Parallel Verses

Amplified

When they were but a few men in number, in fact, very few, and were temporary residents and strangers in it,

New American Standard Bible

When they were only a few men in number, Very few, and strangers in it.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

When they were few in number,
very few indeed,
and temporary residents in Canaan,

International Standard Version

When the Hebrews were few in number so very few and were sojourners in it,

A Conservative Version

when they were but a few men in number, yea, very few, and sojourners in it.

American Standard Version

When they were but a few men in number, Yea, very few, and sojourners in it.

Bible in Basic English

When they were still small in number, and strange in the land;

Darby Translation

When they were a few men in number, of small account, and strangers in it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

In their being men of number, as few and strangers in it.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

When they were {few in number}-- a trifle--and [were] sojourners in it,

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When there was yet but a few of them - and they strangers in the land -

NET Bible

When they were few in number, just a very few, and resident aliens within it,

New Heart English Bible

when they were but a few men in number, yes, very few, and foreigners in it.

The Emphasized Bible

While as yet they were men easily counted, - A very few, and sojourners therein;

Webster

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

World English Bible

when they were but a few men in number, yes, very few, and foreigners in it.

Youngs Literal Translation

In their being few in number, But a few, and sojourners in it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
When they were but a few men
מת 
Math 
Usage: 21

in number
מספּר 
Micpar 
Usage: 132

מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

Verse Info

Context Readings

Praise To Yahweh For His Work On Behalf Of Israel

11 Saying, Unto you will I give the land of Canaan as your measured portion, possession, and inheritance. 12 When they were but a few men in number, in fact, very few, and were temporary residents and strangers in it, 13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people,


Cross References

Genesis 34:30

And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have ruined me, making me infamous and embroiling me with the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites! And we are few in number, and they will gather together against me and attack me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my household.

Deuteronomy 7:7

The Lord did not set His love upon you and choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the fewest of all people.

Hebrews 11:9

[Prompted] by faith he dwelt as a temporary resident in the land which was designated in the promise [of God, though he was like a stranger] in a strange country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs with him of the same promise.

Genesis 23:4

I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me property for a burial place among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

Deuteronomy 26:5

And you shall say before the Lord your God, A wandering and lost Aramean ready to perish was my father [Jacob], and he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and numerous.

Genesis 17:8

And I will give to you and to your posterity after you the land in which you are a stranger [going from place to place], all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

Isaiah 51:2

Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for I called him when he was but one, and I blessed him and made him many.

Ezekiel 33:24-33

Son of man, those [back in Palestine] who inhabit those wastes of the ground of Israel are saying, Abraham was only one man and he inherited the land, but we are many; the land is surely given to us to possess as our inheritance.

Acts 7:5

Yet He gave him no inheritable property in it, [no] not even enough ground to set his foot on; but He promised that He would give it to Him for a permanent possession and to his descendants after him, even though [as yet] he had no child.

Hebrews 11:12

So from one man, though he was physically as good as dead, there have sprung descendants whose number is as the stars of heaven and as countless as the innumerable sands on the seashore.

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