Job 29:25
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"I choseאֶֽבֲחַ֣ר
(e·va·char)
977: to choosea prim. root
a wayדַּרְכָּם֮
(dar·kam)
1870: way, road, distance, journey, mannerfrom darak
for them and satוְאֵשֵׁ֪ב
(ve·'e·shev)
3427: to sit, remain, dwella prim. root
as chief,רֹ֥אשׁ
(rosh)
7218: heada prim. root
And dweltוְ֭אֶשְׁכֹּון
(ve·'esh·ko·vn)
7931: to settle down, abide, dwella prim. root
as a kingכְּמֶ֣לֶךְ
(ke·me·lech)
4428: kingfrom an unused word
among the troops,בַּגְּד֑וּד
(bag·ge·dud;)
1416: a band, troopfrom gadad
As one who 
 
3512c: according as, as, whenfrom a preposition prefix and asher
comfortedיְנַחֵֽם׃
(ye·na·chem.)
5162: to be sorry, console oneselfa prim. root
the mourners.אֲבֵלִ֣ים
(a·ve·lim)
57: mourningfrom abal









KJV Lexicon
I chose
bachar  (baw-khar')
to try, i.e. (by implication) select -- acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.
out their way
derek  (deh'-rek)
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
and sat
yashab  (yaw-shab')
to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry
chief
ro'sh  (roshe)
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)
and dwelt
shakan  (shaw-kan')
to reside or permanently stay -- abide, continue, (cause to, make to) dwell(-er), have habitation, inhabit, lay, place, (cause to) remain, rest, set (up).
as a king
melek  (meh'-lek)
a king -- king, royal.
in the army
gduwd  (ghed-ood')
a crowd (especially of soldiers) -- army, band (of men), company, troop (of robbers).
as one that comforteth
nacham  (naw-kham')
comfort (self), ease (one's self), repent(-er,-ing, self).
the mourners
'abel  (aw-bale')
lamenting -- mourn(-er, -ing).
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 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.

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.

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.
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