Sunday, May 29, 2011

Psalm 21

The king rejoices in your strength, LORD.
   How great is his joy in the victories you give!
 You have granted him his heart’s desire
   and have not withheld the request of his lips.
You came to greet him with rich blessings
   and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—
   length of days, for ever and ever.
Through the victories you gave, his glory is great;
   you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
Surely you have granted him unending blessings
   and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
For the king trusts in the LORD;
   through the unfailing love of the Most High
   he will not be shaken.
 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies;
   your right hand will seize your foes.
When you appear for battle,
   you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace.
The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath,
   and his fire will consume them.
You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
   their posterity from mankind.
Though they plot evil against you
   and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.
You will make them turn their backs
   when you aim at them with drawn bow.
 Be exalted in your strength, LORD;
   we will sing and praise your might.

Psalm Challenge is courtesy of Robert at City Athens Daily Photo. 
Have a click to see how others have illustrated Psalm 21.

Above photo:  'Crown Top'  Java c. 650-1000

5 comments:

Dina said...

Wow, that's really different.

This morning I wandered around the Holy Sepulchre and thought of you.
By luck, I caught the Mass of the Syrian Orthodox (in the dark little chapel that has the two tombs). Very beautiful chanting.

Spiderdama said...

A very impressive crown!

Happy week to you;-)

ρομπερτ said...

Must be of great weight to wear alike.

Thank you very much for your kind participation ! Please have a good new week and please join again soon.

daily athens

Suzanne said...

Thank you all.

Reader Wil said...

The crown top is very beautiful. Is it actually a crown or is it an object to put the crown on? Anyway it illustrates the meaning of the psalm. Your work is very interesting and important. In our family we have many ministers, one of them is my brother-in-law. They are all Reformed with liberal ideas.
Thanks for your visit.