Psalms 17:8

“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Keepe me as the apple of the eye: hide mee vnder the shadowe of thy wings,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep me as the light of your eyes, covering me with the shade of your wings,
- Basic English Bible

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
- Darby Bible

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shade of thy wings.
- Webster's 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, the daughter of the eye; In shadow of Thy wings thou dost hide me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me in the shadow of Thy wings,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 17

  • Mild Bill
    The Psalmist is saying a prayer in which he seems alone, and he is, until v.11. God stands with him as the remedy to his woes before a common enemy.The sword and hand of the Lord are under the control of God, but they have no hope of eternal life, as believers do.God's covenant with us is stronger than the powers of the lost of this world. Awakening with God is greater than all the things we face.
  • A disciple
    "Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips." Yet how much are people led down the path of hypocrisy right from the first day they are introduced to the Lord and the Christian religion! Just look at the way they pray; who "for a pretense make long prayers," while devouring the substance of the poor they are supposed to be caring for!
  • Teral
    God is good people and bless the lord and his people
  • Doxie Lambert
    So sorry to hear this but i hope by the help Of God you will be able get through
  • Irene123
    To Angela - You've seen 1 Cor. 10:13 ..... ? And just as you said, He knows about everything even before it happens, so naturally He is ALWAYS in control - of everything. Recently I was in the hosp. for a wk. with flu/pneumonia - and I never get sick, even tho' I am 74. I wasn't upset with God, I was too busy being sick!! But as I got better He let me know He allowed it to happen - cont.
  • MockingBird
    I want to be kept by the power of God and to be the apple of His eye. I also want to be hid under the shadow of His wing. My life is hid with Christ in God .