Verses where 'ability' has been added or removed from the NIV1984

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The word 'Ability' occurs the same number of times in the NIV2011 as in the NIV1984 (14 times). The word 'Ability' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 3 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Ability' was added or removed from a verse in the NIV1984 to make the NIV2011. If the word was moved around (for example if the grammar was changed) in the verse it will not be listed below, this page only lists where words have been added or removed.

Statistics for these verses

OutcomeNum versesPercent
Uses TNIV text350.0%
New text in NIV2011350.0%

Please note: The above statistics are compiled at the level of the entire verse text, not the word level.

Verses where Ability was removed

Exodus 31:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוָאֲמַלֵּ֥א אֹת֖וֹ ר֣וּחַ אֱלֹהִ֑ים בְּחָכְמָ֛ה וּבִתְבוּנָ֥ה וּבְדַ֖עַת וּבְכָל־ מְלָאכָֽה׃
NIV1984and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts--
TNIVand I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills--
NIV2011and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills--
Compared to NIV1984and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skillwisdom, abilitywith andunderstanding, with knowledge inand with all kinds of craftsskills--
Compared to TNIVand I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills--

Exodus 35:31

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיְמַלֵּ֥א אֹת֖וֹ ר֣וּחַ אֱלֹהִ֑ים בְּחָכְמָ֛ה בִּתְבוּנָ֥ה וּבְדַ֖עַת וּבְכָל־ מְלָאכָֽה׃
NIV1984and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts--
TNIVand he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills--
NIV2011and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills--
Compared to NIV1984and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skillwisdom, abilitywith andunderstanding, with knowledge inand with all kinds of craftsskills--
Compared to TNIVand he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills--

Acts 11:29

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTτῶν δὲ μαθητῶν καθὼς εὐπορεῖτό τις ὥρισαν ἕκαστος αὐτῶν εἰς διακονίαν πέμψαι τοῖς κατοικοῦσιν ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ ἀδελφοῖς·
NIV1984The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
TNIVThe disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the believers living in Judea.
NIV2011The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea.
Compared to NIV1984The disciples, as each accordingone towas his abilityable, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea.
Compared to TNIVThe disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the believersbrothers and sisters living in Judea.

Verses where Ability was added

Exodus 31:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַאֲנִ֞י הִנֵּ֧ה נָתַ֣תִּי אִתּ֗וֹ אֵ֣ת אָהֳלִיאָ֞ב בֶּן־ אֲחִֽיסָמָךְ֙ לְמַטֵּה־ דָ֔ן וּבְלֵ֥ב כָּל־ חֲכַם־ לֵ֖ב נָתַ֣תִּי חָכְמָ֑ה וְעָשׂ֕וּ אֵ֖ת כָּל־ אֲשֶׁ֥ר צִוִּיתִֽךָ׃
NIV1984Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you:
TNIVMoreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you:
NIV2011Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you:
Compared to NIV1984Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of AhisamachAhisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given skillability to all the craftsmenskilled workers to make everything I have commanded you:
Compared to TNIVMoreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you:

Ecclesiastes 5:19

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכִּ֚י לֹ֣א הַרְבֵּ֔ה יִזְכֹּ֖ר אֶת־ יְמֵ֣י חַיָּ֑יו כִּ֧י הָאֱלֹהִ֛ים מַעֲנֶ֖ה בְּשִׂמְחַ֥ת לִבּֽוֹ׃
NIV1984Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work--this is a gift of God.
TNIVMoreover, when God gives people wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil--this is a gift of God.
NIV2011Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil--this is a gift of God.
Compared to NIV1984Moreover, when God gives anysomeone man wealth and possessions, and enablesthe himability to enjoy them, to accept histheir lot and be happy in histheir worktoil--this is a gift of God.
Compared to TNIVMoreover, when God gives peoplesomeone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil--this is a gift of God.

Ecclesiastes 6:2

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאִ֣ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֣ר יִתֶּן־ ל֣וֹ הָאֱלֹהִ֡ים עֹשֶׁר֩ וּנְכָסִ֨ים וְכָב֜וֹד וְֽאֵינֶ֨נּוּ חָסֵ֥ר לְנַפְשׁ֣וֹ ׀ מִכֹּ֣ל אֲשֶׁר־ יִתְאַוֶּ֗ה וְלֹֽא־ יַשְׁלִיטֶ֤נּוּ הָֽאֱלֹהִים֙ לֶאֱכֹ֣ל מִמֶּ֔נּוּ כִּ֛י אִ֥ישׁ נָכְרִ֖י יֹֽאכֲלֶ֑נּוּ זֶ֥ה הֶ֛בֶל וָחֳלִ֥י רָ֖ע הֽוּא׃
NIV1984God gives a man wealth, possessions and honor, so that he lacks nothing his heart desires, but God does not enable him to enjoy them, and a stranger enjoys them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.
TNIVGod gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.
NIV2011God gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.
Compared to NIV1984God gives asome manpeople wealth, possessions and honor, so that hethey lackslack nothing histheir hearthearts desiresdesire, but God does not enablegrant himthem the ability to enjoy them, and astrangers stranger enjoysenjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.
Compared to TNIVGod gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.


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