After listening to the counsel of his father-in-law Moses selects men who will help him to arbitrate in matters of the Israelis.
Exodus 18:17-26 NASB
17 Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “The thing that you are doing is not good. 18 You will surely wear out, both yourself and [m]these people who are with you, for the [n]task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.25 Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, leaders of thousands, [ab]of hundreds, [ac]of fifties and [ad]of tens. 26 They judged the people at all times; the difficult [ae]dispute they would bring to Moses, but every minor [af]dispute they themselves would judge.
But some time later in the book of Numbers Moses complains about the burden of carrying this challenge alone.What had happened to the group of leaders he had chosen?
Numbers 11:10-15 NASB
10 Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, each man at the doorway of his tent; and the anger of the Lord was kindled greatly, and [j]Moses was displeased. 14 I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too [m]burdensome for me. 15 So if You are going to deal thus with me, please kill me at once, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness.”
God counsels Moses to choose seventy elders to help him to govern.Did Moses disband the initial group of leaders?