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

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The word 'Instead' occurs 2 times more often in the NIV2011 (104 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (102 times). The word 'Instead' was removed in 4 verses, and added in 6 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Instead' 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 text880.0%
New text in NIV2011220.0%

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

Verses where Instead was removed

2 Samuel 14:14

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּי־ מ֣וֹת נָמ֔וּת וְכַמַּ֙יִם֙ הַנִּגָּרִ֣ים אַ֔רְצָה אֲשֶׁ֖ר לֹ֣א יֵאָסֵ֑פוּ וְלֹֽא־ יִשָּׂ֤א אֱלֹהִים֙ נֶ֔פֶשׁ וְחָשַׁב֙ מַֽחֲשָׁב֔וֹת לְבִלְתִּ֛י יִדַּ֥ח מִמֶּ֖נּוּ נִדָּֽח׃
NIV1984Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him.
TNIVLike water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.
NIV2011Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.
Compared to NIV1984Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But Godthat doesis not takewhat awayGod lifedesires; insteadrather, he devises ways so that a banished person maydoes not remain estrangedbanished from him.
Compared to TNIVLike water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.

Job 3:24

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּֽי־ לִפְנֵ֣י לַ֭חְמִי אַנְחָתִ֣י תָבֹ֑א וַֽיִּתְּכ֥וּ כַ֝מַּ֗יִם שַׁאֲגֹתָֽי׃
NIV1984For sighing comes to me instead of food; my groans pour out like water.
TNIVFor sighing has become my daily food; my groans pour out like water.
NIV2011For sighing has become my daily food; my groans pour out like water.
Compared to NIV1984For sighing comeshas tobecome memy instead ofdaily food; my groans pour out like water.
Compared to TNIVFor sighing has become my daily food; my groans pour out like water.

2 Timothy 2:24

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTδοῦλον δὲ κυρίου οὐ δεῖ μάχεσθαι, ἀλλὰ ἤπιον εἶναι πρὸς πάντας, διδακτικόν, ἀνεξίκακον,
NIV1984And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
TNIVAnd the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
NIV2011And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Compared to NIV1984And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, hebe quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Compared to TNIVAnd the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

1 Peter 3:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἀλλ’ ὁ κρυπτὸς τῆς καρδίας ἄνθρωπος ἐν τῷ ἀφθάρτῳ τοῦ ⸂πραέως καὶ ἡσυχίου⸃ πνεύματος, ὅ ἐστιν ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ πολυτελές.
SBLGNT apparatusπραέως καὶ ἡσυχίου Treg NIV RP] ἡσυχίου καὶ πραέως WH
NIV1984Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
TNIVRather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
NIV2011Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
Compared to NIV1984InsteadRather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
Compared to TNIVRather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

Verses where Instead was added

2 Samuel 16:12

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאוּלַ֛י יִרְאֶ֥ה יְהוָ֖ה וְהֵשִׁ֨יב יְהוָ֥ה לִי֙ טוֹבָ֔ה תַּ֥חַת קִלְלָת֖וֹ הַיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּֽה׃
NIV1984It may be that the LORD will see my distress and repay me with good for the cursing I am receiving today."
TNIVIt may be that the LORD will look upon my misery and restore to me his covenant blessing instead of his curse today."
NIV2011It may be that the LORD will look upon my misery and restore to me his covenant blessing instead of his curse today."
Compared to NIV1984It may be that the LORD will seelook upon my distressmisery and repayrestore to me withhis goodcovenant forblessing theinstead cursingof Ihis am receivingcurse today."
Compared to TNIVIt may be that the LORD will look upon my misery and restore to me his covenant blessing instead of his curse today."

John 7:24

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTμὴ κρίνετε κατ’ ὄψιν, ἀλλὰ τὴν δικαίαν κρίσιν ⸀κρίνετε.
SBLGNT apparatusκρίνετε WH Treg NIV ] κρίνατε RP
NIV1984Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment."
TNIVStop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly."
NIV2011Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly."
Compared to NIV1984Stop judging by mere appearances, andbut makeinstead ajudge right judgmentcorrectly."
Compared to TNIVStop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly."

2 Corinthians 5:2

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ γὰρ ἐν τούτῳ στενάζομεν, τὸ οἰκητήριον ἡμῶν τὸ ἐξ οὐρανοῦ ἐπενδύσασθαι ἐπιποθοῦντες,
NIV1984Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,
TNIVMeanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,
NIV2011Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,
Compared to NIV1984Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,
Compared to TNIVMeanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,

2 Corinthians 5:4

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ γὰρ οἱ ὄντες ἐν τῷ σκήνει στενάζομεν βαρούμενοι ἐφ’ ᾧ οὐ θέλομεν ἐκδύσασθαι ἀλλ’ ἐπενδύσασθαι, ἵνα καταποθῇ τὸ θνητὸν ὑπὸ τῆς ζωῆς.
NIV1984For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
TNIVFor while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
NIV2011For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Compared to NIV1984For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Compared to TNIVFor while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.

1 Thessalonians 2:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTδυνάμενοι ἐν βάρει εἶναι ὡς Χριστοῦ ἀπόστολοι· ἀλλὰ ἐγενήθημεν ⸀ἤπιοι ἐν μέσῳ ὑμῶν, ὡς ⸀ἐὰν τροφὸς θάλπῃ τὰ ἑαυτῆς τέκνα·
SBLGNT apparatusἤπιοι Treg NIV RP ] νήπιοι WH NA • ἐὰν WH Treg NIV ] ἂν RP
NIV1984but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.
TNIVInstead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children,
NIV2011Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children,
Compared to NIV1984but Instead, we were gentlelike young children among you, like. Just as a nursing mother caringcares for her little children.,
Compared to TNIVInstead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children,

2 Peter 3:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTοὐ βραδύνει ⸀κύριος τῆς ἐπαγγελίας, ὥς τινες βραδύτητα ἡγοῦνται, ἀλλὰ μακροθυμεῖ εἰς ⸀ὑμᾶς, μὴ βουλόμενός τινας ἀπολέσθαι ἀλλὰ πάντας εἰς μετάνοιαν χωρῆσαι.
SBLGNT apparatusκύριος WH Treg NIV] ὁ κύριος RP • ὑμᾶς WH Treg NIV] ἡμᾶς RP
NIV1984The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
TNIVThe Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
NIV2011The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Compared to NIV1984The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. HeInstead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Compared to TNIVThe Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.


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