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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 are saying [fn]of my soul,
“There is no [fn]deliverance for him in God.” [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:4 - I was crying to the LORD with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy [fn]mountain. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:8 - [fn]Salvation belongs to the LORD;
Your blessing [fn]be upon Your people! Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:2 - O sons of men, how long will my [fn]honor become a reproach?
How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:4 - [fn]Tremble, [fn]and do not sin;
[fn]Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:5 - Let the enemy pursue [fn]my soul and overtake [fn]it;
And let him trample my life down to the ground
And lay my glory in the dust. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:16 - The LORD has made Himself known;
He has executed judgment.
In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. [fn]Higgaion [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:20 - Put them in fear, O LORD;
Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:3 - May He remember all your meal offerings
And find your burnt offering [fn]acceptable! [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:2 - You have given him his heart’s desire,
And You have not withheld the request of his lips. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 24:6 - [fn]This is the generation of those who seek Him,
Who seek Your faceeven Jacob. [fn]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 Your hand was heavy upon me;
My [fn]vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:5 - I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I did not hide;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”;
And You forgave the [fn]guilt of my sin. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:7 - You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble;
You surround me with [fn]songs of deliverance. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:5 - “Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man [fn]at his best is [fn]a mere breath. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:11 - “With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity;
You consume as a moth what is precious to him;
Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:8 - In God we have boasted all day long,
And we will give thanks to Your name forever. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:3 - Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:7 - The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:11 - The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 47:4 - He chooses our inheritance for us,
The glory of Jacob whom He loves. [fn]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 her forever. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:13 - This is the way of those who are foolish,
And of those after them who approve their words. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:15 - But God will redeem my soul from the [fn]power of [fn]Sheol,
For He will receive me. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:6 - And the heavens declare His righteousness,
For God Himself is judge. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:3 - You love evil more than good,
Falsehood more than speaking what is right. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:5 - [fn]But God will break you down forever;
He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent,
And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:3 - For strangers have risen against me
And violent men have sought my [fn]life;
They have not set God before them. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:7 - “Behold, I would wander far away,
I would lodge in the wilderness. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:19 - God will hear and [fn]answer them—
Even the one who [fn]sits enthroned from of old— Selah. H5542
With whom there [fn]is no change,
And who do not fear God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:3 - He will send from heaven and save me;
He reproaches him who [fn]tramples upon me. [fn]Selah. H5542
God will send forth His lovingkindness and His [fn]truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:6 - They have [fn]prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down;
They dug a pit before me;
They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:5 - You, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Awake to [fn]punish all the nations;
Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:13 - [fn]Destroy them in wrath, [fn]destroy them that they may be no more;
That men may know that God [fn]rules in Jacob
To the ends of the earth. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:4 - You have given a banner to those who fear You,
That it may be displayed because of the truth. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:4 - Let me [fn]dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:4 - They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight in falsehood;
They bless with [fn]their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:8 - Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:4 - “All the earth will worship You,
And will sing praises to You;
They will sing praises to Your name.” [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:7 - He rules by His might forever;
His eyes keep watch on the nations;
Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:15 - I shall offer to You burnt offerings of fat beasts,
With the smoke of rams;
I shall make an offering of [fn]bulls with male goats. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:1 - For the choir director; with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.
God be gracious to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine [fn]upon us— [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:4 - Let the nations be glad and sing for joy;
For You will judge the peoples with uprightness
And guide the nations on the earth. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:7 - O God, when You went forth before Your people,
When You marched through the wilderness, [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:19 - Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden,
The God who is our salvation. Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:32 - Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth,
Sing praises to the Lord, Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:3 - “The earth and all who dwell in it [fn]melt;
It is I who have firmly set its pillars. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:3 - There He broke the [fn]flaming arrows,
The shield and the sword and the [fn]weapons of war. [fn]Selah. H5542
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:9 - When God arose to judgment,
To save all the humble of the earth. Selah. H5542

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