1 Samuel 30:20
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He took all the flocks and herds, and his men drove them ahead of the other livestock, saying, "This is David's plunder."

King James Bible
And David took all the flocks and the herds, which they drave before those other cattle, and said, This is David's spoil.

Darby Bible Translation
And David took all the flocks and the herds, [which] they drove before the other cattle, and said, This is David's spoil.

World English Bible
David took all the flocks and the herds, [which] they drove before those [other] livestock, and said, "This is David's spoil."

Young's Literal Translation
and David taketh the whole of the flock, and of the herd, they have led on before these cattle, and they say, 'This is David's spoil.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And David took all the flocks - He and his men not only recovered all their own property, but they recovered all the spoil which these Amalekites had taken from the south of Judah, the Cherethites, and the south of Caleb. When this was separated from the rest, it was given to David, and called David's spoil.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

This is David's spoil

1 Samuel 30:26 And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil to the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying...

Numbers 31:9-12 And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle...

2 Chronicles 20:25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them...

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong...

Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

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At the Front or the Base
'As his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff.'--1 Samuel xxx. 24. David's city of Ziklag had been captured by the Amalekites, while he and all his men who could carry arms were absent, serving in the army of Achish, the Philistine king of Gath. On their return they found ruin, their homes harried, their wives, children, and property carried off. Wearied already with their long march, they set off at once in pursuit of the spoilers, who had had a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
1. Do no evil, though thou mightest; for God will not suffer the least sin, without bitter repentance, to escape unpunished. Leave not undone any good that thou canst. But do nothing without a calling, nor anything in thy calling, till thou hast first taken counsel at God's word (1 Sam. xxx. 8) of its lawfulness, and pray for his blessings upon thy endeavour; and then do it in the name of God, with cheerfulness of heart, committing the success to him, in whose power it is to bless with his grace
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
1 Samuel 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."

1 Samuel 30:21
Then David came to the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to follow him and who were left behind at the Besor Valley. They came out to meet David and the men with him. As David and his men approached, he asked them how they were.

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