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

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The word 'Instructions' occurs 4 times more often in the NIV2011 (35 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (31 times). The word 'Instructions' was removed in 2 verses, and added in 6 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Instructions' 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 text787.5%
New text in NIV2011112.5%

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

Verses where Instructions was removed

1 Samuel 21:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיָּבֹ֤א דָוִד֙ נֹ֔בֶה אֶל־ אֲחִימֶ֖לֶךְ הַכֹּהֵ֑ן וַיֶּחֱרַ֨ד אֲחִימֶ֜לֶךְ לִקְרַ֣את דָּוִ֗ד וַיֹּ֤אמֶר לוֹ֙ מַדּ֤וּעַ אַתָּה֙ לְבַדֶּ֔ךָ וְאִ֖ישׁ אֵ֥ין אִתָּֽךְ׃
NIV1984David answered Ahimelech the priest, "The king charged me with a certain matter and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about your mission and your instructions.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.
TNIVDavid answered Ahimelek the priest, "The king sent me on a mission and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.
NIV2011David answered Ahimelek the priest, "The king sent me on a mission and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.
Compared to NIV1984David answered AhimelechAhimelek the priest, "The king chargedsent me withon a certainmission matter and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about yourthe mission andI youram instructionssending you on.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.
Compared to TNIVDavid answered Ahimelek the priest, "The king sent me on a mission and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.

Proverbs 19:16

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSשֹׁמֵ֣ר מִ֭צְוָה שֹׁמֵ֣ר נַפְשׁ֑וֹ בּוֹזֵ֖ה דְרָכָ֣יו
NIV1984He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
TNIVThose who obey instructions preserve their lives, but those who are contemptuous of their ways will die.
NIV2011Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.
Compared to NIV1984HeWhoever whokeeps obeyscommandments instructionskeeps guardstheir his life, but hewhoever whoshows iscontempt contemptuousfor of histheir ways will die.
Compared to TNIVThoseWhoever whokeeps obeycommandments instructionskeeps preserve their liveslife, but thosewhoever whoshows arecontempt contemptuous offor their ways will die.

Verses where Instructions was added

Genesis 26:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSעֵ֕קֶב אֲשֶׁר־ שָׁמַ֥ע אַבְרָהָ֖ם בְּקֹלִ֑י וַיִּשְׁמֹר֙ מִשְׁמַרְתִּ֔י מִצְוֺתַ֖י חֻקּוֹתַ֥י וְתוֹרֹתָֽי׃
NIV1984because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws."
TNIVbecause Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions."
NIV2011because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions."
Compared to NIV1984because Abraham obeyed me and keptdid myeverything requirementsI required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my lawsinstructions."
Compared to TNIVbecause Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions."

Exodus 18:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּֽי־ יִהְיֶ֨ה לָהֶ֤ם דָּבָר֙ בָּ֣א אֵלַ֔י וְשָׁ֣פַטְתִּ֔י בֵּ֥ין אִ֖ישׁ וּבֵ֣ין רֵעֵ֑הוּ וְהוֹדַעְתִּ֛י אֶת־ חֻקֵּ֥י הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים וְאֶת־ תּוֹרֹתָֽיו׃
NIV1984Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God's decrees and laws."
TNIVWhenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God's decrees and instructions."
NIV2011Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God's decrees and instructions."
Compared to NIV1984Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God's decrees and lawsinstructions."
Compared to TNIVWhenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God's decrees and instructions."

Exodus 18:20

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְהִזְהַרְתָּ֣ה אֶתְהֶ֔ם אֶת־ הַחֻקִּ֖ים וְאֶת־ הַתּוֹרֹ֑ת וְהוֹדַעְתָּ֣ לָהֶ֗ם אֶת־ הַדֶּ֙רֶךְ֙ יֵ֣לְכוּ בָ֔הּ וְאֶת־ הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר יַעֲשֽׂוּן׃
NIV1984Teach them the decrees and laws, and show them the way to live and the duties they are to perform.
TNIVTeach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave.
NIV2011Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave.
Compared to NIV1984Teach them thehis decrees and lawsinstructions, and show them the way they are to live and thehow duties they are to performbehave.
Compared to TNIVTeach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave.

1 Kings 3:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֶּאֱהַ֤ב שְׁלֹמֹה֙ אֶת־ יְהוָ֔ה לָלֶ֕כֶת בְּחֻקּ֖וֹת דָּוִ֣ד אָבִ֑יו רַ֚ק בַּבָּמ֔וֹת ה֥וּא מְזַבֵּ֖חַ וּמַקְטִֽיר׃
NIV1984Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the statutes of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.
TNIVSolomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.
NIV2011Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.
Compared to NIV1984Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the statutesinstructions ofgiven him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.
Compared to TNIVSolomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.

2 Chronicles 35:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלְבֵית־ אֲבוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם כְּמַחְלְקוֹתֵיכֶ֑ם בִּכְתָ֗ב דָּוִיד֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וּבְמִכְתַּ֖ב שְׁלֹמֹ֥ה בְנֽוֹ׃
NIV1984Prepare yourselves by families in your divisions, according to the directions written by David king of Israel and by his son Solomon.
TNIVPrepare yourselves by families in your divisions, according to the instructions written by David king of Israel and by his son Solomon.
NIV2011Prepare yourselves by families in your divisions, according to the instructions written by David king of Israel and by his son Solomon.
Compared to NIV1984Prepare yourselves by families in your divisions, according to the directionsinstructions written by David king of Israel and by his son Solomon.
Compared to TNIVPrepare yourselves by families in your divisions, according to the instructions written by David king of Israel and by his son Solomon.

Ezekiel 44:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֨אמֶר אֵלַ֜י יְהֹוָ֗ה בֶּן־ אָדָ֡ם שִׂ֣ים לִבְּךָ֩ וּרְאֵ֨ה בְעֵינֶ֜יךָ וּבְאָזְנֶ֣יךָ שְּׁמָ֗ע אֵ֣ת כָּל־ אֲשֶׁ֤ר אֲנִי֙ מְדַבֵּ֣ר אֹתָ֔ךְ לְכָל־ חֻקּ֥וֹת בֵּית־ יְהוָ֖ה וּלְכָל־ וְשַׂמְתָּ֤ לִבְּךָ֙ לִמְב֣וֹא הַבַּ֔יִת בְּכֹ֖ל מוֹצָאֵ֥י הַמִּקְדָּֽשׁ׃
NIV1984The LORD said to me, "Son of man, look carefully, listen closely and give attention to everything I tell you concerning all the regulations regarding the temple of the LORD. Give attention to the entrance of the temple and all the exits of the sanctuary.
TNIVThe LORD said to me, "Son of man, look carefully, listen closely and give attention to everything I tell you concerning all the regulations and instructions regarding the temple of the LORD. Give attention to the entrance to the temple and all the exits of the sanctuary.
NIV2011The LORD said to me, "Son of man, look carefully, listen closely and give attention to everything I tell you concerning all the regulations and instructions regarding the temple of the LORD. Give attention to the entrance to the temple and all the exits of the sanctuary.
Compared to NIV1984The LORD said to me, "Son of man, look carefully, listen closely and give attention to everything I tell you concerning all the regulations and instructions regarding the temple of the LORD. Give attention to the entrance ofto the temple and all the exits of the sanctuary.
Compared to TNIVThe LORD said to me, "Son of man, look carefully, listen closely and give attention to everything I tell you concerning all the regulations and instructions regarding the temple of the LORD. Give attention to the entrance to the temple and all the exits of the sanctuary.


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