He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
"He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, And sets me on my high places.
He makes me as surefooted as a deer, leading me safely along the mountain heights.
Now I run like a deer; I'm king of the mountain.
He makes my feet like roes’ feet, and puts me on high places.
He made my feet like the feet of deer, and set me secure on the heights.
He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places.
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1 tc Heb “[the one who] makes his feet like [those of] a deer.” The translation follows the Qere and many medieval Hebrew
2 tn Heb “and on my high places he makes me walk.” The imperfect verbal form emphasizes God’s characteristic provision. The psalmist compares his agility in battle to the ability of a deer to negotiate rugged, high terrain without falling or being injured. Habakkuk uses similar language to describe his faith during difficult times. See Hab 3:19.