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{Exodus 18:21} Moreover thou x859 shalt provide 2372 z8799 out of all x4480 x3605 the people 5971 able 2428 men, y582 x376 such as fear 3373 God, 430 men y582 x376 of truth, 571 hating 8130 z8802 covetousness; 1215 and place 7760 z8804 [such] over x5921 them, [to be] rulers 8269 of thousands, 505 [and] rulers 8269 of hundreds, 3967 rulers 8269 of fifties, 2572 and rulers 8269 of tens: 6235
Moreover:
"Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you. ... Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; [but] ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment [is] God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring [it] unto me, and I will hear it." {Deu 1:13-17} + "Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business." {Act 6:3}
able men:
"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." {Exd 18:25} + "Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment." {Deu 16:18} + "Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? ... Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee." {1Kg 3:9-12} + "For the transgression of a land many [are] the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding [and] knowledge the state [thereof] shall be prolonged." {Prv 28:2}
such as:
"Thou shalt not follow a multitude to [do] evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest [judgment]: ... Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt." {Exd 23:2-9} + "And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son] from me." {Gen 22:12} + "And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; [for] I fear God:" {Gen 42:18} + "The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men [must be] just, ruling in the fear of God." {2Sm 23:3} + "And Ahab called Obadiah, which [was] the governor of [his] house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:" {1Kg 18:3} + "And it shall come to pass, [as soon as] I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the LORD shall carry thee whither I know not; and [so] when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me: but I thy servant fear the LORD from my youth." {1Kg 18:12} + "And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city, ... And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and [so] wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass." {2Ch 19:5-10} + "Also I said, It [is] not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?" {Neh 5:9} + "That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he [was] a faithful man, and feared God above many." {Neh 7:2} + "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man." {Ecc 12:13} + "Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:" {Lke 18:2} + "And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;" {Lke 18:4}
men:
"I [was] a father to the poor: and the cause [which] I knew not I searched out." {Job 29:16} + "If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;" {Job 31:13} + "And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness." {Isa 16:5} + "None calleth for justice, nor [any] pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity." {Isa 59:4} + "And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. ... Yea, truth faileth; and he [that] departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw [it], and it displeased him that [there was] no judgment." {Isa 59:14-15} + "Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be [any] that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it." {Jer 5:1} + "He [that] hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, [that] hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man," {Ezk 18:8} + "Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:" {Zch 7:9} + "These [are] the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:" {Zch 8:16}
hating:
"And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous." {Exd 23:8} + "Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment. ... Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous." {Deu 16:18-19} + "And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment." {1Sm 8:3} + "Behold, here I [am]: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received [any] bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you. ... And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken ought of any man's hand." {1Sm 12:3-4} + "Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men: ... In whose hands [is] mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes." {Psa 26:9-10} + "He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;" {Isa 33:15} + "In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD." {Ezk 22:12} + "I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel." {Act 20:33} + "Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;" {1Tm 3:3} + "But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. ... But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness." {1Tm 6:9-11} + "Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: ... Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;" {2Pe 2:14-15}
rulers of thousands:
Whatever matter the decarch, or ruler over ten, could not decide, went to the pentecontarch, or ruler of fifty, and thence by degrees to the hecatontarch, or ruler over a hundred, to the chiliarch, or ruler over a thousand, to Moses, and at length to God himself. Each magistrate had the care or inspection of only ten men; the decarch superintended ten private characters; the hecatontarch ten decarchs; and the chiliarch, ten hecatontarchs. "And if they blow [but] with one [trumpet], then the princes, [which are] heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee." {Num 10:4} + "So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes." {Deu 1:15} + "And with him ten princes, of each chief house a prince throughout all the tribes of Israel; and each one [was] an head of the house of their fathers among the thousands of Israel." {Jsh 22:14} + "And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and [will set them] to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots." {1Sm 8:12}

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