What is Meant by Hinds’ Feet in the Bible?

Habakkuk 3:19 King James Version (KJV)

The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.

I love to take a Bible verse and “dissect” it, or as Dr. David Jeremiah would say, “unpack” it.  It’s amazing how much wisdom is in one single verse.  There are layers of meaning in many Bible verses and they are exciting to discover!  I researched what was meant by “hinds’ feet,” and found some excellent descriptions.  The websites that these came from are linked under them for further reading.


[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]What exactly is “hind’s feet?”

A hind is a female deer that can place her back feet exactly where her front feet stepped.  Not one inch off! She is able to run with abandonment!  In times of danger, she is able to run securely and not get “off track.” The hind is able to scale unusually difficult terrain and elude predators.

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The hind is a female red deer whose home is the mountains. The rear feet of the hind step in precisely the same spot where the front feet have just been. Every motion of the hind is followed through with single-focused consistency, making it the most sure-footed of all mountain animals.

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]We shall be swift for our spiritual race: “He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, that with enlargement of heart I may run the way of his commands and outrun my troubles.”
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?version=KJV&search=Habakkuk%203:19  (Matthew Henry’s Commentary)[/pullquote]

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