'Scarce' in the Bible
And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
Warriors were scarce, they were scarce in Israel, until you arose, Deborah, until you arose as a motherly protector in Israel.
But scarce had they stilled their craving, and while their meat was yet in their mouths,
Make your foot scarce in the house of your neighbor, lest he become weary of you and hate you.
I will make human beings more scarce than pure gold, and people more scarce than gold from Ophir.
because bread and water will be scarce; and they will be appalled with one another and waste away in their iniquity.
And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.