And he sent word to MosesMoses, saying: I JethroJethro thy kinsman comecome to thee, and thy wifewife, and thy twotwo sons with her.
And he went out to meetmeet his kinsman, and worshipped and kissedkissed him: and they saluted one another with words of peace. And when he was comecome into the tenttent,
8MosesMoses told his kinsman all that the Lordthe Lord had done to Pharao, and the EgyptiansEgyptians, in favour of IsraelIsrael: and all the labour which had befallen them in the journey, and that the Lordthe Lord had delivered them.
And when his kinsman had seenseenall thingsall things that he did among the people, he saidsaid: What is it that thou dost among the people? Why sittest thou alone, and all the people wait from morningmorning till night.
And MosesMoses answered him: The people comecome to me to seek the judgment of GodGod.
And when any controversy falleth out among them, they comecome to me to judgejudge between them, and to shewshew the precepts of GodGod, and his lawslaws.
But he saidsaid: The thing thou dost is not goodgood.
Thou are spent with foolish labour, both thou and this people that is with thee: the business is above thy strength, thou alone canst not bear it.
But hearhear my wordswords and counsels, and GodGod shall be with thee. Be thou to the people in those things that pertain to GodGod, to bringbring their wordswords to him:
And to shewshew the people the ceremonies and the manner of worshipping, and the wayway wherein they ought to walkwalk, and the workwork that they ought to do.
And provide out of all the people able men, such as fear GodGod, in whom there is truthtruth, and that hatehate avarice, and appoint of them rulersrulers of thousandsthousands, and of hundredshundreds, and of fiftiesfifties, and of tenstens.
Who may judgejudge the people at all timestimes: and when any greatgreat matter soever shall fall out, let them refer it to thee, and let them judgejudge the lesser matters only: that so it may be lighter for thee, the burden being shared out unto others.
If thou dost this, thou shalt fulfil the commandmentcommandment of GodGod, and shalt be able to bear his precepts: and all this people shall return to their placesplaces with peacepeace.