Psalm 51:11
New International Version
Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.

New Living Translation
Do not banish me from your presence, and don't take your Holy Spirit from me.

English Standard Version
Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.

Berean Study Bible
Cast me not away from Your presence; take not Your Holy Spirit from me.

New American Standard Bible
Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

King James Bible
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not banish me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.

Contemporary English Version
Don't chase me away from you or take your Holy Spirit away from me.

Good News Translation
Do not banish me from your presence; do not take your holy spirit away from me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not banish me from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me.

International Standard Version
Do not cast me from your presence; do not take your Holy Spirit from me.

NET Bible
Do not reject me! Do not take your Holy Spirit away from me!

New Heart English Bible
Do not throw me from your presence, and do not take your holy Spirit from me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not cast me out from before you and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not force me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Cast me not away from Thy presence; And take not Thy holy spirit from me.

New American Standard 1977
Do not cast me away from Thy presence, And do not take Thy Holy Spirit from me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Cast me not away from thy presence and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

King James 2000 Bible
Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy Spirit from me.

American King James Version
Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.

American Standard Version
Cast me not away from thy presence; And take not thy holy Spirit from me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Cast me not away from thy presence; and remove not thy holy Spirit from me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cast me not away from thy face; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Darby Bible Translation
Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not the spirit of thy holiness from me.

English Revised Version
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

World English Bible
Don't throw me from your presence, and don't take your holy Spirit from me.

Young's Literal Translation
Cast me not forth from Thy presence, And Thy Holy Spirit take not from me.
Study Bible
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
10Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. 11Cast me not away from Your presence; take not Your Holy Spirit from me. 12Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit.…
Cross References
2 Kings 13:23
But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them, and He turned toward them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And to this day, He has been unwilling to destroy them or cast them from His presence.

2 Kings 24:20
For because of the anger of the LORD, all this happened in Jerusalem and Judah, until He finally banished them from His presence. And Zedekiah also rebelled against the king of Babylon.

Isaiah 63:10
But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit. So He turned and became their enemy and He Himself fought against them.

Isaiah 63:11
Then His people remembered the days of old, the days of Moses. Where is He who brought them through the sea with the shepherds of His flock? Where is the One who set His Holy Spirit among them,

Jeremiah 7:15
And I will cast you out of My presence, just as I have cast out all your brothers, all the descendants of Ephraim.'

Treasury of Scripture

Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.

Cast

Psalm 43:2
For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 71:9,18
Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth…

Genesis 4:14
Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

take

Genesis 6:3
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Judges 13:25
And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 15:14
And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.

holy

Luke 11:13
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

John 14:26
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Romans 1:4
And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:







Lexicon
Cast me not away
תַּשְׁלִיכֵ֥נִי (taš·lî·ḵê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7993: To throw out, down, away

from
מִמֶּֽנִּי׃ (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

Your presence;
מִלְּפָנֶ֑יךָ (mil·lə·p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-m, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

take
תִּקַּ֥ח (tiq·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

Your Holy
קָ֝דְשְׁךָ֗ (qāḏ·šə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

Spirit from me.
וְר֥וּחַ (wə·rū·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit
(11) Cast me not away.--This phrase is used of the formal rejection of Israel by the God of the covenant (2Kings 13:23; 2Kings 17:20; 2Kings 24:20; Jeremiah 7:15). Its use here not only confirms the explanation of the notes above, but makes in favour of understanding the whole psalm of the community.

Take not thy holy spirit.--Commentators have discussed whether this means the spirit of office given to the king on his anointing (1Samuel 16:13), or of grace, and Calvinists and Lutherans have made the text a battle-ground of controversy. Plainly, as the parallelism shows, the petition is equivalent to a prayer against rejection from the Divine favour, and is not to be pressed into any doctrinal discussion.

Verse 11. - Cast me not away from thy presence. To he "cast away from God's presence" is to be altogether cast out of his covenant, made an alien from him, deprived of his favour and the light of his countenance (see Genesis 4:14; 2 Kings 13:23). The psalmist deprecates so terrible a punishment, although he feels that he has deserved it. And take not thy Holy Spirit from me. God's Holy Spirit had been poured upon David when he was first anointed by Samuel to the kingly office (1 Samuel 16:13). His great sins had undoubtedly "grieved" and vexed the Spirit; and, had they been continued or not repented of, would have caused him to withdraw himself; but they had not "wholly quenched the Spirit" (1 Thessalonians 5:19). David was therefore able to pray, as he does, that the Holy Spirit of God might still be vouchsafed to him, and not be "taken away," as from one wholly unworthy. 51:7-15 Purge me with hyssop, with the blood of Christ applied to my soul by a lively faith, as the water of purification was sprinkled with a bunch of hyssop. The blood of Christ is called the blood of sprinkling, Heb 12:24. If this blood of Christ, which cleanses from all sin, cleanse us from our sin, then we shall be clean indeed, Heb 10:2. He asks not to be comforted, till he is first cleansed; if sin, the bitter root of sorrow, be taken away, he can pray in faith, Let me have a well-grounded peace, of thy creating, so that the bones broken by convictions may rejoice, may be comforted. Hide thy face from my sins; blot out all mine iniquities out of thy book; blot them out, as a cloud is blotted out and dispelled by the beams of the sun. And the believer desires renewal to holiness as much as the joy of salvation. David now saw, more than ever, what an unclean heart he had, and sadly laments it; but he sees it is not in his own power to amend it, and therefore begs God would create in him a clean heart. When the sinner feels this change is necessary, and reads the promise of God to that purpose, he begins to ask it. He knew he had by his sin grieved the Holy Spirit, and provoked him to withdraw. This he dreads more than anything. He prays that Divine comforts may be restored to him. When we give ourselves cause to doubt our interest in salvation, how can we expect the joy of it? This had made him weak; he prays, I am ready to fall, either into sin or into despair, therefore uphold me with thy Spirit. Thy Spirit is a free Spirit, a free Agent himself, working freely. And the more cheerful we are in our duty, the more constant we shall be to it. What is this but the liberty wherewith Christ makes his people free, which is contrasted with the yoke of bondage? Ga 5:1. It is the Spirit of adoption spoken to the heart. Those to whom God is the God of salvation, he will deliver from guilt; for the salvation he is the God of, is salvation from sin. We may therefore plead with him, Lord, thou art the God of my salvation, therefore deliver me from the dominion of sin. And when the lips are opened, what should they speak but the praises of God for his forgiving mercy?
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