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Lexicon :: Strong's H5542 - selê

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Strong’s Definitions

סֶלָה çelâh, se'-leh; from H5541; suspension (of music), i.e. pause:—Selah.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 74x

The KJV translates Strong's H5542 in the following manner: Selah (74x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 74x
The KJV translates Strong's H5542 in the following manner: Selah (74x).
  1. to lift up, exalt

    1. Selah

      1. a technical musical term probably showing accentuation, pause, interruption

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סֶלָה çelâh, se'-leh; from H5541; suspension (of music), i.e. pause:—Selah.
STRONGS H5542: Abbreviations
סֶ֑לָה verb lift up (voices in ברוך לעולם), or exalt (לעולם י׳) (Imperative of סָלַל (compare Proverbs 4:8; Psalm 68:5; חִגָּיוֺן סלה Psalm 9:17, see הִגּ׳), properly סֹ֑לָּה, סֶ֑לֶה possibly Qr = נֶצַה, Hexapla σελ but compare הֶ֑רָה Ew554ii. 1, 539; Greek Version of the LXX Symm Theod διάψαλμα, explanation Suidas μέλους ἐναλλαγή; Theodoret, Hippolytus μέλους μεταβολή (compare Hexapla Habakkuk 3:3 μεταβολὴ δια ψάλματος; Syriac Hexapla Aq עוניתא in 5 Psalms, Field in Psalm 38:12); Greek Version of the LXX adds διάψαλμα e.g. Psalm 2:2; Psalm 34:11; Psalm 94:15, after final editing of Hebrew Psalter; so Psalms of Solomon 17:31; 18:10 on same principles as in MT; used therefore with full knowledge that it indicated some kind of interruption or change in the regular rendering. סלה is used in שמונה עשרה after Benedictions 3, 18, and after other early Jewish prayers, shewing knowledge, approximately; Aq gives αἐί (Theod. also Psalm 9:17 [Psalm 9:16]); Sexta διαπαντός (except Psalm 20:4 [Psalm 20:3]> εἰς τέλος); Quinta εἰς τοὺς αιὦνας Jerome semper, Targum usually לעלמא, לעלמין; but Psalm 39:6 [Psalm 39:5] לחיי עלמא, Psalm 44:9 [Psalm 44:8] לעלמי עלמין, Psalm 48:9 [Psalm 48:8] עד עלמי עלמין, Psalm 49:14 לעלמא דאתי; uniform tradition best explained by closing contents of the Benedictions, מהעולם ועד העולם. So Jerome classes sela with amen and salom; and Jacob of Edessa in BarHebr. Psalm 10:1 compare Christian Amen of the people after Gloria); — this interpretation agrees with usage: + 71 times in 39 Psalms, + 3 times Habakkuk 3 (taken from Minor Psalter למנצח, see נצח); it occurs at end of Psalm 3:9 [Psalm 3:8]; Psalm 24:10; Psalm 46:12 (omitted by Greek Version of the LXX), Psalm 9:21 (Greek Version of the LXX combines 9 and 10); elsewhere at close of strophe, Psalm 3:3, 5; 4:3, 5; 7:6; 9:17; 24:6; 32:4, 5; 32:7; 39:6, 12; 46:4, 8; 47:5; 48:9; 49:13 (so read MT Psalm 49:14 by error) Psalm 49:16; 50:6; 52:5, 7; 54:5; 59:6, 14; 61:5; 62:5, 9; 66:4, 7; 66:15; 67:5; 68:20; 76:4, 10; 77:4, 10; 77:16; 81:8; 82:2; 83:9; 84:5, 9; 88:8, 11; 89:38, 46; 140:4, 6; 140:9; 143:6; or where citations have been made, Psalm 44:9; 55:8; 57:7; 60:6; 67:2; 68:8, 33; 89:5; Habakkuk 3:3, 9; or where extracts might be made for liturgical purposes, Psalm 20:4; 21:3; 55:20; 75:4; 85:3; 87:3; 87:6; 89:49; so Psalm 57:3 (Greek Version of the LXX for MT Psalm 57:4) Habakkuk 3:13. — Of Psalms with סֶלָה, 23 used in Elohistic Psalter, 28 in Director's Psalter, 39 in final editing of Psalter. These editors found it in earlier Psalters. Davidic Psalter uses 20 of them, so few in proportion that it is not characteristic of this Psalter; but Korahite 9 (out of 12), and Asaph 7 + Psalm 80:8 [Greek Version of the LXX] (probably 8 out of 12); apparently it came into use in time of these editors. In Diretor's Psalter musical terms are added to 19 of the 28 it uses (and only to ten others, of which some could hardly use סלה); Psalms with סלה all (except 61, 81) name the kind of Psalm in title: 3 מִכְתָּם, 7 מַשְׂכִּיל, 10 שִׁיר, 26 (27) others מִזְמוֺר, Habakkuk 3 תְּפִלָּה; ס׳ is especially frequent with שִׁיר and מַשְׂכִּיל, terms associated with musical rendering. It probably came into use in late Persian period in connection with Psalms used with musical accompaniment in public worship, to indicate place of benedictions. It was not added by later editors to other psalms; but was revived in first century B.C., and continued in use for some time (see JacobZAW xvi (1896), 129 f. BrJBL 1809 EGBriggsAM. J. Semitic Lang. Oct. 1899, 1 ff.).
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Strong's Number H5542 matches the Hebrew סֶלֶה (selê),
which occurs 74 times in 74 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Psa 3:2–Psa 76:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:2 - Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:4 - I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:8 - Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:2 - O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:4 - Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:5 - Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:16 - The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:20 - Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:3 - Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:2 - Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 24:6 - This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 24:10 - Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:4 - For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:5 - I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:7 - Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:5 - Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:11 - When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:8 - In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:3 - Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:7 - The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:11 - The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 47:4 - He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:8 - As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:13 - This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:15 - But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:6 - And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:3 - Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:5 - God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:3 - For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:7 - Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:19 - God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. H5542 Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:3 - He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. H5542 God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:6 - They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:5 - Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:13 - Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:4 - Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:4 - I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:4 - They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:8 - Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:4 - All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:7 - He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:15 - I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:1 - [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song.]] God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:4 - O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:7 - O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah: H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:19 - Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:32 - Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah: H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:3 - The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:3 - There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:9 - When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah. H5542

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