Exodus 18:26
Strong's Lexicon
And they judged
וְשָׁפְט֥וּ (wə·šā·p̄ə·ṭū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8199: 1) to judge, govern, vindicate, punish 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to act as law-giver or judge or governor (of God, man) 1a1a) to rule, govern, judge 1a2) to decide controversy (of God, man) 1a3) to execute judgment 1a3a) discriminating (of man) 1a3b) vindicating 1a3c) condemning and punishing 1a3d) at theophanic advent for final judgment 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to enter into controversy, plead, have controversy together 1b2) to be judged 1c) (Poel) judge, opponent-at-law (participle)

אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: 1) sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative

the people
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: 1) nation, people 1a) people, nation 1b) persons, members of one's people, compatriots, country-men 2) kinsman, kindred

at all
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: 1) all, the whole 1a) all, the whole of 1b) any, each, every, anything 1c) totality, everything

times;
עֵ֑ת (‘êṯ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6256: 1) time 1a) time (of an event) 1b) time (usual) 1c) experiences, fortunes 1d) occurrence, occasion

אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: 1) sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative

they would bring
יְבִיא֣וּן (yə·ḇî·’ūn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 935: 1) to go in, enter, come, go, come in 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to enter, come in 1a2) to come 1a2a) to come with 1a2b) to come upon, fall or light upon, attack (enemy) 1a2c) to come to pass 1a3) to attain to 1a4) to be enumerated 1a5) to go 1b) (Hiphil) 1b1) to lead in 1b2) to carry in 1b3) to bring in, cause to come in, gather, cause to come, bring near, bring against, bring upon 1b4) to bring to pass 1c) (Hophal) 1c1) to be brought, brought in 1c2) to be introduced, be put

the difficult
הַקָּשֶׁה֙ (haq·qā·šeh)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7186: 1) hard, cruel, severe, obstinate 1a) hard, difficult 1b) severe 1c) fierce, intense, vehement 1d) stubborn, stiff of neck, stiff-necked 1e) rigorous (of battle)

cases
הַדָּבָ֤ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing 1a) speech 1b) saying, utterance 1c) word, words 1d) business, occupation, acts, matter, case, something, manner (by extension)

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: 1) to, toward, unto (of motion) 2) into (limit is actually entered) 2a) in among 3) toward (of direction, not necessarily physical motion) 4) against (motion or direction of a hostile character) 5) in addition to, to 6) concerning, in regard to, in reference to, on account of 7) according to (rule or standard) 8) at, by, against (of one's presence) 9) in between, in within, to within, unto (idea of motion to)

Moses,
מֹשֶׁ֔ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses = 'drawn' 1) the prophet and lawgiver, leader of the exodus

but any
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: 1) all, the whole 1a) all, the whole of 1b) any, each, every, anything 1c) totality, everything

minor
הַקָּטֹ֖ן (haq·qā·ṭōn)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6996: 1) young, small, insignificant, unimportant 1a) small 1b) insignificant 1c) young 1d) unimportant

issue
הַדָּבָ֥ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing 1a) speech 1b) saying, utterance 1c) word, words 1d) business, occupation, acts, matter, case, something, manner (by extension)

they would judge
יִשְׁפּוּט֥וּ (yiš·pū·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8199: 1) to judge, govern, vindicate, punish 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to act as law-giver or judge or governor (of God, man) 1a1a) to rule, govern, judge 1a2) to decide controversy (of God, man) 1a3) to execute judgment 1a3a) discriminating (of man) 1a3b) vindicating 1a3c) condemning and punishing 1a3d) at theophanic advent for final judgment 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to enter into controversy, plead, have controversy together 1b2) to be judged 1c) (Poel) judge, opponent-at-law (participle)

themselves.
הֵֽם׃ (hêm)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: 1) they, these, the same, who

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
They judged the people at all times; they would bring the hard cases to Moses, but they would judge every minor case themselves.

New American Standard Bible
They judged the people at all times; the difficult dispute they would bring to Moses, but every minor dispute they themselves would judge.

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.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves.

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.

English Standard Version
And they judged the people at all times. Any hard case they brought to Moses, but any small matter they decided themselves.

New American Standard Bible
They judged the people at all times; the difficult dispute they would bring to Moses, but every minor dispute they themselves would judge.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They judged the people at all times; they would bring the hard cases to Moses, but they would judge every minor case themselves.

International Standard Version
They judged the people at all times; the difficult matters they brought to Moses, but every minor matter they judged.

NET Bible
They judged the people under normal circumstances; the difficult cases they would bring to Moses, but every small case they would judge themselves.

American Standard Version
And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

English Revised Version
And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto 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.






Cross References
Exodus 18:22
And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.

Deuteronomy 1:17
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

Exodus 1:1
Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.

Exodus 18:25
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.

Exodus 18:24
So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.

Exodus 18:23
If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

Exodus 18:27
And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.

Exodus 19:1
In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.

Exodus 19:2
For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
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