Neginah

Neginah (Neg´i-nuh)

Apparently a term for a stringed instrument (1Sam 16:16; 1Sam 16:23; Isa 23:16). The term appears in various Psalm headings (Ps 4; Ps 6; Ps 54; Ps 55; Ps 61; Ps 67; Ps 76) as well as at the end of the “Psalm of Habakkuk” (Hab 3:19).

1Sam 16:16

16Let our lord now command the servants who attend you to look for someone who is skillful in playing the lyre; and when the evil spirit from God is upon you, h ... View more

1Sam 16:23

23And whenever the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand, and Saul would be relieved and feel better, and the evi ... View more

Isa 23:16

16Take a harp,
go about the city,
you forgotten prostitute!
Make sweet melody,
sing many songs,
that you may be remembered.

Ps 4

Confident Plea for Deliverance from Enemies
To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
1Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
You gave me r ... View more

Ps 6

Prayer for Recovery from Grave Illness
To the leader: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
1O Lord, do not rebuke me in your ... View more

Ps 54

Prayer for Vindication
To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “David is in hiding among us.”
1Save m ... View more

Ps 55

Complaint about a Friend's Treachery
To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David.
1Give ear to my prayer, O God;
do not hide yourself from my su ... View more

Ps 61

Assurance of God's Protection
To the leader: with stringed instruments. Of David.
1Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.2From the end of the earth I call to ... View more

Ps 67

The Nations Called to Praise God
To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.
1May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine u ... View more

Ps 76

Israel's God—Judge of All the Earth
To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.
1In Judah God is known,
his name is great in Israel.2His ... View more

Hab 3:19

19GOD, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
and makes me tread upon the heights.

To the leader: with stringed instruments.

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