New International Version
When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
King James Bible
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.
1 Chronicles 16:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Remember his marvellous works - The whole of the psalm refers to God's wondrous actions among the nations in behalf of Israel.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
but few [heb] but men of number
LibraryMan's Chief End
Q-I: WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN? A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever. Here are two ends of life specified. 1: The glorifying of God. 2: The enjoying of God. I. The glorifying of God, I Pet 4:4: That God in all things may be glorified.' The glory of God is a silver thread which must run through all our actions. I Cor 10:01. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.' Everything works to some end in things natural and artificial; …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
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.
1 Chronicles 16:20
they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
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