||If you agree to this, and God concurs, you will be able to survive. This entire nation will then also be able to attain its goal of peace.'
Im et-hadavar hazeh ta'aseh vetsivecha Elohim veyacholta amod vegam kol-ha'am hazeh al-mekomo yavo veshalom.
Moses took his father-in-law's advice, and did all that he said.
Vayishma Moshe lekol chotno vaya'as kol asher amar.
(Mekhilta; Rashi; Ibn Ezra; Ralbag). Or, 'when God orders you [to judge them]' (Rashbam); or, 'then God will be able to give you the commandments' (Targum Yonathan; Sekhel Tov; Abarbanel; Div'rey Shalom; Hirsch; Josephus 3:4:1).
|its goal of peace|
(Hirsch). Literally, 'will be able to come to its place in peace.' Or, 'all the people will be able to go home in peace' (Rashbam; Ibn Ezra; Sekhel Tov; Ramban).