Psalm 105:12
New International Version
When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,

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

English Standard Version
When they 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,

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

King James Bible
When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

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

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

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

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

International Standard Version
When the Hebrews were few in number—so very few— and were sojourners in it,

NET Bible
When they were few in number, just a very few, and resident aliens within it,

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When they were few in number, they were small, and they were inhabitants in it.

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

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

New American Standard 1977
When they were only a few men in number, Very few, and strangers in it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
when they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

King James 2000 Bible
When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

American King James Version
When they were but a few men in number; yes, very few, and strangers in it.

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
when they were few in number, very few, and sojourners in it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When they were but a small number: yea very few, and sojourners therein:

Darby Bible Translation
When they were a few men in number, of small account, and strangers in it.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
When they were a few men in number; yes, very few, 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.
Study Bible
Tell of His Wonders
11“I will give you the land of Canaan as the portion of your inheritance.” 12When they were few in number, few indeed, and strangers in the land, 13they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:9
By faith he dwelt in the promised land as a stranger in a foreign country. He lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.

Genesis 23:4
"I am a stranger and an outsider among you. Give me a burial site among you so that I can bury my dead."

Genesis 34:30
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble upon me by making me repugnant 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.

Psalm 105:13
they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.

Treasury of Scripture

When they were but a few men in number; yes, very few, and strangers in it.

a few

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:

Deuteronomy 26:5
And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:

and strangers

Genesis 17:8
And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

Genesis 23:4
I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

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.







Lexicon
When they were
בִּֽ֭הְיוֹתָם (bih·yō·w·ṯām)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

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

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

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

and strangers
וְגָרִ֥ים (wə·ḡā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 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
Verse 12. - When they were but a few men in number; literally, when they were men of number; i.e. when they could be easily counted. A few scores at the utmost, or, with their entire households, a few hundreds (Genesis 14:14; Genesis 33:1). Yea, very few, and strangers in it; i.e. "in the land of Canaan" (comp. Exodus 6:4). 105:8-23 Let us remember the Redeemer's marvellous works, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth. Though true Christians are few number, strangers and pilgrims upon earth, yet a far better inheritance than Canaan is made sure to them by the covenant of God; and if we have the anointing of the Holy Spirit, none can do us any harm. Afflictions are among our mercies. They prove our faith and love, they humble our pride, they wean us from the world, and quicken our prayers. Bread is the staff which supports life; when that staff is broken, the body fails and sinks to the earth. The word of God is the staff of spiritual life, the food and support of the soul: the sorest judgment is a famine of hearing the word of the Lord. Such a famine was sore in all lands when Christ appeared in the flesh; whose coming, and the blessed effect of it, are shadowed forth in the history of Joseph. At the appointed time Christ was exalted as Mediator; all the treasures of grace and salvation are at his disposal, perishing sinners come to him, and are relieved by him.
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