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Psalms 7:1

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Psalm 7 1 

A musical composition 2  by David, which he sang to the Lord concerning 3  a Benjaminite named Cush. 4 

7:1 O Lord my God, in you I have taken shelter. 5 

Deliver me from all who chase me! Rescue me!

1 sn Psalm 7. The psalmist asks the Lord to intervene and deliver him from his enemies. He protests his innocence and declares his confidence in God’s justice.

2 tn The precise meaning of the Hebrew term שִׁגָּיוֹן (shiggayon; translated here “musical composition”) is uncertain. Some derive the noun from the verbal root שָׁגָה (shagah, “swerve, reel”) and understand it as referring to a “wild, passionate song, with rapid changes of rhythm” (see BDB 993 s.v. שִׁגָּיוֹן). But this proposal is purely speculative. The only other appearance of the noun is in Hab 3:1, where it occurs in the plural.

3 tn Or “on account of.”

4 sn Apparently this individual named Cush was one of David’s enemies.

5 tn The Hebrew perfect verbal form probably refers here to a completed action with continuing results.



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