Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Your fathers went down into Egypt with seventy persons; and now the Lord your God has made you like the stars of heaven in number.
Let your thoughts be turned to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth: for when he was but one, my voice came to him, and I gave him my blessing, and made him a great people.
For narrow is the door and hard the road to life, and only a small number make discovery of it.
Have no fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
And Isaiah says about Israel, Even if the number of the children of Israel is as the sand of the sea, only a small part will get salvation:
But the Lord had delight in your fathers and love for them, marking out for himself their seed after them, even you, from all peoples, as at this day.
For this cause say to the children of Israel, This is what the Lord has said: I am doing this, not because of you, O children of Israel, but because of my holy name, which you have made unclean among the nations wherever you went.