When the Most High(A) gave the nations their inheritance,
    when he divided all mankind,(B)
he set up boundaries(C) for the peoples
    according to the number of the sons of Israel.[a](D)
For the Lord’s portion(E) is his people,
    Jacob his allotted inheritance.(F)

10 In a desert(G) land he found him,
    in a barren and howling waste.(H)
He shielded(I) him and cared for him;
    he guarded him as the apple of his eye,(J)

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 32:8 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls (see also Septuagint) sons of God