Who has counted the dust of Jacob
or numbered the dust clouds of Israel?
Let me die the death of the upright;
let the end of my life be like theirs.
When it came to rest, he would say:Return, Lord,
to the countless thousands of Israel.
Pharaoh also said, “Look, the people of the land are so numerous, and you would stop them from working.”
Moab was terrified of the people because they were numerous, and Moab dreaded the Israelites.
So Joshua replied to Joseph’s family (that is, Ephraim and Manasseh), “You have many people and great strength. You will not have just one allotment,
And I heard the number of those who were sealed:144,000 sealed from every tribe of the Israelites:
The hosts of heaven cannot be counted; the sand of the sea cannot be measured. So, too, I will make the descendants of My servant David and the Levites who minister to Me innumerable.”
“Son of man, those who live in the ruins in the land of Israel are saying, ‘Abraham was only one person, yet he received possession of the land. But we are many; the land has been given to us as a possession.’
He said to his people, “Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and powerful than we are.
2 Samuel 17:11
Instead, I advise that all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba—as numerous as the sand by the sea—be gathered to you and that you personally go into battle.
1 Kings 4:20
Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand by the sea; they were eating, drinking, and rejoicing.
1 Kings 3:8
Your servant is among Your people You have chosen, a people too numerous to be numbered or counted.
I will whistle and gather them
because I have redeemed them;
they will be as numerous as they once were.
He said to him, “Run and tell this young man: Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the number of people and livestock in it.”
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.”
Joseph’s descendants said to Joshua, “Why did you give us only one tribal allotment as an inheritance? We have many people, because the Lord has been blessing us greatly.” “If you have so many people,” Joshua replied to them, “go to the forest and clear an area for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, because Ephraim’s hill country is too small for you.”
“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.
Israel, even if your people were as numerous
as the sand of the sea,
only a remnant of them will return.
Destruction has been decreed;
But Isaiah cries out concerning Israel:Though the number of Israel’s sons
is like the sand of the sea,
only the remnant will be saved;
And in the prophet Elisha’s time, there were many in Israel who had serious skin diseases, yet not one of them was healed —only Naaman the Syrian.”
But I say to you, there were certainly many widows in Israel in Elijah’s days, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months while a great famine came over all the land.
I made their widows more numerous
than the sand of the seas.
I brought a destroyer at noon
against the mother of young men.
I suddenly released on her
agitation and terrors.