- an expression occurring frequently in the Psalms, thought to be a liturgical or musical direction, probably a direction by the leader to raise the voice or perhaps an indication of a pause.
Origin of selah
Examples from the Web for selah
Contemporary Examples of selah
As Selah talks to Mora, the two embark on a kind of intertextual journey.Great Weekend Reads
The Daily Beast
July 3, 2011
Historical Examples of selah
The conquest of Selah secured the road for his commercial caravans.The Expositor's Bible
F. W. Farrar
It is divided into five strophes, three of which are marked by Selah.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2
But you will not be lovable then, Selah; you will only be horribly intelligent and capable.
Selah informed the Leagues of this as she made this tour from one community to another.
Selah fled from the house, climbed into the car, and commanded the chauffeur to drive on.
- a Hebrew word of unknown meaning occurring in the Old Testament psalms, and thought to be a musical direction
Word Origin for selah
Word Origin and History for selah
1520s, Hebrew word occurring frequently at the end of verse in Psalter. Supposed to be a liturgical direction, perhaps meaning "pause," or perhaps a musical direction to raise the voice (cf. Hebrew base s-l-l "to raise, lift").