Exodus 18 ©
Jethro bringeth to Moses his wife and two sons. Moses entertaineth him. Jethro blesseth God for his goodness to Israel. He counselleth Moses to provide fit persons, who may assist him in judging the people; his counsel is accepted. Jethro departeth.
And the name of the other was 2Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:
And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.
Now I kknow that the lLORD is mgreater than all gods: nfor in the thing wherein they odealt proudly he was above them.
And Jethro, Moses' father in law, ptook a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to qeat bread with Moses' father in law before God.
And when Moses' father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?
And Moses' father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.
Moreover thou shalt cprovide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
And dlet them judge the people at all seasons: eand it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear fthe burden with thee.
And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.