Psalm 18:33
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.

Berean Study Bible
He makes my feet like those of a deer and stations me upon the heights.

King James Bible
He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

New King James Version
He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places.

New American Standard Bible
He makes my feet like deer’s feet, And sets me up on my high places.

NASB 1995
He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, And sets me upon my high places.

NASB 1977
He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, And sets me upon my high places.

Amplified Bible
He makes my feet like hinds’ feet [able to stand firmly and tread safely on paths of testing and trouble]; He sets me [securely] upon my high places.

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

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who strengthens my feet as hart's feet, and sets me upon high places.

Contemporary English Version
You make my feet run as fast as those of a deer, and you help me stand on the mountains.

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

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

Good News Translation
He makes me sure-footed as a deer; he keeps me safe on the mountains.

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who maketh my feet like hinds', And setteth me upon my high places;

Literal Standard Version
Making my feet like does, And on my high places causes me to stand.

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

New Heart English Bible
He makes my feet like deer's feet, and sets me on 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Rock
32It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way clear. 33He makes my feet like those of a deer and stations me upon the heights. 34He trains my hands for battle; 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 the produce of the field. He nourished him with honey from the rock and oil from the flinty crag,

Psalm 18:29
For in You I can charge an army, and with my God I can scale a wall.

Psalm 18:36
You broaden the path beneath me so that my ankles do not give way.

Song of Solomon 2:7
O daughters of Jerusalem, I adjure you by the gazelles and does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until the time is right.

Habakkuk 3:19
GOD the Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like those of a deer; He makes me walk upon the heights! For the choirmaster. With stringed instruments.


Treasury of Scripture

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

maketh

2 Samuel 2:18
And there were three sons of Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe.

high

Deuteronomy 32:13
He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;

Deuteronomy 33:29
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

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









(33) This verse is borrowed in Habakkuk 3:19. For swiftness as an essential of a warrior in Oriental esteem comp. 2Samuel 1:23, and the invariable epithet in Homer's Iliad, "swift-footed Achilles." For "hind" comp. Genesis 49:21. Observe "his feet" in Samuel.

My high places.--With allusion to the mountain fortresses the poet had scaled and won.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He makes
מְשַׁוֶּ֣ה (mə·šaw·weh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7737: To level, equalize, to resemble, to adjust

my feet
רַ֭גְלַי (raḡ·lay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

like the feet of a deer
כָּאַיָּל֑וֹת (kā·’ay·yā·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 355: A doe, female deer

and stations me
יַעֲמִידֵֽנִי׃ (ya·‘ă·mî·ḏê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

upon
וְעַ֥ל (wə·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the heights.
בָּ֝מֹתַ֗י (bā·mō·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1116: An elevation


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