'Little' in the Bible
Let a little water, I pray you, be brought and wash your feet and rest yourselves under a tree;
Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one; Oh, let me escape there, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
Then the slave ran to meet her and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
behold, I stand by the fountain of water; let it come to pass, therefore, that the virgin who comes forth to draw water unto whom I say, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;
For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude, and the LORD has blessed thee since my coming; and now when shall I provide for my own house also?
and all their wealth and all their little ones and their wives they took captive and spoiled even all that was in the house.
And they journeyed from Bethel, and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath when Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
And it came to pass when they had eaten up the wheat which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
Then Judah said unto Israel, his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live, and not die, both we and thou and also our little ones.
Then their father Israel answered them, If it must be so now, do this: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and take the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, aromas, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.
And our father said, Go again and buy us a little food.
Now thou art commanded, do this: take wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives and bring your father and come.
And Jacob rose up from Beersheba, and the sons of Israel took Jacob their father and their little ones and their wives in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
And it shall come to pass in the increase that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own for seed of the field and for your food and for those of your households and for food for your little ones.
Because when I came from Padanaram, Rachel died unto me in the land of Canaan in the way when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath; and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
and all the house of Joseph and his brethren and his father's house; only their little ones and their sheep and their cows, they left in the land of Goshen.
Now therefore fear ye not; I will nourish you and your little ones. Thus he comforted them and spoke to their heart.
And he said unto them, Even if the LORD be with you, how can I let you go with your little ones; look at the malice which is before your face.
Then Pharaoh called unto Moses and said, Go, serve the LORD; only let your sheep and your cows remain; let your little ones also go with you.
And when they did measure it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered each one according to his eating.
Little by little I will drive them out from before thee until thou be multiplied and take the land by inheritance.
the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,
But your little ones, whom ye said should be a prey, I will bring them in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.
So they removed themselves from the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side; and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, with their wives and their sons and their little children.
And the sons of Israel took all the women of Midian captives and their little ones and took the spoil of all their beasts and all their flocks and all their goods.
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones and kill every woman that has known a man by lying with him.
Then they came near unto him and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock and cities for our little ones,
but we ourselves will go arm ourselves and go with diligence before the sons of Israel until we have brought them unto their place, and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
Build cities for your little ones and folds for your sheep and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth.
Our little ones, our wives, our livestock, and all our beasts, shall be there in the cities of Gilead;
Moreover your little ones, whom ye said should be a prey and your children who in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in there, and unto them will I give it, and they shall inherit it.
And we took all his cities at that time and utterly destroyed all the cities, the men and the women and the little ones; we left none to remain.
Only your wives and your little ones and your livestock (for I know that ye have much livestock) shall abide in your cities which I have given you
And the LORD thy God will put out those Gentiles before thee little by little; thou may not consume them at once lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.
the little owl and the great owl and the swan
Only the women and the little ones and the animals and all that is in the city, all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat of the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God has given thee.
Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field and shalt gather but little in, for the locust shall consume it.
your little ones, your wives, and thy strangers that dwell within thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water,
Your wives, your little ones, and your beasts shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side of the Jordan; but ye, all the mighty men of valour, shall pass before your brethren armed and help them
There was not a word of all the things that Moses commanded which Joshua did not read before all the congregation of Israel with the women and the little ones and the strangers that walked among them.
And the border of the sons of Dan went out too little for them; therefore, the sons of Dan went up to fight against Leshem and took it and smote it with the edge of the sword and possessed it and dwelt therein and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.
Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, for which there was a plague in the congregation of the LORD?
And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink, for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk and gave him to drink and covered him again.
So they turned and departed and put the little ones and the cattle and the baggage before them.
Moreover his mother made him a little coat and brought it to him each year when she came up with her husband to offer the accustomed sacrifice.
Then Jonathan said, My father has troubled the land. See, I pray you, how my eyes have been enlightened because I tasted a little of this honey.
Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what thou hast done. And Jonathan told him, and said, I did but taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in my hand; must I die for this.
And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
And it came to pass in the morning that Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little lad with him.
but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up, and it grew up together with him and with his children; it ate of his own food and drank of his own cup and lay in his bosom and was unto him as a daughter.
and I gave thee thy master's house and thy master's wives into thy bosom and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah, and if that is too little, I shall add unto thee such and such things.
Then David said to Ittai, Go, therefore, and pass. And Ittai, the Gittite, passed and all his men and all the little ones that were with him.
And when David was a little past the top of the mountain, behold, Ziba, the servant of Mephibosheth, met him with a couple of asses saddled and upon them two hundred loaves of bread and one hundred bunches of raisins and one hundred of summer fruits and a bottle of wine.
Thy slave will go a little way over the Jordan with the king, and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward?
that Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's slaves with him, to go into Egypt, Hadad being yet a little child.
And the young men that were grown up with him spoke unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spoke unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them: My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.
So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks; and he called to her and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
And she said, As the LORD thy God lives, I have no baked bread, but only a handful of meal in a pitcher and a little oil in a cruse; and now I was gathering two sticks that I may go in and prepare it for me and my son, that we may eat it and die.
And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said; but first make me a little cake of bread baked under the ashes and bring it unto me, and afterwards thou shalt make for thee and for thy son.
And the seventh time he said, Behold, a little cloud like the palm of a man's hand arises out of the sea. And he said, Go and say to Ahab, Prepare thy chariot and descend that the rain not stop thee.
And the sons of Israel were numbered and took provisions and went against them; and the sons of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the land.
Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall, and let us set for him there a bed and a table and a stool and a lampstand so that when he comes to us, he shall turn in there.
And the Syrians had gone out by companies and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid, and she waited on Naaman's wife.
Then went he down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.
And Jehu gathered all the people together and said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little but Jehu shall serve him much.
Then the young men that were brought up with him spoke unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the people that spoke unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make it somewhat lighter for us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.
And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
and likewise unto those of their generation with all their little ones, their wives, and their sons and daughters, through all the congregation, for in their faithfulness they sanctified themselves in holiness.
Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us and for our little ones and for all our substance.
And now as for a brief moment there has been the mercy of the LORD our God, to leave us an escape, and that we may be given a stake in his holy sanctuary that our God may illuminate our eyes and give us a little preservation of life in our bondage.
Now, therefore, our God, the great, mighty, and terrible God, who keeps covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that has come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, on our priests, on our prophets, on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.
And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey.
that the king granted power to the Jews who were in all the cities to gather themselves together and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish any army of the people or province that would assault them, and even their little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey,
Now the matter was also hidden from me, but my ear has perceived a little of it.
Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,
They send forth their little ones like a flock of sheep, and their children dance.
They were exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all others and cut off as the tops of the heads of grain.
Behold, these are parts of his ways; but how little a portion have we heard of him? For the thunder of his power, who shall understand?
Wait for me a little, and I will teach thee; for I yet speak on God's behalf.
Kiss the Son lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way when his wrath is kindled in a little while. Blessed are all those that put their trust in him.
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels and hast crowned him with glory and beauty.
Vau For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be; thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
Tet A little that a righteous man has is better than the many riches of the sinners.
There was little Benjamin as their ruler, the princes of Judah in their congregation, the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.
The mountains shall bring peace to the people and the little hills by righteousness.
The mountains skipped like rams and the little hills like lambs.
Ye mountains, why didst ye skip like rams and ye little hills, like lambs?
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
The tongue of the just is as choice silver, but the understanding of the wicked is worth little.
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Better is a little with righteousness than a great number of fruits with injustice.
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
There are four things which are little upon the earth, but they are wiser than the wise men:
The sleep of the servant is sweet whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
There was a little city and few men within it; and a great king came against it and besieged it and built great bulwarks against it;
If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go forth, following the footprints of the flock and feed thy little female goats beside the booths of the shepherds.
Hunt the foxes for us, the little foxes, that spoil the vines; for our vines are in blossom.
It was but a little that I passed from them that I found him whom my soul loves: I held him and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house and into the chamber of her that brought me into the light.
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