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  1. An exclamation, precise meaning unknown, used to punctuate Psalm verses.


Selah is a city in Yakima County, Washington, United States. The population was 7,147 at the 2010 census.


Selah is a contemporary Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won seven Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and sold more than 4 million album and single units combined. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.


Selah is a fictional character from the 2005 Thai television program Nang Sao Som Lon.


  1. "Selah" is the fourth studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Deb Fung.
  2. "Selah": Selah: Music for the Quiet Time is an album by Vic Mignogna. It is a collection of piano tracks and a tribute to God.
  3. "Selah" is a musical album of Piet Smit & Danie Botha & Danie Botha.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  4. "Selah" is a musical EP of West Gate.


Selah is a word used seventy-four times in the Hebrew Bible—seventy-one times in the Psalms and three times in Habakkuk. The meaning of the word is not known, though various interpretations are given below. It is probably either a liturgico-musical mark or an instruction on the reading of the text, something like "stop and listen." Selah can also be used to indicate that there is to be a musical interlude at that point in the Psalm. The Amplified Bible translates selah as "pause, and think of that." It can also be interpreted as a form of underlining in preparation for the next paragraph.

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Google previewHenry James and the 'Woman Business' (2004)

by Alfred Habegger

Selah is a classic...

Google previewPassport to Jewish Music (1994)

Its History, Traditions, and Culture by Irene Heskes

Thus the word selah means prayer. Some commentators suggest that the three letters s-l-h with...

selah refers to a musical instrument which had the shape of a basket, sal in Hebrew. Considering the fact that there were and still are drums ...

Google previewThe vale of tears (2012)

by Joseph Hacohen, The Anonymous corrector

*** Psalm 79:Io *** Selah is a pause sign which 38 THE VALE ...

Google previewBOUND: But Not Out! (2012)

by Apostle J.M. Hawkins

Selah *Selah means to stop and think about that.

Google previewPsalm 27-52 (1885)

by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Selah is an hyperbole or illustration of the truth by way of excess in advancing and enlarging it, to make the truth and sense more clear and evident, as if we should say, ' that is wonderful! ' or, ' that it exvellent ! ' and sometimes by way of ...

Google previewI Just Need Time to Think! (2013)

by Mark D. Eckel

Selah is a word that appears often in the Psalms. The concept includes but does not exhaust thoughts such as stop, think, ponder, meditate, consider, contemplate , and deliberate. Instead of requiring hundreds ofpages read, students were ...

Google previewThe Everything Bible Book (2004)

From Genesis to Revelation, All You Need to Understand the Old and New Testaments by John Trigilio, Kenneth Brighenti

Selah is a Hebrew word that appears seventy-five times in numerous Psalms of the English Bible and is never translated. Maranatha is an Aramaic ...

Google previewDictionary of the Bible (1872)

Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History by Sir William Smith

says, "wheresoever Selah, that is diapsalma or temptr, is put, there we may know that what follows, as well as what precedes, belongs not only to the present time, but to eternity." Theodoret (Prtxf. in Ps.) explains diapsalma by ptKovs fitr- ...

Google previewBiblical and Theological Bible Dictionary (2015)

by Watson, Richard

The interpreters Symmachus and Theodotion generally translate selah by diapsalma, whichsignifies “a rest”or “pause” in singing. Jerom and Aquila translateit“for ever.” Some moderns pretend that selahhas no signification, and that itis ...

Google previewCalmet's Great Dictionary of the Holy Bible: Calmet's great dictionary ... K-Z (1813)

by Augustin Calmet, Charles Taylor

SELAH, nae. Lxx, maid/asap“, a rest, or pause ...

Google previewDr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible (1888)

Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History by William Smith

" On the whole, the rendering 6*id\f>oA/ja rather increases the difficulty, for it does not appear to be the true meaning of Selah, ...

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Selah: American Sign Language Group- NFAF 2011

Selah Family Life Assembly of God Katy, TX Group Memebers: Elizabeth Davis, Hannah Davis, Faith Foster, and Sarah Williams Song Used: Power in the Blood ...

Scrabble value of S1E1L1A1H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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