A A A A A
Bible Book List

Psalm 151New 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.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 151 1:1 Other ancient authorities add of the one hundred and fifty (psalms)
  2. Psalm 151 1:3 Other ancient authorities add everything; others add me; others read who will hear me
  3. Psalm 151 1:4 Or angel
  4. Psalm 151 1:6 Or foreigner
New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA)

New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicised Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

  Back

1 of 1

You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more

Bible Gateway Recommends

NRSV Slimline New Testament and Psalms
NRSV Slimline New Testament and Psalms
Retail: $15.00
Our Price: $13.50Save: $1.50 (10%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
NRSV Lectern Anglicized Bible with Apocrypha, Goatskin, black
NRSV Lectern Anglicized Bible with Apocrypha, Goatskin, black
Retail: $795.00
Our Price: $555.49Save: $239.51 (30%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
Viewing of
Cross references
Footnotes