New Living Translation
Moses replied, "Because the people come to me to get a ruling from 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:15 The people came to enquire of God - And happy was it for them that they had such an oracle to consult. Moses was faithful both to him that appointed him, and to them that consulted him, and made them know the statutes of God, and his laws - His business was not to make laws, but to make known God's laws: his place was but that of a servant.
LibraryOpposition to Messiah Ruinous
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel T here is a species of the sublime in writing, which seems peculiar to the Scripture, and of which, properly, no subjects but those of divine revelation are capable, With us, things inconsiderable in themselves are elevated by splendid images, which give them an apparent importance beyond what they can justly claim. Thus the poet, when describing a battle among bees, by a judicious selection of epithets …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2
After the Scripture.
Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
When Moses' father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he asked, "What are you really accomplishing here? Why are you trying to do all this alone while everyone stands around you from morning till evening?"
They kept the man in custody until the LORD's will in the matter should become clear to them.
But some of the men had been ceremonially defiled by touching a dead body, so they could not celebrate the Passover that day. They came to Moses and Aaron that day
Moses answered, "Wait here until I have received instructions for you from the LORD."
So Moses brought their case before the LORD.
"Suppose a case arises in a local court that is too hard for you to decide--for instance, whether someone is guilty of murder or only of manslaughter, or a difficult lawsuit, or a case involving different kinds of assault. Take such legal cases to the place the LORD your God will choose,
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