Psalm 17:8
New International Version
Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings

New Living Translation
Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.

English Standard Version
Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings,

Berean Study Bible
Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings

King James Bible
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

New King James Version
Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,

New American Standard Bible
Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings

NASB 1995
Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings

NASB 1977
Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Thy wings,

Amplified Bible
Keep me [in Your affectionate care, protect me] as the apple of Your eye; Hide me in the [protective] shadow of Your wings

Christian Standard Bible
Protect me as the pupil of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Protect me as the pupil of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings

American Standard Version
Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Keep me like the pupil of the eye and in the shadow of your wings, hide me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Keep me as the apple of the eye from those that resist thy right hand: thou shalt screen me by the covering of thy wings,

Contemporary English Version
Protect me as you would your very own eyes; hide me in the shadow of your wings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
From them that resist thy right hand keep me, as the apple of thy eye. Protect me under the shadow of thy wings.

English Revised Version
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Good News Translation
Protect me as you would your very eyes; hide me in the shadow of your wings

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Guard me as if I were the pupil in your eye. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.

International Standard Version
Protect me as the most precious part of the eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings

JPS Tanakh 1917
Keep me as the apple of the eye, Hide me in the shadow of Thy wings,

Literal Standard Version
Keep me as the apple, the daughter of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings,

NET Bible
Protect me as you would protect the pupil of your eye! Hide me in the shadow of your wings!

New Heart English Bible
Keep me as the apple of your eye. Hide me under the shadow of your wings,

World English Bible
Keep me as the apple of your eye. Hide me under the shadow of your wings,

Young's Literal Translation
Keep me as the apple, the daughter of the eye; In shadow of Thy wings thou dost hide me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hear My Righteous Plea
7Show the wonders of Your loving devotion, You who save by Your right hand those who seek refuge from their foes. 8Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings 9from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.…

Cross References
Numbers 6:24
May the LORD bless you and keep you;

Deuteronomy 32:10
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.

Ruth 2:12
May the LORD repay your work, and may you receive a rich reward from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have taken refuge."

Psalm 16:1
Preserve me, O God, for in You I take refuge.

Psalm 27:5
For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 36:7
How precious is Your loving devotion, O God, that the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings!

Psalm 57:1
Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy, for in You my soul takes refuge. In the shadow of Your wings I will take shelter until the danger has passed.

Psalm 61:4
Let me dwell in Your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

Psalm 63:7
For You are my help; I will sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings.

Psalm 91:1
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91:4
He will cover you with His feathers; under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and rampart.

Proverbs 7:2
Keep my commandments and live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

Zechariah 2:8
For this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "After His Glory has sent Me against the nations that have plundered you--for whoever touches you touches the apple of His eye--


Treasury of Scripture

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

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Deuteronomy 32:10
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.

Proverbs 7:2
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

Zechariah 2:8
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

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Psalm 36:7
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

Psalm 57:1
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

Psalm 61:4
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.









(8) Apple of the eye.--Literally, little man, daughter of the eye. The mannikin is, of course, the reflection seen in the pupil. Daughter is either a contraction of a word meaning cavity, or is the common Hebrew idiom which by son or daughter of expresses relation, as sons of the bow = arrows. In fact, the curious Hebrew phrase is substantially like the Greek ???? and Latin pupa, or pupilla, even to the gender.

Hide me under the shadow of thy wings.--The figure of the sheltering wings of the parent bird, so common in Hebrew literature, generally refers to the eagle or vulture, as in Deuteronomy 32:10-11, the source of both the beautiful images of the text. Our Lord's use of the figure is made more tender by the English rendering, "hen" (Matthew 23:37). (See Note New Testament Commentary.)

Verse 8. - Keep me as the apple of the eye (comp. Deuteronomy 32. ]0, where the same simile is used). Here, however, the expression employed is still more tender and more practical: "Keep me," says David," as the apple, daughter of the eye." Hide me under the shadow of thy wings. This seems also to be a reminiscence of Deuteronomy, where, after the mention of the "apple of the eye," the water continues, As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: so the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him" (Deuteronomy 32:11, 12; comp. further Psalm 36:7; Psalm 57:1; Psalm 63:8; Psalm 91:4).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Keep me
שָׁ֭מְרֵנִי (mə·rê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

as the apple
כְּאִישׁ֣וֹן (kə·’î·šō·wn)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 380: The little man of the eye, the pupil, ball, the middle

of Your eye;
עָ֑יִן (‘ā·yin)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

hide
תַּסְתִּירֵֽנִי׃ (tas·tî·rê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5641: To hide, conceal

me in the shadow
בְּצֵ֥ל (bə·ṣêl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6738: A shadow

of Your wings
כְּ֝נָפֶ֗יךָ (kə·nā·p̄e·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle


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