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

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The word 'Despise' occurs 5 times more often in the NIV2011 (39 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (34 times). The word 'Despise' was removed in 2 verses, and added in 6 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Despise' 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 text562.5%
New text in NIV2011337.5%

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

Verses where Despise was removed

Job 36:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהֶן־ אֵ֣ל כַּ֭בִּיר וְלֹ֣א יִמְאָ֑ס כַּ֝בִּ֗יר כֹּ֣חַֽ לֵֽב׃
NIV1984"God is mighty, but does not despise men; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.
TNIV"God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.
NIV2011"God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.
Compared to NIV1984"God is mighty, but doesdespises notno despise menone; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.
Compared to TNIV"God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.

Amos 5:10

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSשָׂנְא֥וּ בַשַּׁ֖עַר מוֹכִ֑יחַ וְדֹבֵ֥ר תָּמִ֖ים יְתָעֵֽבוּ׃
NIV1984you hate the one who reproves in court and despise him who tells the truth.
TNIVThere are those who hate the one who reproves in court and detest the one who tells the truth.
NIV2011There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court and detest the one who tells the truth.
Compared to NIV1984youThere are those who hate the one who reprovesupholds justice in court and despisedetest himthe one who tells the truth.
Compared to TNIVThere are those who hate the one who reprovesupholds justice in court and detest the one who tells the truth.

Verses where Despise was added

Deuteronomy 23:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס לֹא־ תִדְרֹ֥שׁ שְׁלֹמָ֖ם וְטֹבָתָ֑ם כָּל־ יָמֶ֖יךָ לְעוֹלָֽם׃
NIV1984Do not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother. Do not abhor an Egyptian, because you lived as an alien in his country.
TNIVDo not despise an Edomite, for the Edomites are related to you. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you resided as foreigners in their country.
NIV2011Do not despise an Edomite, for the Edomites are related to you. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you resided as foreigners in their country.
Compared to NIV1984Do not abhordespise an Edomite, for hethe isEdomites yourare brotherrelated to you. Do not abhordespise an Egyptian, because you livedresided as anforeigners alien in histheir country.
Compared to TNIVDo not despise an Edomite, for the Edomites are related to you. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you resided as foreigners in their country.

Proverbs 14:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהוֹלֵ֣ךְ בְּ֭יָשְׁרוֹ יְרֵ֣א יְהוָ֑ה וּנְל֖וֹז דְּרָכָ֣יו בּוֹזֵֽהוּ׃
NIV1984He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.
TNIVWhoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.
NIV2011Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.
Compared to NIV1984HeWhoever whose walk is upright fears the LORD walks uprightly, but hethose whosewho waysdespise him are devious despisesin himtheir ways.
Compared to TNIVWhoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.

Proverbs 14:21

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSבָּז־ לְרֵעֵ֥הוּ חוֹטֵ֑א וּמְחוֹנֵ֖ן אַשְׁרָֽיו׃
NIV1984He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
TNIVIt is a sin to despise one's neighbor, but blessed are those who are kind to the needy.
NIV2011It is a sin to despise one's neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.
Compared to NIV1984HeIt whois despisesa hissin neighborto sinsdespise one's neighbor, but blessed is hethe one who is kind to the needy.
Compared to TNIVIt is a sin to despise one's neighbor, but blessed areis thosethe one who areis kind to the needy.

Proverbs 15:32

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSפּוֹרֵ֣עַ מ֭וּסָרc מוֹאֵ֣ס נַפְשׁ֑וֹ וְשׁוֹמֵ֥עַ תּ֝וֹכַ֗חַת ק֣וֹנֶה לֵּֽב׃
NIV1984He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
TNIVThose who disregard discipline despise themselves, but those who heed correction gain understanding.
NIV2011Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
Compared to NIV1984HeThose who ignoresdisregard discipline despisesdespise himselfthemselves, but whoeverthe one who heeds correction gains understanding.
Compared to TNIVThose who disregard discipline despise themselves, but thosethe one who heedheeds correction gaingains understanding.

Zechariah 4:10

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּ֣י מִ֣י בַז֮ לְי֣וֹם קְטַנּוֹת֒ וְשָׂמְח֗וּ וְרָא֞וּ אֶת־ הָאֶ֧בֶן הַבְּדִ֛יל בְּיַ֥ד זְרֻבָּבֶ֖ל שִׁבְעָה־ אֵ֑לֶּה עֵינֵ֣י יְהוָ֔ה הֵ֥מָּה מְשׁוֹטְטִ֖ים בְּכָל־ הָאָֽרֶץ׃
NIV1984"Who despises the day of small things? Men will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. "(These seven are the eyes of the LORD, which range throughout the earth.)"
TNIV"Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the LORD that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?"
NIV2011"Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the LORD that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?"
Compared to NIV1984"Who despisesdares despise the day of small things? Men, since willthe rejoiceseven wheneyes theyof see the plumbLORD linethat inrange throughout the handearth ofwill Zerubbabel. "(Theserejoice sevenwhen arethey thesee eyes of the LORD, whichchosen rangecapstone throughoutin the earth.)"hand of Zerubbabel?"
Compared to TNIV"Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the LORD that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?"

Matthew 18:10

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὉρᾶτε μὴ καταφρονήσητε ἑνὸς τῶν μικρῶν τούτων, λέγω γὰρ ὑμῖν ὅτι οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτῶν ἐν οὐρανοῖς διὰ παντὸς βλέπουσι τὸ πρόσωπον τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ ἐν ⸀οὐρανοῖς.
SBLGNT apparatusοὐρανοῖς WH Treg NIV ] + 11 Ἦλθεν γὰρ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου σῶσαι τὸ ἀπολωλός. RP
NIV1984"See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
TNIV"See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
NIV2011"See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
Compared to NIV1984"See that you do not look down ondespise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
Compared to TNIV"See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.


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