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

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The word 'Lest' occurs 3 times less often in the NIV2011 (7 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (10 times). The word 'Lest' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 0 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Lest' 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 text133.3%
New text in NIV2011266.7%

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

Verses where Lest was removed

Exodus 20:26

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְלֹֽא־ תַעֲלֶ֥ה בְמַעֲלֹ֖ת עַֽל־ מִזְבְּחִ֑י אֲשֶׁ֛ר לֹֽא־ תִגָּלֶ֥ה עֶרְוָתְךָ֖ עָלָֽיו׃
NIV1984And do not go up to my altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'
TNIVAnd do not go up to my altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'
NIV2011And do not go up to my altar on steps, or your private parts may be exposed.'
Compared to NIV1984And do not go up to my altar on steps, lestor your nakednessprivate beparts exposedmay onbe itexposed.'
Compared to TNIVAnd do not go up to my altar on steps, lestor your nakednessprivate beparts exposedmay onbe itexposed.'

Psalms 2:12

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSנַשְּׁקוּ־ בַ֡ר פֶּן־ יֶאֱנַ֤ף ׀ וְתֹ֬אבְדוּ דֶ֗רֶךְ כִּֽי־ יִבְעַ֣ר כִּמְעַ֣ט אַפּ֑וֹ אַ֝שְׁרֵ֗י כָּל־ ח֥וֹסֵי בֽוֹ׃
NIV1984Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
TNIVKiss his son, or he will be angry and you and your ways will be destroyed, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
NIV2011Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Compared to NIV1984Kiss thehis Sonson, lestor he will be angry and youyour beway destroyedwill inlead to your waydestruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Compared to TNIVKiss his son, or he will be angry and you and your waysway will belead destroyedto your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Jeremiah 10:24

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSיַסְּרֵ֥נִי יְהוָ֖ה אַךְ־ בְּמִשְׁפָּ֑ט אַל־ בְּאַפְּךָ֖ פֶּן־ תַּמְעִטֵֽנִי׃
NIV1984Correct me, LORD, but only with justice-- not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing.
TNIVDiscipline me, LORD, but only in due measure-- not in your anger, or you will reduce me to nothing.
NIV2011Discipline me, LORD, but only in due measure-- not in your anger, or you will reduce me to nothing.
Compared to NIV1984CorrectDiscipline me, LORD, but only within justicedue measure-- not in your anger, lestor you will reduce me to nothing.
Compared to TNIVDiscipline me, LORD, but only in due measure-- not in your anger, or you will reduce me to nothing.


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