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Deuteronomy 32:10–11

10 In a desertv land he found him,

in a barren and howling waste.w

He shieldedx him and cared for him;

he guarded him as the apple of his eye,y

11 like an eagle that stirs up its nest

and hovers over its young,z

that spreads its wings to catch them

and carries them aloft.a

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Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — English Standard Version (ESV)

10 “He found him in a desert land,

and in the howling waste of the wilderness;

he encircled him, he cared for him,

he kept him as the apple of his eye.

11 Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,

that flutters over its young,

spreading out its wings, catching them,

bearing them on its pinions,

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

10 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.

11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest,

Fluttereth over her young,

Spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them,

Beareth them on her wings:

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — New Living Translation (NLT)

10 He found them in a desert land,

in an empty, howling wasteland.

He surrounded them and watched over them;

he guarded them as he would guard his own eyes.

11 Like an eagle that rouses her chicks

and hovers over her young,

so he spread his wings to take them up

and carried them safely on his pinions.

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

10 “He found him in a desert land

And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness;

He encircled him, He instructed him,

He kept him as the apple of His eye.

11 As an eagle stirs up its nest,

Hovers over its young,

Spreading out its wings, taking them up,

Carrying them on its wings,

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — New Century Version (NCV)

10 He found them in a desert,

a windy, empty land.

He surrounded them and brought them up,

guarding them as those he loved very much.

11 He was like an eagle building its nest

that flutters over its young.

It spreads its wings to catch them

and carries them on its feathers.

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — American Standard Version (ASV)

10 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.

11 As an eagle that stirreth up her nest,

That fluttereth over her young,

He spread abroad his wings, he took them,

He bare them on his pinions.

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

10 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. 11 As the eagle stirreth up its nest, Hovereth over its young, Spreadeth out its wings, Taketh them, beareth them on its feathers,

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

10 He found his people in a desert land, 

in a barren place where animals howl. 

He guarded them, took care of them, 

and protected them because they were helpless. 

11 Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, 

hovers over its young, 

spreads its wings to catch them, 

and carries them on its feathers, 

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 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.

11 He watches over His nest like an eagle

and hovers over His young;

He spreads His wings, catches him,

and lifts him up on His pinions.

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 He sustained him in a desert land,

in a howling wilderness waste;

he shielded him, cared for him,

guarded him as the apple of his eye.

11 As an eagle stirs up its nest,

and hovers over its young;

as it spreads its wings, takes them up,

and bears them aloft on its pinions,

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

10 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.

11 As an eagle stirs up its nest,

hovers over its young,

spreads out its wings, takes them,

carries them on its pinions,

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

10 The Lord found Israel in a desert land.

He found them in an empty and windy wasteland.

He took care of them and kept them safe.

He guarded them as he would guard his own eyes.

11 He was like an eagle that stirs up its nest.

It hovers over its little ones.

It spreads out its wings to catch them.

It carries them on its feathers.

Deuteronomy 32:10–11 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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.