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

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The word 'Barren' occurs 7 times less often in the NIV2011 (22 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (29 times). The word 'Barren' was removed in 8 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Barren' 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 text888.9%
New text in NIV2011111.1%

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

Verses where Barren was removed

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.

Genesis 25:21

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֶּעְתַּ֨ר יִצְחָ֤ק לַֽיהוָה֙ לְנֹ֣כַח אִשְׁתּ֔וֹ כִּ֥י עֲקָרָ֖ה הִ֑וא וַיֵּעָ֤תֶר לוֹ֙ יְהוָ֔ה וַתַּ֖הַר רִבְקָ֥ה אִשְׁתּֽוֹ׃
NIV1984Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.
TNIVIsaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.
NIV2011Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.
Compared to NIV1984Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barrenchildless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.
Compared to TNIVIsaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.

Genesis 29:31

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיַּ֤רְא יְהוָה֙ כִּֽי־ שְׂנוּאָ֣ה לֵאָ֔ה וַיִּפְתַּ֖ח אֶת־ רַחְמָ֑הּ וְרָחֵ֖ל עֲקָרָֽה׃
NIV1984When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
TNIVWhen the LORD saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless.
NIV2011When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless.
Compared to NIV1984When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved, he openedenabled her wombto conceive, but Rachel wasremained barrenchildless.
Compared to TNIVWhen the LORD saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless.

Psalms 113:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSמֽוֹשִׁיבִ֨י ׀ עֲקֶ֬רֶת הַבַּ֗יִת אֵֽם־ הַבָּנִ֥ים שְׂמֵחָ֗ה הַֽלְלוּ־ יָֽהּ׃
NIV1984He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.
TNIVHe settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.
NIV2011He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.
Compared to NIV1984He settles the barrenchildless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.
Compared to TNIVHe settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.

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.

Luke 1:36

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTκαὶ ἰδοὺ Ἐλισάβετ ἡ ⸀συγγενίς σου καὶ αὐτὴ ⸀συνείληφεν υἱὸν ἐν γήρει αὐτῆς, καὶ οὗτος μὴν ἕκτος ἐστὶν αὐτῇ τῇ καλουμένῃ στείρᾳ·
SBLGNT apparatusσυγγενίς WH NIV ] συγγενής Treg RP • συνείληφεν WH Treg NIV ] συνείληφυῖα RP
NIV1984Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month.
TNIVEven Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.
NIV2011Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.
Compared to NIV1984Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barrenunable to conceive is in her sixth month.
Compared to TNIVEven Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.

Luke 23:29

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὅτι ἰδοὺ ἔρχονται ἡμέραι ἐν αἷς ἐροῦσιν Μακάριαι αἱ στεῖραι καὶ ⸀αἱ κοιλίαι αἳ οὐκ ἐγέννησαν καὶ μαστοὶ οἳ οὐκ ⸀ἔθρεψαν.
SBLGNT apparatusαἱ WH Treg NIV ] – RP • ἔθρεψαν WH Treg NIV ] ἐθήλασαν RP
NIV1984For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'
TNIVFor the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'
NIV2011For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'
Compared to NIV1984For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barrenchildless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'
Compared to TNIVFor the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'

Hebrews 11:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTπίστει καὶ ⸂αὐτῇ Σάρρᾳ⸃ δύναμιν εἰς καταβολὴν σπέρματος ἔλαβεν καὶ παρὰ καιρὸν ⸀ἡλικίας, ἐπεὶ πιστὸν ἡγήσατο τὸν ἐπαγγειλάμενον·
SBLGNT apparatusαὐτῇ Σάρρᾳ Holmes WHmarg ] αὐτὴ Σάρρα WH Treg RP; αὐτὴ Σάρρα στεῖρα NIV • ἡλικίας WH Treg NIV ] + ἔτεκεν RP
NIV1984By faith Abraham, even though he was past age--and Sarah herself was barren--was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise.
TNIVAnd by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
NIV2011And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
Compared to NIV1984ByAnd by faith Abraham, even thoughSarah, who he was past age--andchildbearing Sarah herself age, was barren--was enabled to becomebear achildren father because heshe considered him faithful who had made the promise.
Compared to TNIVAnd by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.

Verses where Barren was added

Judges 13:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֵּרָ֥א מַלְאַךְ־ יְהוָ֖ה אֶל־ הָאִשָּׁ֑ה וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֵלֶ֗יהָ הִנֵּה־ נָ֤א אַתְּ־ עֲקָרָה֙ וְלֹ֣א יָלַ֔דְתְּ וְהָרִ֖ית וְיָלַ֥דְתְּ בֵּֽן׃
NIV1984The angel of the LORD appeared to her and said, "You are sterile and childless, but you are going to conceive and have a son.
TNIVThe angel of the LORD appeared to her and said, "You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son.
NIV2011The angel of the LORD appeared to her and said, "You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son.
Compared to NIV1984The angel of the LORD appeared to her and said, "You are sterilebarren and childless, but you are going to conceivebecome pregnant and havegive birth to a son.
Compared to TNIVThe angel of the LORD appeared to her and said, "You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son.


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