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

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The word 'Craftsman' occurs 14 times less often in the NIV2011 (6 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (20 times). The word 'Craftsman' was removed in 15 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Craftsman' 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 text1062.5%
New text in NIV2011637.5%

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

Verses where Craftsman was removed

Exodus 26:1

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְאֶת־ הַמִּשְׁכָּ֥ן תַּעֲשֶׂ֖ה עֶ֣שֶׂר יְרִיעֹ֑ת שֵׁ֣שׁ מָשְׁזָ֗ר וּתְכֵ֤לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן֙ וְתֹלַ֣עַת שָׁנִ֔י כְּרֻבִ֛ים מַעֲשֵׂ֥ה חֹשֵׁ֖ב תַּעֲשֶׂ֥ה אֹתָֽם׃
NIV1984"Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by a skilled craftsman.
TNIV"Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by skilled hands.
NIV2011"Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by a skilled worker.
Compared to NIV1984"Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim workedwoven into them by a skilled craftsmanworker.
Compared to TNIV"Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim workedwoven into them by a skilled handsworker.

Exodus 26:31

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְעָשִׂ֣יתָ פָרֹ֗כֶת תְּכֵ֧לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן וְתוֹלַ֥עַת שָׁנִ֖י וְשֵׁ֣שׁ מָשְׁזָ֑ר מַעֲשֵׂ֥ה חֹשֵׁ֛ב יַעֲשֶׂ֥ה אֹתָ֖הּ כְּרֻבִֽים׃
NIV1984"Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim worked into it by a skilled craftsman.
TNIV"Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim worked into it by skilled hands.
NIV2011"Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker.
Compared to NIV1984"Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim workedwoven into it by a skilled craftsmanworker.
Compared to TNIV"Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim workedwoven into it by a skilled handsworker.

Exodus 28:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְעָשׂ֖וּ אֶת־ הָאֵפֹ֑ד זָ֠הָב תְּכֵ֨לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֜ן תּוֹלַ֧עַת שָׁנִ֛י וְשֵׁ֥שׁ מָשְׁזָ֖ר מַעֲשֵׂ֥ה חֹשֵֽׁב׃
NIV1984"Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen--the work of a skilled craftsman.
TNIV"Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen--the work of skilled hands.
NIV2011"Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen--the work of skilled hands.
Compared to NIV1984"Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen--the work of a skilled craftsmanhands.
Compared to TNIV"Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen--the work of skilled hands.

Exodus 28:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְעָשִׂ֜יתָ חֹ֤שֶׁן מִשְׁפָּט֙ מַעֲשֵׂ֣ה חֹשֵׁ֔ב כְּמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה אֵפֹ֖ד תַּעֲשֶׂ֑נּוּ זָ֠הָב תְּכֵ֨לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֜ן וְתוֹלַ֧עַת שָׁנִ֛י וְשֵׁ֥שׁ מָשְׁזָ֖ר תַּעֲשֶׂ֥ה אֹתֽוֹ׃
NIV1984"Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions--the work of a skilled craftsman. Make it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.
TNIV"Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions--the work of skilled hands. Make it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.
NIV2011"Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions--the work of skilled hands. Make it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.
Compared to NIV1984"Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions--the work of a skilled craftsmanhands. Make it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.
Compared to TNIV"Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions--the work of skilled hands. Make it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.

Exodus 36:8

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַיַּעֲשׂ֨וּ כָל־ חֲכַם־ לֵ֜ב בְּעֹשֵׂ֧י הַמְּלָאכָ֛ה אֶת־ הַמִּשְׁכָּ֖ן עֶ֣שֶׂר יְרִיעֹ֑ת שֵׁ֣שׁ מָשְׁזָ֗ר וּתְכֵ֤לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן֙ וְתוֹלַ֣עַת שָׁנִ֔י כְּרֻבִ֛ים מַעֲשֵׂ֥ה חֹשֵׁ֖ב עָשָׂ֥ה אֹתָֽם׃
NIV1984All the skilled men among the workmen made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by a skilled craftsman.
TNIVAll those who were skilled among the workers made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by expert hands.
NIV2011All those who were skilled among the workers made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by expert hands.
Compared to NIV1984All thethose skilledwho menwere skilled among the workmenworkers made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim workedwoven into them by aexpert skilled craftsmanhands.
Compared to TNIVAll those who were skilled among the workers made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim workedwoven into them by expert hands.

Exodus 36:35

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַיַּ֙עַשׂ֙ אֶת־ הַפָּרֹ֔כֶת תְּכֵ֧לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן וְתוֹלַ֥עַת שָׁנִ֖י וְשֵׁ֣שׁ מָשְׁזָ֑ר מַעֲשֵׂ֥ה חֹשֵׁ֛ב עָשָׂ֥ה אֹתָ֖הּ כְּרֻבִֽים׃
NIV1984They made the curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim worked into it by a skilled craftsman.
TNIVThey made the curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim worked into it by expert hands.
NIV2011They made the curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker.
Compared to NIV1984They made the curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim workedwoven into it by a skilled craftsmanworker.
Compared to TNIVThey made the curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim workedwoven into it by experta handsskilled worker.

Exodus 38:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס וְאִתּ֗וֹ אָהֳלִיאָ֞ב בֶּן־ אֲחִיסָמָ֛ךְ לְמַטֵּה־ דָ֖ן חָרָ֣שׁ וְחֹשֵׁ֑ב וְרֹקֵ֗ם בַּתְּכֵ֙לֶת֙ וּבָֽאַרְגָּמָ֔ן וּבְתוֹלַ֥עַת הַשָּׁנִ֖י וּבַשֵּֽׁשׁ׃
NIV1984with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan--a craftsman and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.)
TNIVwith him was Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan--an engraver and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.)
NIV2011with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan--an engraver and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.)
Compared to NIV1984with him was Oholiab son of AhisamachAhisamak, of the tribe of Dan--aan craftsmanengraver and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.)
Compared to TNIVwith him was Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan--an engraver and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.)

Exodus 39:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַֽיְרַקְּע֞וּ אֶת־ פַּחֵ֣י הַזָּהָב֮ וְקִצֵּ֣ץ פְּתִילִם֒ לַעֲשׂ֗וֹת בְּת֤וֹךְ הַתְּכֵ֙לֶת֙ וּבְת֣וֹךְ הָֽאַרְגָּמָ֔ן וּבְת֛וֹךְ תּוֹלַ֥עַת הַשָּׁנִ֖י וּבְת֣וֹךְ הַשֵּׁ֑שׁ מַעֲשֵׂ֖ה חֹשֵֽׁב׃
NIV1984They hammered out thin sheets of gold and cut strands to be worked into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen--the work of a skilled craftsman.
TNIVThey hammered out thin sheets of gold and cut strands to be worked into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen--the work of skilled hands.
NIV2011They hammered out thin sheets of gold and cut strands to be worked into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen--the work of skilled hands.
Compared to NIV1984They hammered out thin sheets of gold and cut strands to be worked into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen--the work of a skilled craftsmanhands.
Compared to TNIVThey hammered out thin sheets of gold and cut strands to be worked into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen--the work of skilled hands.

Deuteronomy 27:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס אָר֣וּר הָאִ֡ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֣ר יַעֲשֶׂה֩ פֶ֨סֶל וּמַסֵּכָ֜ה תּוֹעֲבַ֣ת יְהוָ֗ה מַעֲשֵׂ֛ה יְדֵ֥י חָרָ֖שׁ וְשָׂ֣ם בַּסָּ֑תֶר וְעָנ֧וּ כָל־ הָעָ֛ם וְאָמְר֖וּ אָמֵֽן׃
NIV1984"Cursed is the man who carves an image or casts an idol--a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of the craftsman's hands--and sets it up in secret." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
TNIV"Cursed is anyone who makes an idol--a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of skilled hands--and sets it up in secret." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
NIV2011"Cursed is anyone who makes an idol--a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of skilled hands--and sets it up in secret." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
Compared to NIV1984"Cursed is theanyone man who carvesmakes an image or casts an idol--a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of the craftsman'sskilled hands--and sets it up in secret." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
Compared to TNIV"Cursed is anyone who makes an idol--a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of skilled hands--and sets it up in secret." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"

Proverbs 8:30

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוָֽאֶהְיֶ֥ה אֶצְל֗וֹ אָ֫מ֥וֹן וָֽאֶהְיֶ֣ה שַׁ֭עֲשֻׁעִים י֤וֹם ׀ י֑וֹם מְשַׂחֶ֖קֶת לְפָנָ֣יו בְּכָל־ עֵֽת׃
NIV1984Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,
TNIVThen I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,
NIV2011Then I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,
Compared to NIV1984Then I was the craftsmanconstantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,
Compared to TNIVThen I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,

Song of Solomon 7:1

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשׁ֤וּבִי שׁ֙וּבִי֙ הַשּׁ֣וּלַמִּ֔ית שׁ֥וּבִי שׁ֖וּבִי וְנֶחֱזֶה־ בָּ֑ךְ מַֽה־ תֶּחֱזוּ֙ בַּשּׁ֣וּלַמִּ֔ית כִּמְחֹלַ֖ת הַֽמַּחֲנָֽיִם׃
NIV1984How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince's daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of a craftsman's hands.
TNIVHow beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince's daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of an artist's hands.
NIV2011How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince's daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of an artist's hands.
Compared to NIV1984How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince's daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of aan craftsmanartist's hands.
Compared to TNIVHow beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince's daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of an artist's hands.

Isaiah 40:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהַפֶּ֙סֶל֙ נָסַ֣ךְ חָרָ֔שׁ וְצֹרֵ֖ף בַּזָּהָ֣ב יְרַקְּעֶ֑נּוּ וּרְתֻק֥וֹת כֶּ֖סֶף צוֹרֵֽף׃
NIV1984As for an idol, a craftsman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it.
TNIVAs for an idol, a metalworker casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it.
NIV2011As for an idol, a metalworker casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it.
Compared to NIV1984As for an idol, a craftsmanmetalworker casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it.
Compared to TNIVAs for an idol, a metalworker casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it.

Isaiah 40:20

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSהַֽמְסֻכָּ֣ן תְּרוּמָ֔ה עֵ֥ץ לֹֽא־ יִרְקַ֖ב יִבְחָ֑ר חָרָ֤שׁ חָכָם֙ יְבַקֶּשׁ־ ל֔וֹ לְהָכִ֥ין פֶּ֖סֶל לֹ֥א יִמּֽוֹט׃
NIV1984A man too poor to present such an offering selects wood that will not rot. He looks for a skilled craftsman to set up an idol that will not topple.
TNIVPeople too poor to present such an offering select wood that will not rot. They look for a skilled worker to set up an idol that will not topple.
NIV2011A person too poor to present such an offering selects wood that will not rot; they look for a skilled worker to set up an idol that will not topple.
Compared to NIV1984A manperson too poor to present such an offering selects wood that will not rot. He; they lookslook for a skilled craftsmanworker to set up an idol that will not topple.
Compared to TNIVPeopleA person too poor to present such an offering selectselects wood that will not rot. They; they look for a skilled worker to set up an idol that will not topple.

Isaiah 41:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס וַיְחַזֵּ֤ק חָרָשׁ֙ אֶת־ צֹרֵ֔ף מַחֲלִ֥יק פַּטִּ֖ישׁ אֶת־ ה֣וֹלֶם פָּ֑עַם אֹמֵ֤ר לַדֶּ֙בֶק֙ ט֣וֹב ה֔וּא וַיְחַזְּקֵ֥הוּ בְמַסְמְרִ֖ים לֹ֥א יִמּֽוֹט׃
NIV1984The craftsman encourages the goldsmith, and he who smooths with the hammer spurs on him who strikes the anvil. He says of the welding, "It is good." He nails down the idol so it will not topple.
TNIVThe metalworker encourages the goldsmith, and the one who smooths with the hammer spurs on the one who strikes the anvil. One says of the welding, "It is good." The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.
NIV2011The metalworker encourages the goldsmith, and the one who smooths with the hammer spurs on the one who strikes the anvil. One says of the welding, "It is good." The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.
Compared to NIV1984The craftsmanmetalworker encourages the goldsmith, and hethe one who smooths with the hammer spurs on himthe one who strikes the anvil. HeOne says of the welding, "It is good." HeThe other nails down the idol so it will not topple.
Compared to TNIVThe metalworker encourages the goldsmith, and the one who smooths with the hammer spurs on the one who strikes the anvil. One says of the welding, "It is good." The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.

Hosea 8:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּ֤י מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל֙ וְה֔וּא חָרָ֣שׁ עָשָׂ֔הוּ וְלֹ֥א אֱלֹהִ֖ים ה֑וּא כִּֽי־ שְׁבָבִ֣ים יִֽהְיֶ֔ה עֵ֖גֶל שֹׁמְרֽוֹן׃
NIV1984They are from Israel! This calf--a craftsman has made it; it is not God. It will be broken in pieces, that calf of Samaria.
TNIVThey are from Israel! This calf--a metalworker has made it; it is not God. It will be broken in pieces, that calf of Samaria.
NIV2011They are from Israel! This calf--a metalworker has made it; it is not God. It will be broken in pieces, that calf of Samaria.
Compared to NIV1984They are from Israel! This calf--a craftsmanmetalworker has made it; it is not God. It will be broken in pieces, that calf of Samaria.
Compared to TNIVThey are from Israel! This calf--a metalworker has made it; it is not God. It will be broken in pieces, that calf of Samaria.

Verses where Craftsman was added

Habakkuk 2:18

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס מָֽה־ הוֹעִ֣יל פֶּ֗סֶל כִּ֤י פְסָלוֹ֙ יֹֽצְר֔וֹ מַסֵּכָ֖ה וּמ֣וֹרֶה שָּׁ֑קֶר כִּ֣י בָטַ֞ח יֹצֵ֤ר יִצְרוֹ֙ עָלָ֔יו לַעֲשׂ֖וֹת אֱלִילִ֥ים אִלְּמִֽים׃
NIV1984"Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it? Or an image that teaches lies? For he who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak.
TNIV"Of what value is an idol that someone has carved? Or an image that teaches lies? For those who make them trust in their own creations; they make idols that cannot speak.
NIV2011"Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman? Or an image that teaches lies? For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak.
Compared to NIV1984"Of what value is an idol, since acarved manby hasa carved itcraftsman? Or an image that teaches lies? For hethe one who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak.
Compared to TNIV"Of what value is an idol thatcarved someoneby hasa carvedcraftsman? Or an image that teaches lies? For thosethe one who makemakes themit trusttrusts in theirhis own creationscreation; theyhe makemakes idols that cannot speak.


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