New International Version
Moses' father-in-law replied, "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.
Darby Bible Translation
And Moses' father-in-law said to him, The thing that thou art doing is not good.
World English Bible
Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing that you do is not good.
Young's Literal Translation
And the father-in-law of Moses saith unto him, 'The thing which thou art doing is not good;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws - These words are so very particular that they leave little room for doubt that the law had been given. Such words would scarcely have been used had not the statutes and laws been then in existence. And this is one of the proofs that the transaction mentioned here stands out of its due chronological order; See Clarke's note on Exodus 18:5.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Ideal Statesman [Footnote: Preached on Occasion of Mr. Gladstone's Death. ]
'Thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them.'--EXODUS xviii. 21. You will have anticipated my purpose in selecting this text. I should be doing violence to your feelings and mine if I made no reference to the event which has united the Empire and the world in one sentiment. The great tree has fallen, and the crash has for the moment silenced all the sounds of the forest. Wars abroad and controversies at home are …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Development of the Earlier Old Testament Laws
Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God's decrees and instructions."
You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone.
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