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

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The word 'Gracious' occurs 1 times less often in the NIV2011 (41 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (42 times). The word 'Gracious' was removed in 4 verses, and added in 3 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Gracious' 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 text685.7%
New text in NIV2011114.3%

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

Verses where Gracious was removed

2 Samuel 1:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשָׁא֣וּל וִיהוֹנָתָ֗ן הַנֶּאֱהָבִ֤ים וְהַנְּעִימִם֙ בְּחַיֵּיהֶ֔ם וּבְמוֹתָ֖ם לֹ֣א נִפְרָ֑דוּ מִנְּשָׁרִ֣ים קַ֔לּוּ מֵאֲרָי֖וֹת גָּבֵֽרוּ׃
NIV1984"Saul and Jonathan-- in life they were loved and gracious, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
TNIVSaul and Jonathan-- in life they were loved and admired, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
NIV2011Saul and Jonathan-- in life they were loved and admired, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
Compared to NIV1984"Saul and Jonathan-- in life they were loved and graciousadmired, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
Compared to TNIVSaul and Jonathan-- in life they were loved and admired, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

Proverbs 22:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאֹהֵ֥ב לֵ֑ב חֵ֥ן שְׂ֝פָתָ֗יו רֵעֵ֥הוּ מֶֽלֶךְ׃
NIV1984He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
TNIVOne who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.
NIV2011One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.
Compared to NIV1984HeOne who loves a pure heart and whosewho speechspeaks iswith graciousgrace will have the king for hisa friend.
Compared to TNIVOne who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.

Jeremiah 29:10

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּֽי־ כֹה֙ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה כִּ֠י לְפִ֞י מְלֹ֧את לְבָבֶ֛ל שִׁבְעִ֥ים שָׁנָ֖ה אֶפְקֹ֣ד אֶתְכֶ֑ם וַהֲקִמֹתִ֤י עֲלֵיכֶם֙ אֶת־ דְּבָרִ֣י הַטּ֔וֹב לְהָשִׁ֣יב אֶתְכֶ֔ם אֶל־ הַמָּק֖וֹם הַזֶּֽה׃
NIV1984This is what the LORD says: "When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place.
TNIVThis is what the LORD says: "When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.
NIV2011This is what the LORD says: "When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.
Compared to NIV1984This is what the LORD says: "When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my graciousgood promise to bring you back to this place.
Compared to TNIVThis is what the LORD says: "When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.

Jeremiah 33:14

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSהִנֵּ֛ה יָמִ֥ים בָּאִ֖ים נְאֻם־ יְהוָ֑ה וַהֲקִֽמֹתִי֙ אֶת־ הַדָּבָ֣ר הַטּ֔וֹב אֲשֶׁ֥ר דִּבַּ֛רְתִּי אֶל־ בֵּ֥ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל וְעַל־ בֵּ֥ית יְהוּדָֽה׃
NIV1984"'The days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
TNIV"'The days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
NIV2011"'The days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.
Compared to NIV1984"'The days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will fulfill the graciousgood promise I made to the housepeople of Israel and to the house of Judah.
Compared to TNIV"'The days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the housepeople of Israel and to the house of Judah.

Verses where Gracious was added

Proverbs 15:26

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSתּוֹעֲבַ֣ת יְ֭הוָה מַחְשְׁב֣וֹת רָ֑ע וּ֝טְהֹרִ֗ים אִמְרֵי־ נֹֽעַם׃
NIV1984The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
TNIVThe LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight.
NIV2011The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight.
Compared to NIV1984The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but thosegracious ofwords theare pure arein pleasinghis to himsight.
Compared to TNIVThe LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight.

Proverbs 16:21

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלַחֲכַם־ לֵ֭ב יִקָּרֵ֣א נָב֑וֹן וּמֶ֥תֶק שְׂ֝פָתַ֗יִם יֹסִ֥יף לֶֽקַח׃
NIV1984The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.
TNIVThe wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.
NIV2011The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.
Compared to NIV1984The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasantgracious words promote instruction.
Compared to TNIVThe wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.

Proverbs 16:24

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSצוּף־ דְּ֭בַשׁ אִמְרֵי־ נֹ֑עַם מָת֥וֹק לַ֝נֶּפֶשׁ וּמַרְפֵּ֥א לָעָֽצֶם׃
NIV1984Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
TNIVGracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
NIV2011Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Compared to NIV1984PleasantGracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Compared to TNIVGracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.


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