An Ode of David, [perhaps in a wild, irregular, enthusiastic strain,] which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite. O Lord my God, in You I take refuge; Save me and rescue me from all those who pursue me,
A shiggaion [C a musical or literary term of uncertain meaning] of David which he sang to the Lord about Cush, from the tribe of Benjamin [C an unknown person, but the tribe of Benjamin, Saul’s tribe, resisted David’s kingship at first; 2 Sam. 3–4].Lord my God, I ·trust in you for protection [find refuge in you]. ·Save [Rescue; T Deliver] me and rescue me from those who are ·chasing [pursuing] me.
Being falsely accused by Cush one of Saul’s kinsmen, he calleth to God to be his defender, 3 to whom he commendeth his innocence, 9 first showing that his conscience did not accuse him of any evil toward Saul. 10 Next that it touched God’s glory to award sentence against the wicked. 12 And so entering into the consideration of God’s mercies and promise, he waxeth bold, and derideth the vain enterprises of his enemies, 15 threatening that that shall fall on their own neck which they have purposed for others.Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the Lord, concerning the words of Cush the son of Benjamin. O Lord my God, in thee I put my trust: save me from all that persecute me, and deliver me,
A shiggaion by David; he sang it to the Lord about the slanderous words of Cush, a descendant of Benjamin. O Lord my God, I have taken refuge in you. Save me, and rescue me from all who are pursuing me.
A David PsalmGod! God! I am running to you for dear life; the chase is wild. If they catch me, I’m finished: ripped to shreds by foes fierce as lions, dragged into the forest and left unlooked for, unremembered.
A shiggaion by David; he sang it to Yahweh about the slanderous words of Cush, a descendant of Benjamin. O Yahweh my Elohim, I have taken refuge in you. Save me, and rescue me from all who are pursuing me.
For the ignorance of David, which he sang to the Lord, on the words of (the) Ethiopian, the son of Benjamin. My Lord God, I have hoped in thee; make thou me safe from all that pursue me, and deliver thou me. (For the sin of ignorance by David, which he sang to the Lord, concerning the words of Cush, the Benjamite. My Lord God, I put my trust in thee; save thou me from all who persecute me, and rescue thou me.)