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Psalms 51:8

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Make me to hear joy and gladness; [that] the bones [which] thou hast broken may rejoice.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Make me to hear joy and gladness, That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Make me to hear joy and gladness; [that] the bones [which] thou hast broken may rejoice.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Make me to hear gladness and joy; [that] the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wilt thou cause me to hear joy and gladness? The bones thou hast crushed would exult.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thou causest me to hear joy and gladness, Thou makest joyful bones Thou hast bruised.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— Make me to heare ioye and gladnes, that the bones, which thou hast broken, may reioyce.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Make mee to heare ioy and gladnesse: [that] the bones [which] thou hast broken, may reioyce.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Satisfy me with thy joy and gladness, that my broken spirit may rejoice.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou shalt cause me to hear gladness and joy: the afflicted bones shall rejoice.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Make me to hear joy and gladness; [that] the bones [which] thou hast broken may rejoice.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Make me to hear 8085
{8085} Prime
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
joy 8342
{8342} Prime
From H7797; cheerfulness; specifically welcome.
and gladness; 8057
{8057} Prime
From H8056; blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival).
[that] the bones 6106
{6106} Prime
From H6105; a bone (as strong); by extension the body; figuratively the substance, that is, (as pronoun) selfsame.
[which] thou hast broken 1794
{1794} Prime
A primitive root (compare H1790, H1792); to collapse (physically or mentally).
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
may rejoice. 1523
{1523} Prime
A primitive root; properly to spin around (under the influence of any violent emotion), that is, usually rejoice, or (as cringing) fear.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 51:7-12.

Psalms 51:8

_ _ Make ... joy — by forgiving me, which will change distress to joy.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 51:7-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 51:8

Make me to hear (g) joy and gladness; [that] the (h) bones [which] thou hast broken may rejoice.

(g) He means God's comfortable mercies toward repentant sinners.

(h) By the bones he understands all strength of soul and body, which by cares and mourning are consumed.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 13:5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
Psalms 30:11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
Psalms 119:81-82 CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: [but] I hope in thy word. ... Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
Psalms 126:5-6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. ... He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves [with him].
Matthew 5:4 Blessed [are] they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.


Psalms 6:2-3 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I [am] weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. ... My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
Psalms 38:3 [There is] no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither [is there any] rest in my bones because of my sin.
Job 5:17-18 Behold, happy [is] the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: ... For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
Isaiah 57:15-18 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. ... I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
Hosea 6:1-2 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. ... After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Acts 2:37-41 Now when they heard [this], they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men [and] brethren, what shall we do? ... Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.
Acts 16:29-34 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, ... And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.
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Chain-Reference Bible SearchCross References with Concordance

Jb 5:17. Ps 6:2; 13:5; 30:11; 38:3; 119:81; 126:5. Is 57:15. Ho 6:1. Mt 5:4. Lk 4:18. Ac 2:37; 16:29.

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