So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
Noah preached the coming flood to the old world for a hundred years; but only eight souls were saved thereby. To the cities of the plain, Lot preached; but only three souls were chosen from them. Six hundred thousand men, besides women and children, passed through the Red Sea; but only two entered the promised land. Gideon went to fight the Midianites with thirty-two thousand men; but only three hundred were allowed to participate in the victory. These are types of the "many called, but few chosen."
Parallel VersesKJV: So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.