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se·lah | pause & reflect
Selah is a mysterious word written in the Bible. It’s easy to miss, but I noticed it one day, italicized and huddled near the margin of the page, at the end of one of the psalms.
It’s a Hebrew word - transliterated to English - found 74 times in the Old Testament, mainly in Psalms. It’s written but not said. Some scholars say “selah” is written as a musical direction for instrumentals while others believe it is an instruction for the reader to pause and reflect on what had been said or read.
What a beautiful mystery this word is. Selah. Pause. Reflect on what you just read. Savour Him. Marvel at His works. Praise Him. Much like we say hallelujah or amen, I believe this word to be something of the same vein.