Psalm 151 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
This psalm is ascribed to David as his own composition (though it is outside the number), after he had fought in single combat with Goliath.
1 I was small among my brothers,
and youngest in my father’s house;
I tended my father’s sheep.
2 My hands made a harp,
my fingers fashioned a lyre.
3 And who will declare it to my Lord?
The Lord himself; it is he who hears.
4 It was he who sent his messenger
and took me from my father’s sheep,
and anointed me with his anointing oil.
5 My brothers were handsome and tall,
but the Lord was not pleased with them.
6 I went out to meet the Philistine,
and he cursed me by his idols.
7 But I drew his own sword;
I beheaded him, and removed reproach from the people of Israel.
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
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