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What does 'selah' mean?



      

Psalms 1:1 - 6

ESV - 1 Book One Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The word "selah" is found in two books of the Bible, but is most prevalent in the Psalms, where it appears 71 times. It also appears three times in the third chapter of the minor prophet Habakkuk. ...

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Mini Oyebola Olugboye
Selah means to think on what you have just read, "ponder", or meditate.

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Tjart3 Thomas Riccardi Hopeful seminary student
As a worship leader and otherwise musician, I have learned that Selah means "pause" There is however a lot of chatter in theological circles about the true meaning of this word. Knowing that David played music to and for the Lord as well as himself, I can understand how "pause" would be the proper answer to this question. God Bless!

August 01 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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