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 declare it to 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 removed reproach from the people of Israel.