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

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The word 'Certain' occurs 2 times less often in the NIV2011 (35 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (37 times). The word 'Certain' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Certain' 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 text250.0%
New text in NIV2011250.0%

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

Verses where Certain was removed

1 Samuel 21:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיָּבֹ֤א דָוִד֙ נֹ֔בֶה אֶל־ אֲחִימֶ֖לֶךְ הַכֹּהֵ֑ן וַיֶּחֱרַ֨ד אֲחִימֶ֜לֶךְ לִקְרַ֣את דָּוִ֗ד וַיֹּ֤אמֶר לוֹ֙ מַדּ֤וּעַ אַתָּה֙ לְבַדֶּ֔ךָ וְאִ֖ישׁ אֵ֥ין אִתָּֽךְ׃
NIV1984David answered Ahimelech the priest, "The king charged me with a certain matter and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about your mission and your instructions.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.
TNIVDavid answered Ahimelek the priest, "The king sent me on a mission and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.
NIV2011David answered Ahimelek the priest, "The king sent me on a mission and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.
Compared to NIV1984David answered AhimelechAhimelek the priest, "The king chargedsent me withon a certainmission matter and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about yourthe mission andI youram instructionssending you on.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.
Compared to TNIVDavid answered Ahimelek the priest, "The king sent me on a mission and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.

Hebrews 11:1

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἜστιν δὲ πίστις ἐλπιζομένων ὑπόστασις, πραγμάτων ἔλεγχος οὐ βλεπομένων·
NIV1984Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
TNIVNow faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
NIV2011Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Compared to NIV1984Now faith is beingconfidence surein of what we hope for and certainassurance ofabout what we do not see.
Compared to TNIVNow faith is beingconfidence surein of what we hope for and certainassurance ofabout what we do not see.

2 Peter 1:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTκαὶ ἔχομεν βεβαιότερον τὸν προφητικὸν λόγον, ᾧ καλῶς ποιεῖτε προσέχοντες ὡς λύχνῳ φαίνοντι ἐν αὐχμηρῷ τόπῳ, ἕως οὗ ἡμέρα διαυγάσῃ καὶ φωσφόρος ἀνατείλῃ ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν·
NIV1984And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
TNIVWe also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
NIV2011We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Compared to NIV1984AndWe wealso have the wordprophetic ofmessage theas prophetssomething madecompletely more certainreliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Compared to TNIVWe also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

Verses where Certain was added

Acts 15:1

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTΚαί τινες κατελθόντες ἀπὸ τῆς Ἰουδαίας ἐδίδασκον τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς ὅτι Ἐὰν μὴ ⸀περιτμηθῆτε τῷ ἔθει ⸀τῷ Μωϋσέως, οὐ δύνασθε σωθῆναι.
SBLGNT apparatusπεριτμηθῆτε WH Treg NIV ] περιτέμνησθε RP • τῷ WH Treg NIV ] – RP
NIV1984Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved."
TNIVCertain individuals came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved."
NIV2011Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved."
Compared to NIV1984SomeCertain menpeople came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothersbelievers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved."
Compared to TNIVCertain individualspeople came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved."


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