What Does Plunder Mean In The Bible

In the Bible, "plunder" refers to the act of stealing or taking valuable goods or property by force or violence. It is often associated with warfare and conquest, where the victorious army would take spoils of war as plunder.

The term "plunder" appears in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, such as in Deuteronomy 20:14 and Matthew 12:29. In some cases, God permitted or commanded the Israelites to take plunder from their enemies, such as in the conquest of Jericho (Joshua 6:18-19), while in other cases, the taking of plunder was considered sinful, such as in the case of Achan, who took spoil from Jericho that was forbidden by God (Joshua 7:1-26).

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Jamie Larson