The origin of the name Selah is Hebrew
This is how Selah is written in Hebrew:
סֶלֶה = celah
The biblical meaning of the name Selah is Rest, silence, to lift up, exalt.
The name Selah appears in the bible in the following verses:
Psalm 3:2 KJV
Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
Psalm 3:4 KJV
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
Psalm 3:8 KJV
Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
Psalm 4:2 KJV
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.
Psalm 4:4 KJV
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Psalm 7:5 KJV
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.
Psalm 9:16 KJV
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Psalm 9:20 KJV
Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
Psalm 20:3 KJV
Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
Psalm 21:2 KJV
Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
Psalm 24:6 KJV
This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
Psalm 24:10 KJV
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Psalm 32:4 KJV
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
Psalm 32:5 KJV
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.
Psalm 32:7 KJV
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Psalm 39:5 KJV
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.
Psalm 39:11 KJV
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.
Psalm 44:8 KJV
In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.
Psalm 46:3 KJV
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
Psalm 46:7 KJV
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psalm 46:11 KJV
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psalm 47:4 KJV
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
Psalm 48:8 KJV
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.
Psalm 49:13 KJV
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
Psalm 49:15 KJV
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
Psalm 50:6 KJV
And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
Psalm 52:3 KJV
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
Psalm 52:5 KJV
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.
Psalm 54:3 KJV
For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
Psalm 55:7 KJV
Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
Psalm 55:19 KJV
God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
Psalm 57:3 KJV
He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
Psalm 57:6 KJV
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.
Psalm 59:5 KJV
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.
Psalm 59:13 KJV
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.
Psalm 60:4 KJV
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Psalm 61:4 KJV
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
Psalm 62:4 KJV
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
Psalm 62:8 KJV
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Psalm 66:4 KJV
All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
Psalm 66:7 KJV
He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
Psalm 66:15 KJV
I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
Psalm 67:1 KJV
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.
Psalm 67:4 KJV
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
Psalm 68:7 KJV
O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:
Psalm 68:19 KJV
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
Psalm 68:32 KJV
Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:
Psalm 75:3 KJV
The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.
Psalm 76:3 KJV
There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
Psalm 76:9 KJV
When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
Psalm 77:3 KJV
I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
Psalm 77:9 KJV
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
Psalm 77:15 KJV
Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
Psalm 81:7 KJV
Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
Psalm 82:2 KJV
How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Psalm 83:8 KJV
Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
Psalm 84:4 KJV
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
Psalm 84:8 KJV
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
Psalm 85:2 KJV
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
Psalm 87:3 KJV
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
Psalm 87:6 KJV
The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.
Psalm 88:7 KJV
Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
Psalm 88:10 KJV
Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
Psalm 89:4 KJV
Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
Psalm 89:37 KJV
It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
Psalm 89:45 KJV
The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
Psalm 89:48 KJV
What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
Psalm 140:3 KJV
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.
Psalm 140:5 KJV
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
Psalm 140:8 KJV
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
Psalm 143:6 KJV
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
Habakkuk 3:3 KJV
God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
Habakkuk 3:9 KJV
Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.
Habakkuk 3:13 KJV
Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.