New Living Translation
These men were always available to solve the people's common disputes. They brought the major cases to Moses, but they took care of the smaller matters themselves.
King James Bible
And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
Darby Bible Translation
And they judged the people at all times: the hard matters they brought to Moses, but every small matter they judged.
World English Bible
They judged the people at all times. They brought the hard causes to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
Young's Literal Translation
and they have judged the people at all times; the hard matter they bring in unto Moses, and every small matter they judge themselves.
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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
They should always be available to solve the people's common disputes, but have them bring the major cases to you. Let the leaders decide the smaller matters themselves. They will help you carry the load, making the task easier for you.
and impartial in your judgments. Hear the cases of those who are poor as well as those who are rich. Don't be afraid of anyone's anger, for the decision you make is God's decision. Bring me any cases that are too difficult for you, and I will handle them.'
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