Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"I chose a way for them and sat as chief, And dwelt as a king among the troops, As one who comforted the mourners.

King James Version

I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.

Holman Bible

I directed their course and presided as chief. I lived as a king among his troops, like one who comforts those who mourn.

International Standard Version

I set an example of the way to live, as a leader would; I lived like a king among his army; like one who comforts mourners."

A Conservative Version

I chose out their way, and sat [as] chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as a man who comforts the mourners.

American Standard Version

I chose out their way, and sat as chief, And dwelt as a king in the army, As one that comforteth the mourners.

Amplified

I chose their way [for them] and sat as [their] chief, and dwelt like a king among his soldiers, like one who comforts mourners.

Bible in Basic English

I took my place as a chief, guiding them on their way, and I was as a king among his army. ...

Darby Translation

I chose their way, and sat as chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth mourners.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I approved their way and sat at the head and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforts the mourners.

Julia Smith Translation

I shall choose their way, and I shall sit the head, and I shall dwell as king in the troop, as he shall comfort those mourning.

King James 2000

I chose out their way, and sat as chief, and dwelt like a king in the army, as one that comforts the mourners.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I chose their way, and I sat [as] head, and I dwelled like a king among the troops, like [one] who comforts mourners.

Modern King James verseion

I chose out their way, and sat as chief; and I lived like a king in the army, as one who comforts the mourners.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When I agreed unto their way, I was the chief, and sat as a king among his servants; and when they were in heaviness, I was their comforter.

NET Bible

I chose the way for them and sat as their chief; I lived like a king among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.

New Heart English Bible

I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, as one who comforts the mourners.

The Emphasized Bible

I chose out their way, and sat chief, - and abode, as king, in an army, as one who, to mourners, giveth comfort.

Webster

I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.

World English Bible

I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, as one who comforts the mourners.

Youngs Literal Translation

I choose their way, and sit head, And I dwell as a king in a troop, When mourners he doth comfort.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I chose
בּחר 
Bachar 
Usage: 169

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

and sat
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

and dwelt
שׁכן 
Shakan 
Usage: 128

as a king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

in the army
גּדוּד 
G@duwd 
Usage: 33

נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 108

References

Fausets

Job

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense

24 "I smiled on them when they did not believe, And the light of my face they did not cast down. 25 "I chose a way for them and sat as chief, And dwelt as a king among the troops, As one who comforted the mourners.


Cross References

Genesis 14:14-17

When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.

Genesis 41:40

"You shall be over my house, and according to your command all my people shall do homage; only in the throne I will be greater than you."

Deuteronomy 33:5

"And He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, The tribes of Israel together.

Judges 11:8

The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "For this reason we have now returned to you, that you may go with us and fight with the sons of Ammon and become head over all the inhabitants of Gilead."

2 Samuel 5:2

"Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in And the LORD said to you, 'You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler over Israel.'"

1 Chronicles 13:1-4

Then David consulted with the captains of the thousands and the hundreds, even with every leader.

Job 1:3

His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

Job 4:3-4

"Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.

Job 31:37

"I would declare to Him the number of my steps; Like a prince I would approach Him.

Isaiah 35:3-4

Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,

2 Corinthians 7:5-7

For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within.

1 Thessalonians 3:2-3

and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,



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