Exodus 18:17
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English Standard Version
Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good.

King James Bible
And Moses' father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.

American Standard Version
And Moses father-in-law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said: The thing thou dost is not good.

English Revised Version
And Moses' father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses's father-in-law said to him, The thing that thou doest is not good.

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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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Exodus 18:16
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."

Exodus 18:18
You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone.

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