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

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The word 'Boys' occurs 1 times more often in the NIV2011 (15 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (14 times). The word 'Boys' was removed in 1 verses, and added in 2 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Boys' 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 text266.7%
New text in NIV2011133.3%

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

Verses where Boys was removed

Isaiah 3:4

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְנָתַתִּ֥י נְעָרִ֖ים שָׂרֵיהֶ֑ם וְתַעֲלוּלִ֖ים יִמְשְׁלוּ־ בָֽם׃
NIV1984I will make boys their officials; mere children will govern them.
TNIVI will make mere youths their officials; children will govern them.
NIV2011"I will make mere youths their officials; children will rule over them."
Compared to NIV1984"I will make boysmere youths their officials; mere children will governrule over them.."
Compared to TNIV"I will make mere youths their officials; children will governrule over them.."

Verses where Boys was added

2 Kings 2:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיַּ֥עַל מִשָּׁ֖ם בֵּֽית־ אֵ֑ל וְה֣וּא ׀ עֹלֶ֣ה בַדֶּ֗רֶךְ וּנְעָרִ֤ים קְטַנִּים֙ יָצְא֣וּ מִן־ הָעִ֔יר וַיִּתְקַלְּסוּ־ בוֹ֙ וַיֹּ֣אמְרוּ ל֔וֹ עֲלֵ֥ה קֵרֵ֖חַ עֲלֵ֥ה קֵרֵֽחַ׃
NIV1984From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go on up, you baldhead!" they said. "Go on up, you baldhead!"
TNIVFrom there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. "Get out of here, baldy!" they said. "Get out of here, baldy!"
NIV2011From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. "Get out of here, baldy!" they said. "Get out of here, baldy!"
Compared to NIV1984From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youthsboys came out of the town and jeered at him. "GoGet onout up, youof baldheadhere, baldy!" they said. "GoGet onout up, youof baldheadhere, baldy!"
Compared to TNIVFrom there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. "Get out of here, baldy!" they said. "Get out of here, baldy!"

2 Kings 2:24

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיִּ֤פֶן אַֽחֲרָיו֙ וַיִּרְאֵ֔ם וַֽיְקַלְלֵ֖ם בְּשֵׁ֣ם יְהוָ֑ה וַתֵּצֶ֨אנָה שְׁתַּ֤יִם דֻּבִּים֙ מִן־ הַיַּ֔עַר וַתְּבַקַּ֣עְנָה מֵהֶ֔ם אַרְבָּעִ֥ים וּשְׁנֵ֖י יְלָדִֽים׃
NIV1984He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.
TNIVHe turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys.
NIV2011He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys.
Compared to NIV1984He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youthsboys.
Compared to TNIVHe turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys.


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