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

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The word 'Friends' occurs 7 times more often in the NIV2011 (100 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (93 times). The word 'Friends' was removed in 1 verses, and added in 8 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Friends' 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 text777.8%
New text in NIV2011222.2%

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

Verses where Friends was removed

Job 6:14

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלַמָּ֣ס מֵרֵעֵ֣הוּ חָ֑סֶד וְיִרְאַ֖ת שַׁדַּ֣י יַעֲזֽוֹב׃
NIV1984"A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
TNIV"Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
NIV2011"Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Compared to NIV1984"AAnyone despairingwho manwithholds shouldkindness havefrom thea devotion of his friends, even though hefriend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Compared to TNIV"Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Verses where Friends was added

Judges 11:38

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֣אמֶר לֵ֔כִי וַיִּשְׁלַ֥ח אוֹתָ֖הּ שְׁנֵ֣י חֳדָשִׁ֑ים וַתֵּ֤לֶךְ הִיא֙ וְרֵ֣עוֹתֶ֔יהָ וַתֵּ֥בְךְּ עַל־ בְּתוּלֶ֖יהָ עַל־ הֶהָרִֽים׃
NIV1984"You may go," he said. And he let her go for two months. She and the girls went into the hills and wept because she would never marry.
TNIV"You may go," he said. And he let her go for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never marry.
NIV2011"You may go," he said. And he let her go for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never marry.
Compared to NIV1984"You may go," he said. And he let her go for two months. She and theher girlsfriends went into the hills and wept because she would never marry.
Compared to TNIV"You may go," he said. And he let her go for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never marry.

Proverbs 12:26

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSיָתֵ֣ר מֵרֵעֵ֣הוּ צַדִּ֑יק וְדֶ֖רֶךְ רְשָׁעִ֣ים תַּתְעֵֽם׃
NIV1984A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
TNIVThe righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
NIV2011The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Compared to NIV1984AThe righteous manchoose istheir cautiousfriends in friendshipcarefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Compared to TNIVThe righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Proverbs 18:24

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאִ֣ישׁ רֵ֭עִים לְהִתְרֹעֵ֑עַ וְיֵ֥שׁ אֹ֝הֵ֗ב דָּבֵ֥ק מֵאָֽח׃
NIV1984A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
TNIVOne who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
NIV2011One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Compared to NIV1984AOne manwho ofhas manyunreliable companionsfriends maysoon comecomes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Compared to TNIVOne who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Jeremiah 23:35

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכֹּ֥ה תֹאמְר֛וּ אִ֥ישׁ עַל־ רֵעֵ֖הוּ וְאִ֣ישׁ אֶל־ אָחִ֑יו מֶה־ עָנָ֣ה יְהוָ֔ה וּמַה־ דִּבֶּ֖ר יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984This is what each of you keeps on saying to his friend or relative: 'What is the LORD's answer?' or 'What has the LORD spoken?'
TNIVThis is what each of you keeps saying to your friends and other Israelites: 'What is the LORD's answer?' or 'What has the LORD spoken?'
NIV2011This is what each of you keeps saying to your friends and other Israelites: 'What is the LORD's answer?' or 'What has the LORD spoken?'
Compared to NIV1984This is what each of you keeps on saying to hisyour friendfriends orand relativeother Israelites: 'What is the LORD's answer?' or 'What has the LORD spoken?'
Compared to TNIVThis is what each of you keeps saying to your friends and other Israelites: 'What is the LORD's answer?' or 'What has the LORD spoken?'

Luke 5:34

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὁ ⸀δὲ εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτούς· Μὴ δύνασθε τοὺς υἱοὺς τοῦ νυμφῶνος ἐν ᾧ ὁ νυμφίος μετ’ αὐτῶν ἐστιν ποιῆσαι ⸀νηστεῦσαι;
SBLGNT apparatusδὲ RP ] + Ἰησοῦς WH Treg NIV • νηστεῦσαι WH Treg NIV ] νηστεύειν RP
NIV1984Jesus answered, "Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?
TNIVJesus answered, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?
NIV2011Jesus answered, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?
Compared to NIV1984Jesus answered, "Can you make the guestsfriends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?
Compared to TNIVJesus answered, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?

Acts 13:38

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTγνωστὸν οὖν ἔστω ὑμῖν, ἄνδρες ἀδελφοί, ὅτι διὰ τούτου ὑμῖν ἄφεσις ἁμαρτιῶν καταγγέλλεται, καὶ ἀπὸ πάντων ὧν οὐκ ἠδυνήθητε ⸀ἐν νόμῳ Μωϋσέως δικαιωθῆναι
SBLGNT apparatusἐν WH Treg NIV] + τῷ RP
NIV1984"Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
TNIV"Therefore, my brothers and sisters, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
NIV2011"Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
Compared to NIV1984"Therefore, my brothersfriends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
Compared to TNIV"Therefore, my brothers and sistersfriends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.

Acts 14:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ λέγοντες· Ἄνδρες, τί ταῦτα ποιεῖτε; καὶ ἡμεῖς ὁμοιοπαθεῖς ἐσμεν ὑμῖν ἄνθρωποι, εὐαγγελιζόμενοι ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ τούτων τῶν ματαίων ἐπιστρέφειν ἐπὶ ⸀θεὸν ζῶντα ὃς ἐποίησεν τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν καὶ πάντα τὰ ἐν αὐτοῖς·
SBLGNT apparatusθεὸν WH Treg NIV ] τὸν θεὸν τὸν RP
NIV1984"Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.
TNIV"Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.
NIV2011"Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.
Compared to NIV1984"MenFriends, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human , like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaventhe heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.
Compared to TNIV"Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaventhe heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.

Acts 19:25

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTοὓς συναθροίσας καὶ τοὺς περὶ τὰ τοιαῦτα ἐργάτας εἶπεν· Ἄνδρες, ἐπίστασθε ὅτι ἐκ ταύτης τῆς ἐργασίας ἡ εὐπορία ⸀ἡμῖν ἐστιν,
SBLGNT apparatusἡμῖν WH Treg NIV ] ἡμῶν RP
NIV1984He called them together, along with the workmen in related trades, and said: "Men, you know we receive a good income from this business.
TNIVHe called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: "You know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business.
NIV2011He called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: "You know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business.
Compared to NIV1984He called them together, along with the workmenworkers in related trades, and said: "Men, youYou know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business.
Compared to TNIVHe called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: "You know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business.


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