Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They judged the people at all times. They brought the hard causes to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,
If there arises a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates; then you shall arise, and go up to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose;
1 Kings 3:16
Then two women who were prostitutes came to the king, and stood before him.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."