19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

Other Translations of 1 Chronicles 16:19

New International Version

19 When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,

English Standard Version

19 When you were few in number, and of little account, and sojourners in it,

The Message

19 Even though you're not much to look at, a few straggling strangers."

New King James Version

19 When you were few in number, Indeed very few, and strangers in it.

New Living Translation

19 He said this when you were few in number, a tiny group of strangers in Canaan.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 16:19

Commentary on 1 Chronicles 16:7-36

(Read 1 Chronicles 16:7-36)

Let God be glorified in our praises. Let others be edified and taught, that strangers to him may be led to adore him. Let us ourselves triumph and trust in God. Those that give glory to God's name are allowed to glory in it. Let the everlasting covenant be the great matter of our joy his people of old, be remembered by us with thankfulness to him. Show forth from day to day his salvation, his promised salvation by Christ. We have reason to celebrate that from day to day; for we daily receive the benefit, and it is a subject that can never be exhausted. In the midst of praises, we must not forget to pray for the servants of God in distress.