"He found him v in a desert land
And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness;
He encircled him, He instructed him,
He w kept him as the apple of His eye.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Neither did they 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 pits, Through a land of drought and the shadow of death, Through a land that no one crossed And where no one dwelt?
I knew you in the wilderness, In the land of great drought.
Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.
Keep my commands and live, And my law as the apple of your eye.
For thus says the LORD of hosts: "He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.