New International Version
When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
King James Bible
When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.
Darby Bible Translation
When they were a few men in number, of small account, and strangers in it.
World English Bible
when they were but a few men in number, yes, very few, and foreigners in it.
Young's Literal Translation
In their being few in number, But a few, and sojourners in it.
Psalm 105:12 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But a few men - When all appearances were against them, and nothing but the arm of God could have brought them through their difficulties, and given them a settlement in the promised land.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryAugust 14. "Touch not Mine Anointed, and do My Prophets no Harm" (Ps. Cv. 15).
"Touch not Mine anointed, and do My prophets no harm" (Ps. cv. 15). I would rather play with the forked lightning, or take in my hands living wires, with their fiery current, than speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ, or idly repeat the slanderous darts which thousands of Christians are hurling on others, to the hurt of their own souls and bodies. You may often wonder, perhaps, why your sickness is not healed, your spirit filled with the joy of the Holy Ghost, or your life blessed …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
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By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
"I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead."
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me obnoxious to the Canaanites and Perizzites, the people living in this land. We are few in number, and if they join forces against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed."
The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.
they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
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