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Lexicon :: Strong's H7998 - šālāl

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2400a

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁלָל shâlâl, shaw-lawl'; from H7997; booty:—prey, spoil.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 73x

The KJV translates Strong's H7998 in the following manner: spoil (63x), prey (10x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 73x
The KJV translates Strong's H7998 in the following manner: spoil (63x), prey (10x).
  1. prey, plunder, spoil, booty

    1. prey

    2. booty, spoil, plunder (of war)

    3. plunder (private)

    4. gain (meaning dubious)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁלָל shâlâl, shaw-lawl'; from H7997; booty:—prey, spoil.
STRONGS H7998: Abbreviations
שָׁלָל 75 noun masculine1 Samuel 30:16 prey, spoil, plunder, booty; — absolute שׁ׳ Genesis 49:27 +; construct שְׁלַל Judges 5:30 +, suffix שְׁלָלֵךְ Zechariah 14:1, שְׁלַלְכֶם Isaiah 33:4, etc.; —
1. prey, of Benjamin as wolf Genesis 49:27 (poem in J; with חִלֵּק).
2. booty, spoil of war, of all kinds (often || בַּז): including garments, gold and silver Joshua 7:21 (J), ornaments Judges 8:24, 25, fabrics and women Judges 5:30a, Judges 5:30b, flocks and herds 1 Samuel 30:20; Jeremiah 49:32; 2 Chronicles 15:11, + persons Deuteronomy 20:14 (twice in verse), garments, food and drink 2 Chronicles 28:15, etc. (58 times; among these) שְׁלַל הֶעָרִים Deuteronomy 2:25; 2 Samuel 12:30; 1 Chronicles 20:2 and (+ cattle in addition) Deuteronomy 3:7; Joshua 8:27; Joshua 11:14 (both RD), compare (also of city) Isaiah 8:4; Deuteronomy 13:17 (twice in verse); Zechariah 14:1 and (+ cattle) Joshua 8:2 (RD), but including person and cattle Deuteronomy 20:14, compare Deuteronomy 20:14; figurative of entire nation Jeremiah 50:10; Ezekiel 7:21; Zechariah 2:13; שׁ׳ in symbolic proper name מַהֵר שָׁלָל וגו׳ Isaiah 8:1, 3, see above; שׁ׳ in metaphor of future majesty of עֶבֶד י׳ Isaiah 53:12; וְהֳיְתָהאלּוֺ נַפְשׁוֺ לְשׁ׳ i.e. life shall be spared, Jeremiah 21:9; Jeremiah 38:2; Jeremiah 39:18, compare Jeremiah 45:5.
3. private plunder Isaiah 10:2 (אַלְמָנוֺת שְׁלָלָם), Proverbs 1:13 and (perhaps in current saying) Proverbs 16:19.
4. = gain Proverbs 31:11. — לְצַוִּארֵי שׁ׳ Judges 5:30c is clearly wrong; meaning dubious (see especially GFM); plausible conjectures are לְצַוָּארַי שׁ׳ for my neck as spoil, ReussBr and others, and לְצַוְּארֵי שֵׁגָל for the neck of the queen Ew Be Kit and others (but שֵׁגָל elsewhere late); Now strike out שָׁלָל and reads לְצַוָּארָיו.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


49:27; 49:27


2:25; 3:7; 13:17; 20:14; 20:14; 20:14


7:21; 8:2; 8:27; 11:14


5:30; 5:30; 5:30; 5:30; 8:24; 8:25

1 Samuel

30:16; 30:20

2 Samuel


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

15:11; 28:15


1:13; 16:19; 31:11


8:1; 8:3; 8:4; 10:2; 33:4; 53:12


21:9; 38:2; 39:18; 45:5; 49:32; 50:10




2:13; 14:1; 14:1


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7998 matches the Hebrew שָׁלָל (šālāl),
which occurs 74 times in 64 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 49:27–Isa 33:23)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:27 - Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil. H7998
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 - The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; H7998 my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:11 - And they took all the spoil, H7998 and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:12 - And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, H7998 unto Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:35 - Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil H7998 of the cities which we took.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:7 - But all the cattle, and the spoil H7998 of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:16 - And thou shalt gather all the spoil H7998 of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil H7998 thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:14 - But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil H7998 thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil H7998 of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:21 - When I saw among the spoils H7998 a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:2 - And thou shalt do to Ai and her king as thou didst unto Jericho and her king: only the spoil H7998 thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall ye take for a prey unto yourselves: lay thee an ambush for the city behind it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:27 - Only the cattle and the spoil H7998 of that city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:14 - And all the spoil H7998 of these cities, and the cattle, the children of Israel took for a prey unto themselves; but every man they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any to breathe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:8 - And he spake unto them, saying, Return with much riches unto your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil H7998 of your enemies with your brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 - Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; H7998 to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey H7998 of divers colours, a prey H7998 of divers colours of needlework, of divers colours of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil? H7998
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:24 - And Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. H7998 (For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:25 - And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey. H7998
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:30 - How much more, if haply the people had eaten freely to day of the spoil H7998 of their enemies which they found? for had there not been now a much greater slaughter among the Philistines?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:32 - And the people flew upon the spoil, H7998 and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground: and the people did eat them with the blood.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:19 - Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, H7998 and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:21 - But the people took of the spoil, H7998 sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:16 - And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil H7998 that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:19 - And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, H7998 nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:20 - And David took all the flocks and the herds, which they drave before those other cattle, and said, This is David's spoil. H7998
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:22 - Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them ought of the spoil H7998 that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away, and depart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:26 - And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil H7998 unto the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying, Behold a present for you of the spoil H7998 of the enemies of the LORD;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:22 - And, behold, the servants of David and Joab came from pursuing a troop, and brought in a great spoil H7998 with them: but Abner was not with David in Hebron; for he had sent him away, and he was gone in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:12 - Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil H7998 of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:30 - And he took their king's crown from off his head, the weight whereof was a talent of gold with the precious stones: and it was set on David's head. And he brought forth the spoil H7998 of the city in great abundance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:23 - And they said, This is blood: the kings are surely slain, and they have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil. H7998
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:2 - And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil H7998 out of the city.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:27 - Out of the spoils H7998 won in battles did they dedicate to maintain the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:13 - And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil. H7998
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:11 - And they offered unto the LORD the same time, of the spoil H7998 which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:25 - And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil H7998 of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, H7998 it was so much.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:23 - And it came to pass at the end of the year, that the host of Syria came up against him: and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people, and sent all the spoil H7998 of them unto the king of Damascus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:8 - And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil H7998 from them, and brought the spoil H7998 to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:15 - And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil H7998 clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:13 - And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil H7998 of them for a prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:11 - Wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, both little ones and women, and to take the spoil H7998 of them for a prey,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:12 - Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil. H7998
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:162 - I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. H7998
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:13 - We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: H7998
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:19 - Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil H7998 with the proud.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:11 - The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. H7998
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:4 - For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil H7998 of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:3 - Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. H7998
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:2 - To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, H7998 and that they may rob the fatherless!
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 the spoil, H7998 and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:4 - And your spoil H7998 shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil H7998 divided; the lame take the prey.

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