A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite.

O Lord my God, in You I have taken refuge;
Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me, 

Or he will tear my soul like a lion,
Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver. 

O Lord my God, if I have done this,
If there is injustice in my hands, 

4  If I have rewarded evil to my friend,
Or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary, 

Let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it;
And let him trample my life down to the ground
And lay my glory in the dust. 

6..Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies;
Rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded! (Psalm 7:1-6)

          It is always very interesting to spend a little time looking over the content at the very beginning a Psalm.  Here in Psalm 7 we see the title given as a “Shiggaion of David”; not a frequent term, used only twice in the Psalms.  The actual meaning is uncertain for sure; but it is thought to refer to a lamenting song, perhaps one of staggering verse meter?  In another form, it is thought to refer to the emotional effect the Psalm engenders from the reader, similar, theoretically, to that which many upbeat songs get in many churches today, entire congregation responds in a unified fashion emotionally and even physically.  The Shiggaion could certainly have had a similar idea in view, but there can be no certainty to just exactly what its’ form was.  Our only solid conclusion was that it appears here for the benefit of the music leaders in David’s congregation.  There are many who think it to be related to the idea of wondering, reeling, veering, or weaving. Although the NKJV translates it “meditation,” it more than likely conveys shifting emotions or movements of thought.
         As we said, the term may also indicate the song’s irregularity in rhythm.  Habakkuk uses the same term to describe on of his passages in Hab. 3:1:
         This chapter of Habakkuk’s prophesy is often called “The Prophet’s Prayer”.  
A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, on Shigionoth.
         It seems that Habakkuk was giving an indication, to some degree, of just the particular part of his revelation was to go.  That may be the sense in which David intends it as well.  
         He sang” also seems to indicate that this was a vocal solo. The occasion, given as “
concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite,” cannot be readily identified from the historical books; however, whoever this was or whatever the name represented, some enemy had obviously been falsely charging David (similar to the actions of Shimei - 2 Sam. 16:5; 19:16).
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