'Little' in the Bible
here I am standing by the spring. May it be that the young woman who comes out to draw water, from whom I request a little water from her jug to drink,
Now Joseph was well built and good looking. That's why, sometime later, Joseph's master's wife looked straight at Joseph and propositioned him: "Come on! Let's have a little sex!"
""Go back,' our father ordered, "and buy us a little food.'
In addition," Pharaoh ordered, "Do this: take some transport wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones to ride in, along with your wives, and bring your father and come!
So Jacob got up and left Beer-sheba, and Israel's sons carried their father Jacob, their little ones, and their wives in the transport wagons that Pharaoh had sent to carry them.
When harvest season arrives, you are to provide a fifth of the harvest to Pharaoh. The remaining four fifths are to be for your use, for seed, and to feed you, your households, and your little ones."
So don't be afraid! I'll take care of you and your little ones." So Joseph kept on comforting them, speaking to the needs of their hearts.
When she opened it and saw the child, the little boy suddenly began crying. Filled with compassion for him, she exclaimed, "This is one of the Hebrew children!"
Then Pharaoh told them, "The LORD will certainly be with you if I let you and your little ones go. I know some evil plan is in your mind.
Pharaoh called Moses and said, "Go serve the LORD, but your flocks and your cattle are to remain. Even your little ones can go with you!"
The Israelis did this, some gathering much, some little.
When they measured it with a vessel the capacity of which was one omer, the one who gathered much did not have an excess, while the one who gathered little did not lack. They gathered exactly what each needed to eat.
So Moses cried out to the LORD: "What am I to do with these people? Just a little more and they'll stone me."
I'll drive them out ahead of you little by little until you increase in numbers and possess the land.
However, I'll bring your little ones the ones whom you claimed would become war victims into the land so that they'll know by experience the land that you've rejected.
Now Korah, Dathan, and Abiram stood at the entrance to their tents with their wives, sons, and little children. Then Moses said, "This is how you'll know that the LORD has sent me to do all these awesome works they're not coming merely from me.
Then the angel of the LORD went along a little further and stood in a much narrower space, where it was impossible to turn either right or left.
Your little ones whom you said would be taken captive and your children who do not yet know right from wrong will enter the land. I will give it to them and they themselves will possess it.
the little owl, the great owl, the horned owl,
The foreigner in your midst will be elevated higher and higher over you, while you are brought low little by little.
There wasn't one word of everything Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read in front of the entire assembly of Israel, including the women, their little ones, and the foreigners who lived among them.
A little while later, the army of Ephraim was mustered, and they crossed to Zaphon. They confronted Jephthah and asked, "Why did you cross over to fight the Ammonites without calling us to accompany you? We're going to burn your house down around you!"
Then they turned around and left, sending their little ones, their livestock, and their valuables on ahead.
So the congregation sent out 12,000 of their valiant soldiers, issuing these orders to them: "Go and attack the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with swords, including the women and little ones.
Jonathan said, "My father has troubled the land. See how my eyes have brightened because I tasted a little of this honey.
Saul told Jonathan, "Tell me what you've done." So Jonathan spoke to him: "I did taste a little honey from the end of the staff that was in my hand. Here I am; I'm ready to die!"
but the poor man had nothing except for one little ewe lamb that he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It used to share his food and drink from his own cup. It even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.
""I gave you your former master's household. ""I placed your former master's wives right in your arms. ""I gave you Israel and Judah. ""And if this had been too little, I would have added much more than that to you!
So David replied, "Come along, then!" So Ittai the Gittite went along also, accompanied by all of his men and all of his little ones.
A little while later, the men crawled up out of the well and went off to talk to King David. They told David, "Get up! Cross the water quickly, because this is what Ahithophel advised about you""
But Hadad escaped to Egypt in the company of some of his father's Edomite servants, while Hadad was still a little child.
"This is what you should tell these people who asked you "Your father made our burden heavy, but you must make it lighter for us!'" the young men who grew up with Rehoboam replied. "Tell them, "My little finger will be thicker than my father's whole body!
Then he stretched himself three times and cried out to the LORD, "LORD my God, please cause the soul of this little boy to return to him."
The LORD listened to Elijah, and the soul of the little boy returned to him, and he revived.
Then Elijah took the little boy downstairs from the upper chamber back into the main house and delivered him to his mother. "Look," Elijah told her, "your son is alive."
A little while later, the sky turned black with storm clouds and winds, and there was a heavy shower. So Ahab rode off to Jezreel.
A little while later, King Ben-hadad of Aram mustered an army of cavalry and chariots in a military confederacy with 32 kings, invaded Samaria, and set up siege encampments there.
So he told Ben-hadad's envoys, "Tell his majesty the king, "Everything that you asked for the first time I will do, but this thing I cannot do.'" So the envoys left to deliver Ahab's response. They returned a little while later.
The Israelis were mustered, equipped with provisions, and sent out to fight. The Israeli encampment looked like two little flocks of goats compared to how the Aramean encampments filled the countryside!
"Why are you crying, sir?" Hazael asked. "Because I know the evil that you're about to bring on the Israelis," he replied. "You'll burn down their fortified cities, execute their young men with swords, dash to pieces their little ones, and you'll tear open their pregnant women!"
Then Jehu assembled all the people and announced to them, "Ahab served Baal a little, but Jehu will serve him a lot!
"This is what you should tell the people who asked you: "Your father made our burden heavy, but you must make it lighter for us!'" the young men who had grown up with Rehoboam replied. "Tell them "My little finger will be thicker than my father's whole body!
All of Judah was standing in the LORD's presence, along with their little babies, their wives, and their children.
These genealogical enrollments also included all of their little children, their wives, and their sons and daughters for the entire assembly, because they were being faithful to consecrating themselves in holiness.
Then I called for a fast there at the Ahava River so we could humble ourselves before our God and seek from him an appropriate way for us and our little ones to live, and how we should guard our personal wealth,
My days are so few, aren't they? So leave me alone, then, so I can smile a little
Even little children hate me; when I get up, they mock me.
"Will you play with him like a pet bird? Will you put a leash on him for your little girls?
You made him a little less than divine, but you crowned him with glory and honor.
Yet a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more. You will search for his place, but he will not be there.
Better is the little that the righteous have than the abundance of many wicked people.
Little Benjamin is there, leading them, and the princes of Judah all together with the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,
Better is a little accompanied by fear of the LORD than abundant wealth with turmoil.
A little gain with righteousness is better than great income without justice.
You'll vomit up what little you've eaten, and your compliments will have been wasted.
"A little sleep! A little slumber! A little folding of my hands to rest!"
Sweet is the sleep of a working man, whether he eats a little or a lot, but the excess wealth of the rich will not allow him to rest.
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.
As dead flies cause the perfumer's ointment to stink, so also does a little foolishness to one's reputation of wisdom and honor.
Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that destroy the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom."
We have a little sister, and she has not yet reached maturity. What will we do for our sister to prepare her for her engagement?
In just a little while, my fury will come to an end, and my anger then will be directed to their destruction.
"The wolf will live with the lamb; the leopard will lie down with the young goat. The calf and the lion will graze together, and a little child will lead them.
Come, my people, enter your rooms and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.
For it is: "Do this and do that, do this and do that, Line upon line, line upon line, a little here, a little there."
So, then, the message from the LORD to them will become: "Do this and do that, do this and do that, line upon line, line upon line, a little here, a little there," so that they will go, but fall backward, and be injured, snared, and captured.
"In a very little while, will not Lebanon be turned into a garden of fruit, and the garden of fruit seem like a forest?
In little more than a year, you complacent women will shudder; for the grape harvest will fail, and the fruit harvest will not come.
Don't be afraid, you little worm Jacob, and you insects of Israel! I myself will help you,' declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel."
Your holy people took possession for a little while, but now our enemies have trampled down your sanctuary.
Moab will be destroyed; her little ones will cry out.
Therefore, hear the plan that the LORD has made against Edom, and the strategy that he devised against the inhabitants of Teman. Surely he will drag the little ones of the flock away. Surely their pasture will be desolate because of them.
Therefore, hear the plan that the LORD has made against Babylon, and the strategy that he devised against the land of the Chaldeans. Surely they'll drag the little ones of the flock away. Surely their pasture will be desolate because of them.
For this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time when it's pounded down. In just a little while, the time of her harvest will come."
You are to execute old men, young men, young women, little children, and women. But don't touch anyone who has been marked. Begin at my Holy Place!" And so they started with the elders who were in standing in front of the Temple.
It wasn't just that you lived like they did and committed their detestable practices, but in just a little while your behavior led you to become more corrupt than they were!"
"While I was thinking about the horns look another horn, this time a little one, grew up among them. Three of the first horns were yanked up by their roots right in front of it. Look! It had eyes like those of a human being and a mouth that boasted with audacious claims."
The LORD told Hosea, "Name the child "Jezreel,' because in a little while I'll avenge the blood that was shed by Jehu's dynasty at Jezreel. I'll put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
You have sowed much but have reaped little. You have eaten but don't have enough to become satisfied. You have drunk but don't have enough to become intoxicated. You have clothed yourself but don't have enough to keep warm. And the hired laborer deposits his salary in a bag full of holes!'"
"You turned away in pursuit of abundance, but look at how little you found! What you did manage to bring home, I blew away! And why?' declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "It's because of my house! It lies in ruins while each of you runs off to his own house!
"For this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Once more, in a little while, I will make the heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land to shake.
I am deeply angry with the nations who are complacent, with whom I was only a little displeased but they made things worse!"
Now if that is the way God clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and thrown into an oven tomorrow, won't he clothe you much better you who have little faith?
He asked them, "Why are you afraid, you who have little faith?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
I tell all of you with certainty, whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple will never lose his reward."
"To what can I compare the people living today? They're like little children who sit in the marketplaces and shout to each other,
At once Jesus reached out his hand, caught him, and asked him, "You who have so little faith, why did you doubt?"
Knowing this, Jesus asked them, "You who have little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you don't have any bread?
Calling a little child forward, he had him stand among them.
Then he said, "I tell all of you with certainty, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom from heaven.
Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom from heaven,
and whoever receives a little child like this in my name receives me."
"If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a large millstone were hung around his neck and he were drowned at the bottom of the sea.
"See to it that you do not despise one of these little ones, because I tell you, their angels in heaven always have access to my Father in heaven.
In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost."
Then some little children were brought to him so that he might lay his hands on them and pray. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
Jesus, however, said, "Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to people like these."
Going on a little farther, he fell on his face and prayed, "O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Yet not what I want but what you want."
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