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Psalms 18:33

    Psalms 18:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He makes my feet like roes' feet, and puts me on high places.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Psalms 18:33

    Hinds - Deer or mountain goats.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 18:33

    My feet like hinds' feet - Swiftness, or speed of foot, was a necessary qualification of an ancient hero. This was of great advantage in pursuing, combating, or escaping from a fallen foe. Ποδας ωκυς Αχιλλευς, "the swiftfooted Achilles," is frequently given by Homer as a most honorable qualification of his hero.

    Upon my high places - In allusion to the hinds, antelopes, mountain goats, etc., which frequented such places, and in which they found both food and safety. God frequently preserved the life of David by means of these.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 18:33

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 18:33

    18:33 High - places - Confirms me in that high estate into which he hath advanced me.