Exodus 18:16
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English Standard Version
when they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between one person and another, and I make them know the statutes of God and his laws.”

King James Bible
When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

American Standard Version
when they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when any controversy falleth out among them, they come to me to judge between them, and to shew the precepts of God, and his laws.

English Revised Version
when they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between a man and his neighbour, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

Webster's Bible Translation
When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between one and another, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Jethro announced his arrival to Moses ("he said," sc., through a messenger), he received his father-in-law with the honour due to his rank; and when he had conducted him to his tent, he related to him all the leading events connected with the departure from Egypt, and all the troubles they had met with on the way, and how Jehovah had delivered them out of them all. Jethro rejoiced at this, and broke out in praise to Jehovah, declaring that Jehovah was greater than all gods, i.e., that He had shown Himself to be exalted above all gods, for God is great in the eyes of men only when He makes known His greatness through the display of His omnipotence. He then gave a practical expression to his praise by a burnt-offering and slain-offering, which he presented to God. The second כּי in Exodus 18:11 is only an emphatic repetition of the first, and אשׁר בּדּבר is not dependent upon ידעתּי, but upon גּדול nopu tub, or upon הגדּיל understood, which is to be supplied in thought after the second כּי: "That He has proved Himself great by the affair in which they (the Egyptians) dealt proudly against them (the Israelites)." Compare Nehemiah 9:10, from which it is evident, that to refer these words to the destruction of Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea as a punishment for their attempt to destroy the Israelites in the water (Exodus 1:22) is too contracted an interpretation; and that they rather relate to all the measures adopted by the Egyptians for the oppression and detention of the Israelites, and signify that Jehovah had shown Himself great above all gods by all the plagues inflicted upon Egypt down to the destruction of Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a matter

Exodus 23:7 Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Exodus 24:14 And he said to the elders, Tarry you here for us, until we come again to you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you...

Deuteronomy 17:8-12 If there arise a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke...

2 Samuel 15:3 And Absalom said to him, See, your matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear you.

Job 31:13 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;

Acts 18:14,15 And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O you Jews...

1 Corinthians 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

one and another. Heb. a man and his fellow

Exodus 2:13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong...

make

Leviticus 24:15 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin.

Numbers 15:35 And the LORD said to Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.

Numbers 27:6 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 36:6-9 This is the thing which the LORD does command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best...

Deuteronomy 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me...

Deuteronomy 5:1 And Moses called all Israel, and said to them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day...

Deuteronomy 6:1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you...

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you...

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 4:1,2 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus...

Cross References
Exodus 18:17
Moses' father-in-law said to him, "What you are doing is not good.

Exodus 24:14
And he said to the elders, "Wait here for us until we return to you. And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever has a dispute, let him go to them."

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