New Living Translation
He said this when they were few in number, a tiny group of strangers in Canaan.
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.
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LibraryThe King Hath Brought Me into his Store-Chambers; we Will Exult and be Glad in Thee, Remembering Thy Breasts Better than Wine; the Upright Love Thee.
The soul has no sooner manifested her desire to pass by all creatures that it may run to Him, than, to recompense her for a love already somewhat purified, He causes her to enter into his divine store-chambers. This is a greater grace than any she has hitherto received, for it is a transient union in the powers. When the heart of a man displays sufficient fidelity to be willing to dispense with all the gifts of God that it may reach God himself, He takes pleasure in showering upon it a profusion …
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon
Joseph, the Prime Minister
How God Works in the Hearts of Men.
And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith--for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise.
"Here I am, a stranger and a foreigner among you. Please sell me a piece of land so I can give my wife a proper burial."
Afterward Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have ruined me! You've made me stink among all the people of this land--among all the Canaanites and Perizzites. We are so few that they will join forces and crush us. I will be ruined, and my entire household will be wiped out!"
"The LORD did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations!
They wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
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