Psalm 151 New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA)
This psalm is ascribed to David as his own composition (though it is outside the number[a]), after he had fought in single combat with Goliath.
I was small among my brothers,
and the youngest in my father’s house;
I tended my father’s sheep.
My hands made a harp;
my fingers fashioned a lyre.
And who will tell my Lord?
The Lord himself; it is he who hears.[b]
It was he who sent his messenger[c]
and took me from my father’s sheep,
and anointed me with his anointing-oil.
My brothers were handsome and tall,
but the Lord was not pleased with them.
I went out to meet the Philistine,[d]
and he cursed me by his idols.
But I drew his own sword;
I beheaded him, and took away disgrace from the people of Israel.
a Psalm 151 1:1 Other ancient authorities add of the one hundred and fifty (psalms)
b Psalm 151 1:3 Other ancient authorities add everything; others add me; others read who will hear me
c Psalm 151 1:4 Or angel
d Psalm 151 1:6 Or foreigner
New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA)
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