How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.
“Lord,” someone asked Him, “are there few being saved?”He said to them,
But you have a few people in Sardis who have not defiled their clothes, and they will walk with Me in white, because they are worthy.
1 Peter 3:20
who in the past were disobedient, when God patiently waited in the days of Noah while an ark was being prepared. In it a few—that is, eight people—were saved through water.
So He was not able to do any miracles there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
Therefore a curse has consumed the earth,
and its inhabitants have become guilty;
the earth’s inhabitants have been burned,
and only a few survive.
Then He said to His disciples,“The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few.
After an alliance is made with him, he will act deceitfully. He will rise to power with a small nation.
A large population is a king’s splendor,
but a shortage of people is a ruler’s devastation.
Increase the inheritance for a large tribe and decrease it for a small one. Each is to be given its inheritance according to those who were registered in it.
You are to receive the land as an inheritance by lot according to your clans. Increase the inheritance for a large clan and decrease it for a small one. Whatever place the lot indicates for someone will be his. You will receive an inheritance according to your ancestral tribes.
Of the cities that you give from the Israelites’ territory, you should take more from a larger tribe and less from a smaller one. Each tribe is to give some of its cities to the Levites in proportion to the inheritance it receives.”
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have brought trouble on me, making me odious to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites. We are few in number; if they unite against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed.”
1 Kings 20:27
The Israelites mobilized, gathered supplies, and went to fight them. The Israelites camped in front of them like two little flocks of goats, while the Arameans filled the landscape.
“The Lord was devoted to you and chose you, not because you were more numerous than all peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.
You are to respond by saying in the presence of the Lord your God:My father was a wandering Aramean. He went down to Egypt with a few people and lived there. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation.
When they were few in number,
very few indeed,
and temporary residents in Canaan,
There was a small city with few men in it. A great king came against it, surrounded it, and built large siege works against it.
If the household is too small for a whole animal, that person and the neighbor nearest his house are to select one based on the combined number of people; you should apportion the animal according to what each person will eat.
The Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be reduced to a few survivors among the nations where the Lord your God will drive you.
Though you were as numerous as the stars of the sky, you will be left with only a few people, because you did not obey the Lord your God.
The city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and no houses had been built yet.
Jeremiah the prophet and said, “May our petition come before you; pray to the Lord your God on our behalf, on behalf of this entire remnant (for few of us remain out of the many, as you can see with your own eyes),
But I will spare a few of them from the sword, famine, and plague so they can tell about all their detestable practices among the nations where they go. Then they will know that I am Yahweh.”
1 Samuel 14:6
Jonathan said to the attendant who carried his weapons, “Come on, let’s cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will help us. Nothing can keep the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.”
Those who escape the sword will return from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah only few in number, and the whole remnant of Judah, the ones going to the land of Egypt to live there for a while, will know whose word stands, Mine or theirs!
The remaining Kedarite archers will be few in number.” For the Lord, the God of Israel, has spoken.