Hart, The

  • Clean and used as food.

    Deuteronomy 12:15 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart.

    Deuteronomy 14:5 The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.

  • Often hunted.

    Lamentations 1:6 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

  • FEMALE OF,
    • hart (KJV Dictionary)

    • Called the hind.

      Song of Solomon 2:7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

    • Delights in freedom.

      Genesis 49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

    • Kind and affectionate.

      Proverbs 5:19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

    • See HART in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Brings forth at appointed time.

      Job 39:1-2 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? 2 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

    • Brings forth with difficulty.

      Job 39:3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.

    • Brings forth at the voice of God.

      Psalms 29:9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

    • Bible concordance for HART

    • Forsakes her young in famine.

      Jeremiah 14:5 Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass.

  • Young of, abundantly provided for.

    Job 39:4 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE
    • See Hart in McClintock and Strong.

    • Of Christ.

      Song of Solomon 2:9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.

      Song of Solomon 8:14 Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.

    • Of converted sinners.

      Isaiah 35:6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

    • (Sure-footedness of,) of experienced saints.

      Psalms 18:33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

      Habakkuk 3:19 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. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

    • (Panting for water,) of afflicted saints longing for God.

      Psalms 42:1-2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

    • (Without pasture,) of the persecuted.

      Lamentations 1:6 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

 
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