Psalm 51:8
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English Standard Version
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice.

King James Bible
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.

English Revised Version
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Prayer for the remission of sin. Concerning the interchangeable names for sin, vid., on Psalm 32:1. Although the primary occasion of the Psalm is the sin of adultery, still David says פּשׁעי, not merely because many other sins were developed out of it, as his guilt of blood in the case of Uriah, the scandal put into the mouths of the enemies of Jahve, and his self-delusion, which lasted almost a whole year; but also because each solitary sin, the more it is perceived in its fundamental character and, as it were, microscopically discerned, all the more does it appear as a manifold and entangled skein of sins, and stands forth in a still more intimate and terrible relation, as of cause and effect, to the whole corrupt and degenerated condition in which the sinner finds himself. In מחה sins are conceived of as a cumulative debt (according to Isaiah 44:22, cf. Isaiah 43:25, like a thick, dark cloud) written down (Jeremiah 17:1) against the time of the payment by punishment. In כּבּסני (from כּבּס, πλύνειν, to wash by rubbing and kneading up, distinguished from רחץ, λούειν, to wash by rinsing) iniquity is conceived of as deeply ingrained dirt. In טהרני, the usual word for a declarative and de facto making clean, sin is conceived of as a leprosy, Leviticus 13:6, Leviticus 13:34. the Kerמ runs הרב כּבּסני (imperat. Hiph., like הרף, Psalm 37:8), "make great or much, wash me," i.e., (according to Ges. ֗142, 3, b) wash me altogether, penitus et totum, which is the same as is expressed by the Chethמb הרבּה (prop. multum faciendo equals multum, prorsus, Ges. ֗131, 2). In כּרב (Isaiah 63:7) and הרב is expressed the depth of the consciousness of sin; profunda enim malitia, as Martin Geier observes, insolitam raramque gratiam postulat.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

Psalm 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing: you have put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

Psalm 119:81,82 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word...

Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy...

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.


Psalm 6:2,3 Have mercy on me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed...

Psalm 38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

Job 5:17,18 Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty...

Isaiah 57:15-18 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Hosea 6:1,2 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has smitten, and he will bind us up...

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted...

Acts 2:37-41 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brothers...

Acts 16:29-34 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:39
"'See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones shall say, "O LORD, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?"

Psalm 44:19
yet you have broken us in the place of jackals and covered us with the shadow of death.

Isaiah 35:10
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Isaiah 38:13
I calmed myself until morning; like a lion he breaks all my bones; from day to night you bring me to an end.

Lamentations 3:4
He has made my flesh and my skin waste away; he has broken my bones;

Joel 1:16
Is not the food cut off before our eyes, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

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