151:12 This psalm was written3 by4 David himself
(even though it lies outside the accepted number of psalms)5
after6 he fought single-handedly7 with Goliath.8
The Lord’s Selection of David
I was the smallest9 among my brothers,
and the youngest10 in my father’s household.
I used to take care of my father’s sheep.
151:2 My hands constructed11 a musical instrument;12
my fingers tuned13 a harp.14
151:3 Who will announce this15 to my Lord?
The Lord himself—he is listening.16
151:4 He himself sent his messenger17
and took me from my father’s sheep,
and anointed me with his anointing oil.18
151:5 My brothers were handsome and big,19
but the Lord did not approve of20 them.
David’s Victory over Goliath
151:6 I went out to meet the foreigner;21
he called down curses on me by his idols.
151:7 But I pulled out his own sword;
I beheaded22 him and thereby removed reproach from the Israelites.23