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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
I chose their way, and sat as chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:25 I chose - They sought to me for advice in all difficult cases, and I directed them what methods they should take. Sat - As a prince or judge, while they stood waiting for my counsel. A king - Whose presence puts life, and courage, into the whole army. As one - As I was ready to comfort any afflicted persons, so my consolations were always welcome to them.
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He owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 teams of oxen, and 500 female donkeys. He also had many servants. He was, in fact, the richest person in that entire area.
Your words have supported those who were falling; you encouraged those with shaky knees.
But if it were me, I would encourage you. I would try to take away your grief.
When they were discouraged, I smiled at them. My look of approval was precious to them.
For I would tell him exactly what I have done. I would come before him like a prince.
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