Exodus 18:23
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New International Version
If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied."

King James Bible
If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

Darby Bible Translation
If thou do this thing, and God command thee [so], thou wilt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

World English Bible
If you will do this thing, and God commands you so, then you will be able to endure, and all of these people also will go to their place in peace."

Young's Literal Translation
If thou dost this thing, and God hath commanded thee, then thou hast been able to stand, and all this people also goeth in unto its place in peace.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee - Though the measure was obviously of the utmost importance, and plainly recommended itself by its expediency and necessity; yet Jethro very modestly leaves it to the wisdom of Moses to choose or reject it; and, knowing that in all things his relative was now acting under the immediate direction of God, intimates that no measure can be safely adopted without a positive injunction from God himself. As the counsel was doubtless inspired by the Divine Spirit, we find that it was sanctioned by the same, for Moses acted in every respect according to the advice he had received.

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Exodus 18:18 You will surely wear away, both you, and this people that is with you: for this thing is too heavy for you...

Genesis 21:10-12 Why she said to Abraham, Cast out this female slave and her son: for the son of this female slave shall not be heir with my son...

1 Samuel 8:6,7,22 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed to the LORD...

Acts 15:2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas...

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles...

and all this

Exodus 16:29 See, for that the LORD has given you the sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days...

Genesis 18:33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned to his place.

Genesis 30:25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my own place...

2 Samuel 18:3 But the people answered, You shall not go forth: for if we flee away, they will not care for us; neither if half of us die...

2 Samuel 19:39 And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him...

2 Samuel 21:17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succored him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying...

Philippians 1:24,25 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you...

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The 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
[Sidenote: First the principle, and then the detailed laws] If the canon of the New Testament had remained open as long as did that of the Old, there is little doubt that it also would have contained many laws, legal precedents, and ecclesiastical histories. From the writings of the Church Fathers and the records of the Catholic Church it is possible to conjecture what these in general would have been. The early history of Christianity illustrates the universal fact that the broad principles are
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 18:22
Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you.

Exodus 18:24
Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.

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