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

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The word 'Fools' occurs 22 times more often in the NIV2011 (63 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (41 times). The word 'Fools' was removed in 1 verses, and added in 23 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Fools' 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 text2395.8%
New text in NIV201114.2%

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

Verses where Fools was removed

Proverbs 12:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאָדָ֣ם עָ֭רוּם כֹּ֣סֶה דָּ֑עַת וְלֵ֥ב כְּ֝סִילִ֗ים יִקְרָ֥א אִוֶּֽלֶת׃
NIV1984A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
TNIVThe prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.
NIV2011The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.
Compared to NIV1984AThe prudent mankeep keepstheir his knowledge to himselfthemselves, but thea heartfool's of foolsheart blurts out folly.
Compared to TNIVThe prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.

Verses where Fools was added

Proverbs 12:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSדֶּ֣רֶךְ אֱ֭וִיל יָשָׁ֣ר בְּעֵינָ֑יו וְשֹׁמֵ֖עַ לְעֵצָ֣ה חָכָֽם׃
NIV1984The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
TNIVThe way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.
NIV2011The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.
Compared to NIV1984The way of afools fool seems right to himthem, but athe wise man listenslisten to advice.
Compared to TNIVThe way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.

Proverbs 12:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאֱוִ֗יל בַּ֭יּוֹם יִוָּדַ֣ע כַּעְס֑וֹ וְכֹסֶ֖ה קָל֣וֹן עָרֽוּם׃
NIV1984A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
TNIVFools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.
NIV2011Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.
Compared to NIV1984AFools foolshow showstheir his annoyance at once, but athe prudent man overlooksoverlook an insult.
Compared to TNIVFools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.

Proverbs 13:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכָּל־ עָ֭רוּם יַעֲשֶׂ֣ה בְדָ֑עַת וּ֝כְסִ֗יל יִפְרֹ֥שׂ אִוֶּֽלֶת׃
NIV1984Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
TNIVAll who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.
NIV2011All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.
Compared to NIV1984EveryAll prudentwho manare actsprudent outact ofwith knowledge, but afools foolexpose exposes histheir folly.
Compared to TNIVAll who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.

Proverbs 17:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלָמָּה־ זֶּ֣ה מְחִ֣יר בְּיַד־ כְּסִ֑יל לִקְנ֖וֹת חָכְמָ֣ה וְלֶב־ אָֽיִן׃
NIV1984Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?
TNIVWhy should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
NIV2011Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
Compared to NIV1984OfWhy whatshould usefools ishave money in the hand ofto abuy foolwisdom, sincewhen hethey hasare nonot desireable to getunderstand wisdomit?
Compared to TNIVWhy should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?

Proverbs 17:28

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSגַּ֤ם אֱוִ֣יל מַ֭חֲרִישׁ חָכָ֣ם יֵחָשֵׁ֑ב אֹטֵ֖ם שְׂפָתָ֣יו נָבֽוֹן׃
NIV1984Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
TNIVEven fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
NIV2011Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
Compared to NIV1984Even afools foolare is thought wise if hethey keepskeep silent, and discerning if hethey holdshold histheir tonguetongues.
Compared to TNIVEven fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

Proverbs 18:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלֹֽא־ יַחְפֹּ֣ץ כְּ֭סִיל בִּתְבוּנָ֑ה כִּ֝֗י אִֽם־ בְּהִתְגַּלּ֥וֹת לִבּֽוֹ׃
NIV1984A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.
TNIVFools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
NIV2011Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
Compared to NIV1984AFools foolfind finds no pleasure in understanding but delightsdelight in airing histheir own opinions.
Compared to TNIVFools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.

Proverbs 18:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשִׂפְתֵ֣י כְ֭סִיל יָבֹ֣אֽוּ בְרִ֑יב וּ֝פִ֗יו לְֽמַהֲלֻמ֥וֹת יִקְרָֽא׃
NIV1984A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.
TNIVThe lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
NIV2011The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
Compared to NIV1984AThe fool's lips of fools bring himthem strife, and histheir mouthmouths invitesinvite a beating.
Compared to TNIVThe lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.

Proverbs 18:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSפִּֽי־ כְ֭סִיל מְחִתָּה־ ל֑וֹ וּ֝שְׂפָתָ֗יו מוֹקֵ֥שׁ נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃
NIV1984A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
TNIVThe mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
NIV2011The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
Compared to NIV1984AThe fool'smouths mouthof isfools hisare their undoing, and histheir lips are a snare to histheir soulvery lives.
Compared to TNIVThe mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.

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.

Proverbs 23:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSבְּאָזְנֵ֣י כְ֭סִיל אַל־ תְּדַבֵּ֑ר כִּֽי־ יָ֝ב֗וּז לְשֵׂ֣כֶל מִלֶּֽיךָ׃
NIV1984Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.
TNIVDo not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words.
NIV2011Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words.
Compared to NIV1984Do not speak to a foolfools, for hethey will scorn the wisdom of your prudent words.
Compared to TNIVDo not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words.

Proverbs 24:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSרָאמ֣וֹת לֶֽאֱוִ֣יל חָכְמ֑וֹת בַּ֝שַּׁ֗עַר לֹ֣א יִפְתַּח־ פִּֽיהוּ׃
NIV1984Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the assembly at the gate he has nothing to say.
TNIVWisdom is too high for fools; in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.
NIV2011Wisdom is too high for fools; in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.
Compared to NIV1984Wisdom is too high for a foolfools; in the assembly at the gate hethey hasmust nothingnot toopen saytheir mouths.
Compared to TNIVWisdom is too high for fools; in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.

Proverbs 26:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכְּ֭כֶלֶב שָׁ֣ב עַל־ קֵא֑וֹ כְּ֝סִ֗יל שׁוֹנֶ֥ה בְאִוַּלְתּֽוֹ׃
NIV1984As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.
TNIVAs a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.
NIV2011As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.
Compared to NIV1984As a dog returns to its vomit, so afools foolrepeat repeats histheir folly.
Compared to TNIVAs a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.

Proverbs 28:26

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSבּוֹטֵ֣חַ בְּ֭לִבּוֹ ה֣וּא כְסִ֑יל וְהוֹלֵ֥ךְ בְּ֝חָכְמָ֗ה ה֣וּא יִמָּלֵֽט׃
NIV1984He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
TNIVThose who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
NIV2011Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
Compared to NIV1984HeThose who truststrust in himselfthemselves isare a foolfools, but hethose who walkswalk in wisdom isare kept safe.
Compared to TNIVThose who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

Proverbs 29:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכָּל־ ר֭וּחוֹ יוֹצִ֣יא כְסִ֑יל וְ֝חָכָ֗ם בְּאָח֥וֹר יְשַׁבְּחֶֽנָּה׃
NIV1984A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
TNIVFools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
NIV2011Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
Compared to NIV1984AFools foolgive gives full vent to histheir angerrage, but athe wise manbring keepscalm himselfin underthe controlend.
Compared to TNIVFools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.

Ecclesiastes 4:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהַכְּסִיל֙ חֹבֵ֣ק אֶת־ יָדָ֔יו וְאֹכֵ֖ל אֶת־ בְּשָׂרֽוֹ׃
NIV1984The fool folds his hands and ruins himself.
TNIVFools fold their hands and ruin themselves.
NIV2011Fools fold their hands and ruin themselves.
Compared to NIV1984TheFools foolfold foldstheir his hands and ruinsruin himselfthemselves.
Compared to TNIVFools fold their hands and ruin themselves.

Ecclesiastes 6:8

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּ֛י מַה־ יּוֹתֵ֥ר לֶחָכָ֖ם מִֽן־ הַכְּסִ֑יל מַה־ לֶּעָנִ֣י יוֹדֵ֔עַ לַהֲלֹ֖ךְ נֶ֥גֶד הַחַיִּֽים׃
NIV1984What advantage has a wise man over a fool? What does a poor man gain by knowing how to conduct himself before others?
TNIVWhat advantage have the wise over fools? What do the poor gain by knowing how to conduct themselves before others?
NIV2011What advantage have the wise over fools? What do the poor gain by knowing how to conduct themselves before others?
Compared to NIV1984What advantage hashave athe wise man over a foolfools? What doesdo athe poor man gain by knowing how to conduct himselfthemselves before others?
Compared to TNIVWhat advantage have the wise over fools? What do the poor gain by knowing how to conduct themselves before others?

Ecclesiastes 10:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְגַם־ בַּדֶּ֛רֶךְ הֹלֵ֖ךְ לִבּ֣וֹ חָסֵ֑ר וְאָמַ֥ר לַכֹּ֖ל סָכָ֥ל הֽוּא׃
NIV1984Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense and shows everyone how stupid he is.
TNIVEven as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are.
NIV2011Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are.
Compared to NIV1984Even as hefools walkswalk along the road, thethey foollack lacks sense and showsshow everyone how stupid hethey isare.
Compared to TNIVEven as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSדִּבְרֵ֥י פִי־ חָכָ֖ם חֵ֑ן וְשִׂפְת֥וֹת כְּסִ֖יל תְּבַלְּעֶֽנּוּ׃
NIV1984Words from a wise man's mouth are gracious, but a fool is consumed by his own lips.
TNIVWords from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.
NIV2011Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.
Compared to NIV1984Words from athe wisemouth man'sof mouththe wise are gracious, but afools foolare is consumed by histheir own lips.
Compared to TNIVWords from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.

Ecclesiastes 10:14

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְהַסָּכָ֖ל יַרְבֶּ֣ה דְבָרִ֑ים לֹא־ יֵדַ֤ע הָאָדָם֙ מַה־ שֶׁיִּֽהְיֶ֔ה וַאֲשֶׁ֤ר יִֽהְיֶה֙ מֵֽאַחֲרָ֔יו מִ֖י יַגִּ֥יד לֽוֹ׃
NIV1984and the fool multiplies words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell him what will happen after him?
TNIVand fools multiply words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell them what will happen after them?
NIV2011and fools multiply words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell someone else what will happen after them?
Compared to NIV1984and thefools foolmultiply multiplies words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell himsomeone else what will happen after himthem?
Compared to TNIVand fools multiply words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell themsomeone else what will happen after them?

Ecclesiastes 10:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSעֲמַ֥ל הַכְּסִילִ֖ים תְּיַגְּעֶ֑נּוּ אֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹֽא־ יָדַ֖ע לָלֶ֥כֶת אֶל־ עִֽיר׃
NIV1984A fool's work wearies him; he does not know the way to town.
TNIVThe toil of fools wearies them; they do not know the way to town.
NIV2011The toil of fools wearies them; they do not know the way to town.
Compared to NIV1984AThe fool'stoil workof fools wearies himthem; hethey doesdo not know the way to town.
Compared to TNIVThe toil of fools wearies them; they do not know the way to town.

Isaiah 32:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּ֤י נָבָל֙ נְבָלָ֣ה יְדַבֵּ֔ר וְלִבּ֖וֹ יַעֲשֶׂה־ אָ֑וֶן לַעֲשׂ֣וֹת חֹ֗נֶף וּלְדַבֵּ֤ר אֶל־ יְהוָה֙ תּוֹעָ֔ה לְהָרִיק֙ נֶ֣פֶשׁ רָעֵ֔ב וּמַשְׁקֶ֥ה צָמֵ֖א יַחְסִֽיר׃
NIV1984For the fool speaks folly, his mind is busy with evil: He practices ungodliness and spreads error concerning the LORD; the hungry he leaves empty and from the thirsty he withholds water.
TNIVFor fools speak folly, their hearts are bent on evil: They practice ungodliness and spread error concerning the LORD; the hungry they leave empty and from the thirsty they withhold water.
NIV2011For fools speak folly, their hearts are bent on evil: They practice ungodliness and spread error concerning the LORD; the hungry they leave empty and from the thirsty they withhold water.
Compared to NIV1984For thefools foolspeak speaks folly, histheir mindhearts isare busybent withon evil: HeThey practicespractice ungodliness and spreadsspread error concerning the LORD; the hungry hethey leavesleave empty and from the thirsty hethey withholdswithhold water.
Compared to TNIVFor fools speak folly, their hearts are bent on evil: They practice ungodliness and spread error concerning the LORD; the hungry they leave empty and from the thirsty they withhold water.

Jeremiah 17:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSקֹרֵ֤א דָגַר֙ וְלֹ֣א יָלָ֔ד עֹ֥שֶׂה עֹ֖שֶׁר וְלֹ֣א בְמִשְׁפָּ֑ט בַּחֲצִ֤י יַעַזְבֶ֔נּוּ וּבְאַחֲרִית֖וֹ יִהְיֶ֥ה נָבָֽל׃
NIV1984Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay is the man who gains riches by unjust means. When his life is half gone, they will desert him, and in the end he will prove to be a fool.
TNIVLike a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay are those who gain riches by unjust means. When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them, and in the end they will prove to be fools.
NIV2011Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay are those who gain riches by unjust means. When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them, and in the end they will prove to be fools.
Compared to NIV1984Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay isare thethose man who gainsgain riches by unjust means. When histheir lifelives isare half gone, theytheir riches will desert himthem, and in the end hethey will prove to be a foolfools.
Compared to TNIVLike a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay are those who gain riches by unjust means. When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them, and in the end they will prove to be fools.

1 Corinthians 3:18

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTΜηδεὶς ἑαυτὸν ἐξαπατάτω· εἴ τις δοκεῖ σοφὸς εἶναι ἐν ὑμῖν ἐν τῷ αἰῶνι τούτῳ, μωρὸς γενέσθω, ἵνα γένηται σοφός,
NIV1984Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a "fool" so that he may become wise.
TNIVDo not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become "fools" so that you may become wise.
NIV2011Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become "fools" so that you may become wise.
Compared to NIV1984Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinksthink heyou isare wise by the standards of this age, heyou should become a "foolfools" so that heyou may become wise.
Compared to TNIVDo not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become "fools" so that you may become wise.


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