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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


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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 is a [fn]ravenous wolf;
In the morning he devours the prey,
And in the evening he divides the spoils H7998.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 - “The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoils H7998;
[fn]I shall [fn]be satisfied against them;
I will draw my sword, my hand will [fn]destroy them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:11 - And they took all the plunder H7998 and all the spoils, both of people and of livestock.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:12 - They brought the captives and the spoils and the plunder H7998 to Moses, to Eleazar the priest, and to the congregation of the sons of Israel, to the camp at the plains of Moab which are by the Jordan, opposite Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:35 - “We took only the animals as our plunder, and the spoils H7998 of the cities which we had captured.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:7 - “But all the animals and the spoils H7998 of the cities we took as our plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:16 - “Then you shall gather all its plunder H7998 into the middle of its public square, and burn the city and all its plunder H7998 with fire as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God; and it shall be a [fn]ruin forever. It shall never be rebuilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:14 - “However, the women, the children, the animals, and everything that is in the city, all of its spoils H7998, you shall take as plunder for yourself; and you shall [fn]use the spoils H7998 of your enemies which the LORD your God has given you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:21 - when I saw among the spoils H7998 a beautiful robe from Shinar, two hundred shekels of silver, and a bar of gold fifty shekels in weight, then I wanted them and took them; and behold, they are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:2 - “You shall do to Ai and its king just as you did to Jericho and its king; you shall take only its spoils H7998 and its cattle as plunder for yourselves. [fn]Set an ambush for the city behind it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:27 - Israel took only the cattle and the spoils H7998 of that city as plunder for themselves, in accordance with the word of the LORD which He had commanded Joshua.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:14 - And all the spoils H7998 of these cities and the cattle, the sons of Israel took as their plunder; but they struck every person with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them. They left no one breathing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:8 - and said to [fn]them, “Return to your tents with great riches and with very many livestock, with silver, gold, bronze, iron, and with very many clothes; divide the spoils H7998 of your enemies with your brothers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 - ‘Are they not finding, are they not dividing the spoils H7998?
A concubine, two concubines for every warrior;
To Sisera a spoil H7998 of dyed cloth,
A spoil H7998 of dyed cloth embroidered,
Dyed cloth of double embroidery on the [fn]neck of the plunderer H7998?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:24 - Yet Gideon said to them, “I would [fn]request of you, that each of you give me [fn]an earring from his plunder H7998.” (For they had gold earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:25 - And they said, “We will certainly give them to you.” So they spread out a garment, and every one of them tossed an earring there from his plunder H7998.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:30 - “How much more, if only the people had freely eaten today of the spoils H7998 of their enemies which they found! For now the defeat among the Philistines has not been great.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:32 - So the people loudly rushed upon the spoils H7998, and took sheep, oxen, and calves, and slaughtered them on the ground; and the people ate them with the blood.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:19 - “Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD? Instead, you loudly rushed upon the spoils H7998 and did what was evil in the sight of the LORD!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:21 - “But the people took some of the spoils H7998, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things designated for destruction, to sacrifice to the LORD your God at Gilgal.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:16 - Now when he had brought him down, behold, they were dispersed over all the land, eating and drinking and celebrating because of all the great plunder H7998 that they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:19 - And nothing of theirs was missing, whether small or great, sons or daughters, plunder H7998, or anything that they had taken for themselves; David brought it all back.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:20 - So David had [fn]captured all the sheep and the cattle which the people drove ahead of [fn]the other livestock, and they said, “This is David’s plunder H7998.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:22 - Then all the wicked and [fn]worthless men among those who went with David said, “Since they did not go with [fn]us, we will not give them any of the spoils H7998 that we have recovered, except to every man his wife and his children, so that they may lead them away and leave.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:26 - Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoils H7998 to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, “Behold, a [fn]gift for you from the spoils H7998 of the enemies of the LORD:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:22 - And behold, the servants of David and Joab came from a raid and brought a large amount of plunder H7998 with them; but Abner was not with David in Hebron, since he had let him go, and he had gone in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:12 - from [fn]Aram, Moab, the sons of Ammon, the Philistines, Amalek, and from the spoils H7998 of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:30 - Then he took the crown of [fn]their king from his head; and its weight was a [fn]talent of gold, and it had a precious stone; and it was placed on David’s head. And he brought out the plunder H7998 of the city in great amounts.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:23 - So they said, “This is blood; the kings must have fought each other, and they have killed one another. Now then, Moab, to the spoils H7998!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:2 - David took the crown of [fn]their king from his head, and he found it to weigh a [fn]talent of gold, and there was a precious stone in it; and it was placed on David’s head. And he brought out the spoils H7998 of the city, a very great amount.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:27 - They dedicated [fn]part of the spoils H7998 won in battles to repair the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:13 - Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar; and so many Ethiopians fell that [fn]they could not recover, for they were shattered before the LORD and before His army. And they carried away a very large amount of plunder H7998.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:11 - They sacrificed to the LORD on that day seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep from the spoils H7998 they had brought.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:25 - When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take their spoils H7998, they found much among them, including goods, [fn]garments, and valuable things which they took for themselves, more than they could carry. And they were taking the spoils H7998 for three days because there was so much.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:23 - Now it happened at the turn of the year that the army of the Arameans came up against Joash; and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, destroyed all the officials of the people from among the people, and sent all their spoils H7998 to the king of Damascus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:8 - The sons of Israel led away captive two hundred thousand of their relatives, women, sons, and daughters; and they also [fn]took a great deal of spoils H7998 from them, and brought the spoils H7998 to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:15 - Then the men who were designated by name got up, took the captives, and they clothed all their naked people from the spoils H7998; they gave them clothes and sandals, fed them and gave them drink, anointed them with oil, led all their feeble ones on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers; then they returned to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:13 - Letters were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces to annihilate, kill, and destroy all the Jews, both young and old, women and children, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to seize their possessions H7998 as plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:11 - [fn]In the letters the king granted the Jews who were in each and every city the right to assemble and to defend their lives, to destroy, kill, and eliminate the entire army of any people or province which was going to attack them, including children and women, and to plunder their spoils H7998,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:12 - “Kings of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home will divide the spoils H7998!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:162 - I rejoice at Your [fn]word,
Like one who finds great plunder H7998.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:13 - We will find all kinds of precious wealth,
We will fill our houses with plunder H7998;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:19 - It is better to be humble in spirit with the needy
Than to divide the spoils H7998 with the proud.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:11 - The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain H7998.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:4 - for before the boy knows how to cry out ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the spoils H7998 of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:3 - You will multiply the nation,
You will [fn]increase [fn]their joy;
They will rejoice in Your presence
As with the joy [fn]of harvest,
As people rejoice when they divide the spoils H7998.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:2 - So as to [fn]deprive the needy of justice
And rob the poor among My people of their rights,
So that widows may be their spoil H7998
And that they may plunder the [fn]orphans.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:6 - I send it against a godless nation
And commission it against the people of My fury
To capture spoils H7998 and to seize plunder,
And to [fn]trample them down like mud in the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:4 - Your plunder H7998 is gathered as the caterpillar gathers;
Like an infestation of locusts, people storm it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Your ship’s tackle hangs slack;
It cannot hold the base of its mast firmly,
Nor spread out the sail.
Then the prey of an abundant spoil H7998 will be divided;
Those who limp will take the plunder.

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