Deuteronomy 4:27; 2 Kings 24:14; Nehemiah 7:4; Jeremiah 42:2

27 And the Lord owill scatter you among the peoples, pand you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord will drive you.

14 gHe carried away all Jerusalem and all the officials and all the mighty men of valor, h10,000 captives, iand all the craftsmen and the smiths. None remained, jexcept the poorest people of the land.

The city was wide and large, but the people within it were few, and no houses had been rebuilt.

and said to Jeremiah the prophet, Let cour plea for mercy come before you, and dpray to the Lord your God for us, for all ethis remnantfbecause we are left with but a few, as your eyes see us