Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Exodus 18:15

Context
NET ©

Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire 1  of God.

NIV ©

Moses answered him, "Because the people come to me to seek God’s will.

NASB ©

Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.

NLT ©

Moses replied, "Well, the people come to me to seek God’s guidance.

MSG ©

Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me with questions about God.

BBE ©

And Moses said to his father-in-law, Because the people come to me to get directions from God:

NRSV ©

Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.

NKJV ©

And Moses said to his father–in–law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.


KJV
And Moses
<04872>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto his father in law
<02859> (8802)_,
Because the people
<05971>
come
<0935> (8799)
unto me to enquire
<01875> (8800)
of God
<0430>_:
NASB ©
Moses
<04872>
said
<0559>
to his father-in-law
<02860>
, "Because
<03588>
the people
<05971>
come
<0935>
to me to inquire
<01875>
of God
<0430>
.
HEBREW
Myhla
<0430>
srdl
<01875>
Meh
<05971>
yla
<0413>
aby
<0935>
yk
<03588>
wntxl
<02859>
hsm
<04872>
rmayw (18:15)
<0559>
LXXM
kai
<2532
CONJ
legei
<3004
V-PAI-3S
mwushv {N-NSM} tw
<3588
T-DSM
gambrw {N-DSM} oti
<3754
CONJ
paraginetai
<3854
V-PMI-3S
prov
<4314
PREP
me
<1473
P-AS
o
<3588
T-NSM
laov
<2992
N-NSM
ekzhthsai
<1567
V-AAN
krisin
<2920
N-ASF
para
<3844
PREP
tou
<3588
T-GSM
yeou
<2316
N-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
Moses
<04872>
said
<0559>
to his father-in-law
<02859>
, “Because
<03588>
the people
<05971>
come
<0935>
to me
<0413>
to inquire
<01875>
of God
<0430>
.
NET ©

Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire 1  of God.

NET © Notes

tn The form is לִדְרֹשׁ (lidrosh), the Qal infinitive construct giving the purpose. To inquire of God would be to seek God’s will on a matter, to obtain a legal decision on a matter, or to settle a dispute. As a judge Moses is speaking for God, but as the servant of Yahweh Moses’ words will be God’s words. The psalms would later describe judges as “gods” because they made the right decisions based on God’s Law.



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