1 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.
2 My hands made a harp; my fingers fashioned a lyre.
3 And who will tell my Lord? The Lord himself; it is he who hears. b
4 It was he who sent his messenger c 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, d and he cursed me by his idols.
7 But I drew his own sword; I beheaded him, and took away disgrace from the people of Israel.