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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 - “Also you shall purposely H7997 pull H7997 out for her some grain from the bundles and leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:5 - The stouthearted were plundered, H7997
[fn]They sank into sleep;
And none of the [fn]warriors could use his hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:6 - I send it against a godless nation
And commission it against the people of My fury
To capture H7997 booty and to seize plunder,
And to [fn]trample them down like mud in the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:15 - Yes, truth is lacking;
And he who turns aside from evil makes H7997 himself a prey. H7997
Now the LORD saw,
And it was [fn]displeasing in His sight that there was no justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:10 - [fn]Chaldea will become plunder;
All who plunder H7997 her will have enough,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:12 - “Also they will make H7997 a spoil H7997 of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and [fn]throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:19 - Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. And he will carry off her [fn]wealth and capture H7997 her spoil and seize her plunder; and it will be wages for his army.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:12 - to capture H7997 spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the [fn]center of the world.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:13 - “Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its [fn]villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture H7997 spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture H7997 great spoil?’”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:10 - “They will not take wood from the field or gather firewood from the forests, for they will make fires with the weapons; and they will take H7997 the spoil H7997 of those who despoiled H7997 them and seize the plunder of those who plundered them,” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:8 - “Because you have looted H7997 many nations,
All the remainder of the peoples will loot H7997 you—
Because of human bloodshed and violence [fn]done to the land,
To the town and all its inhabitants.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:8 - For thus says the LORD of hosts, “After [fn]glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder H7997 you, for he who touches you, touches the [fn]apple of His eye.
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