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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

PSALM 51:10

KJV is what I usually use, this is the verse that popped up to me today in my reading and I wanted to look it up in different versions...

King James Version (KJV)Passage Psalm 51:10:
10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Amplified Bible (AMP)Passage Psalm 51:10:
10Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.
The Message (MSG)Passage Psalm 51:10:
God, make a fresh start in me,
shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.
The Message one was so pretty I looked up the entire passage in KJV and The Message...compared below

King James Version (KJV)Passage Psalm 51:7-15:
7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
15O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

The Message (MSG)Passage Psalm 51:7-15:
7 -15 Soak me in your laundry and I'll come out clean,
scrub me and I'll have a snow-white life.
Tune me in to foot-tapping songs,
set these once-broken bones to dancing.
Don't look too close for blemishes,
give me a clean bill of health.
God, make a fresh start in me,
shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.
Don't throw me out with the trash,
or fail to breathe holiness in me.
Bring me back from gray exile,
put a fresh wind in my sails!
Give me a job teaching rebels your ways
so the lost can find their way home.
Commute my death sentence, God, my salvation God,
and I'll sing anthems to your life-giving ways.
Unbutton my lips, dear God;
I'll let loose with your praise.

I thought that was neat :) What Bible version to you read and why?


LauraJ said...

ashamedly I admit I read none. Why? because I've had a falling out with religion.

Bren said...

I read the NKJV but love the Message too. I understand it is a paraphrease...as is the KJV and every other one under the sun...people fool themselves.
Like Laura I am not into religon, but I am so thrilled that my Bible is not religious!

Beemoosie said...

Hey Melzie, so good to see you here! I read the Amplified version most of the time. My mom bought it for me when I was born again 10 years ago and it just "clicked". I also like to go back to the NKJV

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

I read the KJV. Referencing your Sunday post I point you to the next couple of verses in the Psalm: "For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it; thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise." (v 16-17)

God loves your broken heart and your contrite spirit, Melzie. He doesn't want you to offer up a burnt-out heart. Be you! I admire your courage to bare your soul this way. It does take time, however, to rediscover ourselves after we've spent years tending to the needs of others. Keep on keepin' on girl!