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Exodus 18:23

    Exodus 18:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If you shall do this thing, and God command you so, then you shall be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you do this, and God gives approval, then you will be able to go on without weariness, and all this people will go to their tents in peace.

    Webster's Revision

    If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people also shall 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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 18:23

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 18:23

    To their place - i. e. to Canaan, which is thus recognized by Jethro as the appointed and true home of Israel. Compare Numbers 10:29-30.