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

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The word 'Able' occurs 12 times more often in the NIV2011 (148 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (136 times). The word 'Able' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 15 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Able' 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 text1372.2%
New text in NIV2011527.8%

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

Verses where Able was removed

Nehemiah 11:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס כָּל־ בְּנֵי־ פֶ֕רֶץ הַיֹּשְׁבִ֖ים בִּירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם אַרְבַּ֥ע מֵא֛וֹת שִׁשִּׁ֥ים וּשְׁמֹנָ֖ה אַנְשֵׁי־ חָֽיִל׃
NIV1984The descendants of Perez who lived in Jerusalem totaled 468 able men.
TNIVThe descendants of Perez who lived in Jerusalem totaled 468 men of standing.
NIV2011The descendants of Perez who lived in Jerusalem totaled 468 men of standing.
Compared to NIV1984The descendants of Perez who lived in Jerusalem totaled 468 able men of standing.
Compared to TNIVThe descendants of Perez who lived in Jerusalem totaled 468 men of standing.

Nehemiah 11:14

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס וַאֲחֵיהֶם֙ גִּבּ֣וֹרֵי חַ֔יִל מֵאָ֖ה עֶשְׂרִ֣ים וּשְׁמֹנָ֑ה וּפָקִ֣יד עֲלֵיהֶ֔ם זַבְדִּיאֵ֖ל בֶּן־ הַגְּדוֹלִֽים׃
NIV1984and his associates, who were able men--128. Their chief officer was Zabdiel son of Haggedolim.
TNIVand his associates, who were men of standing--128. Their chief officer was Zabdiel son of Haggedolim.
NIV2011and his associates, who were men of standing--128. Their chief officer was Zabdiel son of Haggedolim.
Compared to NIV1984and his associates, who were able men of standing--128. Their chief officer was Zabdiel son of Haggedolim.
Compared to TNIVand his associates, who were men of standing--128. Their chief officer was Zabdiel son of Haggedolim.

1 Corinthians 12:28

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTκαὶ οὓς μὲν ἔθετο ὁ θεὸς ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ πρῶτον ἀποστόλους, δεύτερον προφήτας, τρίτον διδασκάλους, ἔπειτα δυνάμεις, ⸀ἔπειτα χαρίσματα ἰαμάτων, ἀντιλήμψεις, κυβερνήσεις, γένη γλωσσῶν.
SBLGNT apparatusἔπειτα WH Treg NIV ] εἶτα RP
NIV1984And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues.
TNIVAnd God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.
NIV2011And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.
Compared to NIV1984And God has placed in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, alsothen those having gifts of healing, thoseof able to help othershelping, those with gifts of administrationguidance, and those speaking inof different kinds of tongues.
Compared to TNIVAnd God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.

Verses where Able was added

Genesis 11:30

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַתְּהִ֥י שָׂרַ֖י עֲקָרָ֑ה אֵ֥ין לָ֖הּ וָלָֽד׃
NIV1984Now Sarai was barren; she had no children.
TNIVNow Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.
NIV2011Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.
Compared to NIV1984Now Sarai was barren; childless because she hadwas nonot childrenable to conceive.
Compared to TNIVNow Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.

Judges 20:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיִּתְפָּֽקְדוּ֩ בְנֵ֨י בִנְיָמִ֜ן בַּיּ֤וֹם הַהוּא֙ מֵהֶ֣עָרִ֔ים עֶשְׂרִ֨ים וְשִׁשָּׁ֥ה אֶ֛לֶף אִ֖ישׁ שֹׁ֣לֵֽף חָ֑רֶב לְ֠בַד מִיֹּשְׁבֵ֤י הַגִּבְעָה֙ הִתְפָּ֣קְד֔וּ שְׁבַ֥ע מֵא֖וֹת אִ֥ישׁ בָּחֽוּר׃
NIV1984At once the Benjamites mobilized twenty-six thousand swordsmen from their towns, in addition to seven hundred chosen men from those living in Gibeah.
TNIVAt once the Benjamites mobilized twenty-six thousand swordsmen from their towns, in addition to seven hundred able young men from those living in Gibeah.
NIV2011At once the Benjamites mobilized twenty-six thousand swordsmen from their towns, in addition to seven hundred able young men from those living in Gibeah.
Compared to NIV1984At once the Benjamites mobilized twenty-six thousand swordsmen from their towns, in addition to seven hundred chosenable young men from those living in Gibeah.
Compared to TNIVAt once the Benjamites mobilized twenty-six thousand swordsmen from their towns, in addition to seven hundred able young men from those living in Gibeah.

Judges 20:34

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיָּבֹאוּ֩ מִנֶּ֨גֶד לַגִּבְעָ֜ה עֲשֶׂרֶת֩ אֲלָפִ֨ים אִ֤ישׁ בָּחוּר֙ מִכָּל־ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וְהַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה כָּבֵ֑דָה וְהֵם֙ לֹ֣א יָדְע֔וּ כִּֽי־ נֹגַ֥עַת עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם הָרָעָֽה׃
NIV1984Then ten thousand of Israel's finest men made a frontal attack on Gibeah. The fighting was so heavy that the Benjamites did not realize how near disaster was.
TNIVThen ten thousand of Israel's able young men made a frontal attack on Gibeah. The fighting was so heavy that the Benjamites did not realize how near disaster was.
NIV2011Then ten thousand of Israel's able young men made a frontal attack on Gibeah. The fighting was so heavy that the Benjamites did not realize how near disaster was.
Compared to NIV1984Then ten thousand of Israel's finestable young men made a frontal attack on Gibeah. The fighting was so heavy that the Benjamites did not realize how near disaster was.
Compared to TNIVThen ten thousand of Israel's able young men made a frontal attack on Gibeah. The fighting was so heavy that the Benjamites did not realize how near disaster was.

1 Samuel 24:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס וַיְהִ֗י כַּֽאֲשֶׁר֙ שָׁ֣ב שָׁא֔וּל מֵאַחֲרֵ֖י פְּלִשְׁתִּ֑ים וַיַּגִּ֤דוּ לוֹ֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר הִנֵּ֣ה דָוִ֔ד בְּמִדְבַּ֖ר עֵ֥ין גֶּֽדִי׃
NIV1984So Saul took three thousand chosen men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild Goats.
TNIVSo Saul took three thousand able young men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild Goats.
NIV2011So Saul took three thousand able young men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild Goats.
Compared to NIV1984So Saul took three thousand chosenable young men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild Goats.
Compared to TNIVSo Saul took three thousand able young men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild Goats.

2 Samuel 6:1

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֨סֶף ע֥וֹד דָּוִ֛ד אֶת־ כָּל־ בָּח֥וּר בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל שְׁלֹשִׁ֥ים אָֽלֶף׃
NIV1984David again brought together out of Israel chosen men, thirty thousand in all.
TNIVDavid again brought together all the able young men of Israel--thirty thousand.
NIV2011David again brought together all the able young men of Israel--thirty thousand.
Compared to NIV1984David again brought together outall ofthe Israelable chosenyoung men, thirty thousandof inIsrael--thirty allthousand.
Compared to TNIVDavid again brought together all the able young men of Israel--thirty thousand.

1 Kings 12:21

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSרְחַבְעָם֮ יְרוּשָׁלִַם֒ וַיַּקְהֵל֩ אֶת־ כָּל־ בֵּ֨ית יְהוּדָ֜ה וְאֶת־ שֵׁ֣בֶט בִּנְיָמִ֗ן מֵאָ֨ה וּשְׁמֹנִ֥ים אֶ֛לֶף בָּח֖וּר עֹשֵׂ֣ה מִלְחָמָ֑ה לְהִלָּחֵם֙ עִם־ בֵּ֣ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לְהָשִׁיב֙ אֶת־ הַמְּלוּכָ֔ה לִרְחַבְעָ֖ם בֶּן־ שְׁלֹמֹֽה׃
NIV1984When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered the whole house of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand fighting men--to make war against the house of Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam son of Solomon.
TNIVWhen Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered the whole house of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand able young men--to make war against the house of Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam son of Solomon.
NIV2011When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered all Judah and the tribe of Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand able young men--to go to war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam son of Solomon.
Compared to NIV1984When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered theall whole house of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand fightingable young men--to makego to war against the house of Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam son of Solomon.
Compared to TNIVWhen Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered theall whole house of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand able young men--to makego to war against the house of Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam son of Solomon.

2 Chronicles 11:1

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַיָּבֹ֣א רְחַבְעָם֮ יְרוּשָׁלִַם֒ וַיַּקְהֵל֩ אֶת־ בֵּ֨ית יְהוּדָ֜ה וּבִנְיָמִ֗ן מֵאָ֨ה וּשְׁמוֹנִ֥ים אֶ֛לֶף בָּח֖וּר עֹשֵׂ֣ה מִלְחָמָ֑ה לְהִלָּחֵם֙ עִם־ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לְהָשִׁ֥יב אֶת־ הַמַּמְלָכָ֖ה לִרְחַבְעָֽם׃
NIV1984When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered the house of Judah and Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand fighting men--to make war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam.
TNIVWhen Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered the house of Judah and Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand able young men--to make war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam.
NIV2011When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered Judah and Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand able young men--to go to war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam.
Compared to NIV1984When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered the house of Judah and Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand fightingable young men--to makego to war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam.
Compared to TNIVWhen Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered the house of Judah and Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand able young men--to makego to war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam.

Proverbs 17:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלָמָּה־ זֶּ֣ה מְחִ֣יר בְּיַד־ כְּסִ֑יל לִקְנ֖וֹת חָכְמָ֣ה וְלֶב־ אָֽיִן׃
NIV1984Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?
TNIVWhy should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
NIV2011Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
Compared to NIV1984OfWhy whatshould usefools ishave money in the hand ofto abuy foolwisdom, sincewhen hethey hasare nonot desireable to getunderstand wisdomit?
Compared to TNIVWhy should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?

Luke 1:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ οὐκ ἦν αὐτοῖς τέκνον, καθότι ⸂ἦν ἡ Ἐλισάβετ⸃ στεῖρα, καὶ ἀμφότεροι προβεβηκότες ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις αὐτῶν ἦσαν.
SBLGNT apparatusἦν ἡ Ἐλισάβετ WH Treg NIV ] ἡ Ἐλισάβετ ἦν RP
NIV1984But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years.
TNIVBut they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both well advanced in years.
NIV2011But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.
Compared to NIV1984But they hadwere nochildless children, because Elizabeth was barren; not able to conceive, and they were both wellvery along in yearsold.
Compared to TNIVBut they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both wellvery advanced in yearsold.

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.

Acts 13:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTκαὶ νῦν ἰδοὺ χεὶρ κυρίου ἐπὶ σέ, καὶ ἔσῃ τυφλὸς μὴ βλέπων τὸν ἥλιον ἄχρι καιροῦ. παραχρῆμα ⸀δὲ ⸀ἔπεσεν ἐπ’ αὐτὸν ἀχλὺς καὶ σκότος, καὶ περιάγων ἐζήτει χειραγωγούς.
SBLGNT apparatusδὲ WH Treg RP ] τε NIV • ἔπεσεν WH Treg NIV ] ἐπέπεσεν RP
NIV1984Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
TNIVNow the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
NIV2011Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
Compared to NIV1984Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind, and for a time, not youeven will be unableable to see the light of the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
Compared to TNIVNow the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.

Acts 13:39

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἐν τούτῳ πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων δικαιοῦται.
NIV1984Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses.
TNIVThrough him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.
NIV2011Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.
Compared to NIV1984Through him everyone who believes is justifiedset free from everythingevery sin, a justification you couldwere not beable justifiedto fromobtain byunder the law of Moses.
Compared to TNIVThrough him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

Romans 9:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἘρεῖς ⸂μοι οὖν⸃· Τί ⸀οὖν ἔτι μέμφεται; τῷ γὰρ βουλήματι αὐτοῦ τίς ἀνθέστηκεν;
SBLGNT apparatusμοι οὖν WH Treg NIV ] οὖν μοι RP • οὖν NIV ] – WH Treg RP
NIV1984One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?"
TNIVOne of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?"
NIV2011One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?"
Compared to NIV1984One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who resistsis able to resist his will?"
Compared to TNIVOne of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?"

1 Corinthians 9:10

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἢ δι’ ἡμᾶς πάντως λέγει; δι’ ἡμᾶς γὰρ ἐγράφη, ὅτι ⸂ὀφείλει ἐπ’ ἐλπίδι⸃ ὁ ἀροτριῶν ἀροτριᾶν, καὶ ὁ ἀλοῶν ⸂ἐπ’ ἐλπίδι τοῦ μετέχειν⸃.
SBLGNT apparatusὀφείλει ἐπ’ ἐλπίδι WH Treg NIV ] ἐπ’ ἐλπίδι ὀφείλει RP • ἐπ’ ἐλπίδι τοῦ μετέχειν WH Treg NIV ] τῆς ἐλπίδος αὐτοῦ μετέχειν ἐπ᾽ ἐλπίδι RP
NIV1984Surely he says this for us, doesn't he? Yes, this was written for us, because when the plowman plows and the thresher threshes, they ought to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.
TNIVSurely he says this for us, doesn't he? Yes, this was written for us, because when farmers plow and thresh, they should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.
NIV2011Surely he says this for us, doesn't he? Yes, this was written for us, because whoever plows and threshes should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.
Compared to NIV1984Surely he says this for us, doesn't he? Yes, this was written for us, because whenwhoever the plowman plows and thethreshes threshershould threshes, theybe oughtable to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.
Compared to TNIVSurely he says this for us, doesn't he? Yes, this was written for us, because whenwhoever farmersplows plow and thresh, theythreshes should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.

Philippians 2:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTλόγον ζωῆς ἐπέχοντες, εἰς καύχημα ἐμοὶ εἰς ἡμέραν Χριστοῦ, ὅτι οὐκ εἰς κενὸν ἔδραμον οὐδὲ εἰς κενὸν ἐκοπίασα.
NIV1984as you hold out the word of life--in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.
TNIVas you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.
NIV2011as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.
Compared to NIV1984as you hold outfirmly to the word of life--in. And orderthen that I maywill be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor forin nothingvain.
Compared to TNIVas you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.


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