New International Version
The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening.
King James Bible
And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people; and the people stood by Moses from the morning to the evening.
World English Bible
It happened on the next day, that Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from the morning to the evening.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass on the morrow, that Moses sitteth to judge the people, and the people stand before Moses, from the morning unto the evening;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To judge the people - To hear and determine controversies between man and man, and to give them instruction in things appertaining to God.
From the morning unto the evening - Moses was obliged to sit all day, and the people were continually coming and going.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Ideal Statesman [Footnote: Preached on Occasion of Mr. Gladstone's Death. ]
'Thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them.'--EXODUS xviii. 21. You will have anticipated my purpose in selecting this text. I should be doing violence to your feelings and mine if I made no reference to the event which has united the Empire and the world in one sentiment. The great tree has fallen, and the crash has for the moment silenced all the sounds of the forest. Wars abroad and controversies at home are …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Development of the Earlier Old Testament Laws
Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, brought a burnt offering and other sacrifices to God, and Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat a meal with Moses' father-in-law in the presence of God.
When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, "What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?"
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