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. 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.
It was he who sent his messenger 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, 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.