'Captives' in the Bible
and took away all the spoils of war and the captives, both man and beast.
Then divide the captives between the troops who went out to war and the entire community.
The captives remaining from the plunder the army had taken totaled:675,000 sheep and goats,
if you see a beautiful woman among the captives, desire her, and want to take her as your wife,
I will make My arrows drunk with bloodwhile My sword devours flesh—the blood of the slain and the captives,the heads of the enemy leaders.”
“Awake! Awake, Deborah!Awake! Awake, sing a song!Arise, Barak,and take hold of your captives,son of Abinoam!”
Then he deported all Jerusalem and all the commanders and all the fighting men, 10,000 captives, and all the craftsmen and metalsmiths. Except for the poorest people of the land, no one remained.
So the Lord his God handed Ahaz over to the king of Aram. He attacked him and took many captives to Damascus.Ahaz was also handed over to the king of Israel, who struck him with great force:
Then the Israelites took 200,000 captives from their brothers—women, sons, and daughters. They also took a great deal of plunder from them and brought it to Samaria.
Listen to me and return the captives you took from your brothers, for the Lord’s burning anger is on you.”
They said to them, “You must not bring the captives here, for you plan to bring guilt on us from the Lord to add to our sins and our guilt. For we have much guilt, and burning anger is on Israel.”
The army left the captives and the plunder in the presence of the officers and the congregation.
Then the men who were designated by name took charge of the captives and provided clothes for their naked ones from the plunder. They clothed them, gave them sandals, food and drink, dressed their wounds, and provided donkeys for all the feeble. The Israelites brought them to Jericho, the City of Palms, among their brothers. Then they returned to Samaria.
The Edomites came again, attacked Judah, and took captives.
He had been taken into exile from Jerusalem with the other captives when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon took King Jeconiah of Judah into exile.
The captives are completely at ease;they do not hear the voice of their oppressor.
You ascended to the heights, taking away captives;You received gifts from people,even from the rebellious,so that the Lord God might live there.
The nations will escort Israel and bring it to its homeland. Then the house of Israel will possess them as male and female slaves in the Lord’s land. They will make captives of their captors and will rule over their oppressors.
so the king of Assyria will lead the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old alike, naked and barefoot, with bared buttocks—to Egypt’s shame.
Can the prey be taken from the mighty,or the captives of the righteous be delivered?
For this is what the Lord says:“Even the captives of a mighty man will be taken,and the prey of a tyrant will be delivered;I will contend with the one who contends with you,and I will save your children.
The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me,because the Lord has anointed Meto bring good news to the poor.He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captivesand freedom to the prisoners;
?HeHer adversaries have become her masters;her enemies are at ease,for the Lord has made her sufferbecause of her many transgressions.Her children have gone awayas captives before the adversary.
Therefore, they will now go into exileas the first of the captives,and the feasting of those who sprawl outwill come to an end.
The Spirit of the Lord is on Me,because He has anointed Meto preach good news to the poor.He has sent Meto proclaim freedomto the captivesand recovery of sight to the blind,to set free the oppressed,
For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved by various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another.