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Spoil

SPOIL (Heb. bizzâh, meshissâh, shōd, shālāl, Gr. harpagē, skylon). The plunder taken from the enemy in war—pillage, booty, loot. The spoils of war were divided equally between those who went into battle and those who were left behind in camp (Num.31.27; Josh.22.8; 1Sam.30.24). Parts were given to the Levites and to the Lord (Num.31.28, Num.31.30). Under the monarchy, the king received part of the spoils (2Kgs.14.14; 1Chr.18.7, 1Chr.18.11).