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

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The word 'City' occurs 2 times more often in the NIV2011 (721 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (719 times). The word 'City' was removed in 7 verses, and added in 9 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'City' 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 text1487.5%
New text in NIV2011212.5%

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

Verses where City was removed

Joshua 8:21

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוִיהוֹשֻׁ֨עַ וְכָֽל־ יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל רָא֗וּ כִּֽי־ לָכַ֤ד הָֽאֹרֵב֙ אֶת־ הָעִ֔יר וְכִ֥י עָלָ֖ה עֲשַׁ֣ן הָעִ֑יר וַיָּשֻׁ֕בוּ וַיַּכּ֖וּ אֶת־ אַנְשֵׁ֥י הָעָֽי׃
NIV1984For when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city and that smoke was going up from the city, they turned around and attacked the men of Ai.
TNIVFor when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city and that smoke was going up from it, they turned around and attacked the men of Ai.
NIV2011For when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city and that smoke was going up from it, they turned around and attacked the men of Ai.
Compared to NIV1984For when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city and that smoke was going up from the cityit, they turned around and attacked the men of Ai.
Compared to TNIVFor when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city and that smoke was going up from it, they turned around and attacked the men of Ai.

2 Kings 19:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאַיּ֤וֹ מֶֽלֶךְ־ חֲמָת֙ וּמֶ֣לֶךְ אַרְפָּ֔ד וּמֶ֖לֶךְ לָעִ֣יר סְפַרְוָ֑יִם הֵנַ֖ע וְעִוָּֽה׃
NIV1984Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, or of Hena or Ivvah?"
TNIVWhere is the king of Hamath or the king of Arpad? Where are the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah?"
NIV2011Where is the king of Hamath or the king of Arpad? Where are the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah?"
Compared to NIV1984Where is the king of Hamath, or the king of Arpad, the? Where kingare of the citykings of Lair, Sepharvaim, or of Hena orand Ivvah?"
Compared to TNIVWhere is the king of Hamath or the king of Arpad? Where are the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah?"

Isaiah 37:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאַיֵּ֤ה מֶֽלֶךְ־ חֲמָת֙ וּמֶ֣לֶךְ אַרְפָּ֔ד וּמֶ֖לֶךְ לָעִ֣יר סְפַרְוָ֑יִם הֵנַ֖ע וְעִוָּֽה׃
NIV1984Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, or of Hena or Ivvah?"
TNIVWhere is the king of Hamath or the king of Arpad? Where are the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah?"
NIV2011Where is the king of Hamath or the king of Arpad? Where are the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah?"
Compared to NIV1984Where is the king of Hamath, or the king of Arpad, the? Where kingare of the citykings of Lair, Sepharvaim, or of Hena orand Ivvah?"
Compared to TNIVWhere is the king of Hamath or the king of Arpad? Where are the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah?"

Nahum 2:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשַׁעֲרֵ֥י הַנְּהָר֖וֹת נִפְתָּ֑חוּ וְהַֽהֵיכָ֖ל נָמֽוֹג׃
NIV1984It is decreed that the city be exiled and carried away. Its slave girls moan like doves and beat upon their breasts.
TNIVIt is decreed that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan like doves and beat on their breasts.
NIV2011It is decreed that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan like doves and beat on their breasts.
Compared to NIV1984It is decreed that theNineveh city be exiled and carried away. ItsHer slavefemale girlsslaves moan like doves and beat uponon their breasts.
Compared to TNIVIt is decreed that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan like doves and beat on their breasts.

Zephaniah 3:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאָמַ֜רְתִּי אַךְ־ תִּירְאִ֤י אוֹתִי֙ תִּקְחִ֣י מוּסָ֔ר וְלֹֽא־ יִכָּרֵ֣ת מְעוֹנָ֔הּ כֹּ֥ל אֲשֶׁר־ פָּקַ֖דְתִּי עָלֶ֑יהָ אָכֵן֙ הִשְׁכִּ֣ימוּ הִשְׁחִ֔יתוּ כֹּ֖ל עֲלִילוֹתָֽם׃
NIV1984I said to the city, 'Surely you will fear me and accept correction!' Then her dwelling would not be cut off, nor all my punishments come upon her. But they were still eager to act corruptly in all they did.
TNIVOf Jerusalem I thought, 'Surely you will fear me and accept correction!' Then her place of refuge would not be destroyed, nor all my punishments come upon her. But they were still eager to act corruptly in all they did.
NIV2011Of Jerusalem I thought, 'Surely you will fear me and accept correction!' Then her place of refuge would not be destroyed, nor all my punishments come upon her. But they were still eager to act corruptly in all they did.
Compared to NIV1984IOf saidJerusalem toI the citythought, 'Surely you will fear me and accept correction!' Then her dwellingplace of refuge would not be cut offdestroyed, nor all my punishments come upon her. But they were still eager to act corruptly in all they did.
Compared to TNIVOf Jerusalem I thought, 'Surely you will fear me and accept correction!' Then her place of refuge would not be destroyed, nor all my punishments come upon her. But they were still eager to act corruptly in all they did.

Zephaniah 3:11

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSבַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֗וּא לֹ֤א תֵב֙וֹשִׁי֙ מִכֹּ֣ל עֲלִילֹתַ֔יִךְ אֲשֶׁ֥ר פָּשַׁ֖עַתְּ בִּ֑י כִּי־ אָ֣ז ׀ אָסִ֣יר מִקִּרְבֵּ֗ךְ עַלִּיזֵי֙ גַּאֲוָתֵ֔ךְ וְלֹֽא־ תוֹסִ֧פִי לְגָבְהָ֛ה ע֖וֹד בְּהַ֥ר קָדְשִֽׁי׃
NIV1984On that day you will not be put to shame for all the wrongs you have done to me, because I will remove from this city those who rejoice in their pride. Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill.
TNIVOn that day you, Jerusalem, will not be put to shame for all the wrongs you have done to me, because I will remove from you those who revel in your glory. Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill.
NIV2011On that day you, Jerusalem, will not be put to shame for all the wrongs you have done to me, because I will remove from you your arrogant boasters. Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill.
Compared to NIV1984On that day you , Jerusalem, will not be put to shame for all the wrongs you have done to me, because I will remove from thisyou cityyour thosearrogant who rejoice in their prideboasters. Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill.
Compared to TNIVOn that day you, Jerusalem, will not be put to shame for all the wrongs you have done to me, because I will remove from you those who revel in your gloryarrogant boasters. Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill.

Matthew 5:14

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὙμεῖς ἐστε τὸ φῶς τοῦ κόσμου. οὐ δύναται πόλις κρυβῆναι ἐπάνω ὄρους κειμένη·
NIV1984"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
TNIV"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
NIV2011"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
Compared to NIV1984"You are the light of the world. A citytown built on a hill cannot be hidden.
Compared to TNIV"You are the light of the world. A citytown built on a hill cannot be hidden.

Verses where City was added

Genesis 34:20

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיָּבֹ֥א חֲמ֛וֹר וּשְׁכֶ֥ם בְּנ֖וֹ אֶל־ שַׁ֣עַר עִירָ֑ם וַֽיְדַבְּר֛וּ אֶל־ אַנְשֵׁ֥י עִירָ֖ם לֵאמֹֽר׃
NIV1984So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to their fellow townsmen.
TNIVSo Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to the men of their city.
NIV2011So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to the men of their city.
Compared to NIV1984So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to theirthe fellowmen townsmenof their city.
Compared to TNIVSo Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to the men of their city.

Joshua 8:18

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֶל־ יְהוֹשֻׁ֗עַ נְ֠טֵה בַּכִּיד֤וֹן אֲשֶׁר־ בְּיָֽדְךָ֙ אֶל־ הָעַ֔י כִּ֥י בְיָדְךָ֖ אֶתְּנֶ֑נָּה וַיֵּ֧ט יְהוֹשֻׁ֛עַ בַּכִּיד֥וֹן אֲשֶׁר־ בְּיָד֖וֹ אֶל־ הָעִֽיר׃
NIV1984Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Hold out toward Ai the javelin that is in your hand, for into your hand I will deliver the city." So Joshua held out his javelin toward Ai.
TNIVThen the LORD said to Joshua, "Hold out toward Ai the javelin that is in your hand, for into your hand I will deliver the city." So Joshua held out toward the city the javelin that was in his hand.
NIV2011Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Hold out toward Ai the javelin that is in your hand, for into your hand I will deliver the city." So Joshua held out toward the city the javelin that was in his hand.
Compared to NIV1984Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Hold out toward Ai the javelin that is in your hand, for into your hand I will deliver the city." So Joshua held out histoward the city the javelin towardthat Aiwas in his hand.
Compared to TNIVThen the LORD said to Joshua, "Hold out toward Ai the javelin that is in your hand, for into your hand I will deliver the city." So Joshua held out toward the city the javelin that was in his hand.

2 Samuel 15:17

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֵּצֵ֥א הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ וְכָל־ הָעָ֖ם בְּרַגְלָ֑יו וַיַּעַמְד֖וּ בֵּ֥ית הַמֶּרְחָֽק׃
NIV1984So the king set out, with all the people following him, and they halted at a place some distance away.
TNIVSo the king set out, with all the people following him, and they halted at the edge of the city.
NIV2011So the king set out, with all the people following him, and they halted at the edge of the city.
Compared to NIV1984So the king set out, with all the people following him, and they halted at athe placeedge someof distancethe awaycity.
Compared to TNIVSo the king set out, with all the people following him, and they halted at the edge of the city.

2 Samuel 18:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֵּצֵ֥א הָעָ֛ם הַשָּׂדֶ֖ה לִקְרַ֣את יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וַתְּהִ֥י הַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה בְּיַ֥עַר אֶפְרָֽיִם׃
NIV1984The army marched into the field to fight Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.
TNIVDavid's army marched out of the city to fight Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.
NIV2011David's army marched out of the city to fight Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.
Compared to NIV1984TheDavid's army marched intoout of the fieldcity to fight Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.
Compared to TNIVDavid's army marched out of the city to fight Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.

Psalms 45:12

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְיִתְאָ֣ו הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ יָפְיֵ֑ךְ כִּי־ ה֥וּא אֲ֝דֹנַ֗יִךְ וְהִשְׁתַּֽחֲוִי־ לֽוֹ׃
NIV1984The Daughter of Tyre will come with a gift, men of wealth will seek your favor.
TNIVThe city of Tyre will come with a gift, people of wealth will seek your favor.
NIV2011The city of Tyre will come with a gift, people of wealth will seek your favor.
Compared to NIV1984The Daughtercity of Tyre will come with a gift, menpeople of wealth will seek your favor.
Compared to TNIVThe city of Tyre will come with a gift, people of wealth will seek your favor.

Psalms 87:1

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלִבְנֵי־ קֹ֭רַחc מִזְמ֣וֹר שִׁ֑יר יְ֝סוּדָת֗וֹ בְּהַרְרֵי־ קֹֽדֶשׁ׃
NIV1984He has set his foundation on the holy mountain;
TNIVHe has founded his city on the holy mountain.
NIV2011He has founded his city on the holy mountain.
Compared to NIV1984He has setfounded his foundationcity on the holy mountain;.
Compared to TNIVHe has founded his city on the holy mountain.

Isaiah 47:1

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSרְדִ֣י ׀ וּשְׁבִ֣י עַל־ עָפָ֗ר בְּתוּלַת֙ בַּת־ בָּבֶ֔ל שְׁבִי־ לָאָ֥רֶץ אֵין־ כִּסֵּ֖א בַּת־ כַּשְׂדִּ֑ים כִּ֣י לֹ֤א תוֹסִ֙יפִי֙ יִקְרְאוּ־ לָ֔ךְ רַכָּ֖ה וַעֲנֻגָּֽה׃
NIV1984"Go down, sit in the dust, Virgin Daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, Daughter of the Babylonians. No more will you be called tender or delicate.
TNIV"Go down, sit in the dust, Virgin Daughter Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, queen city of the Babylonians. No more will you be called tender or delicate.
NIV2011"Go down, sit in the dust, Virgin Daughter Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, queen city of the Babylonians. No more will you be called tender or delicate.
Compared to NIV1984"Go down, sit in the dust, Virgin Daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, Daughterqueen city of the Babylonians. No more will you be called tender or delicate.
Compared to TNIV"Go down, sit in the dust, Virgin Daughter Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, queen city of the Babylonians. No more will you be called tender or delicate.

Isaiah 47:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשְׁבִ֥י דוּמָ֛ם וּבֹ֥אִי בַחֹ֖שֶׁךְ בַּת־ כַּשְׂדִּ֑ים כִּ֣י לֹ֤א תוֹסִ֙יפִי֙ יִקְרְאוּ־ לָ֔ךְ גְּבֶ֖רֶת מַמְלָכֽוֹת׃
NIV1984"Sit in silence, go into darkness, Daughter of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.
TNIV"Sit in silence, go into darkness, queen city of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.
NIV2011"Sit in silence, go into darkness, queen city of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.
Compared to NIV1984"Sit in silence, go into darkness, Daughterqueen city of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.
Compared to TNIV"Sit in silence, go into darkness, queen city of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.

Jeremiah 31:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכֹּֽה־ אָמַ֞ר יְהוָ֤ה צְבָאוֹת֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל ע֣וֹד יֹאמְר֞וּ אֶת־ הַדָּבָ֣ר הַזֶּ֗ה בְּאֶ֤רֶץ יְהוּדָה֙ וּבְעָרָ֔יו בְּשׁוּבִ֖י אֶת־ שְׁבוּתָ֑ם יְבָרֶכְךָ֧ יְהוָ֛ה נְוֵה־ צֶ֖דֶק הַ֥ר הַקֹּֽדֶשׁ׃
NIV1984This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "When I bring them back from captivity, the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: 'The LORD bless you, O righteous dwelling, O sacred mountain.'
TNIVThis is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "When I bring them back from captivity, the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: 'The LORD bless you, you prosperous city, you sacred mountain.'
NIV2011This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "When I bring them back from captivity, the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: 'The LORD bless you, you prosperous city, you sacred mountain.'
Compared to NIV1984This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "When I bring them back from captivity, the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: 'The LORD bless you, Oyou righteousprosperous dwellingcity, Oyou sacred mountain.'
Compared to TNIVThis is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "When I bring them back from captivity, the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: 'The LORD bless you, you prosperous city, you sacred mountain.'


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