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

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The word 'Darkness' occurs 8 times more often in the NIV2011 (166 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (158 times). The word 'Darkness' was removed in 2 verses, and added in 10 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Darkness' 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 text1083.3%
New text in NIV2011216.7%

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

Verses where Darkness was removed

Job 24:17

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּ֤י יַחְדָּ֨ו ׀ בֹּ֣קֶר לָ֣מוֹ צַלְמָ֑וֶת כִּֽי־ יַ֝כִּ֗יר בַּלְה֥וֹת צַלְמָֽוֶת׃
NIV1984For all of them, deep darkness is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness.
TNIVFor all of them, midnight is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness.
NIV2011For all of them, midnight is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness.
Compared to NIV1984For all of them, deep darknessmidnight is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness.
Compared to TNIVFor all of them, midnight is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness.

Isaiah 45:3

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְנָתַתִּ֤י לְךָ֙ אוֹצְר֣וֹת חֹ֔שֶׁךְ וּמַטְמֻנֵ֖י מִסְתָּרִ֑ים לְמַ֣עַן תֵּדַ֗ע כִּֽי־ אֲנִ֧י יְהוָ֛ה הַקּוֹרֵ֥א בְשִׁמְךָ֖ אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
NIV1984I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
TNIVI will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
NIV2011I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
Compared to NIV1984I will give you thehidden treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
Compared to TNIVI will give you thehidden treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.

Verses where Darkness was added

Job 10:21

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSבְּטֶ֣רֶם אֵ֭לֵךְ וְלֹ֣א אָשׁ֑וּב אֶל־ אֶ֖רֶץ חֹ֣שֶׁךְ וְצַלְמָֽוֶת׃
NIV1984before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and deep shadow,
TNIVbefore I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,
NIV2011before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,
Compared to NIV1984before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and deeputter shadowdarkness,
Compared to TNIVbefore I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,

Job 10:22

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאֶ֤רֶץ עֵיפָ֨תָה ׀ כְּמ֥וֹ אֹ֗פֶל צַ֭לְמָוֶת וְלֹ֥א סְדָרִ֗ים וַתֹּ֥פַע כְּמוֹ־ אֹֽפֶל׃
NIV1984to the land of deepest night, of deep shadow and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."
TNIVto the land of deepest night, of utter darkness and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."
NIV2011to the land of deepest night, of utter darkness and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."
Compared to NIV1984to the land of deepest night, of deeputter shadowdarkness and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."
Compared to TNIVto the land of deepest night, of utter darkness and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."

Job 12:22

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSמְגַלֶּ֣ה עֲ֭מֻקוֹת מִנִּי־ חֹ֑שֶׁךְ וַיֹּצֵ֖א לָא֣וֹר צַלְמָֽוֶת׃
NIV1984He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into the light.
TNIVHe reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light.
NIV2011He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light.
Compared to NIV1984He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deeputter shadowsdarkness into the light.
Compared to TNIVHe reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light.

Job 34:22

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאֵֽין־ חֹ֭שֶׁךְc וְאֵ֣ין צַלְמָ֑וֶת לְהִסָּ֥תֶר שָׁ֝֗ם פֹּ֣עֲלֵי אָֽוֶן׃
NIV1984There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide.
TNIVThere is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.
NIV2011There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.
Compared to NIV1984There is no darkdeep placeshadow, no deeputter shadowdarkness, where evildoers can hide.
Compared to TNIVThere is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.

Job 38:17

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהֲנִגְל֣וּ לְ֭ךָ שַׁעֲרֵי־ מָ֑וֶת וְשַׁעֲרֵ֖י צַלְמָ֣וֶת תִּרְאֶֽה׃
NIV1984Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?
TNIVHave the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
NIV2011Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
Compared to NIV1984Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadowdeepest of deathdarkness?
Compared to TNIVHave the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?

Psalms 107:10

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSיֹ֭שְׁבֵי חֹ֣שֶׁךְ וְצַלְמָ֑וֶת אֲסִירֵ֖י עֳנִ֣י וּבַרְזֶֽל׃
NIV1984Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
TNIVSome sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
NIV2011Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
Compared to NIV1984Some sat in darkness, in andutter the deepest gloomdarkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
Compared to TNIVSome sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains,

Psalms 107:14

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSיֽ֭וֹצִיאֵם מֵחֹ֣שֶׁךְ וְצַלְמָ֑וֶת וּמוֹסְר֖וֹתֵיהֶ֣ם יְנַתֵּֽק׃
NIV1984He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.
TNIVHe brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.
NIV2011He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.
Compared to NIV1984He brought them out of darkness and , the deepestutter gloom darkness, and broke away their chains.
Compared to TNIVHe brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.

Isaiah 9:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהִרְבִּ֣יתָ הַגּ֔וֹי הִגְדַּ֣לְתָּ הַשִּׂמְחָ֑ה שָׂמְח֤וּ לְפָנֶ֙יךָ֙ כְּשִׂמְחַ֣ת בַּקָּצִ֔יר כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר יָגִ֖ילוּ בְּחַלְּקָ֥ם שָׁלָֽל׃
NIV1984The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
TNIVThe people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
NIV2011The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
Compared to NIV1984The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of thedeep shadow of deathdarkness a light has dawned.
Compared to TNIVThe people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

Zechariah 14:6

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְהָיָ֖ה בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֑וּא לֹֽא־ יִהְיֶ֣ה א֔וֹר יְקָר֖וֹת
NIV1984On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost.
TNIVOn that day there will be no sunlight, no cold, frosty darkness.
NIV2011On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness.
Compared to NIV1984On that day there will be noneither light, nosunlight nor cold, frosty or frostdarkness.
Compared to TNIVOn that day there will be noneither sunlight, no nor cold, frosty darkness.

2 Peter 2:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTΕἰ γὰρ ὁ θεὸς ἀγγέλων ἁμαρτησάντων οὐκ ἐφείσατο, ἀλλὰ ⸀σειραῖς ζόφου ταρταρώσας παρέδωκεν εἰς κρίσιν τηρουμένους,
SBLGNT apparatusσειραῖς RP NA] σιροις WH Treg NIV
NIV1984For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment;
TNIVFor if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;
NIV2011For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;
Compared to NIV1984For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them intoin gloomychains dungeonsof darkness to be held for judgment;
Compared to TNIVFor if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;


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