Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He found him in a desert land,
And in the howling waste of a wilderness;
He encircled him, He cared for him,
He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.

King James Version

He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

Holman Bible

He found him in a desolate land,
in a barren, howling wilderness;
He surrounded him, cared for him,
and protected him as the pupil of His eye.

International Standard Version

The LORD found him in a desert land, in a barren, eerie wilderness. He surrounded, cared for, and guarded him as the pupil of his eye.

A Conservative Version

He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness. He compassed him about. He cared for him. He kept him as the apple of his eye.

American Standard Version

He found him in a desert land, And in the waste howling wilderness; He compassed him about, he cared for him, He kept him as the apple of his eye.

Amplified


“He found him in a desert land,
In the howling wasteland of a wilderness;
He kept circling him, He took care of him,
He protected him as the apple of His eye.

Bible in Basic English

He came to him in the waste land, in the unpeopled waste of sand: putting his arms round him and caring for him, he kept him as the light of his eye.

Darby Translation

He found him in a desert land, And in the waste, howling wilderness; He compassed him about, he watched over him, He preserved him as the apple of his eye.

Julia Smith Translation

He will find him in the land of the desert, In a waste howling desolation: He will encompass him about; he will teach him, He will keep him as the pupil of the eye.

King James 2000

He found him in a desert land, and in the wasteland of the howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He found him in a desert land, and in a howling, desert wasteland; he {encircled him}, he cared for him, he protected him like the {apple} of his eye.

Modern King James verseion

He found him in a desert land, and in the deserted, howling wilderness. He led him about, He cared for him, He kept him as the pupil of His eye.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"He found him in a desert land, in a void ground and a roaring wilderness. He led him about and gave him understanding, and kept him as the apple of his eye.

NET Bible

The Lord found him in a desolate land, in an empty wasteland where animals howl. He continually guarded him and taught him; he continually protected him like the pupil of his eye.

New Heart English Bible

He found him in a desert land, in the waste howling wilderness. He surrounded him. He cared for him. He kept him as the apple of his eye.

The Emphasized Bible

He met him in a desert land, And in the howling waste of a wilderness, - He encompassed him watched over him, Shielded him as the pupil of his own eye.

Webster

He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

World English Bible

He found him in a desert land, in the waste howling wilderness. He surrounded him. He cared for him. He kept him as the apple of his eye.

Youngs Literal Translation

He findeth him in a land -- a desert, And in a void -- a howling wilderness, He turneth him round -- He causeth him to understand -- He keepeth him as the apple of His eye.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

him in a desert
מדבּר 
Midbar 
Usage: 271

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and in the waste
תּהוּ 
Tohuw 
Usage: 20

ילל 
Y@lel 
Usage: 1

ישׁימון 
Y@shiymown 
Usage: 13

סבב 
Cabab 
Usage: 157

him as the apple
אישׁון 
'iyshown 
Usage: 5

Images Deuteronomy 32:10

Prayers for Deuteronomy 32:10

Context Readings

Moses' Song

9 For the Lord’s portion is His people;
Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.
10 He found him in a desert land,
And in the howling waste of a wilderness;
He encircled him, He cared for him,
He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
11 Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,
That hovers over its young,
He spread His wings and caught them,
He carried them on His pinions.



Cross References

Psalm 17:8

Keep me as the apple of the eye;
Hide me in the shadow of Your wings

Zechariah 2:8

For thus says the Lord of hosts, “After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.

Proverbs 7:2

Keep my commandments and live,
And my teaching as the apple of your eye.

Jeremiah 2:6

“They did not say, ‘Where is the Lord
Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt,
Who led us through the wilderness,
Through a land of deserts and of pits,
Through a land of drought and of deep darkness,
Through a land that no one crossed
And where no man dwelt?’

Hosea 13:5

I cared for you in the wilderness,
In the land of drought.

Deuteronomy 4:36

Out of the heavens He let you hear His voice to discipline you; and on earth He let you see His great fire, and you heard His words from the midst of the fire.

Deuteronomy 8:15-16

He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.

Nehemiah 9:19-21

You, in Your great compassion,
Did not forsake them in the wilderness;
The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day,
To guide them on their way,
Nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go.

Psalm 32:7-10

You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble;
You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 107:4-5

They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region;
They did not find a way to an inhabited city.

Psalm 147:19-20

He declares His words to Jacob,
His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.

Song of Songs 8:5

Who is this coming up from the wilderness
Leaning on her beloved?”
Beneath the apple tree I awakened you;
There your mother was in labor with you,
There she was in labor and gave you birth.

Romans 2:18

and know His will and approve the things that are essential, being instructed out of the Law,

Romans 3:2

Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

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