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

  • 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
  • Jr.
    PLEASE PRAY. MY SOUL IS FULL OF TROUBLES..EVIL IS PREVAILING...
  • LAP
    This chapter for me is a confession...I've excepted Christ in my life and am still weak...everyday is a struggle for me but I know God is willing and able to lead, guide and direct me along my Christian journey...
  • Renee Allen
    To Jojo I understand how you feel i had a lot of things hapen to me and Lord knows I rebelled and done a lot of things Im not proud of. But all glory and praises belongs to GOD for saving a sinner like myself. I am very very thankful and greatful for GOD'S unconditional love He has shown me and I know HIS mercies are new for me everyday also His grace. I get weak at times but GOD IS GOOD!