71 from tending the sheep he brought him to be the shepherd of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance.

Read Psalm 78:71 Using Other Translations

From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
from following the nursing ewes he brought him to shepherd Jacob his people, Israel his inheritance.
He took David from tending the ewes and lambs and made him the shepherd of Jacob’s descendants— God’s own people, Israel.