Selah and the Psalms

Selah means ‘pause and carefully weigh the meaning of what is written …”  As you read what is written on Tent Stake, please ‘pause and carefully weigh’ whatever is written.  There are nuggets of gold and there are probably lumps of coal, but it is for you to study and know the Truth for yourself.  Those writings that convict and challenge, seek the Lord’s wisdom in how to proceed into a deeper walk with Him.  May you be blessed and encouraged in your walk of faith with the Messiah of Israel, Yeshua.  

The Psalms use Selah 71 times; Habakkuk, 3.  Below are some selah.   May you be blessed to find one that causes you to stop, pause and think about.  

“Who may ascend the hill of Yahweh? Who may stand in his holy place?  He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from Yahweh and vindication from God his Savior.  Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. Selah” (Psalm 27:3-6).

“Who is he, this King of glory? Yahweh Almighty— he is the King of glory. Selah” (Psalm 24:10).

“To Yahweh I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. Selah” (Psalm 3:4).

“From Yahweh comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. Selah” (Psalm 3:8).

“You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah” (Psalm 21:2).

“You rebuke and discipline men for their sin; you consume their wealth like a moth— each man is but a breath. Selah” (Psalm 39:11).

“In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. Selah” (Psalm 4:4).

“Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh”— and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah” (Psalm 32:5).

“Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah” (Psalm 46:2-3).

“Yahweh Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah” (Psalm 46:11).

“He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loved. Selah” (Psalm 47:4).

“But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself. Selah” (Psalm 49:15).

“And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for God himself is judge. Selah” (Psalm 50:6).

“He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; Selah God sends his love and his faithfulness”  (Psalm 57:3).

“But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow. Selah” (Psalm 60:4).

“Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him.  You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah”  (Psalm 32:6-8).

“I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. Selah” (Psalm 61:4).

“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah” (Psalm 62:8).

“For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song. May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us …. Selah”  (Psalm 67:1).

“May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. Selah” (Psalm 67:4).

“Praise be to Yahweh, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Selah”  (Psalm 68:19).

“Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. Selah” (Psalm 84:4).

“You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. Selah” (Psalm 85:2).

“Yahweh will write in the register of the peoples: “This one was born in Zion.” Selah”  (Psalm 87:6).

“Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you? Selah” (Psalm 88:10)

“Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness— and I will not lie to David— that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun; it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky.” Selah”  (Psalm 89:35-37).

“I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah” (Psalm 143:6).

“You came out to deliver your people, to save your anointed one. You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness, you stripped him from head to foot. Selah” (Habakkuk 3:13).

All Scriptures ©NIV 1984

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