1390.) Psalm 151

P151 David Goliath

Psalm 151 [Greek]

This additional psalm is said to have been written by David when he fought Goliath in single combat.

Although for many years scholars believed that Psalm 151 might have been an original Greek composition and that there was no evidence that Psalm 151 ever existed in Hebrew, it is now known from the Dead Seas scrolls that this psalm did in fact exist in Hebrew and was a part of the psalter used by the Qumran community.


To refresh yourself on the story of David and Goliath, go to 1 Samuel 17,  HERE.

I was small among my brothers,
    and the youngest of my father’s sons.
    I was shepherd of my father’s sheep.

1 Timothy 4:12  (NIV)

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

My hands made a musical instrument;
    my fingers strung a lap harp.

P151 David lyre

Who will tell my Lord?
    The Lord himself, the Lord hears me.

Psalm 116:1-2  (ESV)

I love the Lord, because he has heard
    my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because he inclined his ear to me,

    therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

The Lord himself sent his messenger,
    and took me away
    from my father’s sheep.
    He put special oil on my forehead
    to anoint me.

My brothers were good-looking and tall,
    but the Lord didn’t take
    special pleasure in them.

Proverbs 31:30  (NIV)

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting.

1 Samuel 16:7   (NCV)

“Don’t look at how handsome he is or how tall he is, because I have not chosen him. God does not see the same way people see. People look at the outside of a person, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

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

But I took his own sword out of its sheath
    and cut off his head.
    So I removed the shame
    from the Israelites.

Philippians 4:13  (NKJV)

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.



THIS SONG  — called “Psalm 151” — was originally sung on television by Wynonna Judd in an episode of Touched By An Angel.  Now it is more commonly called “Testify to Love.”  It has no real relation to the psalm above — but it should make sense if you are working on your list of 150 praises to God!  🙂


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