Selah

Selah (See´luh)

A word of uncertain origin and meaning found in certain psalms in the OT (Ps 3; Ps 4; Ps 52; Ps 88; Ps 143). It appears additionally in (Hab 3:3, Hab 3:9, Hab 3:13, verses that are part of a psalm preserved in that prophetic book. There has been much speculation about its meaning—a musical notation, a pause in singing for narration, instructions on dynamics to the choir or to instrumental accompaniment—but there is no agreement among scholars about its function or significance.

Ps 3

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Ps 4

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Ps 52

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Ps 88

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Ps 143

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Hab 3:3

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Hab 3:9

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Hab 3:13

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