occurring only in the title of Psalms 9 . Some interpret the words as meaning "on the death of Labben," some unknown person. Others render the word, "on the death of the son;" i.e., of Absalom ( 2 Samuel 18:33 ). Others again have taken the word as the name of a musical instrument, or as the name of an air to which the psalm was sung.
"To the chief musician upon Muth-labben" is the title of ( Psalms 9:1 ) which has given rise to infinite conjecture. It may be either upon the death (muth ) of the fool (labben ), as an anagram on Nabal or as Gesenius, "to be chanted by boys with virgins voices," i.e. in the soprano.