61 occurrences

'Few' in the Bible

and stay with him for a few days until your brother’s anger subsides—

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.”

Jacob said to Pharaoh, “My pilgrimage has lasted 130 years. My years have been few and hard, and they have not surpassed the years of my fathers during their pilgrimages.”

If only a few years remain until the Year of Jubilee, he will calculate and pay the price of his redemption in proportion to his remaining years.

Sometimes the cloud remained over the tabernacle for only a few days. They would camp at the Lord’s command and set out at the Lord’s command.

See what the land is like, and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many.

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.

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.

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.

Let Reuben live and not diethough his people become few.

After returning to Joshua they reported to him, “Don’t send all the people, but send about 2,000 or 3,000 men to attack Ai. Since the people of Ai are so few, don’t wear out all our people there.”

So Joshua and the Israelites finished inflicting a terrible slaughter on them until they were destroyed, although a few survivors ran away to the fortified cities.

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.”

David’s oldest brother Eliab listened as he spoke to the men, and became angry with him. “Why did you come down here?” he asked. “Who did you leave those few sheep with in the wilderness? I know your arrogance and your evil heart—you came down to see the battle!”

Then he said, “Go and borrow empty containers from everyone—from all your neighbors. Do not get just a few.

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

Although the Aramean army came with only a few men, the Lord handed over a vast army to them because the people of Judah had abandoned Yahweh, the God of their ancestors. So they executed judgment on Joash.

I got up at night and took a few men with me. I didn’t tell anyone what my God had laid on my heart to do for Jerusalem. The only animal I took was the one I was riding.

The city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and no houses had been built yet.

Are my days not few? Stop it!Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little

A wicked man writhes in pain all his days;only a few years are reserved for the ruthless.

if I have eaten my few crumbs alonewithout letting the fatherless eat any of it—

For in Your sight a thousand yearsare like yesterday that passes by,like a few hours of the night.

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

I explored with my mind how to let my body enjoy life with wine and how to grasp folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom—until I could see what is good for people to do under heaven during the few days of their lives.

Do not be hasty to speak, and do not be impulsive to make a speech before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.

Here is what I have seen to be good: it is appropriate to eat, drink, and experience good in all the labor one does under the sun during the few days of his life God has given him, because that is his reward.

For who knows what is good for man in life, in the few days of his futile life that he spends like a shadow? Who can tell man what will happen after him under the sun?

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.

on the day when the guardians of the house tremble,and the strong men stoop,the women who grind cease because they are few,and the ones who watch through the windows see dimly,

If the Lord of Hostshad not left us a few survivors,we would be like Sodom,we would resemble Gomorrah.

The remaining trees of its forestwill be so few in numberthat a child could count them.

And now the Lord says, “In three years, as a hired worker counts years, Moab’s splendor will become an object of contempt, in spite of a very large population. And those who are left will be few and weak.”

The remaining Kedarite archers will be few in number.” For the Lord, the God of Israel, has spoken.

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.

In her, a nursing infant will no longer liveonly a few days,or an old man not live out his days.Indeed, the youth will die at a hundred years,and the one who misses a hundred years will be cursed.

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),

Then the remnant of Judah—those going to live for a while there in the land of Egypt—will have no fugitive or survivor to return to the land of Judah where they are longing to return to live, for they will not return except for a few fugitives.”

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!

But you are to take a few strands from the hair and secure them in the folds of your robe.

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.”

“In his place one will arise who will send out a tax collector for the glory of the kingdom; but within a few days he will be shattered, though not in anger or in battle.

“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked them.“Seven,” they said, “and a few small fish.”

So He was not able to do any miracles there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.

They also had a few small fish, and when He had blessed them, He said these were to be served as well.

He told them:“The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.

After this, He went down to Capernaum, together with His mother, His brothers, and His disciples, and they stayed there only a few days.

And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay for a few days.

Brothers, I urge you to receive this message of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly.

But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block in front of the Israelites: to eat meat sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.

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.

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Definition
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מעט 
Ma`at 
Usage: 22

מת 
Math 
men , few , few , friends , number , persons , small , with
Usage: 21

ὀλίγος 
Oligos 
Usage: 28

מזער 
Miz`ar 
very , few
Usage: 4

מספּר 
Micpar 
Usage: 132

מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

קצר 
Qatser 
Usage: 5

βραχύς 
Brachus 
Usage: 7

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