Deuteronomy 1:13-18New American Standard Bible (NASB)
13 [a]Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.’14 You answered me and said, ‘The thing which you have said to do is good.’15 So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and experienced men, and [b]appointed them heads over you, leaders of thousands and [c]of hundreds, [d]of fifties and [e]of tens, and officers for your tribes.
16 “Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, ‘Hear the cases between your [f]fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his [g]fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him.17 You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear [h]man, for the judgment is God’s. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.’18 I commanded you at that time all the things that you should do.
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