1 Samuel 17:53

53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp.

1 Samuel 17:53 in Other Translations

KJV
53 And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.
ESV
53 And the people of Israel came back from chasing the Philistines, and they plundered their camp.
NLT
53 Then the Israelite army returned and plundered the deserted Philistine camp.
MSG
53 Wounded Philistines were strewn along the Shaaraim road all the way to Gath and Ekron. After chasing the Philistines, the Israelites came back and looted their camp.
CSB
53 When the Israelites returned from the pursuit of the Philistines, they plundered their camps.

1 Samuel 17:53 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 17:53

And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the
Philistines
The remainder that escaped having got into their fortified cities:

and they spoiled their tents;
which they left in their camp, all their armour, goods, money, and provisions, they found there, they seized upon as their prey and booty; these they did not stay to meddle with as soon as the Philistines fled, but first pursued them, and slew as many of them as they could, and then returned to the spoil; which was wisely done.

1 Samuel 17:53 In-Context

51 David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran.
52 Then the men of Israel and Judah surged forward with a shout and pursued the Philistines to the entrance of Gath and to the gates of Ekron. Their dead were strewn along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron.
53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp.
54 David took the Philistine’s head and brought it to Jerusalem; he put the Philistine’s weapons in his own tent.
55 As Saul watched David going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner, commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is that young man?” Abner replied, “As surely as you live, Your Majesty, I don’t know.”