Psalms 51:12

“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Restore vnto me the ioy of thy saluation: and vphold mee with thy free Spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with a willing spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give me back the joy of your salvation; let a free spirit be my support.
- Basic English Bible

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and let a willing spirit sustain me.
- Darby Bible

Restore to me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Restore to me the joy of your salvation. Uphold me with a willing spirit.
- World English Bible

Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, And a willing spirit doth sustain me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(51:14) Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and let a willing spirit uphold me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 51:12


51:12 The joy - The comfortable sense of thy saving grace, promised and vouchsafed to me, both for my present and everlasting salvation. Free - Or, ingenuous, or liberal, or princely. Which he seems to oppose to his own base and illiberal and disingenuous and servile spirit, which he had discovered in his wicked practices: a spirit, which may free me from the bondage of sin, and enable me chearfully to run the way of God's precepts.


Discussion for Psalms 51

  • Irene123
    To Klebonowski on Ps.51 - You're speaking of the THEN king's English. If you'll do some research - you will see the KJV was translated from the O.T. Hebrew and N.T. Greek. You'll find all this info' on THIS site; clic on 'more' at top of page.
  • Klebanowski
    its interesting for sure. But grammar could be a lot better,along with spelling and punctuation. But it still effectively convey its point to the reader.
  • Isaac
    this Psalm is a Psalm of some one who truly repent from his sin, He is a good example to all of us, when we realise that we have sinned let us confess our sin to God and repent from it, let us not make a habit of sinning, REMEMBER DAVID NEVER REPEATED ONE SIN AGAIN AND AGAIN! He confessed and Repented from his sin. This is a beautiful lesson to the Body of christ (the church ) shalom.
  • Alexander Dzomeku
    The first commandment was so clear that the one must be very careful about its transgression.
    That is" Thou shall have no other gods before me". In fact the previous that I took time to read again I became so afraid that since then I have been pleading for his tender mercies to forgive my trespasses.

  • AhuwaChiamaka
    God always merciful to us each time we humble ourselves
  • Abby
    Response to Jnr's comments: When everything fails use the WEAPON OF PRAISE, PRAISE GOD RELENTLESSLY HE WILL ANSWER YOU. PSALMS 18, 34, 68, 113, 103, 100, 149. If you can, praise God at the beginning of every hour. Set the alarm on your cellphone. You can use one of my favorites: PRAISE TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF ENDLESS GLORY. Memorize it say it wholeheartedly, it works am a living testimo