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Psalms 105:12

    Psalms 105:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When they were still small in number, and strange in the land;

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Psalms 105:12

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 105:12

    But a few men - When all appearances were against them, and nothing but the arm of God could have brought them through their difficulties, and given them a settlement in the promised land.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 105:12

    When they were but a few men in number - literally, "In their being people of number, very little." That is, They could then be easily numbered, and they were so few that they could not take possession of it themselves. This is in contrast with the promise then made to them that they should be in number as the stars, and as the sand on the sea shore.

    And strangers in it - Foreigners. They were mere sojourners. They did not become incorporated with the people of the land. They did not acquire property there. They were regarded and treated as belonging to a foreign people. See the notes at Hebrews 11:9.