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Lexicon :: Strong's H7997 - šālal

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2399,2400

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁלַל shâlal, shaw-lal'; a primitive root; to drop or strip; by implication, to plunder:—let fall, make self a prey, × of purpose, (make a, (take)) spoil.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H7997 in the following manner: spoil (8x), take (5x), fall (1x), prey (1x), purpose (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H7997 in the following manner: spoil (8x), take (5x), fall (1x), prey (1x), purpose (1x).
  1. (Qal) to draw out

  2. to spoil, plunder, take spoil

    1. (Qal) to spoil, plunder

    2. (Hithpolel) to be spoiled, be plundered

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁלַל shâlal, shaw-lal'; a primitive root; to drop or strip; by implication, to plunder:—let fall, make self a prey, × of purpose, (make a, (take)) spoil.
STRONGS H7997: Abbreviations
† I. [שָׁלַל] verb draw out (Arabic bdb102101 draw, especially sword from scabbard, bdb102102 drawn sword, new-born child (compare Frä75, but also SchulthHom. Wurz. 80 f.); Talmud שָׁלִיל, Targum שְׁלִילָא embryo or abortion); — Imperfect 2nd person masculine plural + Infinitive absolute שֹׁלתָּֿשֹׁלוּ לָהּ מִן וגו׳ Ruth 2:16 ye shall by all means draw out for her from the sheaves.

† II. שָׁלַל verb spoil, plunder (usually identification with I. שׁ׳; Late Hebrew id. (Jastr, compare Dalm); Assyrian šalâlu, id.; HomChr 33 compare Sabean תַלל plunder, connecting this with Arabic bdb102103 a flock of sheep (or goats); then Targum שְׁלָלָא booty, and (rare) Syriac bdb102104 are loan-words); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive וְשׁ׳ Ezekiel 26:12; 2nd person masculine singular שַׁלּוֺתָ Habakkuk 2:8, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural suffix יְשָׁלּוּךָ Habakkuk 2:8; construct לִשְׁלֹ Isaiah 10:6 +; Participle plural שֹׁלְלִים Zechariah 2:12, etc.; — spoil, plunder (usually || בָּזַז), with accusative of congnate meaning with verb שָׁלָל Isaiah 10:6; Ezekiel 29:19; Ezekiel 38:12, 13 (twice in verse), accusative חַיִל wealth Ezekiel 26:12; accusative of person, שֹׁלְלִים Jeremiah 50:10; Habakkuk 2:8; Ezekiel 39:10, גּוֺיִם רַבּים Habakkuk 2:8, compare Zechariah 2:12.
Hithpō`. Perfect 3rd person plural אֶשְׁתּוֺלְלוּ אַבִּירֵי לֵב (א in אֶשְׁתּ׳ is Aramaic, or scribal error: Ges§ 54 a n., compare 53 k) Psalm 76:6 the stout of heart are spoiled; Participle מִשְׁתּוֺלֵל Isaiah 59:15 he that departs from evil is one despoiled.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs






10:6; 10:6; 59:15




26:12; 26:12; 29:19; 38:12; 38:13; 39:10


2:8; 2:8; 2:8; 2:8


2:12; 2:12


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7997 matches the Hebrew שָׁלַל (šālal),
which occurs 16 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:16 - And let fall H7997 also some of the handfuls of purpose H7997 for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:5 - The stouthearted are spoiled, H7997 they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:6 - I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take H7997 the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:15 - Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: H7997 and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:10 - And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil H7997 her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:12 - And they shall make a spoil H7997 of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:19 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall take her multitude, and take H7997 her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:12 - To take H7997 a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:13 - Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take H7997 a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take H7997 a great spoil?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:10 - So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil H7997 those that spoiled H7997 them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:8 - Because thou hast spoiled H7997 many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil H7997 thee; because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:8 - For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled H7997 you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
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