New Defender's Study Bible Notes
19:4 remnant that are left. This is the second mention of “the remnant” (Hebrew sherith) in the Bible. The first was in Genesis 45:7, when Joseph assured his brothers that God had sent him to preserve for them a “posterity” in the earth. The doctrine of the remnant is prominent in the writings of Isaiah and the other prophets. Note also II Kings 19:31, as well as Romans 11:5 in the New Testament. Even among God’s chosen people, as well as among professing “Christians” in this age, there is always only a “little flock” (Luke 12:32) that inherit the kingdom.