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

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The word 'Blessed' occurs 5 times less often in the NIV2011 (229 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (234 times). The word 'Blessed' was removed in 6 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Blessed' 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 text7100.0%

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

Verses where Blessed was removed

Genesis 9:26

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֕אמֶר בָּר֥וּךְ יְהֹוָ֖ה אֱלֹ֣הֵי שֵׁ֑ם וִיהִ֥י כְנַ֖עַן עֶ֥בֶד לָֽמוֹ׃
NIV1984He also said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
TNIVHe also said, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
NIV2011He also said, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
Compared to NIV1984He also said, "BlessedPraise be to the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
Compared to TNIVHe also said, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.

Genesis 14:20

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוּבָרוּךְ֙ אֵ֣ל עֶלְי֔וֹן אֲשֶׁר־ מִגֵּ֥ן צָרֶ֖יךָ בְּיָדֶ֑ךָ וַיִּתֶּן־ ל֥וֹ מַעֲשֵׂ֖ר מִכֹּֽל׃
NIV1984And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand." Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
TNIVAnd praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand." Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
NIV2011And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand." Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
Compared to NIV1984And blessedpraise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand." Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
Compared to TNIVAnd praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand." Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

Genesis 27:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְלֹ֣א הִכִּיר֔וֹ כִּֽי־ הָי֣וּ יָדָ֗יו כִּידֵ֛י עֵשָׂ֥ו אָחִ֖יו שְׂעִרֹ֑ת וַֽיְבָרְכֵֽהוּ׃
NIV1984He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him.
TNIVHe did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he proceeded to bless him.
NIV2011He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he proceeded to bless him.
Compared to NIV1984He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessedproceeded to bless him.
Compared to TNIVHe did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he proceeded to bless him.

Psalms 37:26

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכָּל־ הַ֭יּוֹם חוֹנֵ֣ן וּמַלְוֶ֑ה וְ֝זַרְע֗וֹ לִבְרָכָֽה׃
NIV1984They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
TNIVThey are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.
NIV2011They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.
Compared to NIV1984They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blesseda blessing.
Compared to TNIVThey are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.

Psalms 128:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהִנֵּ֣ה כִי־ כֵ֭ן יְבֹ֥רַךְ גָּ֗בֶר יְרֵ֣א יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD.
TNIVYes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the LORD.
NIV2011Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the LORD.
Compared to NIV1984ThusYes, this iswill be the manblessing blessedfor the man who fears the LORD.
Compared to TNIVYes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the LORD.

Jeremiah 4:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס וְנִשְׁבַּ֙עְתָּ֙ חַי־ יְהוָ֔ה בֶּאֱמֶ֖ת בְּמִשְׁפָּ֣ט וּבִצְדָקָ֑ה וְהִתְבָּ֥רְכוּ ב֛וֹ גּוֹיִ֖ם וּב֥וֹ יִתְהַלָּֽלוּ׃
NIV1984and if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' then the nations will be blessed by him and in him they will glory."
TNIVand if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' then the nations will invoke blessings by him and in him they will boast."
NIV2011and if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' then the nations will invoke blessings by him and in him they will boast."
Compared to NIV1984and if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' then the nations will beinvoke blessedblessings by him and in him they will gloryboast."
Compared to TNIVand if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' then the nations will invoke blessings by him and in him they will boast."

Verses where Blessed was added

Psalms 41:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאַ֭שְׁרֵי מַשְׂכִּ֣יל אֶל־ דָּ֑ל בְּי֥וֹם רָ֝עָ֗ה יְֽמַלְּטֵ֥הוּ יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.
TNIVThe LORD protects and preserves them-- they are counted among the blessed in the land-- he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
NIV2011The LORD protects and preserves them-- they are counted among the blessed in the land-- he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
Compared to NIV1984The LORD willprotects protect him and preservepreserves histhem-- they life; heare willcounted blessamong himthe blessed in the land-- he anddoes not surrendergive himthem over to the desire of histheir foes.
Compared to TNIVThe LORD protects and preserves them-- they are counted among the blessed in the land-- he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.


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