KJV LexiconI chose
to try, i.e. (by implication) select -- acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.
out their way
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)
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
a king -- king, royal.
in the army
a crowd (especially of soldiers) -- army, band (of men), company, troop (of robbers).
as one that comforteth
comfort (self), ease (one's self), repent(-er,-ing, self).
lamenting -- mourn(-er, -ing).
Parallel VersesNew 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."
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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