1 Chronicles 16:19
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King James Version
When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

Darby Bible Translation
When ye were a few men in number, Of small account, and strangers 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.

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King James Translators' Notes

few, even: Heb. men of number, etc

Geneva Study Bible

When ye were but {h} few, even a few, and strangers in it.

(h) Meaning, from the time that Abraham entered, to the time that Jacob went into Egypt for famine.1 Chronicles 16:19 Parallel Commentaries

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Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
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.

Deuteronomy 7:7
The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:

1 Chronicles 16:20
And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;

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