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

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The word 'Hair' occurs 2 times less often in the NIV2011 (93 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (95 times). The word 'Hair' was removed in 4 verses, and added in 2 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Hair' 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 text466.7%
New text in NIV2011233.3%

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

Verses where Hair was removed

Isaiah 7:20

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֡וּא יְגַלַּ֣ח אֲדֹנָי֩ בְּתַ֨עַר הַשְּׂכִירָ֜ה בְּעֶבְרֵ֤י נָהָר֙ בְּמֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֔וּר אֶת־ הָרֹ֖אשׁ וְשַׂ֣עַר הָרַגְלָ֑יִם3 וְגַ֥ם אֶת־ הַזָּקָ֖ן תִּסְפֶּֽה׃
NIV1984In that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the River--the king of Assyria--to shave your head and the hair of your legs, and to take off your beards also.
TNIVIn that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates River--the king of Assyria--to shave your head and the hair of your legs, and to take off your beards also.
NIV2011In that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates River--the king of Assyria--to shave your head and private parts, and to cut off your beard also.
Compared to NIV1984In that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates River--the king of Assyria--to shave your head and theprivate hair of your legsparts, and to takecut off your beardsbeard also.
Compared to TNIVIn that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates River--the king of Assyria--to shave your head and theprivate hair of your legsparts, and to takecut off your beardsbeard also.

Ezekiel 5:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְלָקַחְתָּ֥ מִשָּׁ֖ם מְעַ֣ט בְּמִסְפָּ֑ר וְצַרְתָּ֥ אוֹתָ֖ם בִּכְנָפֶֽיךָ׃
NIV1984But take a few strands of hair and tuck them away in the folds of your garment.
TNIVBut take a few hairs and tuck them away in the folds of your garment.
NIV2011But take a few hairs and tuck them away in the folds of your garment.
Compared to NIV1984But take a few strands of hairhairs and tuck them away in the folds of your garment.
Compared to TNIVBut take a few hairs and tuck them away in the folds of your garment.

1 Timothy 2:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὡσαύτως ⸀καὶ γυναῖκας ἐν καταστολῇ κοσμίῳ μετὰ αἰδοῦς καὶ σωφροσύνης κοσμεῖν ἑαυτάς, μὴ ἐν πλέγμασιν ⸀καὶ ⸀χρυσίῳ ἢ μαργαρίταις ἢ ἱματισμῷ πολυτελεῖ,
SBLGNT apparatusκαὶ Treg NIV ] – WH; + τὰς RP • καὶ WH Treg NIV ] ἢ RP • χρυσίῳ WH NIV ] χρυσῷ Treg RP
NIV1984I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,
TNIVI also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,
NIV2011I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,
Compared to NIV1984I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with braidedelaborate hairhairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,
Compared to TNIVI also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

1 Peter 3:3

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὧν ἔστω οὐχ ὁ ἔξωθεν ἐμπλοκῆς τριχῶν καὶ περιθέσεως χρυσίων ἢ ἐνδύσεως ἱματίων κόσμος,
NIV1984Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.
TNIVYour beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.
NIV2011Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.
Compared to NIV1984Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braidedelaborate hairhairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry andor fine clothes.
Compared to TNIVYour beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry andor fine clothes.

Verses where Hair was added

Deuteronomy 32:25

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSמִחוּץ֙ תְּשַׁכֶּל־ חֶ֔רֶב וּמֵחֲדָרִ֖ים אֵימָ֑ה גַּם־ בָּחוּר֙ גַּם־ בְּתוּלָ֔ה יוֹנֵ֖ק עִם־ אִ֥ישׁ שֵׂיבָֽה׃
NIV1984In the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. Young men and young women will perish, infants and gray-haired men.
TNIVIn the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. The young men and young women will perish, the infants and those with gray hair.
NIV2011In the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. The young men and young women will perish, the infants and those with gray hair.
Compared to NIV1984In the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. YoungThe young men and young women will perish, the infants and those with gray-haired menhair.
Compared to TNIVIn the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. The young men and young women will perish, the infants and those with gray hair.

2 Samuel 18:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיִּקָּרֵא֙ אַבְשָׁל֔וֹם לִפְנֵ֖י עַבְדֵ֣י דָוִ֑ד וְאַבְשָׁל֞וֹם רֹכֵ֣ב עַל־ הַפֶּ֗רֶד וַיָּבֹ֣א הַפֶּ֡רֶד תַּ֣חַת שׂוֹבֶךְ֩ הָאֵלָ֨ה הַגְּדוֹלָ֜ה וַיֶּחֱזַ֧ק רֹאשׁ֣וֹ בָאֵלָ֗ה וַיֻּתַּן֙ בֵּ֤ין הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ וּבֵ֣ין הָאָ֔רֶץ וְהַפֶּ֥רֶד אֲשֶׁר־ תַּחְתָּ֖יו עָבָֽר׃
NIV1984Now Absalom happened to meet David's men. He was riding his mule, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large oak, Absalom's head got caught in the tree. He was left hanging in midair, while the mule he was riding kept on going.
TNIVNow Absalom happened to meet David's men. He was riding his mule, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large oak, Absalom's hair got caught in the tree. He was left hanging in midair, while the mule he was riding kept on going.
NIV2011Now Absalom happened to meet David's men. He was riding his mule, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large oak, Absalom's hair got caught in the tree. He was left hanging in midair, while the mule he was riding kept on going.
Compared to NIV1984Now Absalom happened to meet David's men. He was riding his mule, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large oak, Absalom's headhair got caught in the tree. He was left hanging in midair, while the mule he was riding kept on going.
Compared to TNIVNow Absalom happened to meet David's men. He was riding his mule, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large oak, Absalom's hair got caught in the tree. He was left hanging in midair, while the mule he was riding kept on going.


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