Job 29:25
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New International Version
I chose the way for them and sat as their chief; I dwelt as a king among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.

New Living Translation
Like a chief, I told them what to do. I lived like a king among his troops and comforted those who mourned.

English Standard Version
I chose their way and sat as chief, and I lived like a king among his troops, like one who comforts mourners.

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

Holman Christian Standard 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."

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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I decided how they should live. I sat as their leader. I lived like a king among his troops, like one who comforts mourners.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I chose out their way, and sat as chief, And dwelt as a king in the army, As one that comforteth the mourners.

New American Standard 1977
“I chose a way for them and sat as chief,
            And dwelt as a king among the troops,
            As one who comforted the mourners.



Jubilee Bible 2000
I approved their way and sat at the head and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforts the mourners.

King James 2000 Bible
I chose out their way, and sat as chief, and dwelt like a king in the army, as one that comforts the mourners.

American King James Version
I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelled as a king in the army, as one that 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I had a mind to go to them, I sat first, and when I sat as a king, with his army standing about him, yet I was a comforter of them that mourned.

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
29:18-25 Being thus honoured and useful, Job had hoped to die in peace and honour, in a good old age. If such an expectation arise from lively faith in the providence and promise of God, it is well; but if from conceit of our own wisdom, and dependence on changeable, earthly things, it is ill grounded, and turns to sin. Every one that has the spirit of wisdom, has not the spirit of government; but Job had both. Yet he had the tenderness of a comforter. This he thought upon with pleasure, when he was himself a mourner. Our Lord Jesus is a King who hates iniquity, and upon whom the blessing of a world ready to perish comes. To Him let us give ear.
Study Bible
Job's Former Blessings
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
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 4:4
"Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.

Job 16:5
"I could strengthen you with my mouth, And the solace of my lips could lessen your pain.

Job 29:24
"I smiled on them when they did not believe, And the light of my face they did not cast down.

Job 31:37
"I would declare to Him the number of my steps; Like a prince I would approach Him.
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I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelled as a king in the army, as one that comforts the mourners.

chose out

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1 Chronicles 13:1-4 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, …

dwelt

Genesis 14:14-17 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed …

Deuteronomy 33:5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the …

one that

Job 4:3,4 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands…

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees…

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2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father …

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