Psalms 51:8

“Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Make mee to heare ioy and gladnesse: that the bones which thou hast broken, may reioyce.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Make me to hear joy and gladness, That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make me full of joy and rapture; so that the bones which have been broken may be glad.
- Basic English Bible

Make me to hear gladness and joy; [that] the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
- Darby Bible

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
- Webster's Bible

Let me hear joy and gladness, That the bones which you have broken may rejoice.
- World English Bible

Thou causest me to hear joy and gladness, Thou makest joyful bones Thou hast bruised.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(51:10) Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which Thou hast crushed may rejoice.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 51:8


51:8 Joy - By thy spirit, seal the pardon of my sins on my conscience, which will fill me with joy. Rejoice - That my heart which hath been sorely wounded may be comforted.


Discussion for Psalms 51

  • Afoke
    We r absolutely nothin without God. The world is full of crises which is not found in d presence of God,so do everythin possible 2remain in God's presence ALWAYS
  • BSP
    The psalmist is requesting to stay as close to Jehovah God as possible. We want to do everything we can to stay close to God and plead with him that he stay close to us and give us his holy spirit.
  • Ray butler
    I THINK ITS SAYING THAT ONCE WE HAVE BEEN SAVE BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, WE ALWAYS STAT STEFAST IN OUR CLOSENESS TO HIM, WE DON,T WANT TO WANDER AWAY FROM JESUS AND FIND WERE BACK INTO SINNING TO LOSE ONES SALVATION IS TO BE CONDEM FOR ALL ETERNITY
  • A disciple
    (5-6) Two verses that stand out to me with respect to some recent posts/conversations. This Psalm has been very precious to me for so long, for very painful reasons. I can imagine how terrible David felt, though my sins weren't exactly like his: one wishes they could just make the past to have never happened; but it did! And still, the LORD is willing to forgive and cleanse and make new again!!!!!
  • Damali
    Thank you Lord. I know all the word I started when I had a broken femur. It helps when no one to comfort me.
  • Anthony Okolo
    Very interesting psalm,and I thank God for his mercies

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