Deuteronomy 32:10
Good News Translation
"He found them wandering through the desert, a desolate, wind-swept wilderness. He protected them and cared for them, as he would protect himself.

Contemporary English Version
Israel, the LORD discovered you in a barren desert filled with howling winds. God became your fortress, protecting you as though you were his own eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He found him in a desert land, in a place of horror, and of vast wilderness: he led him about, and taught him: and he kept him as the apple of his eye.

New American Bible
He found them in a wilderness, a wasteland of howling desert. He shielded them, cared for them, guarded them as the apple of his eye.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He found him in a desert land, in a place of horror, and of vast wilderness: he led him about, and taught him: and he kept him as the apple of his eye.

found

Deuteronomy 8:15,16 And was thy leader in the great and terrible wilderness, wherein there was the serpent burning with his breath, and the scorpion and the dipsas, and no waters at all: who brought forth streams out of the hardest rock, . . .

Nehemiah 9:19-21 Yet thou, in thy many mercies, didst not leave them in the desert: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day to lead them in the way, and the pillar of fire by night to shew them the way by which they should go. . . .

Psalm 107:4,5 They wandered in a wilderness, in a place without water: they found not the way of a city for their habitation. . . .

Songs 8:5 Who is this that cometh up from the desert, flowing with delights, leaning upon her beloved? Under the apple tree I raised thee up: there thy mother was corrupted, there she was defloured that bore thee.

Jeremiah 2:6 And they have not said: Where is the Lord, that made us come up out of the land of Egypt? that led us through the desert, through a land uninhabited and unpassable, through a land of drought, and the image of death, through a land wherein no man walked, nor any man dwelt?

Hosea 13:5 I knew thee in the desert, in the land of the wilderness.

led him.

Deuteronomy 4:36 From heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might teach thee. And upon earth he shewed thee his exceeding great fire, and thou didst hear his words out of the midst of the fire,

Nehemiah 9:20 And thou gavest them thy good Spirit to teach them, and thy manna thou didst not withhold from their mouth, and thou gavest them water for their thirst.

Psalm 32:7-10 Thou art my refuge from the trouble which hath encompassed me: my joy, deliver me from them that surround me. . . .

Psalm 147:19,20 Who declareth his word to Jacob: his justices and his judgments to Israel. . . .

Romans 2:18 And knowest his will and approvest the more profitable things, being instructed by the law:

Romans 3:2 Much every way. First indeed, because the words of God were committed to them.

he kept

Psalm 17:8 From them that resist thy right hand keep me, as the apple of thy eye. Protect me under the shadow of thy wings.

Proverbs 7:2 Bind it upon thy fingers, write it upon the tables of thy heart.

Zechariah 2:8 For thus saith the Lord of hosts: After the glory he hath sent me to the nations that have robbed you: for he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of my eye:

Context
The Song of Moses
9But the Lord's portion is his people: Jacob the lot of his inheritance. 10He found him in a desert land, in a place of horror, and of vast wilderness: he led him about, and taught him: and he kept him as the apple of his eye.11As the eagle enticing her young to fly, and hovering over them, he spread his wings, and hath taken him and carried him on his shoulders.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:19
And departing from Horeb, we passed through the terrible and vast wilderness, which you saw, by the way of the mountain of the Amorrhite, as the Lord our God had commanded us. And when we were come into Cadesbarne,

Deuteronomy 1:31
And in the wilderness (as thou hast seen) the Lord thy God hath carried thee, as a man is wont to carry his little son, all the way that you have come, until you came to this place.

Psalm 17:8
From them that resist thy right hand keep me, as the apple of thy eye. Protect me under the shadow of thy wings.

Psalm 107:4
They wandered in a wilderness, in a place without water: they found not the way of a city for their habitation.

Psalm 107:40
Contempt was poured forth upon their princes: and he caused them to wander where there was no passing, and out of the way.

Proverbs 7:2
Bind it upon thy fingers, write it upon the tables of thy heart.

Isaiah 63:9
In all their affliction he was not troubled, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love, and in his mercy he redeemed them, and he carried them and lifted them up all the days of old.

Jeremiah 2:6
And they have not said: Where is the Lord, that made us come up out of the land of Egypt? that led us through the desert, through a land uninhabited and unpassable, through a land of drought, and the image of death, through a land wherein no man walked, nor any man dwelt?

Jeremiah 2:17
Hath not this been done to thee, because thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God at that time, when he led thee by the way?

Jeremiah 13:11
For as the girdle sticketh close to the loins of a man, so have I brought close to me all the house of Israel, and all the house of Juda, saith the Lord: that they might be my people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.

Ezekiel 16:5
No eye had pity on thee to do any of these things for thee, out of compassion to thee: but thou wast cast out upon the face of the earth in the abjection of thy soul, in the day that thou wast born.

Ezekiel 20:36
As I pleaded against your fathers in the desert of the land of Egypt; even so will I judge you, saith the Lord God.

Hosea 11:3
And I was like a foster father to Ephraim, I carried them in my arms: and they knew not that I healed them.

Hosea 13:5
I knew thee in the desert, in the land of the wilderness.

Zechariah 2:8
For thus saith the Lord of hosts: After the glory he hath sent me to the nations that have robbed you: for he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of my eye:

Additional Translations
He found him in a desert land, in a barren, howling wilderness; He surrounded him, He instructed him, He guarded him as the apple of His eye.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.

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.

He maintained him in the wilderness, in burning thirst and a dry land: he led him about and instructed him, and kept him as the apple of an eye.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.
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