1 Chronicles 16:19
New International Version
When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,

New Living Translation
He said this when you were few in number, a tiny group of strangers in Canaan.

English Standard Version
When you were few in number, of little account, and sojourners in it,

Berean Study Bible
When they were few in number, few indeed, and strangers in the land,

King James Bible
When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

New King James Version
When you were few in number, Indeed very few, and strangers in it.

New American Standard Bible
When they were only a few in number, Very few, and strangers in it,

NASB 1995
When they were only a few in number, Very few, and strangers in it,

NASB 1977
When they were only a few in number, Very few, and strangers in it,

Amplified Bible
When you were few in number, Even a very few, and strangers in it,

Christian Standard Bible
When they were few in number, very few indeed, and resident aliens in Canaan

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they were few in number, very few indeed, and temporary residents in Canaan

American Standard Version
When ye were but a few men in number, Yea, very few, and sojourners in it;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When you were men of small numbers and dwellers in it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
when they were few in number, when they were but little, and dwelt as strangers in it;

Contemporary English Version
At the time there were only a few of us, and we were homeless.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When they were but a small number: very few and sojourners in it.

English Revised Version
When ye were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and sojourners in it;

Good News Translation
God's people were few in number, strangers in the land of Canaan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"While they were few in number, a small group of foreigners living in that land,

International Standard Version
When you were few in number— very few, and strangers at that—

JPS Tanakh 1917
When ye were but a few men in number, Yea, very few, and sojourners in it,

Literal Standard Version
When you were few in number, "" As a little thing, and sojourners in it.

NET Bible
When they were few in number, just a very few, and foreign residents within it,

New Heart English Bible
when you were but a few men in number, yes, very few, and foreigners were in it.

World English Bible
when you were but a few men in number, yes, very few, and foreigners were in it.

Young's Literal Translation
When ye are few of number, As a little thing, and sojourners in it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Psalm of Thanksgiving
18‘I will give you the land of Canaan as the portion of your inheritance.’ 19When they were few in number, few indeed, and strangers in the land, 20they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.…

Cross References
Genesis 34:30
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble upon me by making me a stench to the Canaanites and Perizzites, the people of this land. We are few in number; if they unite against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed."

Deuteronomy 7:7
The LORD did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than the other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.

1 Chronicles 16:20
they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.


Treasury of Scripture

When you were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

but few [heb] but men of number

Genesis 34:30
And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

Acts 7:5
And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.

Hebrews 11:13
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.









(19) The fourth strophe of Psalms 105 begins here.

When ye were but few.--The psalm has "when they [that is, your fathers] were but few; "and so LXX. here.

Few.--Literally, men of number = easily counted. (Comp. Genesis 34:30.)

Strangers in it.--Sojourners, ???????? (Genesis 23:4).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When they were
בִּֽהְיֽוֹתְכֶם֙ (bih·yō·wṯ·ḵem)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

few
מְתֵ֣י (mə·ṯê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4962: An adult, a man

in number,
מִסְפָּ֔ר (mis·pār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

few indeed,
כִּמְעַ֖ט (kim·‘aṭ)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 4592: A little, fewness, a few

and strangers
וְגָרִ֥ים (wə·ḡā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility

in [the land],
בָּֽהּ׃ (bāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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