1 Chronicles 16:19

Overview - 1 Chronicles 16
David's festival sacrifice.
He orders a choir to sing thanksgiving.
The psalm of thanksgiving.
37 He appoints ministers, porters, priests, and musicians, to attend continually on the ark.
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1 Chronicles 16:19  (King James Version)
When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

but few
Hebrew but men of number. a few.
Genesis 34:30 ; Acts 7:5 ; Hebrews 11:13