'Few' in the Bible
But her brother and mother said, "Let the young lady stay with us a few days at least ten and after that she may go."
and stay there with him a few days until your brother's fury subsides.
Jacob served seven years for Rachel, but it seemed like only a few days because of his love for her.
What you had previously was only a few head, but the herd has now multiplied, because the LORD has blessed you through my efforts. But now, when am I going to be able to provide for my own household?"
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!"
"I'm 130 years old," Jacob replied. "My years have turned out to be few and unpleasant, but I haven't yet reached the age my ancestors did during their travels on earth."
If the number of years after the jubilee is more, increase the selling price. If the number of years after the jubilee is few, decrease its selling price, because he's selling to you according to the potential production volume of the land.
But if only a few years are left until the year of jubilee, he is to bring an accounting of the years that he is to refund for his redemption.
See what the land is like. Observe whether the people who live there are strong or weak, or whether they're few or numerous.
"A wandering Aramean was my ancestor, who went down to Egypt and traveled there with very few family members, yet there he became a great, powerful, and populous nation. But the Egyptians oppressed us, afflicted us, and assigned us to hard labor.
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.
"May Reuben live and not die, though his numbers are few."
returned to Joshua. "Not all of the people need to go up," they reported. "Only about two or three thousand men should attack Ai. Since they are so few, don't make all of the army work hard up there."
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."
Eliab his oldest brother heard him talking to the men. Eliab was angry with David and said, "Why did you come down here? And who did you leave those few sheep with in the wilderness? I know your insolence and wicked intentions. You came down just to see the battle!"
"Why are you so depressed these past few mornings," Jonadab asked Amnon, "since you're a son of the king? Why not tell me?" Amnon replied, "I'm in love with my brother Absalom's sister Tamar."
Beh-hadad sent this message back: "May the gods do so to me, and more than that also, if the dust that remains of Samaria is enough to fill up a few handfuls for all of the armies at my disposal."
He told her, "Go out to all of your neighbors in the surrounding streets and borrow lots of pots from them. Don't get just a few empty vessels, either.
When they first began to live there, the settlers did not fear the LORD, so he sent lions among them, and they killed a few of them.
A few of the families of Kohath's descendants had towns of their territory allotted from the tribe of Ephraim.
When you were few in number very few, and strangers at that
After a few years, he visited Ahab in Samaria. Ahab slaughtered lots of sheep and oxen for him, and the people who were with him persuaded Jehoshaphat to attack Ramoth-gilead.
Nevertheless, a few good things have been found in you, in that you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have disciplined yourself to seek God."
Nevertheless, a few men from Asher, Manasseh, and Zebulun humbled themselves and traveled to Jerusalem.
Though now, for a moment, grace has been shown from the LORD our God, leaving a few survivors to escape, and providing us a secure hold in his Holy Place, so that our God might enlighten us and give us relief from our servitude.
Then I got up at night, along with a few men with me. I had not confided to any person what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. Furthermore, there was no other animal with me except for the one I was riding.
My days are so few, aren't they? So leave me alone, then, so I can smile a little
For when only a few years have elapsed, I'll start down a path from which I'll never return."
"I wish I could go back to how things were a few months ago; when God used to watch over me,
When the Hebrews were few in number so very few and were sojourners in it,
But they became few in number, and humiliated by continued oppression, agony, and sorrow.
May his days be few; may another take over his position.
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.
when that day comes, the palace guards will tremble, strong men will stoop down, women grinders will cease because they are few, and the sight of those who peer through the lattice will grow dim.
If the Lord of the Heavenly Armies hadn't left us a few survivors, we would be like Sodom; we would be like Gomorrah.
What survives of the trees in his forest will be so few that a child can count them."
But now the LORD has spoken again: "Within three years, like the years of a contract worker, Moab's glory will be brought into contempt, in spite of all its great multitude, and its survivors will be very few and of no importance."
And there will be few archers, those who are descendants of Kedar, who survive, because the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken."
Therefore the curse keeps on consuming, and its inhabitants are declared guilty. Furthermore, the inhabitants of earth are ablaze, and few people are left.
"And there will no longer be in it a young boy who lives only a few days, or an old person who does not live out his days; for one who dies at a hundred years will be thought a mere youth, and one who falls short of a hundred years will be considered accursed.
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.
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.
You are to preserve a few strands of hair and hide them in the folds of your garment.
Then you are to take a few strands, throw them in the fire, and incinerate them. A fire will proceed to the house of Israel from there."
"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."
But look! There will be a remnant who escapes, a few sons and daughters to be brought out. Look! They'll come out to you and you'll see how they've lived and what they've done, and you'll be comforted concerning the catastrophe that I brought on Jerusalem, including everything that I brought against her.
The northern king will return and raise a greater army than before. After a few years, he'll advance with a great force and with a vast amount of armaments.'"
Then he told his disciples, "The harvest is vast, but the workers are few.
Jesus asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."
"In the same way, the last will be first, and the first will be last, because many are called, but few are chosen."
because many are invited, but few are chosen."
He couldn't perform a miracle there except to lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
They also had a few small fish. He blessed them and said that the fish should also be distributed.
So he instructed them, "The harvest is vast, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers out into his harvest.
Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?"
A few days later, the younger son gathered everything he owned and traveled to a distant country. There he wasted it all on wild living.
The one whose name was Cleopas answered him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn't know what happened there in the past few days?"
After this, Jesus went down to Capernaum he, his mother, his brothers, and his disciples and they remained there for a few days.
because John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit a few days from now."
A few days later, Paul told Barnabas, "Let's go back and visit the brothers in every town where we proclaimed the word of the Lord and see how they're doing."
It was while Apollos was in Corinth that Paul passed through the inland districts and came to Ephesus. He found a few disciples there
Isaiah also calls out concerning Israel, "Although the descendants of Israel are as numerous as the grains of sand on the seashore, only a few will be saved.
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.
But I have a few things against you: You have there some who hold to the teaching of Balaam, the one who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the people of Israel so that they would eat food sacrificed to idols and practice immorality.
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.