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Exodus 18:14
When Moses' father-in-law saw everything he was doing for them he asked, "What is this thing you're doing for the people? Why are you alone sitting as judge, while all the people stand around you from morning until evening?"
Exodus 18:22
They should judge the people at all times. Then they can bring you every important case but judge every minor case themselves. In this way you will lighten your load, and they will bear [it] with you.
the hard causes
Exodus 18:15
Moses replied to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.
Exodus 18:22
They should judge the people at all times. Then they can bring you every important case but judge every minor case themselves. In this way you will lighten your load, and they will bear [it] with you.
Deuteronomy 17:8
"If a case is too difficult for you-- concerning bloodshed, lawsuits, or assaults-- cases disputed at your gates, you must go up to the place the LORD your God chooses.
1 Kings 3:16-28
16
Then two women who were prostitutes came to the king and stood before him.
17
One woman said, "Please my lord, this woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was in the house.
18
On the third day after I gave birth, she also had a baby and we were alone. No one else was with us in the house; just the two of us were there.
19
During the night this woman's son died because she lay on him.
20
She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while your servant was asleep. She laid him at her breast, and she put her dead son in my arms.
21
When I got up in the morning to nurse my son, I discovered he was dead. That morning, when I looked closely at him I realized that he was not the son I gave birth to."
22
"No," the other woman said. "My son is the living one; your son is the dead one." The first woman said, "No, your son is the dead one; my son is the living one." So they argued before the king.
23
The king replied, "This woman says, 'This is my son who is alive, and your son is dead,' but that woman says, 'No, your son is dead, and my son is alive.'"
24
The king continued, "Bring me a sword." So they brought the sword to the king.
25
Solomon said, "Cut the living boy in two and give half to one and half to the other."
26
The woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she felt great compassion for her son. "My lord, give her the living baby," she said, "but please don't have him killed!" But the other one said, "He will not be mine or yours. Cut [him in two]!"
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The king responded, "Give the living baby to the first woman, and don't kill him. She is his mother."
28
All Israel heard about the judgment the king had given, and they stood in awe of the king because they saw that God's wisdom was in him to carry out justice.
1 Kings 10:1
The queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's fame connected with the name of the LORD and came to test him with difficult questions.
Job 29:16
I was a father to the needy, and I examined the case of the stranger.