New Defender's Study Bible Notes
60:1 turn thyself to us again. This is the last of David’s six “Michtams.” The meaning of “michtam” is uncertain but seems to reflect deep concern overlain with trust. The King James translators believed it was related to the Hebrew word for “engraving” and so called such psalms “golden psalms.”
60:4 given a banner. Despite the unnamed setbacks in their efforts to claim the entire land of promise, David in faith would go forward under his banner of “truth,” believing in the promises of God’s Word. The remaining verses express confidence that God will indeed give them victories over all portions of the promised land.
Psalm 61 (title) Neginah. The term “neginah,” meaning “stringed instrument,” is essentially the singular of “neginoth” (e.g., Psalm 4). The stringed instrument was probably that of David himself.