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

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The word 'Girls' occurs 18 times less often in the NIV2011 (6 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (24 times). The word 'Girls' was removed in 17 verses, and added in 0 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Girls' 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 text1270.6%
New text in NIV2011529.4%

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

Verses where Girls was removed

Genesis 20:17

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֥ל אַבְרָהָ֖ם אֶל־ הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים וַיִּרְפָּ֨א אֱלֹהִ֜ים אֶת־ אֲבִימֶ֧לֶךְ וְאֶת־ אִשְׁתּ֛וֹ וְאַמְהֹתָ֖יו וַיֵּלֵֽדוּ׃
NIV1984Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife and his slave girls so they could have children again,
TNIVThen Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again,
NIV2011Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again,
Compared to NIV1984Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed AbimelechAbimelek, his wife and his slavefemale girlsslaves so they could have children again,
Compared to TNIVThen Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again,

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.

Judges 21:21

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוּרְאִיתֶ֗ם וְ֠הִנֵּה אִם־ יֵ֨צְא֥וּ בְנוֹת־ שִׁילוֹ֮ לָח֣וּל בַּמְּחֹלוֹת֒ וִֽיצָאתֶם֙ מִן־ הַכְּרָמִ֔ים וַחֲטַפְתֶּ֥ם לָכֶ֛ם אִ֥ישׁ אִשְׁתּ֖וֹ מִבְּנ֣וֹת שִׁיל֑וֹ וַהֲלַכְתֶּ֖ם אֶ֥רֶץ בִּנְיָמִֽן׃
NIV1984and watch. When the girls of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, then rush from the vineyards and each of you seize a wife from the girls of Shiloh and go to the land of Benjamin.
TNIVand watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, then rush from the vineyards and each of you seize a wife from the young women of Shiloh and go to the land of Benjamin.
NIV2011and watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, rush from the vineyards and each of you seize one of them to be your wife. Then return to the land of Benjamin.
Compared to NIV1984and watch. When the girlsyoung women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, then rush from the vineyards and each of you seize aone wifeof fromthem theto girlsbe ofyour Shilohwife. Then and goreturn to the land of Benjamin.
Compared to TNIVand watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, then rush from the vineyards and each of you seize aone wifeof fromthem theto youngbe womenyour ofwife. Then Shiloh and goreturn to the land of Benjamin.

Judges 21:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיַּֽעֲשׂוּ־ כֵן֙ בְּנֵ֣י בִנְיָמִ֔ן וַיִּשְׂא֤וּ נָשִׁים֙ לְמִסְפָּרָ֔ם מִן־ הַמְּחֹלְל֖וֹת אֲשֶׁ֣ר גָּזָ֑לוּ וַיֵּלְכ֗וּ וַיָּשׁ֙וּבוּ֙ אֶל־ נַ֣חֲלָתָ֔ם וַיִּבְנוּ֙ אֶת־ הֶ֣עָרִ֔ים וַיֵּשְׁב֖וּ בָּהֶֽם׃
NIV1984So that is what the Benjamites did. While the girls were dancing, each man caught one and carried her off to be his wife. Then they returned to their inheritance and rebuilt the towns and settled in them.
TNIVSo that is what the Benjamites did. While the young women were dancing, each man caught one and carried her off to be his wife. Then they returned to their inheritance and rebuilt the towns and settled in them.
NIV2011So that is what the Benjamites did. While the young women were dancing, each man caught one and carried her off to be his wife. Then they returned to their inheritance and rebuilt the towns and settled in them.
Compared to NIV1984So that is what the Benjamites did. While the girlsyoung women were dancing, each man caught one and carried her off to be his wife. Then they returned to their inheritance and rebuilt the towns and settled in them.
Compared to TNIVSo that is what the Benjamites did. While the young women were dancing, each man caught one and carried her off to be his wife. Then they returned to their inheritance and rebuilt the towns and settled in them.

Ruth 2:8

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּאמֶר֩ בֹּ֨עַז אֶל־ ר֜וּת הֲל֧וֹא שָׁמַ֣עַתְּ בִּתִּ֗י אַל־ תֵּלְכִי֙ לִלְקֹט֙ בְּשָׂדֶ֣ה אַחֵ֔ר וְגַ֛ם לֹ֥א תַעֲבוּרִ֖י מִזֶּ֑ה וְכֹ֥ה תִדְבָּקִ֖ין עִם־ נַעֲרֹתָֽי׃
NIV1984So Boaz said to Ruth, "My daughter, listen to me. Don't go and glean in another field and don't go away from here. Stay here with my servant girls.
TNIVSo Boaz said to Ruth, "My daughter, listen to me. Don't go and glean in another field and don't go away from here. Stay here with the women who work for me.
NIV2011So Boaz said to Ruth, "My daughter, listen to me. Don't go and glean in another field and don't go away from here. Stay here with the women who work for me.
Compared to NIV1984So Boaz said to Ruth, "My daughter, listen to me. Don't go and glean in another field and don't go away from here. Stay here with mythe servantwomen girlswho work for me.
Compared to TNIVSo Boaz said to Ruth, "My daughter, listen to me. Don't go and glean in another field and don't go away from here. Stay here with the women who work for me.

Ruth 2:9

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSעֵינַ֜יִךְ בַּשָּׂדֶ֤ה אֲשֶׁר־ יִקְצֹרוּן֙ וְהָלַ֣כְתִּQv אַחֲרֵיהֶ֔ן הֲל֥וֹא צִוִּ֛יתִי אֶת־ הַנְּעָרִ֖ים לְבִלְתִּ֣י נָגְעֵ֑ךְ וְצָמִ֗ת וְהָלַכְתְּ֙ אֶל־ הַכֵּלִ֔ים וְשָׁתִ֕ית מֵאֲשֶׁ֥ר יִשְׁאֲב֖וּן הַנְּעָרִֽים׃
NIV1984Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the girls. I have told the men not to touch you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled."
TNIVWatch the field where the harvesters are working, and follow along after the women. I have told the men not to lay a hand on you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled."
NIV2011Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the women. I have told the men not to lay a hand on you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled."
Compared to NIV1984Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the girlswomen. I have told the men not to touchlay a hand on you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled."
Compared to TNIVWatch the field where the harvestersmen are workingharvesting, and follow along after the women. I have told the men not to lay a hand on you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled."

Ruth 2:13

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַ֠תֹּאמֶר אֶמְצָא־ חֵ֨ן בְּעֵינֶ֤יךָ אֲדֹנִי֙ כִּ֣י נִֽחַמְתָּ֔נִי וְכִ֥י דִבַּ֖רְתָּ עַל־ לֵ֣ב שִׁפְחָתֶ֑ךָ וְאָנֹכִי֙ לֹ֣א אֶֽהְיֶ֔ה כְּאַחַ֖ת שִׁפְחֹתֶֽיךָ׃
NIV1984"May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord," she said. "You have given me comfort and have spoken kindly to your servant--though I do not have the standing of one of your servant girls."
TNIV"May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord," she said. "You have reassured me and have spoken kindly to your servant--though I do not have the standing of one of your servants."
NIV2011"May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord," she said. "You have put me at ease by speaking kindly to your servant--though I do not have the standing of one of your servants."
Compared to NIV1984"May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord," she said. "You have givenput me comfortat andease haveby spokenspeaking kindly to your servant--though I do not have the standing of one of your servant girlsservants."
Compared to TNIV"May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord," she said. "You have reassuredput me andat haveease spokenby speaking kindly to your servant--though I do not have the standing of one of your servants."

Ruth 2:22

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַתֹּ֥אמֶר נָעֳמִ֖י אֶל־ ר֣וּת כַּלָּתָ֑הּ ט֣וֹב בִּתִּ֗י כִּ֤י תֵֽצְאִי֙ עִם־ נַ֣עֲרוֹתָ֔יו וְלֹ֥א יִפְגְּעוּ־ בָ֖ךְ בְּשָׂדֶ֥ה אַחֵֽר׃
NIV1984Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, "It will be good for you, my daughter, to go with his girls, because in someone else's field you might be harmed."
TNIVNaomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, "It will be good for you, my daughter, to go with the women who work for him, because in someone else's field you might be harmed."
NIV2011Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, "It will be good for you, my daughter, to go with the women who work for him, because in someone else's field you might be harmed."
Compared to NIV1984Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, "It will be good for you, my daughter, to go with histhe girlswomen who work for him, because in someone else's field you might be harmed."
Compared to TNIVNaomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, "It will be good for you, my daughter, to go with the women who work for him, because in someone else's field you might be harmed."

Ruth 2:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַתִּדְבַּ֞ק בְּנַעֲר֥וֹת בֹּ֙עַז֙ לְלַקֵּ֔ט עַד־ כְּל֥וֹת קְצִֽיר־ הַשְּׂעֹרִ֖ים וּקְצִ֣יר הַֽחִטִּ֑ים וַתֵּ֖שֶׁב אֶת־ חֲמוֹתָֽהּ׃
NIV1984So Ruth stayed close to the servant girls of Boaz to glean until the barley and wheat harvests were finished. And she lived with her mother-in-law.
TNIVSo Ruth stayed close to the women of Boaz to glean until the barley and wheat harvests were finished. And she lived with her mother-in-law.
NIV2011So Ruth stayed close to the women of Boaz to glean until the barley and wheat harvests were finished. And she lived with her mother-in-law.
Compared to NIV1984So Ruth stayed close to the servant girlswomen of Boaz to glean until the barley and wheat harvests were finished. And she lived with her mother-in-law.
Compared to TNIVSo Ruth stayed close to the women of Boaz to glean until the barley and wheat harvests were finished. And she lived with her mother-in-law.

Ruth 3:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְעַתָּ֗ה הֲלֹ֥א בֹ֙עַז֙ מֹֽדַעְתָּ֔נוּ אֲשֶׁ֥ר הָיִ֖ית אֶת־ נַעֲרוֹתָ֑יו הִנֵּה־ ה֗וּא זֹרֶ֛ה אֶת־ גֹּ֥רֶן הַשְּׂעֹרִ֖ים הַלָּֽיְלָה׃
NIV1984Is not Boaz, with whose servant girls you have been, a kinsman of ours? Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor.
TNIVNow Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor.
NIV2011Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor.
Compared to NIV1984IsNow not Boaz, with whose servantwomen girls you have beenworked, is a kinsmanrelative of ours? . Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor.
Compared to TNIVNow Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor.

1 Samuel 9:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהֵ֗מָּה עֹלִים֙ בְּמַעֲלֵ֣ה הָעִ֔יר וְהֵ֙מָּה֙ מָצְא֣וּ נְעָר֔וֹת יֹצְא֖וֹת לִשְׁאֹ֣ב מָ֑יִם וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ לָהֶ֔ן הֲיֵ֥שׁ בָּזֶ֖ה הָרֹאֶֽה׃
NIV1984As they were going up the hill to the town, they met some girls coming out to draw water, and they asked them, "Is the seer here?"
TNIVAs they were going up the hill to the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water, and they asked them, "Is the seer here?"
NIV2011As they were going up the hill to the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water, and they asked them, "Is the seer here?"
Compared to NIV1984As they were going up the hill to the town, they met some girlsyoung women coming out to draw water, and they asked them, "Is the seer here?"
Compared to TNIVAs they were going up the hill to the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water, and they asked them, "Is the seer here?"

Esther 2:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְיַפְקֵ֨ד הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ פְּקִידִים֮ בְּכָל־ מְדִינ֣וֹת מַלְכוּתוֹ֒ וְיִקְבְּצ֣וּ אֶת־ כָּל־ נַעֲרָֽה־ בְ֠תוּלָה טוֹבַ֨ת מַרְאֶ֜ה אֶל־ שׁוּשַׁ֤ן הַבִּירָה֙ אֶל־ בֵּ֣ית הַנָּשִׁ֔ים אֶל־ יַ֥ד הֵגֶ֛א סְרִ֥יס הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ שֹׁמֵ֣ר הַנָּשִׁ֑ים וְנָת֖וֹן תַּמְרוּקֵיהֶֽן׃
NIV1984Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful girls into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them.
TNIVLet the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them.
NIV2011Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them.
Compared to NIV1984Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful girlsyoung women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them.
Compared to TNIVLet the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them.

Esther 2:8

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיְהִ֗י בְּהִשָּׁמַ֤ע דְּבַר־ הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ וְדָת֔וֹ וּֽבְהִקָּבֵ֞ץ נְעָר֥וֹת רַבּ֛וֹת אֶל־ שׁוּשַׁ֥ן הַבִּירָ֖ה אֶל־ יַ֣ד הֵגָ֑י וַתִּלָּקַ֤ח אֶסְתֵּר֙ אֶל־ בֵּ֣ית הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ אֶל־ יַ֥ד הֵגַ֖י שֹׁמֵ֥ר הַנָּשִֽׁים׃
NIV1984When the king's order and edict had been proclaimed, many girls were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king's palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem.
TNIVWhen the king's order and edict had been proclaimed, many young women were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king's palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem.
NIV2011When the king's order and edict had been proclaimed, many young women were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king's palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem.
Compared to NIV1984When the king's order and edict had been proclaimed, many girlsyoung women were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king's palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem.
Compared to TNIVWhen the king's order and edict had been proclaimed, many young women were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king's palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem.

Job 41:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהַֽתְשַׂחֶק־ בּ֭וֹc כַּצִּפּ֑וֹר וְ֝תִקְשְׁרֶ֗נּוּ לְנַעֲרוֹתֶֽיךָ׃
NIV1984Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
TNIVCan you make a pet of it like a bird or put it on a leash for the young women in your house?
NIV2011Can you make a pet of it like a bird or put it on a leash for the young women in your house?
Compared to NIV1984Can you make a pet of himit like a bird or put himit on a leash for the young women in your girlshouse?
Compared to TNIVCan you make a pet of it like a bird or put it on a leash for the young women in your house?

Proverbs 27:27

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְדֵ֤י ׀ חֲלֵ֬ב עִזִּ֗ים לְֽ֭לַחְמְךָ לְלֶ֣חֶם בֵּיתֶ֑ךָ וְ֝חַיִּ֗ים לְנַעֲרוֹתֶֽיךָ׃
NIV1984You will have plenty of goats' milk to feed you and your family and to nourish your servant girls.
TNIVYou will have plenty of goats' milk to feed your family and to nourish your women servants.
NIV2011You will have plenty of goats' milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.
Compared to NIV1984You will have plenty of goats' milk to feed you and your family and to nourish your servantfemale girlsservants.
Compared to TNIVYou will have plenty of goats' milk to feed your family and to nourish your womenfemale servants.

Proverbs 31:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַתָּ֤קָם ׀ בְּע֬וֹד לַ֗יְלָה וַתִּתֵּ֣ן טֶ֣רֶף לְבֵיתָ֑הּ וְ֝חֹ֗ק לְנַעֲרֹתֶֽיהָ׃
NIV1984She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.
TNIVShe gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her women servants.
NIV2011She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.
Compared to NIV1984She gets up while it is still darknight; she provides food for her family and portions for her servantfemale girlsservants.
Compared to TNIVShe gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her womenfemale servants.

Nahum 2:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשַׁעֲרֵ֥י הַנְּהָר֖וֹת נִפְתָּ֑חוּ וְהַֽהֵיכָ֖ל נָמֽוֹג׃
NIV1984It is decreed that the city be exiled and carried away. Its slave girls moan like doves and beat upon their breasts.
TNIVIt is decreed that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan like doves and beat on their breasts.
NIV2011It is decreed that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan like doves and beat on their breasts.
Compared to NIV1984It is decreed that theNineveh city be exiled and carried away. ItsHer slavefemale girlsslaves moan like doves and beat uponon their breasts.
Compared to TNIVIt is decreed that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan like doves and beat on their breasts.


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