Job 29:25
Good News Translation
I took charge and made the decisions; I led them as a king leads his troops, and gave them comfort in their despair.

Contemporary English Version
My advice was followed as though I were a king leading my troops, or someone comforting those in sorrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I had a mind to go to them, I sat first, and when I sat as a king, with his army standing about him, yet I was a comforter of them that mourned.

New American Bible
I decided their course and sat at their head, I lived like a king among the troops, like one who comforts mourners.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If I had a mind to go to them, I sat first, and when I sat as a king, with his army standing about him, yet I was a comforter of them that mourned.

chose out

Genesis 41:40 Thou shalt be over my house, and at the commandment of thy mouth all the people shall obey: only in the kingly throne will I be above thee.

Judges 11:8 And the princes of Galaad said to Jephte: For this cause we are now come to thee, that thou mayst go with us, and fight against the children of Ammon, and be head over all the inhabitants of Galaad.

2 Samuel 5:2 Moreover yesterday also and the day before, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that did lead out and bring in Israel: and the Lord said to thee: Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be prince over Israel.

1 Chronicles 13:1-4 David consulted with the captains of thousands, and of hundreds, and with all the commanders. . . .

dwelt

Genesis 14:14-17 Which when Abram had heard, to wit, that his brother Lot was taken, he numbered of the servants born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, well appointed: and pursued them to Dan. . . .

Deuteronomy 33:5 He shall be king with the most right, the princes of the people, being assembled with the tribes of Israel.

one that

Job 4:3,4 Behold thou hast taught many, and thou hast strengthened the weary hands: . . .

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen ye the feeble hands, and confirm the weak knees. . . .

Isaiah 61:1-3 The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up. . . .

2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort: . . .

2 Corinthians 7:5-7 For also, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest: but we suffered all tribulation. Combats without: fears within. . . .

1 Thessalonians 3:2,3 And we sent Timothy, our brother and the minister of God in the gospel of Christ, to confirm you and exhort you concerning your faith: . . .

Context
Job's Former Blessings
24If at any time I laughed on them, they believed not, and the light of my countenance fell not on earth. 25If I had a mind to go to them, I sat first, and when I sat as a king, with his army standing about him, yet I was a comforter of them that mourned.
Cross References
Job 1:3
And his possession was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a family exceedingly great: and this man was great among all the people of the east.

Job 4:4
Thy words have confirmed them that were staggering, and thou hast strengthened the trembling knees:

Job 16:5
I would comfort you also with words, and would wag my head over you.

Job 29:24
If at any time I laughed on them, they believed not, and the light of my countenance fell not on earth.

Job 31:37
At every step of mine I would pronounce it, and offer it as to a prince.

Additional Translations
I chose their course and presided as chief. So I dwelt as a king among his troops, as a comforter of mourners.I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelled as a king in the army, as one that comforts the mourners.

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

I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the midst of warriors, as one comforting mourners.

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

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

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

I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, as one who comforts the mourners.

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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