Psalm 18:33
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New International Version
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.

New Living Translation
He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.

English Standard Version
He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer and sets me securely on the heights.

International Standard Version
who makes my feet swift as the deer; who makes me stand on high places;

NET Bible
He gives me the agility of a deer; he enables me to negotiate the rugged terrain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He makes my feet like the hart and he sets me upon high places.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He makes my feet like those of a deer and gives me sure footing on high places.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He makes my feet like hinds' feet and sets me upon my high places.

King James 2000 Bible
He makes my feet like hinds' feet, and sets me upon my high places.

American King James Version
He makes my feet like hinds' feet, and sets me on my high places.

American Standard Version
He maketh my feet like hinds feet : And setteth me upon my high places.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who hath made my feet like the feet of harts: and who setteth me upon high places.

Darby Bible Translation
Who maketh my feet like hinds' [feet], and setteth me upon my high places;

English Revised Version
He maketh my feet like hinds' feet: and setteth me upon my high places,

Webster's Bible Translation
He 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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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:32, and the following verses, are the gifts of God to the spiritual warrior, whereby he is prepared for the contest, after the example of his victorious Leader. Learn that we must seek release being made through Christ, shall be rejected. In David the type, we behold out of trouble through Christ. The prayer put up, without reconciliation Jesus our Redeemer, conflicting with enemies, compassed with sorrows and with floods of ungodly men, enduring not only the pains of death, but the wrath of God for us; yet calling upon the Father with strong cries and tears; rescued from the grave; proceeding to reconcile, or to put under his feet all other enemies, till death, the last enemy, shall be destroyed. We should love the Lord, our Strength, and our Salvation; we should call on him in every trouble, and praise him for every deliverance; we should aim to walk with him in all righteousness and true holiness, keeping from sin. If we belong to him, he conquers and reigns for us, and we shall conquer and reign through him, and partake of the mercy of our anointed King, which is promised to all his seed for evermore. Amen.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 33. - He maketh my feet like hinds' feet (comp. 2 Samuel 2:18; 1 Chronicles 12:8; Habakkuk 3:19). The Israelites reckoned swiftness of foot, agility, and endurance among the highest of warlike qualities. These qualities were needed especially in the pursuit of defeated enemies; and the rapidity of David's conquests (2 Samuel 5:6-10; 2 Samuel 8:1-14; 2 Samuel 10:15-20) must be ascribed to them mainly. And setteth me upon my high places; i.e. establishes me in the strongholds that command my extensive territory, and give me secure possession of it, as Zion, Rabbath-Ammon, Damascus, Petra, perhaps Zobah, Rehob, and others.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He maketh my feet like hind's feet,.... As light and swift as theirs, as the Targum; that is, either to flee, when there was a necessity for it, as Kimchi observes; or rather to pursue after the enemy, to run through a troop, and leap over a wall, as before; see 1 Chronicles 12:8; the same phrase is used in Habakkuk 3:19; and may be understood in a spiritual sense of that readiness and cheerfulness with which the saints run the ways of God's commandments, when their hearts are enlarged with his love and grace; and may very well be applied to Christ, who is often compared to a roe, or a young hart, for swiftness; who readily and at once engaged to come and do the will of God, and whose coming in the flesh, at the appointed time, was swift; and who made haste to do the work of God, in which he took the utmost pleasure; and who is a speedy and present help to his people in time of trouble; see Sol 2:8;

and setteth me upon my high places; the towers and fortresses, and strong and fortified places, where he was safe from his enemies; and: in a spiritual sense, may design the everlasting love of God, the covenant of grace, its blessings and promises; and Christ himself, with the fulness of grace in him, on which believers may be said to be set, when their faith is directed to them, and they live and dwell upon them; see Habakkuk 3:19; and, the words were fulfilled in Christ, when God highly exalted him at his right hand, and set him above all principalities and powers, and made him higher than the heavens.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

33-36. God's help farther described. He gives swiftness to pursue or elude his enemies (Hab 3:19), strength, protection, and a firm footing.

Psalm 18:33 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord is My Rock
32The God who girds me with strength And makes my way blameless? 33He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me upon my high places. 34He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:13
He made him ride on the heights of the land and fed him with the fruit of the fields. He nourished him with honey from the rock, and with oil from the flinty crag,

Psalm 18:29
With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.

Psalm 18:36
You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.

Song of Solomon 2:7
Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.

Habakkuk 3:19
The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.
Treasury of Scripture

He makes my feet like hinds' feet, and sets me on my high places.

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2 Samuel 2:18 And there were three sons of Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and …

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Deuteronomy 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat …

Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like to you, O people saved by the …

2 Samuel 22:14 The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.

Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' …

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