1 For the leader; with instrumental music. A psalm of David.
lam-na-TZAY-akh bin-gee-NOT miz-MOR l’-da-VID
א לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינוֹת מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד׃
4:1 For the leader
The title of this psalm is lamnatzeakh (למנצח), translated as “for the leader.” The root of the word menatzeakh is נ-צ-ח, which means ‘victory.’ What does the Lord consider a victory? According to the Sages, a victory for God is achieved when the Nation of Israel is living on its land, engaged in self-actualization and maturation, and evolves from a miracle-reliant culture into a self-sustaining and law-abiding nation. Then, Hashem smiles down on them from heaven.