Parallel Verses

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.

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 void of the wilderness; He kept circling around him, He scanned him [penetratingly], He kept him as the pupil 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

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.

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 lot of his inheritance. 10 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. 11 As an eagle stirs up its nest, flutters over its young, spreads abroad its wings, takes them, bears them on its wings:



Cross References

Psalm 17:8

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings,

Zechariah 2:8

For thus says the LORD of hosts; After his glory has he sent me unto the nations which plundered you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.

Proverbs 7:2

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of your eye.

Jeremiah 2:6

Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?

Hosea 13:5

I did know you in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.

Deuteronomy 4:36

Out of heaven he made you to hear his voice, that he might instruct you: and upon earth he showed you his great fire; and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire.

Deuteronomy 8:15-16

Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and thirsty land, where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;

Nehemiah 9:19-21

Yet you in your manifold mercies forsook them not in the wilderness: the pillar of cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to show them light, and the way in which they should go.

Psalm 32:7-10

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

Psalm 107:4-5

They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

Psalm 147:19-20

He shows his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

Song of Songs 8:5

Who is this that comes up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I awakened you under the apple tree: there your mother brought you forth: there she brought you forth that bore you.

Romans 2:18

And know his will, and approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

Romans 3:2

Much every way: chiefly, because unto them were committed the oracles of God.

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