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

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The word 'Best' occurs 2 times less often in the NIV2011 (67 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (69 times). The word 'Best' was removed in 4 verses, and added in 2 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Best' 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 text583.3%
New text in NIV2011116.7%

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

Verses where Best was removed

2 Samuel 23:20

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוּבְנָיָ֨הוּ בֶן־ יְהוֹיָדָ֧ע בֶּן־ אִֽישׁ־ רַב־ פְּעָלִ֖ים מִֽקַּבְצְאֵ֑ל ה֣וּא הִכָּ֗ה אֵ֣ת שְׁנֵ֤י אֲרִאֵל֙ מוֹאָ֔ב וְ֠הוּא יָרַ֞ד וְהִכָּ֧ה אֶֽת־ בְּת֥וֹךְ הַבֹּ֖אר בְּי֥וֹם הַשָּֽׁלֶג׃
NIV1984Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who performed great exploits. He struck down two of Moab's best men. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
TNIVBenaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab's two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
NIV2011Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab's two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
Compared to NIV1984Benaiah son of Jehoiada was , a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who performed great exploits. He struck down two of Moab's besttwo menmightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
Compared to TNIVBenaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab's two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.

1 Chronicles 11:22

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSבְּנָיָ֨ה בֶן־ יְהוֹיָדָ֧ע בֶּן־ אִֽישׁ־ חַ֛יִל רַב־ פְּעָלִ֖ים מִֽן־ קַבְצְאֵ֑ל ה֣וּא הִכָּ֗ה אֵ֣ת שְׁנֵ֤י אֲרִיאֵל֙ מוֹאָ֔ב וְ֠הוּא יָרַ֞ד וְהִכָּ֧ה אֶֽת־ הָאֲרִ֛י בְּת֥וֹךְ הַבּ֖וֹר בְּי֥וֹם הַשָּֽׁלֶג׃
NIV1984Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who performed great exploits. He struck down two of Moab's best men. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
TNIVBenaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab's two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
NIV2011Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab's two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
Compared to NIV1984Benaiah son of Jehoiada was , a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who performed great exploits. He struck down two of Moab's besttwo menmightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
Compared to TNIVBenaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab's two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.

Proverbs 5:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSפֶּן־ תִּתֵּ֣ן לַאֲחֵרִ֣ים הוֹדֶ֑ךָ וּ֝שְׁנֹתֶ֗יךָ לְאַכְזָרִֽי׃
NIV1984lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel,
TNIVlest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel,
NIV2011lest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel,
Compared to NIV1984lest you givelose your besthonor strength to others and your yearsdignity to one who is cruel,
Compared to TNIVlest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel,

Isaiah 1:19

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאִם־ תֹּאב֖וּ וּשְׁמַעְתֶּ֑ם ט֥וּב הָאָ֖רֶץ תֹּאכֵֽלוּ׃
NIV1984If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land;
TNIVIf you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land;
NIV2011If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;
Compared to NIV1984If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the bestgood fromthings of the land;
Compared to TNIVIf you are willing and obedient, you will eat the bestgood fromthings of the land;

Verses where Best was added

Psalms 90:10

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSיְמֵֽי־ שְׁנוֹתֵ֨ינוּ בָהֶ֥ם שִׁבְעִ֪ים שָׁנָ֡ה וְאִ֤ם בִּגְבוּרֹ֨ת ׀ שְׁמ֘וֹנִ֤ים שָׁנָ֗ה וְ֭רָהְבָּם עָמָ֣ל וָאָ֑וֶן כִּי־ גָ֥ז חִ֝֗ישׁ וַנָּעֻֽפָה׃
NIV1984The length of our days is seventy years-- or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
TNIVOur days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
NIV2011Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
Compared to NIV1984TheOur lengthdays ofmay ourcome daysto is seventy years-- , or eighty, if weour have the strength endures; yet theirthe spanbest isof them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
Compared to TNIVOur days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

Jeremiah 25:34

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהֵילִ֨ילוּ הָרֹעִ֜ים וְזַעֲק֗וּ וְהִֽתְפַּלְּשׁוּ֙ אַדִּירֵ֣י הַצֹּ֔אן כִּֽי־ מָלְא֥וּ יְמֵיכֶ֖ם לִטְב֑וֹחַ וּתְפוֹצ֣וֹתִיכֶ֔ם וּנְפַלְתֶּ֖ם כִּכְלִ֥י חֶמְדָּֽה׃
NIV1984Weep and wail, you shepherds; roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall and be shattered like fine pottery.
TNIVWeep and wail, you shepherds; roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall like the best of the rams.
NIV2011Weep and wail, you shepherds; roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall like the best of the rams.
Compared to NIV1984Weep and wail, you shepherds; roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall andlike bethe shatteredbest likeof finethe potteryrams.
Compared to TNIVWeep and wail, you shepherds; roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall like the best of the rams.


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