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Psalms 51:8

    Psalms 51:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which you have broken may rejoice.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 51:8

    Make me to hear joy - Let me have a full testimony of my reconciliation to thee; that the soul, which is so deeply distressed by a sense of thy displeasure, may be healed by a sense of thy pardoning mercy.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 51:8

    Make me to hear joy and gladness - That is, the voice of forgiveness, causing joy and rejoicing. What he wished to hear was the kind voice of God in pronouncing his pardon; not the voice of anger and condemnation. God now condemned him. The law condemned him. His own conscience condemned him. The result was anguish and sorrow. The burden was great and overpowering - such as to crush him; to break all his "bones." He longed to hear the sweet voice of forgiveness, by which he might have peace, and by which his soul might be made to rejoice. Compare the notes at Psalm 32:1-2.

    That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice - That is, which have been crushed or broken by the weight of sin. Compare the notes at Psalm 32:3. See also Psalm 6:2; Psalm 22:14; Psalm 31:10; Psalm 38:3. The word "rejoice" means here, be free from suffering; the prayer is that the burden which had crushed him might be removed.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.