Because narrow is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.
Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
1 Peter 3:20
Who formerly were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, by which a few, that is, eight souls were saved through water.
And he could there do no mighty work, except that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
Therefore has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell in it are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
Then said he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;
And after the league is made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small number of people.
In the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.
To many you shall give the more inheritance, and to few you shall give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were numbered of him.
And you shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falls; according to the tribes of your fathers you shall inherit.
And the cities which you shall give shall be from the possession of the children of Israel: from them that have many you shall give many; but from them that have few you shall give few: every one shall give from his cities unto the Levites according to his inheritance which he inherits.
And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have troubled me to make me repulsive among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.
1 Kings 20:27
And the children of Israel were numbered, and were all present, and went against them: and the children of Israel encamped before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country.
The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people:
And you shall speak and say before the LORD your God, An Aramean ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:
When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.
There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:
And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next unto his house take it according to the number of persons; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the nations, where the LORD shall lead you.
And you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God.
Now the city was large and great: but the people in it were few, and the houses were not rebuilt.
And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech you, our supplication be accepted before you, and pray for us unto the LORD your God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but a few of many, as your eyes do behold us:)
But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the nations where they come; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
1 Samuel 14:6
And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armor, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint on the LORD to save by many or by few.
Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah, that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or theirs.
And the remainder of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel has spoken it.