How narrow is the gate and how constricted is the road that leads to life, and there aren't many people who find it!"
Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?"
But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me in white clothes because they are worthy.
1 Peter 3:20
who disobeyed long ago in the days of Noah, when God waited patiently while the ark was being built. In it a few, that is, eight persons, were saved by water.
He couldn't perform a miracle there except to lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
Therefore the curse keeps on consuming, and its inhabitants are declared guilty. Furthermore, the inhabitants of earth are ablaze, and few people are left.
Then he told his disciples, "The harvest is vast, but the workers are few.
From the time that an alliance is made with him, he'll act deceitfully, and he will go up and take power with only a small group of nations.
A large population is a king's glory, but a shortage of people is a ruler's ruin.
The more there are in number, you are to increase their inheritance, and the less there are in number, you are to decrease their inheritance. You are to provide an inheritance to each based on the size of their family,
You are to divide the land among yourselves by lot according to your families. The larger the families are in number, the larger their inheritance is to be. The fewer the families are in number, the lesser their inheritance is to be. To whomever the lot falls, that inheritance goes to him. Divide it according to your ancestral tribes.
You are to apportion the towns that you will be giving the Israelis according to the relative size of the tribe. Take a larger portion from those larger in number and a lesser portion from those fewer in number. Each is to set aside towns for the descendants of Levi proportional to the size of their inheritance that they receive."
Then Jacob told Simeon and Levi, "You have certainly stirred up trouble for me! You've made me despised by the Canaanites and the Perizzites who live in this territory. Because I have only a few men with me, they're going to gather themselves together and attack me until I am totally destroyed, along with my entire household!"
1 Kings 20:27
The Israelis were mustered, equipped with provisions, and sent out to fight. The Israeli encampment looked like two little flocks of goats compared to how the Aramean encampments filled the countryside!
"It wasn't because you were more numerous than other people of the earth that the LORD committed himself to you and chose you. In fact, you were the least numerous of all the nations.
Then you are to affirm and declare in the presence of the LORD your God:
When the Hebrews were few in number so very few and were sojourners in it,
There was a little city with few men in it. A great king came against it, surrounded it, and built massive siege ramps against it.
If a household is too small for a lamb, then it and its closest neighbor are to obtain one based on the number of individuals dividing the lamb based on what each person can eat.
Moreover, the LORD will scatter you among the nations, and you'll be fewer in number in the nations where the LORD your God will drive you.
Because you will not have obeyed the LORD your God, very few of you will be left instead of you being as numerous as the stars in the heavens.
Even though the city was large and spread out, not many people were living there and not many houses had been built.
They told Jeremiah the prophet, "Please listen to what we have to ask of you. Pray to the LORD your God for us and for all these survivors. Indeed, only a few of us remain out of many, as you can see.
"But I'll preserve a few people out of the violent death, famine, and pestilence, so they can recount their detestable practices among the nations when they'll go there. Then they'll know that I am the LORD."
1 Samuel 14:6
Jonathan told his armor bearer, "Come, let's go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised ones. Perhaps the LORD will work for us, since nothing prevents the LORD from delivering, whether by many or by a few."
The ones who escape the sword will return from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah, few in number. Then all the remnant of Judah who have come into the land of Egypt to settle will know whose message will stand, mine or theirs.
And there will be few archers, those who are descendants of Kedar, who survive, because the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken."