Thursday, October 27, 2011


Isaiah 62:11-12
Indeed the LORD has proclaimed  To the end of the world:
“ Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘ Surely your salvation is coming,  Behold, His reward is with Him,  And His work before Him.’”
And they shall call them The Holy People,  The Redeemed of the LORD,  And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.


Is a word used frequently in the Hebrew bible, often in the Psalms, and is a difficult concept to translate .It is probably either a liturgico-musical mark or an instruction on the reading of the the text, something like " stop and listen". Selah can also be used to indicate that there is to be a musical intelude at that point in the psalm.

The Amplified Bible states selah as " pause, and think of that." the psalms were sung accompanied by musical instruments and there are references to this in many chapthers.

31 of the 39 psalms with the caption.
"To the choir-master" include the word Selah. Selah notess a break in the song and as such is SIMILAR IN PURPOSE TO AMEN IN THAT IT STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRECEDING PASSAGE (in this case there is not one).

Selah may mean "forever",as it does in some places in the liturgy.
Another interpretation claims THE SELAH comes from the primary Hebrew root [Calah] which means
" to hang" and by implication to measure (weigh). Also Selah is the name of the city from the time of King David and Solomon Ha-lule-Yah'=Praise Jah you people
( Psalms 104:35;150:1,6)

Halleluyah = Praise YHWH

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