Psalm 51:8 {50:10}
Good News Translation
Let me hear the sounds of joy and gladness; and though you have crushed me and broken me, I will be happy once again.

New Revised Standard Version
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.

Contemporary English Version
Let me be happy and joyful! You crushed my bones, now let them celebrate.

New American Bible
You will let me hear gladness and joy; the bones you have crushed will rejoice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.


Psalm 13:5 Lest at any time my enemy say: I have prevailed against him. They that trouble me, will rejoice when I am moved:

Psalm 30:11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into joy: thou hast cut my sackcloth, and hast compassed me with gladness:

Psalm 119:81,82 My soul hath fainted after thy salvation: and in thy word I have very much hoped. . . .

Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. . . .

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.


Psalm 6:2,3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. . . .

Psalm 38:3 There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath: there is no peace for my bones, because of my sins.

Job 5:17,18 Blessed is the man whom God correcteth: refuse not, therefore, the chastising of the Lord. . . .

Isaiah 57:15-18 For thus saith the High and the Eminent that inhabiteth eternity: and his name is Holy, who dwelleth in the high and holy place, and with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. . . .

Hosea 6:1,2 In their affliction they will rise early to me: Come, and let us return to the Lord. . . .

Luke 4:18 The spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart,

Acts 2:37-41 Now when they had heard these things, they had compunction in their heart and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles: What shall we do, men and brethren? . . .

Acts 16:29-34 Then calling for a light, he went in: and trembling, fell down at the feet of Paul and Silas. . . .

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
7Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow. 8To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.9Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:39
See ye that I alone am, and there is no other God besides me: I will kill and I will make to live: I will strike, and I will heal, and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like to thee? Who deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are stronger than he; the needy and the poor from them that strip him.

Psalm 44:19
And our heart hath not turned back: neither hast thou turned aside our steps from thy way.

Isaiah 35:10
And the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and shall come into Sion with praise, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

Isaiah 38:13
I hoped till morning, as a lion so hath he broken all my bones: from morning even to night thou wilt make an end of me.

Lamentations 3:4
Beth. My skin and my flesh he hath made old, he hath broken my bones.

Joel 1:16
Is not your food cut off before your eyes, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

Psalm 51:7
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