New International Version
You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
King James Bible
For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou hast met him with the blessings of goodness; thou hast set a crown of pure gold on his head.
World English Bible
For you meet him with the blessings of goodness. You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou puttest before him blessings of goodness, Thou settest on his head a crown of fine gold.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou preventest him - To prevent, from prcevenio, literally signifies to go before. Hence that prayer in the communion service of our public Liturgy, "Prevent us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favor!" That is, "Go before us in thy mercy, make our way plain, and enable us to perform what is right in thy sight!" And this sense of prevent is a literal version of the original word תקדמנו tekademennu. "For thou shalt go before him with the blessings of goodness."
Our ancestors used God before in this sense. So in Henry V.'s speech to the French herald previously to the battle of Agincourt: -
"Go therefore; tell thy master, here Iam.
My ransom is this frail and worthless trunk;
My army, but a weak and sickly guard:
Yet, God before, tell him we will come on,
Though France himself, and such another neighbor,
Stand in our way."
A crown of pure gold - Probably alluding to the crown of the king of Rabbah, which, on the taking of the city, David took and put on his own head. See the history, 2 Samuel 12:26-30 (note).
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I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.
2 Samuel 12:30
David took the crown from their king's head, and it was placed on his own head. It weighed a talent of gold, and it was set with precious stones. David took a great quantity of plunder from the city
my God on whom I can rely. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me.
Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.
I will clothe his enemies with shame, but his head will be adorned with a radiant crown."
Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua son of Jozadak.
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