Exodus 18:15
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New American Standard Bible
Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.

King James Bible
And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God:

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses said to his father-in-law, Because the people come to me to enquire of God.

World English Bible
Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses saith to his father-in-law, 'Because the people come unto me to seek God;

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

To enquire of God - The decisions of Moses were doubtless accepted by the people as oracles. The internal prompting of the Spirit was a sufficient guidance for him, and a sufficient authority for the people.

Exodus 18:15 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The Origin and Growth of Law.
MOSES' WORK AS JUDGE AND PROPHET.--Ex. 18; 1-27; 33:5-11. Parallel References. Hist. Bible I, 198-203. Prin. of Politics, Ch. VI. Maine, Ancient Law. Jehovah spake to Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend--Ex. 33: 11. And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard cases they brought unto Moses, but every small
Charles Foster Kent—The Making of a Nation

The Seven Deacons
In those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration." The early church was made up of many classes of people, of various nationalities. At the time of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, "there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven." Acts 2:5. Among those of the Hebrew faith who were gathered at Jerusalem were some
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Cross References
Exodus 18:14
Now when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, "What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge and all the people stand about you from morning until evening?"

Leviticus 24:12
They put him in custody so that the command of the LORD might be made clear to them.

Numbers 9:6
But there were some men who were unclean because of the dead person, so that they could not observe Passover on that day; so they came before Moses and Aaron on that day.

Numbers 9:8
Moses therefore said to them, "Wait, and I will listen to what the LORD will command concerning you."

Numbers 27:5
So Moses brought their case before the LORD.

Deuteronomy 17:8
"If any case is too difficult for you to decide, between one kind of homicide or another, between one kind of lawsuit or another, and between one kind of assault or another, being cases of dispute in your courts, then you shall arise and go up to the place which the LORD your God chooses.

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