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Bible Gateway Verse for the Day

Psalm 51:12King James Version

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

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New King James Version

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.

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English Standard Version

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

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The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.


New American Standard Bible

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

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Holman Christian Standard Bible

Restore the joy of Your salvation to me, and give me a willing spirit.

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Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

October 20: It Has Been Granted to You
Ezekiel 39:25–40:49; Revelation 19:11–20:6; Job 38:25–33

“It has been granted to her that she be dressed in bright, clean fine linen” (Rev 19:8), announces a voice from heaven in John’s revelation. The voice describes the bride who waits in anticipation—representing the believers who wait in expectation of being reunited with Christ.

The text contrasts the fine linen of the bride with the purple and scarlet cloth of the harlot, Babylon, who represents all that oppose God’s reign (Rev 18:16). The harlot receives criticism for her infidelity: “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great.… For all the nations have drunk from the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich from the power of her sensuality” (Rev 18:2–3).
But the cry goes out in and among Babylon: “Come out from her, my people” (Rev 18:4). The bride, who is preparing herself fo…