New American Standard Bible
He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me upon my high places.
King James Bible
He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
Darby Bible Translation
Who maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places;
World English Bible
He makes my feet like deer's feet, and sets me on my high places.
Young's Literal Translation
Making my feet like hinds, And on my high places causeth me to stand.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He maketh my feet like hinds' feet - So Habakkuk 3:19, "He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places." The hind is the female deer, remarkable for fleetness or swiftness. The meaning here is, that God had made him alert or active, enabling him to pursue a flying enemy, or to escape from a swift-running foe.
And setteth me upon my high places - places of safety or refuge. The idea is, that God had given him security, or had rendered him safe from danger. Compare Deuteronomy 32:13. Swiftness of foot, or ability to escape from, or to pursue an enemy, was regarded as of great value in ancient warfare. Achilles, according to the descriptions of Homer, was remarkable for it. Compare 2 Samuel 2:18; 1 Chronicles 12:8.
LibraryConviction of Weakness.
The soul in the state of abandonment can abstain from justifying itself by word or deed. The divine action justifies it. This order of the divine will is the solid and firm rock on which the submissive soul reposes, sheltered from change and tempest. It is continually present under the veil of crosses, and of the most ordinary actions. Behind this veil the hand of God is hidden to sustain and to support those who abandon themselves entirely to Him. From the time that a soul becomes firmly established …
Jean-Pierre de Caussade—Abandonment to Divine Providence
The King --Continued.
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Twenty-Third Lesson Bear Fruit, that the Father May Give what Ye Ask;'
"He made him ride on the high places of the earth, And he ate the produce of the field; And He made him suck honey from the rock, And oil from the flinty rock,
For by You I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall.
You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.
Song of Solomon 2:7
"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, That you do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."
The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds' feet, And makes me walk on my high places. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.
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