And David took all the flocks and the herds, which they drove before those other cattle, and said: 'This is David's spoil.'
And David came to the two hundred men, who were so faint that they could not follow David, whom also they had made to abide at the brook Besor; and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him; and when David came near to the people, he saluted them.
Then answered all the wicked men and base fellows, of those that went with David, and said: 'Because they went not with us, we will not give them aught of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away, and depart.'
Then said David: `Ye shall not do so, my brethren, with that which HaShem hath given unto us, who hath preserved us, and delivered the troop that came against us into our hand.
And who will hearken unto you in this matter? for as is the share of him that goeth down to the battle, so shall be the share of him that tarrieth by the baggage; they shall share alike.'
And it was so from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day.
And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying: 'Behold a present for you of the spoil of the enemies of HaShem';
to them that were in Beth-el, and to them that were in Ramoth of the South, and to them that were in Jattir;
and to them that were in Aroer, and to them that were in Siphmoth, and to them that were in Eshtemoa;
and to them that were in Racal, and to them that were in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, and to them that were in the cities of the Kenites;
and to them that were in Hormah, and to them that were in Bor-ashan, and to them that were in Athach;
and to them that were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.