Psalm 151

chapter 1

verse #1

This Psalm is a genuine one of David, though extra, composed when he fought in single combat with Goliath. I was small among my brothers, and youngest in my father’s house. I tended my father’s sheep.

verse #2

My hands formed a musical instrument, and my fingers tuned a lyre.

verse #3

Who shall tell my Lord? The Lord himself, he himself hears.

verse #4

He sent forth his angel and took me from my father’s sheep, and he anointed me with his anointing oil.

verse #5

My brothers were handsome and tall; but the Lord didn’t take pleasure in them.

verse #6

I went out to meet the Philistine, and he cursed me by his idols.

verse #7

But I drew his own sword and beheaded him, and removed reproach from the children of Israel.