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

  • Anthony Okolo
    Very interesting psalm,and I thank God for his mercies
  • Edna Carroll
    My chapter I go to when confessing my sins.
  • Evg Geneva
    David seem willing to be uncovered and cleaned with all .so all the hidden dark spirits that s bidding in side his heart and mind he s ready to throw up and spit them out using words and talk about them .so light can come inside and bring God ways and understand and see the ways of God. in his true inlightment. So like a detox everything that s bad in side us has to and demons dont like light.fle
  • 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.