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1 Samuel 2:9 (a) By this we are taught that GOD will direct the walk, the ways, the service, and the lives of His people.

2 Samuel 22:34 (a) Here we find a picture of the way GOD equips His children for the rough paths of life. Sometimes He smooths out the road. Sometimes He removes mountains, exalts the valleys, and makes the crooked places straight. However, sometimes He leaves the road filled with stones, and the mountains steep and apparently inaccessible, but He fixes up His child to enjoy the difficulties, and to surmount them easily. The hind is a mountain deer with small feet. It feels quite at home among the cliffs and chasms of the mountain range, and has no difficulty traversing them. So the Lord equips His people to overcome obstacles, and to live happy lives in the midst of difficulties. (See also Psalm 18:33, Psalm 18:36; 2 Samuel 22:37; Habakkuk 3:19).

1 Kings 2:5 (a) This is a reference to the evil way of Joab in killing those whom he thought might hinder his leadership, and replace him as the general of the army.

2 Kings 9:35 (b) This is a three-fold picture. The skull represents the thoughts and the teachings which this wicked woman established in Israel. Her feet represented her evil ways and wicked walk which still were copied by the people of Israel after she was dead. Her hands represented her wicked works which still afflicted Israel.

Job 12:5 (b) By this picture we may understand one who is willing to go astray in paths of sin and wants no one to enlighten him on the error of his way, nor warn him of its consequences.

Job 29:15 (a) Job is using this illustration to describe his ministry as a messenger to those who could not walk. He took food and supplies to those who could not otherwise obtain them. He is telling us that he was a friend, and a liberal friend, to the poor.

Job 30:12 (a) This describes to us those young people who were insulting the old servant of GOD, and who rejected both his company and his counsel.

Job 33:11 (a) GOD had so afflicted Job that he could not go about his business as he would like, nor enter into the activities of life.

Psalm 25:15 (a) David pictures himself as a bird caught and entangled by his enemies in great difficulties. GOD would save him out of these perplexities by His wonderful love and power. (See Psalm 31:8 Lamentations 1:13).

Psalm 40:2 (a) This is a type of the solid foundation for our faith and our safety, CHRIST JESUS, the Rock of Ages.

Psalm 66:9 (a) By this is represented the safekeeping from GOD of those who walk with Him in fellowship and obedience.

Psalm 73:2 (a) Asaph was so confused by what he saw of the prosperity of the wicked that he contemplated going into wicked ways himself. GOD, however, preserved and kept him from following such a path, and revealed to him the end of the road which the wicked take.

Psalm 74:3 (a) This great singer is calling upon GOD to hurry to Jerusalem with His delivering power because of the dire need and the wretched condition of Israel.

Proverbs 6:13 (a) The wicked man leads others to walk in wicked ways with him. He invites his friends to go astray in paths of sin with him.

Proverbs 6:28 (a) This is a type of the damaging effects of sin in a man's life. The hot coals represent sinful deeds, and the one who plays with them will surely suffer from them.

Proverbs 19:2 (a) This represents a warning to consider carefully the walk and the way in which we go as to whether it is right or wrong, and whether it has the approval of GOD.

Proverbs 26:6 (a) Here we find a picture of failure. If we want to accomplish our ends we must not commit the work to one who is irresponsible.

Proverbs 29:5 (a) This is an injunction to help our neighbor to live a good and useful life by not feeding his pride.

Song of Solomon 7:1 (a) By this we are taught that our walk must be made safe and comfortable, as well as beautiful and attractive through the death of our Saviour. Shoes are made from the hide of a dead animal. So our natural walk must be covered over with the life of our lovely Lord, so that we may "walk with the Lord in the light of His Word."

Isaiah 6:2 (b) Even these heavenly beings felt that their walk and way were not fit to be seen by the Lord. How much more do we need to be covered by the Blood of CHRIST and by His robe of righteousness.

Isaiah 7:20 (a) In this way GOD is warning Israel that He will send the King of Assyria to execute terrible vengeance on them, even to the smallest details of their lives.

Jeremiah 13:16 (a) This is a picture of the confusion and chaos that would come on Israel if they turned their backs on the GOD of Heaven who is the light of life.

Ezekiel 1:7 (a) All of this passage depicts the Lord JESUS in several aspects. These feet are typical of the straight and sure and godly walk of CHRIST as He lived on earth. It may mean also that as the feet of the calf lead it to the altar for sacrifice, so the feet of the Lord JESUS led Him to Calvary to die for us.

Ezekiel 16:25 (a) This figure is used to express the sinful lusts of Israel as they invited their neighbors, who were really their enemies, to come in and to bring with them evil pleasures for the enjoyment of Israel.

Ezekiel 32:2 (a) Pharaoh provided for the people that which defiled them, and enabled them to live in wicked practices. (See also Ezekiel 34:18).

Daniel 2:33, Daniel 2:42 (a) These represent a kingdom ruled over by ten kings. This kingdom would be on an insecure foundation. It would be made up of elements that would not work together. It may be that this kingdom is the revived Roman Empire. If so, it is mentioned also in Daniel 7:7 and Daniel 7:19.

Daniel 10:6 (a) Here is a type of the perfect walk of our Lord. His walk and His way were bright in effect, solid and substantial in purpose. (See also Revelation 1:15; Revelation 2:18).

Nahum 1:3 (a) This is a figure from country life. When clouds of dust arise in the road, we know that someone is coming along the way. So, clouds of trouble in the life of a believer tell us that GOD is near. He said, "When thou passeth through the waters, I will be with thee." He also said, "I will be with him in trouble." He has not promised to keep His children out of trouble. He has promised to preserve us when we go through the trouble.

Nahum 1:15 (c) This indicates that the pathway of the Gospel messenger was blessed of GOD to bring joy to many hearts. (See also Romans 10:15).

Habakkuk 3:19 (a) The prophet is telling us that the Lord fixed him up in such a way that difficulties, obstacles, and mountains in his path were easy to traverse and a delight to his heart as the mountain deer (hind) delights in the cliffs and chasms of the mountain.

Ephesians 6:15 (b) We cannot live the Gospel. We can, however, and should, walk in such a way that people will listen to what we say. The feet are not shod with the Gospel. That must come from our lips. The feet (our walk) should be of such a character that it will make it easy for people to believe what we say when we give them the Gospel.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Feet'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/f/feet.html. 1957.

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