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

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The word 'Foolish' occurs 1 times less often in the NIV2011 (45 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (46 times). The word 'Foolish' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 2 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Foolish' 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 text360.0%
New text in NIV2011240.0%

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

Verses where Foolish was removed

Proverbs 14:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSלֵ֣ךְ מִ֭נֶּגֶד לְאִ֣ישׁ כְּסִ֑יל וּבַל־ יָ֝דַ֗עְתָּ שִׂפְתֵי־ דָֽעַת׃
NIV1984Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
TNIVStay away from the foolish, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
NIV2011Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
Compared to NIV1984Stay away from a foolish manfool, for you will not find knowledge on histheir lips.
Compared to TNIVStay away from thea foolishfool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.

Proverbs 21:20

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאוֹצָ֤ר ׀ נֶחְמָ֣ד וָ֭שֶׁמֶן בִּנְוֵ֣ה חָכָ֑ם וּכְסִ֖יל אָדָ֣ם יְבַלְּעֶֽנּוּ׃
NIV1984In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
TNIVThe wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
NIV2011The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
Compared to NIV1984InThe the house of the wise arestore storesup of choice food and olive oil, but afools foolishgulp mantheirs devours all he hasdown.
Compared to TNIVThe wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.

Ecclesiastes 2:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלִשְׂח֖וֹק אָמַ֣רְתִּי מְהוֹלָ֑ל וּלְשִׂמְחָ֖ה מַה־ זֹּ֥ה עֹשָֽׂה׃
NIV1984"Laughter," I said, "is foolish. And what does pleasure accomplish?"
TNIV"Laughter," I said, "is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?"
NIV2011"Laughter," I said, "is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?"
Compared to NIV1984"Laughter," I said, "is foolishmadness. And what does pleasure accomplish?"
Compared to TNIV"Laughter," I said, "is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?"

Verses where Foolish was added

1 Samuel 13:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֧אמֶר שְׁמוּאֵ֛ל אֶל־ שָׁא֖וּל נִסְכָּ֑לְתָּ לֹ֣א שָׁמַ֗רְתָּ אֶת־ מִצְוַ֞ת יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר צִוָּ֔ךְ כִּ֣י עַתָּ֗ה הֵכִ֨ין יְהוָ֧ה אֶת־ מַֽמְלַכְתְּךָ֛ אֶל־ יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל עַד־ עוֹלָֽם׃
NIV1984"You acted foolishly," Samuel said. "You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.
TNIV"You have done a foolish thing," Samuel said. "You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.
NIV2011"You have done a foolish thing," Samuel said. "You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.
Compared to NIV1984"You actedhave foolishlydone a foolish thing," Samuel said. "You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.
Compared to TNIV"You have done a foolish thing," Samuel said. "You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.

Ecclesiastes 2:19

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוּמִ֣י יוֹדֵ֗עַ הֶֽחָכָ֤ם יִהְיֶה֙ א֣וֹ סָכָ֔ל וְיִשְׁלַט֙ בְּכָל־ עֲמָלִ֔י שֶֽׁעָמַ֥לְתִּי וְשֶׁחָכַ֖מְתִּי תַּ֣חַת הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ גַּם־ זֶ֖ה הָֽבֶל׃
NIV1984And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless.
TNIVAnd who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless.
NIV2011And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless.
Compared to NIV1984And who knows whether hethat person will be a wise man or a foolfoolish? Yet hethey will have control over all the workfruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless.
Compared to TNIVAnd who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless.


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