1 Shiggaion of David, which he sang to Hashem, concerning Cush, a Benjaminite.
shi-ga-YON l’-da-VID a-sher SHAR la-do-NAI al div-ray KHUSH ben y’-mee-NEE
א שִׁגָּיוֹן לְדָוִד אֲשֶׁר־שָׁר לַיהֹוָה עַל־דִּבְרֵי־כוּשׁ בֶּן־יְמִינִי׃
7:1 Concerning Cush, a Binyaminite
Sometimes our enemies come from without, such as neighboring kingdoms or other nations. Other times, our enemies appear from within as our own brethren seek to harm us. The title of Psalm 7 refers to ‘Cush a Benjamite.’ According to some, this refers to Shaul king of Israel, David’s father in-law, who came from the tribe of Binyamin. David is no stranger to internal rivalry. He struggled with King Shaul who sought to destroy him, and was not able to live freely in the Land of Israel until Shaul‘s death. This psalm reminds us of the extreme measures David took to protect himself from harm, while at the same time being careful not cause harm or disrespect to the appointed leader of Israel.