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

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The word 'Merely' occurs 6 times more often in the NIV2011 (14 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (8 times). The word 'Merely' was removed in 2 verses, and added in 8 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Merely' 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 text10100.0%

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

Verses where Merely was removed

1 Samuel 14:43

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֤אמֶר שָׁאוּל֙ אֶל־ י֣וֹנָתָ֔ן הַגִּ֥ידָה לִּ֖י מֶ֣ה עָשִׂ֑יתָה וַיַּגֶּד־ ל֣וֹ יוֹנָתָ֗ן וַיֹּאמֶר֩ טָעֹ֨ם טָעַ֜מְתִּי בִּקְצֵ֨ה הַמַּטֶּ֧ה אֲשֶׁר־ בְּיָדִ֛י מְעַ֥ט דְּבַ֖שׁ הִנְנִ֥י אָמֽוּת׃
NIV1984Then Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done." So Jonathan told him, "I merely tasted a little honey with the end of my staff. And now must I die?"
TNIVThen Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done." So Jonathan told him, "I tasted a little honey with the end of my staff. And now I must die!"
NIV2011Then Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done." So Jonathan told him, "I tasted a little honey with the end of my staff. And now I must die!"
Compared to NIV1984Then Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done." So Jonathan told him, "I merely tasted a little honey with the end of my staff. And now must I must die?"!"
Compared to TNIVThen Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done." So Jonathan told him, "I tasted a little honey with the end of my staff. And now I must die!"

1 Corinthians 15:32

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTεἰ κατὰ ἄνθρωπον ἐθηριομάχησα ἐν Ἐφέσῳ, τί μοι τὸ ὄφελος; εἰ νεκροὶ οὐκ ἐγείρονται, Φάγωμεν καὶ πίωμεν, αὔριον γὰρ ἀποθνῄσκομεν.
NIV1984If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus for merely human reasons, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
TNIVIf I fought wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
NIV2011If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
Compared to NIV1984If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus forwith merelyno more than human reasonshopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
Compared to TNIVIf I fought wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."

Verses where Merely was added

Isaiah 29:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֲדֹנָ֗י יַ֚עַן כִּ֤י נִגַּשׁ֙ הָעָ֣ם הַזֶּ֔ה בְּפִ֤יו וּבִשְׂפָתָיו֙ כִּבְּד֔וּנִי וְלִבּ֖וֹ רִחַ֣ק מִמֶּ֑נִּי וַתְּהִ֤י יִרְאָתָם֙ אֹתִ֔י מִצְוַ֥ת אֲנָשִׁ֖ים מְלֻמָּדָֽה׃
NIV1984The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.
TNIVThe Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.
NIV2011The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.
Compared to NIV1984The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is madebased upon onlymerely ofhuman rules taughtthey byhave menbeen taught.
Compared to TNIVThe Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.

Matthew 15:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTμάτην δὲ σέβονταί με, διδάσκοντες διδασκαλίας ἐντάλματα ἀνθρώπων.
NIV1984They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'"
TNIVThey worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'"
NIV2011They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'"
Compared to NIV1984They worship me in vain; their teachings are butmerely ruleshuman taught by menrules.'"
Compared to TNIVThey worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'"

Matthew 16:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὁ δὲ στραφεὶς εἶπεν τῷ Πέτρῳ· Ὕπαγε ὀπίσω μου, Σατανᾶ· σκάνδαλον ⸂εἶ ἐμοῦ⸃, ὅτι οὐ φρονεῖς τὰ τοῦ θεοῦ ἀλλὰ τὰ τῶν ἀνθρώπων.
NIV1984Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
TNIVJesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns."
NIV2011Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns."
Compared to NIV1984Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the thingsconcerns of God, but themerely thingshuman of menconcerns."
Compared to TNIVJesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns."

Mark 7:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTμάτην δὲ σέβονταί με, διδάσκοντες διδασκαλίας ἐντάλματα ἀνθρώπων·
NIV1984They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'
TNIVThey worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'
NIV2011They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'
Compared to NIV1984They worship me in vain; their teachings are butmerely ruleshuman taught by menrules.'
Compared to TNIVThey worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'

Mark 8:33

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὁ δὲ ἐπιστραφεὶς καὶ ἰδὼν τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ ἐπετίμησεν ⸀Πέτρῳ ⸂καὶ λέγει⸃· Ὕπαγε ὀπίσω μου, Σατανᾶ, ὅτι οὐ φρονεῖς τὰ τοῦ θεοῦ ἀλλὰ τὰ τῶν ἀνθρώπων.
SBLGNT apparatusΠέτρῳ WH Treg NIV ] τῷ Πέτρῳ RP • καὶ λέγει WH Treg NIV ] λέγων RP
NIV1984But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!" he said. "You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
TNIVBut when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!" he said. "You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns."
NIV2011But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!" he said. "You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns."
Compared to NIV1984But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!" he said. "You do not have in mind the thingsconcerns of God, but themerely thingshuman of menconcerns."
Compared to TNIVBut when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!" he said. "You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns."

1 Corinthians 2:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὁ δὲ πνευματικὸς ἀνακρίνει ⸀τὰ πάντα, αὐτὸς δὲ ὑπ’ οὐδενὸς ἀνακρίνεται.
SBLGNT apparatusτὰ NIV ] μὲν WH Treg RP
NIV1984The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
TNIVThe person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments,
NIV2011The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments,
Compared to NIV1984The spiritualperson manwith the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but hesuch himselfa person is not subject to anymerely man'shuman judgment:judgments,
Compared to TNIVThe person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments,

Colossians 2:22

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἅ ἐστιν πάντα εἰς φθορὰν τῇ ἀποχρήσει, κατὰ τὰ ἐντάλματα καὶ διδασκαλίας τῶν ἀνθρώπων;
NIV1984These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.
TNIVThese rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings.
NIV2011These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings.
Compared to NIV1984These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on merely human commands and teachings.
Compared to TNIVThese rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings.

Titus 1:14

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTμὴ προσέχοντες Ἰουδαϊκοῖς μύθοις καὶ ἐντολαῖς ἀνθρώπων ἀποστρεφομένων τὴν ἀλήθειαν.
NIV1984and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth.
TNIVand will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.
NIV2011and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.
Compared to NIV1984and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.
Compared to TNIVand will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.


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