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 51:12

  • Many believers who are saved, do not find dwelling in them the Joy of Lord. Have you lost the Joy of your Salvation? God can restore you back to that experience. It is the daily work with God, possessing the Joy of the Lord that gives strength to the believer and attracts God 's help to dispel challenging situations around us.
  • AMEN JAY for verse 12
    people of GOD look not from east to north for your help cometh only from one source LORD JESUS that will also restore HIS HEVEANLY JOY UPON US AMEN
  • I love this! As a teenager you hear the term "free spirit " all the time, but it is usually used with a rebellious connotation. Here, we can truely feel the support of a free spirit, and it is in a way that it pleases God and we still have a great relationship with him.
  • Reminds me that we can still have a relationship with God especially in the hard times.