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.

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

New King James Version
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.

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

NASB 1995
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.

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

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

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

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

American Standard Version
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And a willing spirit sustains 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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…









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Restore
הָשִׁ֣יבָה (hā·šî·ḇāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 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 8342: Cheerfulness, welcome

of Your salvation,
יִשְׁעֶ֑ךָ (yiš·‘e·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 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 5564: To prop, to lean upon, take hold of

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

spirit.
וְר֖וּחַ (wə·rū·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit


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