EXODUS 18:26

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.”

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Exodus 18:26 Translation & Meaning

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And they judged וְשָֽׁפְט֥וּ To judge, i.e., pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication, to vindicate or punish; by extenssion, to govern; passively, to litigate (literally or figuratively) judged
the people הָעָ֖ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
at all בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
seasons: עֵ֑ת Time, especially (adverb with preposition) now, when, etc seasons
the hard הַקָּשֶׁה֙ Severe (in various applications) hard
causes הַדָּבָ֤ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause causes
they brought יְבִיא֣וּן To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) brought
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Moses, מֹשֶׁ֔ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
but every וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) every
small הַקָּטֹ֖ן Abbreviated, i.e., diminutive, literally (in quantity, size or number) or figuratively (in age or importance) small
matter הַדָּבָ֥ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause matter
they judged יִשְׁפּוּט֥וּ To judge, i.e., pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication, to vindicate or punish; by extenssion, to govern; passively, to litigate (literally or figuratively) judged
themselves. הֵֽם׃ They (only used when emphatic) themselves

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  • 24  So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.

  • 25  And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

  • 26  And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

  • 27  And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.




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