JOB 29:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Job 29:25 Translation & Meaning

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I chose out אֶֽבֲחַ֣ר Properly, to try, i.e., (by implication) select chose out
their way, דַּרְכָּם֮ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
and sat וְאֵשֵׁ֪ב Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry sat
chief, רֹ֥אשׁ The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.) chief
and dwelt וְ֭אֶשְׁכּוֹן To reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively) dwelt
as a king כְּמֶ֣לֶךְ A king king
in the army, בַּגְּד֑וּד A crowd (especially of soldiers) army
as כַּאֲשֶׁ֖ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc as
one comforteth יְנַחֵֽם׃ Properly, to sigh, i.e., breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e., (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself) one comforteth
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the mourners. אֲבֵלִ֣ים Lamenting mourners

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  • 23  And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

  • 24  If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

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




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