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1 Samuel 30:20

    1 Samuel 30:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they took all the flocks and herds, and driving them in front of him, said, These are David's.

    Webster's Revision

    And David took all the flocks and the herds, which they drove before those 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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 30:20

    Drave - Drove; had driven.
    Spoil - Booty; prey.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:20

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 30:20

    The meaning is, "and David took all the sheep and oxen which the Amalekites drove" (i. e. had in their possession) "before that acquisition of cattle" (namely, before what they took in their raid to the south), "and they" (the people) "said, This is David's spoil." This was his share as captain of the band (compare Judges 8:24-26). All the other plunder of the camp - arms, ornaments, jewels, money, clothes, camels, accoutrements, and so on - was divided among the little army. David's motive in choosing the sheep and oxen for himself was to make presents to his friends in Judah 1 Samuel 30:26-31.