148 occurrences

'Little' in the Bible

Then the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me have a little water from your jug.”

I am standing here at a spring. Let the virgin who comes out to draw water, and I say to her: Please let me drink a little water from your jug,

For you had very little before I came, but now your wealth has increased. The Lord has blessed you because of me. And now, when will I also do something for my own family?”

Therefore don’t be afraid. I will take care of you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

When she opened it, she saw the child—a little boy, crying. She felt sorry for him and said, “This is one of the Hebrew boys.”

So the Israelites did this. Some gathered a lot, some a little.

When they measured it by quarts, the person who gathered a lot had no surplus, and the person who gathered a little had no shortage. Each gathered as much as he needed to eat.

Then Moses cried out to the Lord, “What should I do with these people? In a little while they will stone me!”

I will drive them out little by little ahead of you until you have become numerous and take possession of the land.

the little owl, the cormorant,the long-eared owl,

Why is the Lord bringing us into this land to die by the sword? Our wives and little children will become plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?”

Our little children, wives, livestock, and all our animals will remain here in the cities of Gilead,

Your little children, whom you said would be plunder, your sons who don’t know good from evil, will enter there. I will give them the land, and they will take possession of it.

The Lord your God will drive out these nations before you little by little. You will not be able to destroy them all at once; otherwise, the wild animals will become too numerous for you.

the little owl, the long-eared owl,the white owl,

“You will sow much seed in the field but harvest little, because locusts will devour it.

There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read before the entire assembly of Israel, including the women, the little children, and the foreigners who were with them.

He said to her, “Please give me a little water to drink for I am thirsty.” She opened a container of milk, gave him a drink, and covered him again.

She asked, ‘Will you let me gather fallen grain among the bundles behind the harvesters?’ She came and has remained from early morning until now, except that she rested a little in the shelter.”

Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.

Jonathan replied, “My father has brought trouble to the land. Just look at how I have renewed energy because I tasted a little honey.

Saul commanded him, “Tell me what you did.”Jonathan told him, “I tasted a little honey with the end of the staff I was carrying. I am ready to die!”

As for me, even though I am the anointed king, I have little power today. These men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too fierce for me. May the Lord repay the evildoer according to his evil!”

What You have done so far was a little thing to You, Lord God, for You have also spoken about Your servant’s house in the distant future. And this is a revelation for mankind, Lord God.

When David had gone a little beyond the summit, Ziba, Mephibosheth’s servant, was right there to meet him. He had a pair of saddled donkeys loaded with 200 loaves of bread, 100 clusters of raisins, 100 bunches of summer fruit, and a skin of wine.

Since your servant is only going with the king a little way across the Jordan, why should the king repay me with such a reward?

Then the young men who had grown up with him told him, “This is what you should say to these people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you, make it lighter on us!’ This is what you should tell them: ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins!

So Elijah got up and went to Zarephath. When he arrived at the city gate, there was a widow woman gathering wood. Elijah called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup and let me drink.”

In a little while, the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and there was a downpour. So Ahab got in his chariot and went to Jezreel.

The Israelites mobilized, gathered supplies, and went to fight them. The Israelites camped in front of them like two little flocks of goats, while the Arameans filled the landscape.

and Hazael asked, “Why is my lord weeping?”He replied, “Because I know the evil you will do to the people of Israel. You will set their fortresses on fire. You will kill their young men with the sword. You will dash their little ones to pieces. You will rip open their pregnant women.”

Then Jehu brought all the people together and said to them, “Ahab served Baal a little, but Jehu will serve him a lot.

This was a little thing to You, God, for You have spoken about Your servant’s house in the distant future. You regard me as a man of distinction,Lord God.

Then the young men who had grown up with him told him, “This is what you should say to the people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you, make it lighter on us!’ This is what you should say to them: ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins.

When the Lord saw that they had humbled themselves, the Lord’s message came to Shemaiah: “They have humbled themselves; I will not destroy them but will grant them a little deliverance. My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem through Shishak.

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

They let their little ones run around like lambs;their children skip about,

Be patient with me a little longer, and I will inform you,for there is still more to be said on God’s behalf.

A little while, and the wicked person will be no more;though you look for him, he will not be there.

Instead, I have calmed and quieted myselflike a little weaned child with its mother;I am like a little child.

A little sleep, a little slumber,a little folding of the arms to rest,

The tongue of the righteous is pure silver;the heart of the wicked is of little value.

You will vomit the little you’ve eatenand waste your pleasant words.

The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep.

Dead flies make a perfumer’s oil ferment and stink;so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.

(W) Catch the foxes for us—the little foxes that ruin the vineyards—for our vineyards are in bloom.

In just a little while My wrath will be spent and My anger will turn to their destruction.”

Their bows will cut young men to pieces.They will have no compassion on little ones;they will not look with pity on children.

Go, my people, enter your roomsand close your doors behind you.Hide for a little while until the wrath has passed.

For he says: “Law after law, law after law,line after line, line after line,a little here, a little there.”

Then the word of the Lord came to them:“Law after law, law after law,line after line, line after line,a little here, a little there,”so they go stumbling backward,to be broken, trapped, and captured.

Isn’t it true that in just a little whileLebanon will become an orchard,and the orchard will seem like a forest?

In a little more than a yearyou overconfident ones will shudder,for the vintage will failand the harvest will not come.

Your holy people had a possessionfor a little while,but our enemies have trampled downYour sanctuary.

Moab will be shattered;her little ones will cry out.

Therefore, hear the plans that the Lord has drawn up against Edom and the strategies He has devised against the people of Teman: The flock’s little lambs will certainly be dragged away, and their grazing land will be made desolate because of them.

Therefore, hear the plans that the Lord has drawn up against Babylon and the strategies He has devised against the land of the Chaldeans: Certainly the flock’s little lambs will be dragged away; certainly the grazing land will be made desolate because of them.

For this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says:Daughter Babylon is like a threshing floorat the time it is trampled.In just a little while her harvest time will come.

?DaletThe nursing infant’s tongueclings to the roof of his mouth from thirst.Little children beg for bread,but no one gives them any.

Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, as well as the older women and little children, but do not come near anyone who has the mark. Now begin at My sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were in front of the temple.

“Therefore say: This is what the Lord God says: Though I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.

“While I was considering the horns, suddenly another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. There were eyes in this horn like a man’s, and it had a mouth that spoke arrogantly.

From one of them a little horn emerged and grew extensively toward the south and the east and toward the beautiful land.

Then the Lord said to him:Name him Jezreel, for in a little whileI will bring the bloodshed of Jezreelon the house of Jehuand put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.

You have planted muchbut harvested little.You eatbut never have enough to be satisfied.You drinkbut never have enough to become drunk.You put on clothesbut never have enough to get warm.The wage earner puts his wagesinto a bag with a hole in it.”

“You expected much, but then it amounted to little. When you brought the harvest to your house, I ruined it. Why?” This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts. “Because My house still lies in ruins, while each of you is busy with his own house.

For the Lord of Hosts says this: “Once more, in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land.

I am fiercely angry with the nations that are at ease, for I was a little angry, but they made it worse.

Sword, awake against My shepherd,against the man who is My associate—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;I will also turn My hand against the little ones.

And whoever gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple—I assure you: He will never lose his reward!”

Immediately Jesus reached out His hand, caught hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Aware of this, Jesus said, “You of little faith! Why are you discussing among yourselves that you do not have bread?

After a little while those standing there approached and said to Peter, “You certainly are one of them, since even your accent gives you away.”

Going on a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in their boat mending their nets.

Then He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).

Instead, immediately after hearing about Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit came and fell at His feet.

When Jesus saw it, He was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me. Don’t stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

I assure you: Whoever does not welcomethe kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

Then He went a little farther, fell to the ground, and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.

But again he denied it. After a little while those standing there said to Peter again, “You certainly are one of them, since you’re also a Galilean!”

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
βραχύς 
Brachus 
Usage: 7

מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

מצער 
Mits`ar 
Usage: 5

צעור צעירo 
Tsa`iyr 
Usage: 22

קטן קטן 
Qatan 
Usage: 101

μικρόν 
Mikron 
a little while , a little , a while
Usage: 10

דּק 
Daq 
Usage: 14

זעיר 
Ze`eyr 
Usage: 5

זעיר 
Z@`eyr (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

חשׂף 
Chasiph 
Usage: 1

טף 
Taph 
Usage: 42

כּברה 
Kibrah 
Usage: 3

מעט 
Ma`at 
Usage: 22

מצּעירה 
Mitsts@`iyrah 
Usage: 1

עויל 
`aviyl 
Usage: 3

עלל עולל 
`owlel 
Usage: 21

צער 
Tsa`ar 
Usage: 3

קטן 
Qoten 
Usage: 2

שׁמץ 
Shemets 
Usage: 2

שׁצף 
Shetseph 
Usage: 1

תּאה תּא 
Ta' 
Usage: 13

תּעלה 
T@`alah 
Usage: 11

βιβλιαρίδιον 
Bibliaridion 
Usage: 4

ἐλάχιστος 
Elachistos 
Usage: 5

θυγάτριον 
Thugatrion 
Usage: 2

ἰχθύδιον 
Ichthudion 
Usage: 2

μετρίως 
metrios 
a little
Usage: 1

μικρός μικρότερος 
Mikros 
Usage: 15

ὀλιγόπιστος 
Oligopistos 
Usage: 0

ὀλίγος 
Oligos 
Usage: 28

παιδίον 
Paidion 
Usage: 35

πλοιάριον 
Ploiarion 
Usage: 6

τεκνίον 
Teknion 
Usage: 8

τυγχάνω 
Tugchano 
obtain , be , chance , little , enjoy , may be , not tr ,
Usage: 11

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