Exodus 18:26
Good News Translation
They served as judges for the people on a permanent basis, bringing the difficult cases to Moses but deciding the smaller disputes themselves.

Contemporary English Version
They served as judges, deciding the easy cases themselves, but bringing the more difficult ones to Moses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they judged the people at all times: and whatsoever was of greater difficulty they referred to him, and they judged the easier cases only.

New American Bible
They rendered decisions for the people in all routine cases. The more difficult cases they referred to Moses, but all the lesser cases they settled themselves.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they judged the people at all times: and whatsoever was of greater difficulty they referred to him, and they judged the easier cases only.

at all

Exodus 18:14,22 And when his kinsman had seen all things that he did among the people, he said: What is it that thou dost among the people? Why sittest thou alone, and all the people wait from morning till night? . . .

the hard causes

Exodus 18:15,22 And Moses answered him: The people come to me to seek the judgment of God? . . .

Deuteronomy 17:8 If thou perceive that there be among you a hard and doubtful matter in judgment between blood and blood, cause and cause, leprosy and leprosy: and thou see that the words of the judges within thy gates do vary: arise, and go up to the place, which the Lord thy God shall choose.

1 Kings 3:16-28 Then there came two women that were harlots, to the king, and stood before him. . . .

1 Kings 10:1 And the queen of Saba having heard of the fame of Solomon in the name of the Lord, came to try him with hard questions.

Job 29:16 I was the father of the poor: and the cause which I knew not, I searched out most diligently.

Context
Jethro Advises Moses
25And choosing able men out of all Israel, he appointed them rulers of the people, rulers over thousands, and over hundreds, and over fifties, and over tens. 26And they judged the people at all times: and whatsoever was of greater difficulty they referred to him, and they judged the easier cases only.27And he let his kinsman depart: and he returned and went into his own country.…
Cross References
Exodus 18:22
Who may judge the people at all times: and when any great matter soever shall fall out, let them refer it to thee, and let them judge the lesser matters only: that so it may be lighter for thee, the burden being shared out unto others.

Deuteronomy 1:17
There shall be no difference of persons, you shall hear the little as well as the great: neither shall you respect any man's person, because it is the judgment of God. And if any thing seem hard to you, refer it to me, and I will hear it.

Additional Translations
And they judged the people at all times; they would bring the difficult cases to Moses, but any minor issue they would judge themselves.And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

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

And they judged the people at all times; and every too burdensome matter they brought to Moses, but every light matter they judged themselves.

And they judged the people at all times: the hard matters they brought to Moses, but every small matter they judged.

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

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

They judged the people at all times. They brought the hard causes to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

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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