Higgaion

Higgaion (Hi-gay´yon)

A Hebrew word that appears in three Psalms. In two of them it seems to have some sort of musical connotation: in (Ps 9:16), where it occurs with the unknown word “Selah” and is simply transliterated, and in (Ps 92:3), where it is translated “melody.” In (Ps 19:14), it is translated “meditation.”

Ps 9:16

16The Lord has made himself known, he has executed judgment;
the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. [Higgaion. Selah]

Ps 92:3

3to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.

Ps 19:14

14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

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