New International Version
He was king over Jeshurun when the leaders of the people assembled, along with the tribes of Israel.
King James Bible
And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
Darby Bible Translation
And he was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people And the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
World English Bible
He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, All the tribes of Israel together.
Young's Literal Translation
And he is in Jeshurun king, In the heads of the people gathering together, The tribes of Israel!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Yea, he loved the people - This is the inference which Moses makes from those glorious appearances, that God truly loved the people; and that all his saints, קדשיו kedoshaiv, the people whom he had consecrated to himself, were under his especial benediction; and that in order to make them a holy nation, God had displayed his glory on Mount Sinai, where they had fallen prostrate at his feet with the humblest adoration, sincerely promising the most affectionate obedience; and that God had there commanded them a law which was to be the possession and inheritance of the children of Jacob, Deuteronomy 33:4. And to crown the whole, he had not only blessed them as their lawgiver, but had also vouchsafed to be their king, Deuteronomy 33:5.
Dr. Kennicott proposes to translate the whole five verses thus: -
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'The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between His shoulders.'--DEUT. xxxiii. 12. Benjamin was his father's favourite child, and the imagery of this promise is throughout drawn from the relations between such a child and its father. So far as the future history of the tribes is shadowed in these 'blessings' of this great ode, the reference of the text may be to the tribe of Benjamin, as specially distinguished by Saul …
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"No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them.
This is what the LORD says-- he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
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