Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

General references

Bible References

A few

Genesis 34:30
And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me, in that ye make me odious among the inhabitants of the land among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and I am few men in number, and they will gather themselves against me and smite me, and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.
Deuteronomy 7:7
Not because ye were more in number than all the peoples, hath Jehovah been attached to you and chosen you, for ye are the fewest of all the peoples;
Deuteronomy 26:5
And thou shalt speak and say before Jehovah thy God, A perishing Aramean was my father, and he went down to Egypt with a few, and sojourned there, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
Isaiah 51:2
Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bore you; for I called him when he was alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him.
Ezekiel 33:24
Son of man, they that inhabit those waste places in the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited this land, and we are many: the land is given us for a possession.

And strangers

Genesis 17:8
And I give to thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land of thy sojourning, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be a God to them.
Genesis 23:4
I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me a possession of a sepulchre with you, that I may bury my dead from before me.
Acts 7:5
And he did not give him an inheritance in it, not even what his foot could stand on; and promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when he had no child.
Hebrews 11:9
By faith he sojourned as a stranger in the land of promise as a foreign country, having dwelt in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise;

General references

Genesis 13:15
for all the land that thou seest will I give to thee, and to thy seed for ever.