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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 ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 - The enemy boasted, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:11 - They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:12 - and brought the captives, spoils and plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the Israelite assembly at their camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across from Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:35 - But the livestock and the plunder from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:7 - But all the livestock and the plunder from their cities we carried off for ourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:16 - You are to gather all the plunder of the town into the middle of the public square and completely burn the town and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town is to remain a ruin forever, never to be rebuilt,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:14 - As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the LORD your God gives you from your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:21 - When I saw in the plunder a beautiful robe from Babylonia,[fn] two hundred shekels[fn] of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels,[fn] I coveted them and took them. 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 as you did to Jericho and its king, except that you may carry off their plunder and livestock for yourselves. Set an ambush behind the city.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:27 - But Israel did carry off for themselves the livestock and plunder of this city, as the LORD had instructed Joshua.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:14 - The Israelites carried off for themselves all the plunder and livestock of these cities, but all the people they put to the sword until they completely destroyed them, not sparing anyone that breathed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:8 - saying, “Return to your homes with your great wealth—with large herds of livestock, with silver, gold, bronze and iron, and a great quantity of clothing—and divide the plunder from your enemies with your fellow Israelites.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 - ‘Are they not finding and dividing the spoils: a woman or two for each man, colorful garments as plunder for Sisera, colorful garments embroidered, highly embroidered garments for my neck— all this as plunder?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:24 - And he said, “I do have one request, that each of you give me an earring from your share of the plunder.” (It was the custom of the Ishmaelites to wear gold earrings.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:25 - They answered, “We’ll be glad to give them.” So they spread out a garment, and each of them threw a ring from his plunder onto it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:30 - How much better it would have been if the men had eaten today some of the plunder they took from their enemies. Would not the slaughter of the Philistines have been even greater?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:32 - They pounced on the plunder and, taking sheep, cattle and calves, they butchered them on the ground and ate them, together with the blood.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:19 - Why did you not obey the LORD? Why did you pounce on the plunder and do evil in the eyes of the LORD?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:21 - The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the LORD your God at Gilgal.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:16 - He led David down, and there they were, scattered over the countryside, eating, drinking and reveling because of the great amount of plunder they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:19 - Nothing was missing: young or old, boy or girl, plunder or anything else they had taken. David brought everything back.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:20 - He took all the flocks and herds, and his men drove them ahead of the other livestock, saying, “This is David’s plunder.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:22 - But all the evil men and troublemakers among David’s followers said, “Because they did not go out with us, we will not share with them the plunder we recovered. However, each man may take his wife and children and go.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:26 - When David reached Ziklag, he sent some of the plunder to the elders of Judah, who were his friends, saying, “Here is a gift for you from the plunder of the LORD’s enemies.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:22 - Just then David’s men and Joab returned from a raid and brought with them a great deal of plunder. But Abner was no longer with David in Hebron, because David had sent him away, and he had gone in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:12 - Edom[fn] and Moab, the Ammonites and the Philistines, and Amalek. He also dedicated the plunder taken from Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:30 - David took the crown from their king’s[fn] head, and it was placed on his own head. It weighed a talent[fn] of gold, and it was set with precious stones. David took a great quantity of plunder from the city
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:23 - “That’s blood!” they said. “Those kings must have fought and slaughtered each other. Now to the plunder, Moab!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:2 - David took the crown from the head of their king[fn]—its weight was found to be a talent[fn] of gold, and it was set with precious stones—and it was placed on David’s head. He took a great quantity of plunder from the city
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:27 - Some of the plunder taken in battle they dedicated for the repair of the temple of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:13 - and Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar. Such a great number of Cushites fell that they could not recover; they were crushed before the LORD and his forces. The men of Judah carried off a large amount of plunder.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:11 - At that time they sacrificed to the LORD seven hundred head of cattle and seven thousand sheep and goats from the plunder they had brought back.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:25 - So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing[fn] and also articles of value—more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:23 - At the turn of the year,[fn] the army of Aram marched against Joash; it invaded Judah and Jerusalem and killed all the leaders of the people. They sent all the plunder to their king in Damascus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:8 - The men of Israel took captive from their fellow Israelites who were from Judah two hundred thousand wives, sons and daughters. They also took a great deal of plunder, which they carried back to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:15 - The men designated by name took the prisoners, and from the plunder they clothed all who were naked. They provided them with clothes and sandals, food and drink, and healing balm. All those who were weak they put on donkeys. So they took them back to their fellow Israelites at Jericho, the City of Palms, and returned to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:13 - Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews—young and old, women and children—on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:11 - The king’s edict granted the Jews in every city the right to assemble and protect themselves; to destroy, kill and annihilate the armed men of any nationality or province who might attack them and their women and children,[fn] and to plunder the property of their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:12 - “Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:162 - I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:13 - we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:19 - Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:11 - Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:4 - For before the boy knows how to say ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the plunder of Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:3 - You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:2 - to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:6 - I send him against a godless nation, I dispatch him against a people who anger me, to seize loot and snatch plunder, and to trample them down like mud in the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:4 - Your plunder, O nations, is harvested as by young locusts; like a swarm of locusts people pounce on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Your rigging hangs loose: The mast is not held secure, the sail is not spread. Then an abundance of spoils will be divided and even the lame will carry off plunder.

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