Psalm 51:12
New International Version
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

New Living Translation
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.

English Standard Version
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Berean Study Bible
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit.

New American Standard Bible
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.

King James Bible
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Christian Standard Bible
Restore the joy of your salvation to me, and sustain me by giving me a willing spirit.

Contemporary English Version
Make me as happy as you did when you saved me; make me want to obey!

Good News Translation
Give me again the joy that comes from your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Restore the joy of Your salvation to me, and give me a willing spirit.

International Standard Version
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and let a willing attitude control me.

NET Bible
Let me again experience the joy of your deliverance! Sustain me by giving me the desire to obey!

New Heart English Bible
Restore to me the joy of your salvation. Uphold me with a willing spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But return your sweetness to me and your salvation and your glorious Spirit will hold me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Restore the joy of your salvation to me, and provide me with a spirit of willing obedience.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; And let a willing spirit uphold me.

New American Standard 1977
Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, And sustain me with a willing spirit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Restore unto me the joy of thy saving health, and thy spirit of liberty shall uphold me.

King James 2000 Bible
Restore unto me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with your free spirit.

American King James Version
Restore to me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with your free spirit.

American Standard Version
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with a willing spirit.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Restore to me the joy of thy salvation: establish me with thy directing Spirit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.

Darby Bible Translation
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and let a willing spirit sustain me.

English Revised Version
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation: and uphold me with a free spirit.

Webster's Bible Translation
Restore to me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

World English Bible
Restore to me the joy of your salvation. Uphold me with a willing spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, And a willing spirit doth sustain me.
Study Bible
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
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. 13Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will return to You.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:14
that I may declare all Your praises--that within the gates of Daughter Zion I may rejoice in Your salvation.

Psalm 13:5
But I have trusted in Your loving devotion; my heart will rejoice in Your salvation.

Psalm 54:4
Surely God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul.

Psalm 110:3
Your people shall be willing on Your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn, to You belongs the dew of Your youth.

Treasury of Scripture

Restore to me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with your free spirit.

Restore

Psalm 85:6-8
Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? …

Job 29:2,3
Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; …

Isaiah 57:17,18
For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart…

joy

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

Psalm 21:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

Psalm 35:9
And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.

uphold

Psalm 17:5
Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.

Psalm 19:13
Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Psalm 119:116,117,133
Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope…

free

Romans 8:15
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Galatians 4:6,7
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father…







Lexicon
Restore
הָשִׁ֣יבָה (hā·šî·ḇāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to me
לִּ֭י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

the joy
שְׂשׂ֣וֹן (śə·śō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8342: Cheerfulness, welcome

of Your salvation,
יִשְׁעֶ֑ךָ (yiš·‘e·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3468: Deliverance, rescue, salvation, safety, welfare

and sustain me
תִסְמְכֵֽנִי׃ (ṯis·mə·ḵê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5564: To prop, to lean upon, take hold of

with a willing
נְדִיבָ֣ה (nə·ḏî·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5081: Voluntary, generous, magnanimous, a grandee

spirit.
וְר֖וּחַ (wə·rū·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit
(12) Joy of thy salvation.--This again points to a sense of restoration of covenant privileges.

Thy free spirit.--Rather, with a willing spirit. Or we may render, a willing spirit shall support me.

Verse 12. - Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation. Give me back that "joy" which was mine when I was conscious of thy favour, and felt that thou wert my Strength and my Salvation (Psalm 18:1; Psalm 62:2, etc.). And uphold me with thy free spirit. There is no "thy" in the original; and it is his own spirit, not God's Spirit, of which the psalmist here speaks. "Uphold me," he says, "preserve me from falling, by giving me a 'free,' or 'generous,' or 'noble' spirit - the opposite of that 'spirit of bondage' which the apostle says that Christians do not receive" (Romans 8:15). 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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