Parallel Verses

NET Bible

But you choose from the people capable men, God-fearing, men of truth, those who hate bribes, and put them over the people as rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

New American Standard Bible

Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.

King James Version

Moreover thou shalt provide 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:

Holman Bible

But you should select from all the people able men, God-fearing, trustworthy, and hating bribes. Place them over the people as commanders of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.

International Standard Version

You are to look for capable men among the people, men who fear God, men of integrity who hate dishonest gain. You are to set these men over them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.

A Conservative Version

Moreover thou shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating unjust gain, and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens,

American Standard Version

Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

Amplified

Furthermore, you shall select from all the people competent men who [reverently] fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; you shall place these over the people as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.

Bible in Basic English

But for the rest, take from among the people able men, such as have the fear of God, true men hating profits wrongly made; and put such men over them, to be captains of thousands, captains of hundreds and of fifties and of tens;

Darby Translation

But do thou provide among all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place them over them, chiefs of thousands, chiefs of hundreds, chiefs of fifties, and chiefs of tens,

Julia Smith Translation

And thou shalt look out from all the people men of ability, fearing God, men of truth, men hating gain; and set thou over them chiefs of thousands, chiefs of hundreds, chiefs of fifties, and chiefs of ten.

King James 2000

Moreover you shall provide 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:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And you will select from all the people men of ability, fearers of God, trustworthy men, haters of [dishonest] gain, and you will appoint [such men] over them [as] commanders of thousands, commanders of hundreds, commanders of fifties, and commanders of tens.

Modern King James verseion

And you shall look out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating unjust gain. And place such over them to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Moreover, seek out, among all the people, men of activity which fear God; and men that are true and hate covetousness: and make them heads over the people, captains over thousands, over hundreds, over fifty, and over ten.

New Heart English Bible

Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God: men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou thyself, therefore shalt look out, from among all the people - men of ability, reverers of God, men of fidelity, haters of extortion, - and place them over them as rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

Webster

Moreover, thou shalt provide 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:

World English Bible

Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God: men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

Youngs Literal Translation

And thou -- thou dost provide out of all the people men of ability, fearing God, men of truth, hating dishonest gain, and hast placed these over them, heads of thousands, heads of hundreds, heads of fifties, and heads of tens,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חזה 
Chazah 
Usage: 54

out of all the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

חיל 
Chayil 
Usage: 243

men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42
Usage: 42

such as fear
ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 43

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

בּצע 
Betsa` 
Usage: 22

and place
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

such over them, to be rulers
שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

אלף 
'eleph 
Usage: 504

and rulers
שׂר 
Sar 
שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421
Usage: 421

מאיה מאה 
me'ah 
Usage: 581

שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

of fifties
חמשּׁים 
Chamishshiym 
Usage: 163

Context Readings

Jethro's Visit

20 warn them of the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they must walk and the work they must do. 21 But you choose from the people capable men, God-fearing, men of truth, those who hate bribes, and put them over the people as rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. 22 They will judge the people under normal circumstances, and every difficult case they will bring to you, but every small case they themselves will judge, so that you may make it easier for yourself, and they will bear the burden with you.



Cross References

Acts 6:3

But carefully select from among you, brothers, seven men who are well-attested, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this necessary task.

2 Chronicles 19:5-10

He appointed judges throughout the land and in each of the fortified cities of Judah.

Deuteronomy 16:18-19

You must appoint judges and civil servants for each tribe in all your villages that the Lord your God is giving you, and they must judge the people fairly.

Genesis 42:18

On the third day Joseph said to them, "Do as I say and you will live, for I fear God.

Exodus 18:25

Moses chose capable men from all Israel, and he made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel spoke, the protector of Israel spoke to me. The one who rules fairly among men, the one who rules in the fear of God,

Ezekiel 18:8

does not engage in usury or charge interest, but refrains from wrongdoing, promotes true justice between men,

Genesis 22:12

"Do not harm the boy!" the angel said. "Do not do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God because you did not withhold your son, your only son, from me."

Exodus 23:2-9

"You must not follow a crowd in doing evil things; in a lawsuit you must not offer testimony that agrees with a crowd so as to pervert justice,

Numbers 10:4

"But if they blow with one trumpet, then the leaders, the heads of the thousands of Israel, must come to you.

Deuteronomy 1:13-17

Select wise and practical men, those known among your tribes, whom I may appoint as your leaders."

Joshua 22:14

He was accompanied by ten leaders, one from each of the Israelite tribes, each one a family leader among the Israelite clans.

1 Samuel 8:3

But his sons did not follow his ways. Instead, they made money dishonestly, accepted bribes, and perverted justice.

1 Samuel 8:12

He will appoint for himself leaders of thousands and leaders of fifties, as well as those who plow his ground, reap his harvest, and make his weapons of war and his chariot equipment.

1 Samuel 12:3-4

Here I am. Bring a charge against me before the Lord and before his chosen king. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I wronged? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I taken a bribe so that I would overlook something? Tell me, and I will return it to you!"

1 Kings 3:9-12

So give your servant a discerning mind so he can make judicial decisions for your people and distinguish right from wrong. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."

1 Kings 18:3

So Ahab summoned Obadiah, who supervised the palace. (Now Obadiah was a very loyal follower of the Lord.

1 Kings 18:12

But when I leave you, the Lord's spirit will carry you away so I can't find you. If I go tell Ahab I've seen you, he won't be able to find you and he will kill me. That would not be fair, because your servant has been a loyal follower of the Lord from my youth.

Nehemiah 5:9

Then I said, "The thing that you are doing is wrong! Should you not conduct yourselves in the fear of our God in order to avoid the reproach of the Gentiles who are our enemies?

Nehemiah 7:2

I then put in charge over Jerusalem my brother Hanani and Hananiah the chief of the citadel, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many do.

Job 29:16

I was a father to the needy, and I investigated the case of the person I did not know;

Job 31:13

"If I have disregarded the right of my male servants or my female servants when they disputed with me,

Psalm 15:5

He does not charge interest when he lends his money. He does not take bribes to testify against the innocent. The one who lives like this will never be upended.

Psalm 26:9-10

Do not sweep me away with sinners, or execute me along with violent people,

Proverbs 28:2

When a country is rebellious it has many princes, but by someone who is discerning and knowledgeable order is maintained.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Having heard everything, I have reached this conclusion: Fear God and keep his commandments, because this is the whole duty of man.

Isaiah 16:5

Then a trustworthy king will be established; he will rule in a reliable manner, this one from David's family. He will be sure to make just decisions and will be experienced in executing justice.

Isaiah 33:15

The one who lives uprightly and speaks honestly; the one who refuses to profit from oppressive measures and rejects a bribe; the one who does not plot violent crimes and does not seek to harm others --

Isaiah 59:4

No one is concerned about justice; no one sets forth his case truthfully. They depend on false words and tell lies; they conceive of oppression and give birth to sin.

Isaiah 59:14-15

Justice is driven back; godliness stands far off. Indeed, honesty stumbles in the city square and morality is not even able to enter.

Jeremiah 5:1

The Lord said, "Go up and down through the streets of Jerusalem. Look around and see for yourselves. Search through its public squares. See if any of you can find a single person who deals honestly and tries to be truthful. If you can, then I will not punish this city.

Ezekiel 22:12

They take bribes within you to shed blood. You engage in usury and charge interest; you extort money from your neighbors. You have forgotten me, declares the sovereign Lord.

Zechariah 7:9

"The Lord who rules over all said, 'Exercise true judgment and show brotherhood and compassion to each other.

Zechariah 8:16

These are the things you must do: Speak the truth, each of you, to one another. Practice true and righteous judgment in your courts.

Luke 18:2

He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people.

Luke 18:4

For a while he refused, but later on he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor have regard for people,

Acts 20:33

I have desired no one's silver or gold or clothing.

1 Timothy 3:3

not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money.

1 Timothy 6:9-11

Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

2 Peter 2:14-15

Their eyes, full of adultery, never stop sinning; they entice unstable people. They have trained their hearts for greed, these cursed children!

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