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consisted of captives of both sexes, cattle, and whatever a captured city might contain, especially metallic treasures. Within the limits of Canaan no captives were to be made, (20:14,16) beyond these limits, in case of warlike resistance, all the women and children were to be made captives, and the men put to death. The law of booty is given in (Numbers 31:26-47) As regarded the army, David added a regulation that the baggage guard should share equally with the troops engaged. (1 Samuel 30:24; 25)

ATS Bible Dictionary

Spoils taken in war were to be shared equally by those who fought and those who guarded the camp, Numbers 31:27-32. The Lord's portion was first deducted from the whole; and in after-times the king appropriated a large part to himself.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Captives or cattle or objects of value taken in war. In Canaan all that breathed were to be destroyed (Deuteronomy 20: 16). The "pictures and images" of the Canaanites were to be destroyed also (Numbers 33:52). The law of booty as to its division is laid down in Numbers 31:26-47. David afterwards introduced a regulation that the baggage-guard should share the booty equally with the soldiers engaged in battle. He also devoted of the spoils of war for the temple (1 Samuel 30:24-26; 2 Samuel 8:11; 1 Chronicles 26:27).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) That which is seized by violence or obtained by robbery, especially collective spoil taken in war; plunder; pillage.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

boot'-i (baz and baz): "Booty" is the translation of baz or baz, usually rendered "prey" and "spoil" (Jeremiah 49:32); of malqoach, "prey," "booty" (Numbers 31:32, "the booty-the rest of the prey," the Revised Version (British and American) "the prey, over and above the booty," baz); of meshiccah, "spoil" (Habakkuk 2:7 Zephaniah 1:13; the Revised Version (British and American) "spoil"); of opheleia, "gain" (2 Maccabees 8:20). "Booty respects what is of personal service to the captor; spoils whatever serves to designate his triumph; prey includes whatever gratifies the appetite and is to be consumed" (Crabb, English Synonymes). Persons (for slaves, etc.) might be part of the booty. See also SPOIL.

W. L. Walker

4813. sulao -- to plunder
... spoil (like seizing ). See 4812 (). Word Origin from sule (booty) Definition
to plunder NASB Word Usage robbed (1). rob. From a ...
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205. akrothinion -- the top of a heap, ie the best of the spoils
... spoils. From akron and this (a heap); properly (in the plural) the top of the heap,
ie (by implication) best of the booty -- spoils. see GREEK akron. ...
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4812. sulagogeo -- to carry off as spoil
... take spoils. From the base of sulao and (the reduplicated form of) ago; to lead
away as booty, ie (figuratively) seduce -- spoil. see GREEK sulao. see GREEK ago ...
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3027. lestes -- a robber
... violence. Word Origin from leis (booty) Definition a robber NASB Word Usage
robber (5), robbers (6), robbers' (4). robber, thief. ...
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4661. skulon -- arms stripped from a foe, ie spoils
... spoil. Neuter from skullo; something stripped (as a hide), ie Booty -- spoil. see
GREEK skullo. (skula) -- 1 Occurrence. 4660, 4661. skulon. 4662 . ...
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Strong's Hebrew
957. baz -- spoiling, robbery, spoil, booty
... 956, 957. baz. 958 . spoiling, robbery, spoil, booty. Transliteration: baz
Phonetic Spelling: (baz) Short Definition: prey. ... booty, prey, spoiled. ...
/hebrew/957.htm - 6k

4933. meshissah -- booty, plunder
... 4932, 4933. meshissah. 4934 . booty, plunder. Transliteration: meshissah Phonetic
Spelling: (mesh-is-saw') Short Definition: plunder. ... booty, spoil. ...
/hebrew/4933.htm - 6k

7998. shalal -- a prey, spoil, plunder, booty
... shalal. 7999 . a prey, spoil, plunder, booty. Transliteration: shalal Phonetic
Spelling: (shaw-lawl') Short Definition: spoil. ... From shalal; booty -- prey, spoil ...
/hebrew/7998.htm - 6k

4455. malqowach -- booty, prey
... 4454, 4455. malqowach. 4455a . booty, prey. Transliteration: malqowach Phonetic
Spelling: (mal-ko'-akh) Short Definition: booty. booty, jaws, prey ...
/hebrew/4455.htm - 5k

5706. ad -- booty, prey
... booty, prey. Transliteration: ad Phonetic Spelling: (ad) Short Definition: prey.
Word Origin from adah Definition booty, prey NASB Word Usage prey (2). prey. ...
/hebrew/5706.htm - 6k

4455a. malqoach -- booty, prey
... booty, prey. Transliteration: malqoach Short Definition: prey. Word Origin from
laqach Definition booty, prey NASB Word Usage booty (3), prey (4). 4455, 4455a ...
/hebrew/4455a.htm - 5k

961. bizzah -- spoil, booty
... bizzah. 962 . spoil, booty. Transliteration: bizzah Phonetic Spelling: (biz-zaw')
Short Definition: plunder. ... prey, spoil. Feminine of baz; booty -- prey, spoil ...
/hebrew/961.htm - 6k

4122. Maher Shalal Chash Baz -- "swift (is) booty, speedy (is) ...
Maher Shalal Chash Baz. 4121, 4122. Maher Shalal Chash Baz. 4123 . "swift
(is) booty, speedy (is) prey," symbolic name of Isaiah's son. Transliteration: Maher ...
/hebrew/4122.htm - 6k

962. bazaz -- to spoil, plunder
... root Definition to spoil, plunder NASB Word Usage booty (1), completely despoiled
(1), despoiled (1), looted (3), pillage (1), plunder (11), plunder of those ...
/hebrew/962.htm - 6k

4685b. matsod -- a hunting implement, net
... 4685a, 4685b. matsod. 4685c . a hunting implement, net. Transliteration:
matsod Short Definition: booty. Word Origin from tsud Definition ...
/hebrew/4685b.htm - 5k


The Groups Round the Cross
... were wont to wear, which was all of a piece and had perhaps been knitted for Him
by the loving fingers of His mother"these articles became the booty of the ...
/.../stalker/the trial and death of jesus christ/chapter xiii the groups round.htm

Petty Dishonesty.
... Then Abraham lent his servants to the king of Sodom to help him to recover the booty
and liberate the captives, and there was a battle, the result of which was ...
/.../the village pulpit volume ii trinity to advent/xlvi petty dishonesty.htm

The Word that Scatters Fear
... Abraham had refused all share in booty, a large sacrifice, and here he is promised,
A Reward in God, ie He gives Himself in recompense for all sacrifices in ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the word that scatters fear.htm

The Messenger
... of the brotherhood of thieves.[1] They refused to pay the customary tribute from
their spoil to the chief of robbers, and whatsoever booty they got they kept ...
// yoke/chapter iii the messenger.htm

A Strange Battle
... Three days were spent in securing the booty, and on the fourth, Jehoshaphat and
his men 'assembled themselves in the Valley of Blessing,' and thence returned a ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/a strange battle.htm

... is most obvious in his narrative of the war with Midian (xxxi.), in which, without
losing a single man, Israel slew every male in Midian and took enormous booty ...
// to the old testament/numbers.htm

The Death of Cyrus.
... stationed a feeble portion of his army, with great stores of provisions and wines,
and abundance of such articles as would be prized by the barbarians as booty ...
// the great/chapter xii the death of.htm

Otho, Bishop of Bamberg.
... his first mission. He was returning victorious from a war with some
neighbouring Slavonic tribes, laden with booty. Here Otho saw ...
/.../neander/light in the dark places/otho bishop of bamberg.htm

... [2193] Who could have supposed that even the learning and ingenuity of Lightfoot
could fish out of very dark waters such shining booty as fills the network ...
/.../urbanus/the extant writings of asterius urbanus/elucidation.htm

The Bishop at Work
... Two of the plunderers fell out over the booty. One, John by name, was killed, martyred
it was supposed. The old women had dreams about him. Miracles began. ...
/.../marson/hugh bishop of lincoln/chapter v the bishop at.htm

Booty (32 Occurrences)
... The law of booty as to its division is laid down in Numbers 31:26-47. David
afterwards ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BOOTY. boot'-i ...
/b/booty.htm - 18k

Prey (105 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence;
anything taken by force from an enemy in war; spoil; booty; plunder. ...
/p/prey.htm - 42k

Spoil (140 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken
from an enemy; pillage; booty. ... SPOIL. spoil. See BOOTY; WAR, 8. ...
/s/spoil.htm - 40k

Plunder (118 Occurrences)
... See Pillage. 4. (n.) That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage;
spoil; booty; also, that which is taken by theft or fraud. ...
/p/plunder.htm - 37k

Red (124 Occurrences)
... in the removal of the uncleanness of a person or thing that had been in contact
with a dead body, and also in removing ritual defilement from booty taken in war ...
/r/red.htm - 77k

Warfare (18 Occurrences)
... The spoils of war, spoken of as booty also-armor, clothing, jewelry, money, captives
and animals-falling to the victors, were divided equally between those who ...
/w/warfare.htm - 34k

Heifer (22 Occurrences)
... in the removal of the uncleanness of a person or thing that had been in contact
with a dead body, and also in removing ritual defilement from booty taken in war ...
/h/heifer.htm - 30k

Assyria (124 Occurrences)
... One result of this was the necessity for constant war in order to occupy the soldiery
and satisfy their demands with captured booty; and the result, as in the ...
/a/assyria.htm - 101k

675000 (1 Occurrence)
... 675000 (1 Occurrence). Numbers 31:32 Now the prey, over and above the booty which
the men of war took, was six hundred seventy-five thousand sheep, (See NAS). ...
/num/675000.htm - 6k

Jaw (6 Occurrences)
... Malqochayim is an ancient dual form meaning the two jaws, and, metaphorically, malqoach
indicates that which is caught between the jaws, booty, prey, including ...
/j/jaw.htm - 11k

Bible Concordance
Booty (32 Occurrences)

Genesis 49:27 Benjamin as a wolf will he tear to pieces; In the morning he will devour the prey, And in the evening he will divide the booty.

Numbers 31:9 The children of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their livestock, and all their flocks, and all their goods, they took for a prey.
(See RSV)

Numbers 31:11 And they took all the booty, and all the prey, of man and of cattle;

Numbers 31:12 and they brought to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the assembly of the children of Israel, the captives and the prey and the booty, to the camp in the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan of Jericho.

Numbers 31:26 "Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of animal, you, and Eleazar the priest, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the congregation;

Numbers 31:27 and divide the prey into two parts: between the men skilled in war, who went out to battle, and all the congregation.

Numbers 31:32 Now the prey, over and above the booty which the men of war took, was six hundred seventy-five thousand sheep,

Numbers 31:53 (For the men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.)

Deuteronomy 2:35 Only the cattle we took as booty for ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.

Deuteronomy 3:7 But all the cattle and the spoil of the cities we took as booty for ourselves.

Deuteronomy 13:16 You shall gather all its spoil into the midst of its street, and shall burn with fire the city, and all its spoil every whit, to Yahweh your God: and it shall be a heap forever; it shall not be built again.
(See NAS)

Deuteronomy 20:14 only the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that shall be in the city, all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take as booty for thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee

Joshua 8:2 You shall do to Ai and her king as you did to Jericho and her king, except its spoil and its livestock, you shall take for a plunder for yourselves. Set an ambush for the city behind it."
(See RSV)

Joshua 8:27 Only the livestock and the spoil of that city Israel took for prey to themselves, according to the word of Yahweh which he commanded Joshua.
(See RSV)

Joshua 11:14 The children of Israel took all the spoil of these cities, with the livestock, as spoils for themselves; but every man they struck with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them. They didn't leave any who breathed.
(See RSV)

2 Chronicles 14:13 Asa and the people who were with him pursued them to Gerar: and there fell of the Ethiopians so many that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before Yahweh, and before his army; and they carried away very much booty.

2 Chronicles 14:14 They struck all the cities around Gerar; for the fear of Yahweh came on them: and they despoiled all the cities; for there was much spoil in them.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 12:12 The resting-place of the sinner will come to destruction, but the root of upright men is for ever.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 8:1 And the Lord said to me, Take a great writing-board, and on it put down in common letters, Maher-shalal-hash-baz;
(See NAS)

Isaiah 10:6 I will send him against a nation of wrongdoers, and against the people of my wrath I will give him orders, to take their wealth in war, crushing them down like the dust in the streets.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 53:12 For this cause he will have a heritage with the great, and he will have a part in the goods of war with the strong, because he gave up his life, and was numbered with the evil-doers; taking on himself the sins of the people, and making prayer for the wrongdoers.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 15:13 Your substance and your treasures will I give for a spoil without price, and that for all your sins, even in all your borders.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 17:3 My mountain in the field, I will give your substance and all your treasures for a spoil, and your high places, because of sin, throughout all your borders.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 21:9 He who remains in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence; but he who goes out, and passes over to the Chaldeans who besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be to him for a prey.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 38:2 Thus says Yahweh, He who remains in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence; but he who goes forth to the Chaldeans shall live, and his life shall be to him for a prey, and he shall live.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 39:18 For I will surely save you, and you shall not fall by the sword, but your life shall be for a prey to you; because you have put your trust in me, says Yahweh.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 45:5 Do you seek great things for yourself? Don't seek them; for, behold, I will bring evil on all flesh, says Yahweh; but your life will I give to you for a prey in all places where you go.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 49:32 Their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their livestock a spoil: and I will scatter to all winds those who have the corners of their hair cut off; and I will bring their calamity from every side of them, says Yahweh.

Daniel 11:24 In time of security shall he come even on the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them prey, and spoil, and substance: yes, he shall devise his devices against the strongholds, even for a time.
(See NAS)

Nahum 3:1 Woe to the bloody city! It is all full of lies and robbery. The prey doesn't depart.
(See RSV)

Habakkuk 2:7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booty unto them?

Zephaniah 1:13 Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.



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