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Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionarySelah
Smith's Bible DictionarySelah
This word, which is found only in the poetical books of the Old Testament, occurs seventy-one times in the Psalms and three times in Habakkuk. It is probably a term which had a meaning in the musical nomenclature of the Hebrews, though what that meaning may have been is now a matter of pure conjecture. (Gesenius and Ewald and others think it has much the same meaning as our interlude,--a pause in the voices singing, while the instruments perform alone.)
ATS Bible DictionarySelah
A musical term which occurs seventy-three times in the Psalms, and is found also in Habakkuk 3:3,9,13. It usually occurs at the end of a period or apostrophe, but sometimes at the end only of a clause. This difficult word, it is now generally believed, was a direction for a meditative pause in the singing of a psalm, during which perhaps there was an instrumental interlude.
Easton's Bible DictionaryA word frequently found in the Book of Psalms, and also in Habakkuk 3:9, 13, about seventy-four times in all in Scripture. Its meaning is doubtful. Some interpret it as meaning "silence" or "pause;" others, "end," "a louder strain," "piano," etc. The LXX. render the word by daplasma i.e., "a division."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary(n.) A word of doubtful meaning, occurring frequently in the Psalms; by some, supposed to signify silence or a pause in the musical performance of the song.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaSELAH
Strong's Hebrew5542. selah -- to lift up, exalt
... 5541b, 5542. selah. 5543 . to lift up, exalt. Transliteration: selah
Phonetic Spelling: (seh'-law) Short Definition: Selah. Word ...
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5554. Sela -- a city in Edom
The Worship of the Synagogue
The Synagogue at Nazareth - Synagogue-Worship and Arrangements.
The Same is Proved from Other Psalms.
Letter xxviii. To Marcella.
Antichrist in the Psalms
Preparing to Depart
The Exile --Continued.
ThesaurusSelah (76 Occurrences)
... the song. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SELAH. se'-la. See MUSIC, II,
1. Multi-Version Concordance Selah (76 Occurrences). 2 Kings ...
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Methu'selah (6 Occurrences)
Vanity (100 Occurrences)
Falsehood (107 Occurrences)
Sela (5 Occurrences)
Quake (23 Occurrences)
Overwhelmed (33 Occurrences)
Wentest (16 Occurrences)
Forgave (13 Occurrences)
Trample (34 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceSelah (76 Occurrences)
2 Kings 14:7 He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.
Psalms 3:2 Many there are who say of my soul, "There is no help for him in God." Selah.
Psalms 3:4 I cry to Yahweh with my voice, and he answers me out of his holy hill. Selah.
Psalms 3:8 Salvation belongs to Yahweh. Your blessing be on your people. Selah.
Psalms 4:2 You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.
Psalms 4:4 Stand in awe, and don't sin. Search your own heart on your bed, and be still. Selah.
Psalms 7:5 let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it; yes, let him tread my life down to the earth, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.
Psalms 9:16 Yahweh has made himself known. He has executed judgment. The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah.
Psalms 9:20 Put them in fear, Yahweh. Let the nations know that they are only men. Selah.
Psalms 20:3 remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah.
Psalms 21:2 You have given him his heart's desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
Psalms 24:6 This is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek your face--even Jacob. Selah.
Psalms 24:10 Who is this King of glory? Yahweh of Armies is the King of glory! Selah.
Psalms 32:4 For day and night your hand was heavy on me. My strength was sapped in the heat of summer. Selah.
Psalms 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to you. I didn't hide my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh, and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
Psalms 32:7 You are my hiding place. You will preserve me from trouble. You will surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Psalms 39:5 Behold, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath." Selah.
Psalms 39:11 When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.
Psalms 44:8 In God we have made our boast all day long, we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah.
Psalms 46:3 though its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah.
Psalms 46:7 Yahweh of Armies is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psalms 46:11 Yahweh of Armies is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psalms 47:4 He chooses our inheritance for us, the glory of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
Psalms 48:8 As we have heard, so we have seen, in the city of Yahweh of Armies, in the city of our God. God will establish it forever. Selah.
Psalms 49:13 This is the destiny of those who are foolish, and of those who approve their sayings. Selah.
Psalms 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah.
Psalms 50:6 The heavens shall declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge. Selah.
Psalms 52:3 You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah.
Psalms 52:5 God will likewise destroy you forever. He will take you up, and pluck you out of your tent, and root you out of the land of the living. Selah.
Psalms 54:3 For strangers have risen up against me. Violent men have sought after my soul. They haven't set God before them. Selah.
Psalms 55:7 Behold, then I would wander far off. I would lodge in the wilderness." Selah.
Psalms 55:19 God, who is enthroned forever, will hear, and answer them. Selah. They never change, who don't fear God.
Psalms 57:3 He will send from heaven, and save me, he rebukes the one who is pursuing me. Selah. God will send out his loving kindness and his truth.
Psalms 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps. My soul is bowed down. They dig a pit before me. They fall into its midst themselves. Selah.
Psalms 59:5 You, Yahweh God of Armies, the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish the nations. Show no mercy to the wicked traitors. Selah.
Psalms 59:13 Consume them in wrath. Consume them, and they will be no more. Let them know that God rules in Jacob, to the ends of the earth. Selah.
Psalms 60:4 You have given a banner to those who fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Psalms 61:4 I will dwell in your tent forever. I will take refuge in the shelter of your wings. Selah.
Psalms 62:4 They fully intend to throw him down from his lofty place. They delight in lies. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times, you people. Pour out your heart before him. God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Psalms 66:4 All the earth will worship you, and will sing to you; they will sing to your name." Selah.
Psalms 66:7 He rules by his might forever. His eyes watch the nations. Don't let the rebellious rise up against him. Selah.
Psalms 66:15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fat animals, with the offering of rams, I will offer bulls with goats. Selah.
Psalms 67:1 For the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm. A song. May God be merciful to us, bless us, and cause his face to shine on us. Selah.
Psalms 67:4 Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you will judge the peoples with equity, and govern the nations on earth. Selah.
Psalms 68:7 God, when you went forth before your people, when you marched through the wilderness... Selah.
Psalms 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burdens, even the God who is our salvation. Selah.
Psalms 68:32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth! Sing praises to the Lord! Selah.
Psalms 75:3 The earth and all its inhabitants quake. I firmly hold its pillars. Selah.
Psalms 76:3 There he broke the flaming arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah.
Psalms 76:9 when God arose to judgment, to save all the afflicted ones of the earth. Selah.
Psalms 77:3 I remember God, and I groan. I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed. Selah.
Psalms 77:9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he, in anger, withheld his compassion?" Selah.
Psalms 77:15 You have redeemed your people with your arm, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
Psalms 81:7 You called in trouble, and I delivered you. I answered you in the secret place of thunder. I tested you at the waters of Meribah." Selah.
Psalms 82:2 "How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?" Selah.
Psalms 83:8 Assyria also is joined with them. They have helped the children of Lot. Selah.
Psalms 84:4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house. They are always praising you. Selah.
Psalms 84:8 Yahweh, God of Armies, hear my prayer. Listen, God of Jacob. Selah.
Psalms 85:2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people. You have covered all their sin. Selah.
Psalms 87:3 Glorious things are spoken about you, city of God. Selah.
Psalms 87:6 Yahweh will count, when he writes up the peoples, "This one was born there." Selah.
Psalms 88:7 Your wrath lies heavily on me. You have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah.
Psalms 88:10 Do you show wonders to the dead? Do the dead rise up and praise you? Selah.
Psalms 89:4 I will establish your seed forever, and build up your throne to all generations.'" Selah.
Psalms 89:37 It will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky." Selah.
Psalms 89:45 You have shortened the days of his youth. You have covered him with shame. Selah.
Psalms 89:48 What man is he who shall live and not see death, who shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.
Psalms 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah.
Psalms 140:5 The proud have hidden a snare for me, they have spread the cords of a net by the path. They have set traps for me. Selah.
Psalms 140:8 Yahweh, don't grant the desires of the wicked. Don't let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.
Psalms 143:6 I spread forth my hands to you. My soul thirsts for you, like a parched land. Selah.
Isaiah 16:1 Send the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Zion.
Habakkuk 3:3 God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and his praise filled the earth.
Habakkuk 3:9 You uncovered your bow. You called for your sworn arrows. Selah. You split the earth with rivers.
Habakkuk 3:13 You went forth for the salvation of your people, for the salvation of your anointed. You crushed the head of the land of wickedness. You stripped them head to foot. Selah.
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