Parallel Verses

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.

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 guarded 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.

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.

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

Context Readings

Moses' Song

9 For the LORD's part is his folk, and Israel is the portion of his inheritance. 10 "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. 11 As an eagle that stirreth up her nest and fluttereth over her young, he stretched out his wings and took him up and bare him on his shoulders.



Cross References

Psalm 17:8

Keep me as the apple of an eye; hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Zechariah 2:8

For thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: With a glorious power hath he sent me out to the Heathen, which spoiled you: for whoso toucheth you, shall touch the apple of his own eye.

Proverbs 7:2

Keep my commandments and my law, even as the apple of thine eye, and thou shalt live.

Jeremiah 2:6

They thought not in their hearts, 'Where have we left the LORD, that brought us out of the land of Egypt? That led us through the wilderness; through a desert and rough land; through a dry and deadly land; yea a land that no man had gone through, and wherein no man had dwelt?'

Hosea 13:5

I took diligent heed of thee in the wilderness, that dry land.

Deuteronomy 4:36

Out of heaven he made thee hear his voice to nurture thee, and upon earth he showed thee his great fire, and thou heardest his words out of the fire.

Deuteronomy 8:15-16

and which led thee in the wilderness both great and terrible with fiery serpents and scorpions and thirst where was no water, which brought the water out of the rock of flint:

Nehemiah 9:19-21

yet thou forsookest them not in the wilderness, according to thy great mercy. And the cloudy pillar departed not from them in the daytime to lead them the way, neither the pillar of fire in the night season, to show them light in the way that they went.

Psalm 32:7-10

Thou art my defense in the trouble that is come about me; Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 107:4-5

They went astray in the wilderness in an untrodden way, and found no city to dwell in.

Psalm 147:19-20

He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.

Song of Songs 8:5

I am the same that waked thee up among the apple trees, where thy mother bare thee, where thy mother brought thee in to the world.

Romans 2:18

and knowest his will, and hast experience of good and bad, in that thou art informed by the law:

Romans 3:2

Surely, very much. First: unto them was committed the word of God.



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