and made them heads over the people as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.…

Cross References
Exodus 18:23
If you follow this advice and God so directs you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people can go home in peace."

Exodus 18:25
So Moses chose capable men from all Israel and made them heads over the people as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Deuteronomy 1:9
At that time I said to you, "I cannot carry the burden for you alone.


Treasury of Scripture

So Moses listened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.

Exodus 18:2-5,19
Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back, …

Ezra 10:2,5
And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing…

Proverbs 1:5
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:









(24, 25) Moses hearkened.--The appointment of judges, according to Jethro's advice, was not made until after the giving of the Law and the setting up of the Tabernacle. (See Deuteronomy 1:9-15.) In one particular Moses departed from the counsel given to him. Instead of directly choosing the "able men" himself, he left the selection to the people (Deuteronomy 1:13). And contented himself with investing the men chosen with their authority. Comp. the course taken by the apostolic college with respect to the first deacons (Acts 6:3-6).

Verse 24. - So Moses hearkened. Moses took the advice tendered him, not immediately, but after the law had been given at Sinai, and the journeying was about to be resumed. See Deuteronomy 1:9-15.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Moses
מֹשֶׁ֖ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

listened
וַיִּשְׁמַ֥ע (way·yiš·ma‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to his father-in-law
חֹתְנ֑וֹ (ḥō·ṯə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2859: To give, away in marriage, to contract affinity by marriage

and did
וַיַּ֕עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

everything
כֹּ֖ל (kōl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

he said.
אָמָֽר׃ (’ā·mār)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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