And David took all the flocks and the herds, which they drove before those other cattle, and said, This is David's spoil.
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George Leo Haydock
And made. Hebrew, "which they drove before those things (or cattle "taken from the Amalecites. Haydock) "which were separated from those which David had recovered. "Each one reclaimed what he had lost. Perhaps David's portion was placed by itself. (Calmet)
Grotius thinks that, as the things taken in war cannot be reclaimed by the former proprietors, all was equally divided. See Selden, Jur. vi. 16.