This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “plunder.” When you read these, ask yourself how many of them sound perfectly wise, like some God would write, and how many sound more like a bunch of primitive tribesmen projecting their customs, values, and goals into an apparently barbaric ancient mythology. The Jewish culture didn’t just slightly influence the teachings in The Bible. It’s the manifesto of Jewish culture, and taken on a whole, it paints a clear picture of a tribal theocracy using violence to subdue its citizens and neighbors.
I challenge you to look up the context of these quotes on Bible Gateway.com or listen to the full chapters on YouTube. In most cases, you’ll either find a longer trainwreck of barbarism or at least more inapplicable, culturally-relative values, customs, and beliefs.
The number of absurd verses in the Bible point to the fact that, on a whole, by anybody’s standards, it’s not divine. Put yourself to the test. The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible made a list of every commandment in the Bible, titled “Every Jot And Tittle.” If you go through them and check which ones you agree with and practice, you’re going to pass over more than you tick. Nobody follows the majority of the Bible’s teachings because most of it is either immoral or archaic.
You may find some passages in the list below that sound positive and teach useful information, but you’ll find more that contradict the good ones. The Bible gets more wrong than it gets right, and you shouldn’t revere a broken clock for stating the obvious twice a day.
Genesis 34:29 They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as PLUNDER everything in the houses.
Genesis 49:27 “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the PLUNDER.”
Exodus 3:22 Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will PLUNDER the Egyptians.”
Exodus 12:36 The Lord had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they PLUNDERED the Egyptians.
Numbers 14:3 Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as PLUNDER. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?”
Numbers 14:31 As for your children that you said would be taken as PLUNDER, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.
Numbers 31:9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as PLUNDER.
Numbers 31:11 They took all the PLUNDER and spoils, including the people and animals,
Numbers 31:12 and brought the captives, spoils and PLUNDER to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the Israelite assembly at their camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across from Jericho.
Numbers 31:32 The PLUNDER remaining from the spoils that the soldiers took was 675,000 sheep,
Numbers 31:53 Each soldier had taken PLUNDER for himself.
Deuteronomy 2:35 But the livestock and the PLUNDER from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves.
Deuteronomy 3:7 But all the livestock and the PLUNDER from their cities we carried off for ourselves.
Deuteronomy 13:16 You are to gather all the PLUNDER of the town into the middle of the public square and completely burn the town and all its PLUNDER as a whole burnt offering to the Lord your God. That town is to remain a ruin forever, never to be rebuilt,
Deuteronomy 20:14 As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as PLUNDER for yourselves. And you may use the PLUNDER the Lord your God gives you from your enemies.
Joshua 7:21 When I saw in the PLUNDER a beautiful robe from Babylonia, two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. They are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.”
Joshua 8:2 You shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king, except that you may carry off their PLUNDER and livestock for yourselves. Set an ambush behind the city.”
Joshua 8:27 But Israel did carry off for themselves the livestock and PLUNDER of this city, as the Lord had instructed Joshua.
Joshua 11:14 The Israelites carried off for themselves all the PLUNDER and livestock of these cities, but all the people they put to the sword until they completely destroyed them, not sparing anyone that breathed.
Joshua 22:8 saying, “Return to your homes with your great wealth—with large herds of livestock, with silver, gold, bronze and iron, and a great quantity of clothing—and divide the PLUNDER from your enemies with your fellow Israelites.”
Judges 2:14 In his anger against Israel the Lord gave them into the hands of raiders who PLUNDERED them. He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist.
Judges 5:19 “Kings came, they fought, the kings of Canaan fought. At Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo, they took no PLUNDER of silver.
Judges 5:30 ‘Are they not finding and dividing the spoils: a woman or two for each man, colorful garments as PLUNDER for Sisera, colorful garments embroidered, highly embroidered garments for my neck— all this as PLUNDER?’
Judges 8:24 And he said, “I do have one request, that each of you give me an earring from your share of the PLUNDER.” (It was the custom of the Ishmaelites to wear gold earrings.)
Judges 8:25 They answered, “We’ll be glad to give them.” So they spread out a garment, and each of them threw a ring from his PLUNDER onto it.
1 Samuel 14:30 How much better it would have been if the men had eaten today some of the PLUNDER they took from their enemies. Would not the slaughter of the Philistines have been even greater?”
1 Samuel 14:32 They pounced on the PLUNDER and, taking sheep, cattle and calves, they butchered them on the ground and ate them, together with the blood.
1 Samuel 14:36 Saul said, “Let us go down and pursue the Philistines by night and PLUNDER them till dawn, and let us not leave one of them alive.” “Do whatever seems best to you,” they replied. But the priest said, “Let us inquire of God here.”
1 Samuel 14:48 He fought valiantly and defeated the Amalekites, delivering Israel from the hands of those who had PLUNDERED them.
1 Samuel 15:19 Why did you not obey the Lord? Why did you pounce on the PLUNDER and do evil in the eyes of the Lord?”
1 Samuel 15:21 The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the PLUNDER, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the Lord your God at Gilgal.”
1 Samuel 17:53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they PLUNDERED their camp.
1 Samuel 30:16 He led David down, and there they were, scattered over the countryside, eating, drinking and reveling because of the great amount of PLUNDER they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from Judah.
1 Samuel 30:19 Nothing was missing: young or old, boy or girl, PLUNDER or anything else they had taken. David brought everything back.
1 Samuel 30:20 He took all the flocks and herds, and his men drove them ahead of the other livestock, saying, “This is David’s PLUNDER.”
1 Samuel 30:22 But all the evil men and troublemakers among David’s followers said, “Because they did not go out with us, we will not share with them the PLUNDER we recovered. However, each man may take his wife and children and go.”
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.”
2 Samuel 3:22 [ Joab Murders Abner ] Just then David’s men and Joab returned from a raid and brought with them a great deal of PLUNDER. But Abner was no longer with David in Hebron, because David had sent him away, and he had gone in peace.
2 Samuel 8:12 Edom and Moab, the Ammonites and the Philistines, and Amalek. He also dedicated the PLUNDER taken from Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
2 Samuel 12:30 David took the crown from their king’s head, and it was placed on his own head. It weighed a talent of gold, and it was set with precious stones. David took a great quantity of PLUNDER from the city
2 Kings 3:23 “That’s blood!” they said. “Those kings must have fought and slaughtered each other. Now to the PLUNDER, Moab!”
2 Kings 7:16 Then the people went out and PLUNDERED the camp of the Arameans. So a seah of the finest flour sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley sold for a shekel, as the Lord had said.
2 Kings 17:20 Therefore the Lord rejected all the people of Israel; he afflicted them and gave them into the hands of PLUNDERERS, until he thrust them from his presence.
2 Kings 21:14 I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance and give them into the hands of enemies. They will be looted and PLUNDERED by all their enemies;
1 Chronicles 20:2 David took the crown from the head of their king—its weight was found to be a talent of gold, and it was set with precious stones—and it was placed on David’s head. He took a great quantity of PLUNDER from the city
1 Chronicles 26:27 Some of the PLUNDER taken in battle they dedicated for the repair of the temple of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 14:13 and Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar. Such a great number of Cushites fell that they could not recover; they were crushed before the Lord and his forces. The men of Judah carried off a large amount of PLUNDER.
2 Chronicles 14:14 They destroyed all the villages around Gerar, for the terror of the Lord had fallen on them. They looted all these villages, since there was much PLUNDER there.
2 Chronicles 15:11 At that time they sacrificed to the Lord seven hundred head of cattle and seven thousand sheep and goats from the PLUNDER they had brought back.
2 Chronicles 20:25 So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their PLUNDER, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing and also articles of value—more than they could take away. There was so much PLUNDER that it took three days to collect it.
2 Chronicles 24:23 At the turn of the year, the army of Aram marched against Joash; it invaded Judah and Jerusalem and killed all the leaders of the people. They sent all the PLUNDER to their king in Damascus.
2 Chronicles 25:13 Meanwhile the troops that Amaziah had sent back and had not allowed to take part in the war raided towns belonging to Judah from Samaria to Beth Horon. They killed three thousand people and carried off great quantities of PLUNDER.
2 Chronicles 28:8 The men of Israel took captive from their fellow Israelites who were from Judah two hundred thousand wives, sons and daughters. They also took a great deal of PLUNDER, which they carried back to Samaria.
2 Chronicles 28:14 So the soldiers gave up the prisoners and PLUNDER in the presence of the officials and all the assembly.
2 Chronicles 28:15 The men designated by name took the prisoners, and from the PLUNDER they clothed all who were naked. They provided them with clothes and sandals, food and drink, and healing balm. All those who were weak they put on donkeys. So they took them back to their fellow Israelites at Jericho, the City of Palms, and returned to Samaria.
Nehemiah 4:4 Hear us, our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Give them over as PLUNDER in a land of captivity.
Esther 3:13 Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews—young and old, women and children—on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to PLUNDER their goods.
Esther 8:11 The king’s edict granted the Jews in every city the right to assemble and protect themselves; to destroy, kill and annihilate the armed men of any nationality or province who might attack them and their women and children, and to PLUNDER the property of their enemies.
Esther 9:10 the ten sons of Haman son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews. But they did not lay their hands on the PLUNDER.
Esther 9:15 The Jews in Susa came together on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and they put to death in Susa three hundred men, but they did not lay their hands on the PLUNDER.
Esther 9:16 Meanwhile, the remainder of the Jews who were in the king’s provinces also assembled to protect themselves and get relief from their enemies. They killed seventy-five thousand of them but did not lay their hands on the PLUNDER.
Psalm 12:5 “Because the poor are PLUNDERED and the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord. “I will protect them from those who malign them.”
Psalm 44:10 You made us retreat before the enemy, and our adversaries have PLUNDERED us.
Psalm 68:12 “Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the PLUNDER.
Psalm 76:5 The valiant lie PLUNDERED, they sleep their last sleep; not one of the warriors can lift his hands.
Psalm 89:41 All who pass by have PLUNDERED him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
Psalm 109:11 May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers PLUNDER the fruits of his labor.
Proverbs 1:13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with PLUNDER;
Proverbs 16:19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share PLUNDER with the proud.
Proverbs 24:15 [ Saying 27 ] Do not lurk like a thief near the house of the righteous, do not PLUNDER their dwelling place;
Isaiah 3:14 The Lord enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: “It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the PLUNDER from the poor is in your houses.
Isaiah 8:4 For before the boy knows how to say ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the PLUNDER of Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria.”
Isaiah 9:3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the PLUNDER.
Isaiah 10:6 I send him against a godless nation, I dispatch him against a people who anger me, to seize loot and snatch PLUNDER, and to trample them down like mud in the streets.
Isaiah 10:13 For he says: “‘By the strength of my hand I have done this, and by my wisdom, because I have understanding. I removed the boundaries of nations, I PLUNDERED their treasures; like a mighty one I subdued their kings.
Isaiah 11:14 They will swoop down on the slopes of Philistia to the west; together they will PLUNDER the people to the east. They will subdue Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites will be subject to them.
Isaiah 17:14 In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who PLUNDER us.
Isaiah 24:3 The earth will be completely laid waste and totally PLUNDERED. The Lord has spoken this word.
Isaiah 33:4 Your PLUNDER, O nations, is harvested as by young locusts; like a swarm of locusts people pounce on it.
Isaiah 33:23 Your rigging hangs loose: The mast is not held secure, the sail is not spread. Then an abundance of spoils will be divided and even the lame will carry off PLUNDER.
Isaiah 42:22 But this is a people PLUNDERED and looted, all of them trapped in pits or hidden away in prisons. They have become PLUNDER, with no one to rescue them; they have been made loot, with no one to say, “Send them back.”
Isaiah 42:24 Who handed Jacob over to become loot, and Israel to the PLUNDERERS? Was it not the Lord, against whom we have sinned? For they would not follow his ways; they did not obey his law.
Isaiah 49:24 Can PLUNDER be taken from warriors, or captives be rescued from the fierce?
Isaiah 49:25 But this is what the Lord says: “Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and PLUNDER retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save.
Jeremiah 2:14 Is Israel a servant, a slave by birth? Why then has he become PLUNDER?
Jeremiah 15:13 “Your wealth and your treasures I will give as PLUNDER, without charge, because of all your sins throughout your country.
Jeremiah 17:3 My mountain in the land and your wealth and all your treasures I will give away as PLUNDER, together with your high places, because of sin throughout your country.
Jeremiah 20:5 I will deliver all the wealth of this city into the hands of their enemies—all its products, all its valuables and all the treasures of the kings of Judah. They will take it away as PLUNDER and carry it off to Babylon.
Jeremiah 30:16 “‘But all who devour you will be devoured; all your enemies will go into exile. Those who PLUNDER you will be PLUNDERED; all who make spoil of you I will despoil.
Jeremiah 49:32 Their camels will become PLUNDER, and their large herds will be spoils of war. I will scatter to the winds those who are in distant places and will bring disaster on them from every side,” declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 50:10 So Babylonia will be PLUNDERED; all who PLUNDER her will have their fill,” declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 50:37 A sword against her horses and chariots and all the foreigners in her ranks! They will become weaklings. A sword against her treasures! They will be PLUNDERED.
Ezekiel 7:21 I will give their wealth as PLUNDER to foreigners and as loot to the wicked of the earth, who will defile it.
Ezekiel 23:46 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Bring a mob against them and give them over to terror and PLUNDER.
Ezekiel 25:7 therefore I will stretch out my hand against you and give you as PLUNDER to the nations. I will wipe you out from among the nations and exterminate you from the countries. I will destroy you, and you will know that I am the Lord.’”
Ezekiel 26:5 Out in the sea she will become a place to spread fishnets, for I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord. She will become PLUNDER for the nations,
Ezekiel 26:12 They will PLUNDER your wealth and loot your merchandise; they will break down your walls and demolish your fine houses and throw your stones, timber and rubble into the sea.
Ezekiel 29:19 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to give Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will carry off its wealth. He will loot and PLUNDER the land as pay for his army.
Ezekiel 34:8 As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, because my flock lacks a shepherd and so has been PLUNDERED and has become food for all the wild animals, and because my shepherds did not search for my flock but cared for themselves rather than for my flock,
Ezekiel 34:22 I will save my flock, and they will no longer be PLUNDERED. I will judge between one sheep and another.
Ezekiel 34:28 They will no longer be PLUNDERED by the nations, nor will wild animals devour them. They will live in safety, and no one will make them afraid.
Ezekiel 36:4 therefore, mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign Lord: This is what the Sovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, to the desolate ruins and the deserted towns that have been PLUNDERED and ridiculed by the rest of the nations around you—
Ezekiel 36:5 this is what the Sovereign Lord says: In my burning zeal I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, for with glee and with malice in their hearts they made my land their own possession so that they might PLUNDER its pastureland.’
Ezekiel 38:12 I will PLUNDER and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land.”
Ezekiel 38:13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, “Have you come to PLUNDER? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much PLUNDER?”’
Ezekiel 39:10 They will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut it from the forests, because they will use the weapons for fuel. And they will PLUNDER those who PLUNDERED them and loot those who looted them, declares the Sovereign Lord.
Daniel 11:24 When the richest provinces feel secure, he will invade them and will achieve what neither his fathers nor his forefathers did. He will distribute PLUNDER, loot and wealth among his followers. He will plot the overthrow of fortresses—but only for a time.
Daniel 11:33 “Those who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or PLUNDERED.
Hosea 13:15 even though he thrives among his brothers. An east wind from the Lord will come, blowing in from the desert; his spring will fail and his well dry up. His storehouse will be PLUNDERED of all its treasures.
Amos 3:10 “They do not know how to do right,” declares the Lord, “who store up in their fortresses what they have PLUNDERED and looted.”
Amos 3:11 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “An enemy will overrun your land, pull down your strongholds and PLUNDER your fortresses.”
Nahum 2:9PLUNDER the silver! PLUNDER the gold! The supply is endless, the wealth from all its treasures!
Nahum 2:10 She is pillaged, PLUNDERED, stripped! Hearts melt, knees give way, bodies tremble, every face grows pale.
Nahum 3:1 [ Woe to Nineveh ] Woe to the city of blood, full of lies, full of PLUNDER, never without victims!
Habakkuk 2:8 Because you have PLUNDERED many nations, the peoples who are left will PLUNDER you. For you have shed human blood; you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.
Zephaniah 1:13 Their wealth will be PLUNDERED, their houses demolished. Though they build houses, they will not live in them; though they plant vineyards, they will not drink the wine.”
Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore, as surely as I live,” declares the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, “surely Moab will become like Sodom, the Ammonites like Gomorrah— a place of weeds and salt pits, a wasteland forever. The remnant of my people will PLUNDER them; the survivors of my nation will inherit their land.”
Zechariah 2:8 For this is what the Lord Almighty says: “After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have PLUNDERED you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye—
Zechariah 2:9 I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will PLUNDER them. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me.
Zechariah 14:1 [ The Lord Comes and Reigns ] A day of the Lord is coming, Jerusalem, when your possessions will be PLUNDERED and divided up within your very walls.
Matthew 12:29 “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can PLUNDER his house.
Mark 3:27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can PLUNDER the strong man’s house.
Luke 11:22 But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up his PLUNDER.
Hebrews 7:4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the PLUNDER!