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

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The word 'Molech' occurs 16 times less often in the NIV2011 (0 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (16 times). The word 'Molech' was removed in 16 verses, and added in 0 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Molech' 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 text1593.8%
New text in NIV201116.3%

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

Verses where Molech was removed

Leviticus 18:21

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוּמִֽזַּרְעֲךָ֥ לֹא־ תִתֵּ֖ן לְהַעֲבִ֣יר לַמֹּ֑לֶךְ וְלֹ֧א תְחַלֵּ֛ל אֶת־ שֵׁ֥ם אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ אֲנִ֥י יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984"'Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.
TNIV"'Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.
NIV2011"'Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.
Compared to NIV1984"'Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to MolechMolek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.
Compared to TNIV"'Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

Leviticus 20:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְאֶל־ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֘ל1 תֹּאמַר֒ אִ֣ישׁ אִישׁ֩ מִבְּנֵ֨י יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל וּמִן־ הַגֵּ֣ר ׀ הַגָּ֣ר בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִתֵּ֧ן מִזַּרְע֛וֹ לַמֹּ֖לֶךְ מ֣וֹת יוּמָ֑ת עַ֥ם הָאָ֖רֶץ יִרְגְּמֻ֥הוּ בָאָֽבֶן׃
NIV1984"Say to the Israelites: 'Any Israelite or any alien living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death. The people of the community are to stone him.
TNIV"Say to the Israelites: 'Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him.
NIV2011"Say to the Israelites: 'Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him.
Compared to NIV1984"Say to the Israelites: 'Any Israelite or any alienforeigner livingresiding in Israel who givessacrifices any of his children to MolechMolek mustis to be put to death. The peoplemembers of the community are to stone him.
Compared to TNIV"Say to the Israelites: 'Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him.

Leviticus 20:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַאֲנִ֞י אֶתֵּ֤ן אֶת־ פָּנַי֙ בָּאִ֣ישׁ הַה֔וּא וְהִכְרַתִּ֥י אֹת֖וֹ מִקֶּ֣רֶב עַמּ֑וֹ כִּ֤י מִזַּרְעוֹ֙ נָתַ֣ן לַמֹּ֔לֶךְ לְמַ֗עַן טַמֵּא֙ אֶת־ מִקְדָּשִׁ֔י וּלְחַלֵּ֖ל אֶת־ שֵׁ֥ם קָדְשִֽׁי׃
NIV1984I will set my face against that man and I will cut him off from his people; for by giving his children to Molech, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.
TNIVI myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.
NIV2011I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.
Compared to NIV1984I myself will set my face against thathim man and I will cut him off from his people; for by givingsacrificing his children to MolechMolek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.
Compared to TNIVI myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.

Leviticus 20:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְאִ֡ם הַעְלֵ֣ם יַעְלִימֽוּ֩ עַ֨ם הָאָ֜רֶץ אֶת־ עֵֽינֵיהֶם֙ מִן־ הָאִ֣ישׁ הַה֔וּא בְּתִתּ֥וֹ מִזַּרְע֖וֹ לַמֹּ֑לֶךְ לְבִלְתִּ֖י הָמִ֥ית אֹתֽוֹ׃
NIV1984If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of his children to Molech and they fail to put him to death,
TNIVIf the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death,
NIV2011If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death,
Compared to NIV1984If the peoplemembers of the community close their eyes when that man givessacrifices one of his children to MolechMolek and if they fail to put him to death,
Compared to TNIVIf the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death,

Leviticus 20:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְשַׂמְתִּ֨י אֲנִ֧י אֶת־ פָּנַ֛י בָּאִ֥ישׁ הַה֖וּא וּבְמִשְׁפַּחְתּ֑וֹ וְהִכְרַתִּ֨י אֹת֜וֹ וְאֵ֣ת ׀ כָּל־ הַזֹּנִ֣ים אַחֲרָ֗יו לִזְנ֛וֹת אַחֲרֵ֥י הַמֹּ֖לֶךְ מִקֶּ֥רֶב עַמָּֽם׃
NIV1984I will set my face against that man and his family and will cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molech.
TNIVI myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.
NIV2011I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.
Compared to NIV1984I myself will set my face against thathim man and his family and will cut them off from their people bothtogether himwith and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to MolechMolek.
Compared to TNIVI myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.

1 Kings 11:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֵּ֣לֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹ֔ה אַחֲרֵ֣י עַשְׁתֹּ֔רֶת אֱלֹהֵ֖י צִדֹנִ֑ים וְאַחֲרֵ֣י מִלְכֹּ֔ם שִׁקֻּ֖ץ עַמֹּנִֽים׃
NIV1984He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites.
TNIVHe followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites.
NIV2011He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites.
Compared to NIV1984He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and MolechMolek the detestable god of the Ammonites.
Compared to TNIVHe followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites.

1 Kings 11:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאָז֩ יִבְנֶ֨ה שְׁלֹמֹ֜ה בָּמָ֗ה לִכְמוֹשׁ֙ שִׁקֻּ֣ץ מוֹאָ֔ב בָּהָ֕ר אֲשֶׁ֖ר עַל־ פְּנֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וּלְמֹ֕לֶךְ שִׁקֻּ֖ץ בְּנֵ֥י עַמּֽוֹן׃
NIV1984On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites.
TNIVOn a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites.
NIV2011On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites.
Compared to NIV1984On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for MolechMolek the detestable god of the Ammonites.
Compared to TNIVOn a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites.

1 Kings 11:33

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSיַ֣עַן ׀ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עֲזָב֗וּנִי וַיִּֽשְׁתַּחֲווּ֮ לְעַשְׁתֹּרֶת֮ אֱלֹהֵ֣י צִֽדֹנִין֒ לִכְמוֹשׁ֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י מוֹאָ֔ב וּלְמִלְכֹּ֖ם אֱלֹהֵ֣י בְנֵֽי־ עַמּ֑וֹן וְלֹֽא־ הָלְכ֣וּ בִדְרָכַ֗י לַעֲשׂ֨וֹת הַיָּשָׁ֧ר בְּעֵינַ֛י וְחֻקֹּתַ֥י וּמִשְׁפָּטַ֖י כְּדָוִ֥ד אָבִֽיו׃
NIV1984I will do this because they have forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Molech the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in my ways, nor done what is right in my eyes, nor kept my statutes and laws as David, Solomon's father, did.
TNIVI will do this because they have forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Molek the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in obedience to me, nor done what is right in my eyes, nor kept my decrees and laws as David, Solomon's father, did.
NIV2011I will do this because they have forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Molek the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in obedience to me, nor done what is right in my eyes, nor kept my decrees and laws as David, Solomon's father, did.
Compared to NIV1984I will do this because they have forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and MolechMolek the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in myobedience waysto me, nor done what is right in my eyes, nor kept my statutesdecrees and laws as David, Solomon's father, did.
Compared to TNIVI will do this because they have forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Molek the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in obedience to me, nor done what is right in my eyes, nor kept my decrees and laws as David, Solomon's father, did.

2 Kings 23:10

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְטִמֵּ֣א אֶת־ הַתֹּ֔פֶת אֲשֶׁ֖ר בְּגֵ֣י הִנֹּ֑ם לְבִלְתִּ֗י לְהַעֲבִ֨יר אִ֜ישׁ אֶת־ בְּנ֧וֹ וְאֶת־ בִּתּ֛וֹ בָּאֵ֖שׁ לַמֹּֽלֶךְ׃
NIV1984He desecrated Topheth, which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice his son or daughter in the fire to Molech.
TNIVHe desecrated Topheth, which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice their son or daughter in the fire to Molek.
NIV2011He desecrated Topheth, which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice their son or daughter in the fire to Molek.
Compared to NIV1984He desecrated Topheth, which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice histheir son or daughter in the fire to MolechMolek.
Compared to TNIVHe desecrated Topheth, which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice their son or daughter in the fire to Molek.

2 Kings 23:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְֽאֶת־ הַבָּמ֞וֹת אֲשֶׁ֣ר ׀ עַל־ פְּנֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִַ֗ם אֲשֶׁר֮ מִימִ֣ין לְהַר־ הַמַּשְׁחִית֒ אֲשֶׁ֣ר בָּ֠נָה שְׁלֹמֹ֨ה מֶֽלֶךְ־ יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל לְעַשְׁתֹּ֣רֶת ׀ שִׁקֻּ֣ץ צִידֹנִ֗ים וְלִכְמוֹשׁ֙ שִׁקֻּ֣ץ מוֹאָ֔ב וּלְמִלְכֹּ֖ם תּוֹעֲבַ֣ת בְּנֵֽי־ עַמּ֑וֹן טִמֵּ֖א הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃
NIV1984The king also desecrated the high places that were east of Jerusalem on the south of the Hill of Corruption--the ones Solomon king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the vile goddess of the Sidonians, for Chemosh the vile god of Moab, and for Molech the detestable god of the people of Ammon.
TNIVThe king also desecrated the high places that were east of Jerusalem on the south of the Hill of Corruption--the ones Solomon king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the vile goddess of the Sidonians, for Chemosh the vile god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the people of Ammon.
NIV2011The king also desecrated the high places that were east of Jerusalem on the south of the Hill of Corruption--the ones Solomon king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the vile goddess of the Sidonians, for Chemosh the vile god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the people of Ammon.
Compared to NIV1984The king also desecrated the high places that were east of Jerusalem on the south of the Hill of Corruption--the ones Solomon king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the vile goddess of the Sidonians, for Chemosh the vile god of Moab, and for MolechMolek the detestable god of the people of Ammon.
Compared to TNIVThe king also desecrated the high places that were east of Jerusalem on the south of the Hill of Corruption--the ones Solomon king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the vile goddess of the Sidonians, for Chemosh the vile god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the people of Ammon.

Isaiah 57:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַתָּשֻׁ֤רִי לַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ בַּשֶּׁ֔מֶן וַתַּרְבִּ֖י רִקֻּחָ֑יִךְ וַתְּשַׁלְּחִ֤י צִרַ֙יִךְ֙ עַד־ מֵ֣רָחֹ֔ק וַתַּשְׁפִּ֖ילִי עַד־ שְׁאֽוֹל׃
NIV1984You went to Molech with olive oil and increased your perfumes. You sent your ambassadors far away; you descended to the grave itself!
TNIVYou went to Molek with olive oil and increased your perfumes. You sent your ambassadors far away; you descended to the very realm of the dead!
NIV2011You went to Molek with olive oil and increased your perfumes. You sent your ambassadors far away; you descended to the very realm of the dead!
Compared to NIV1984You went to MolechMolek with olive oil and increased your perfumes. You sent your ambassadors far away; you descended to the gravevery itselfrealm of the dead!
Compared to TNIVYou went to Molek with olive oil and increased your perfumes. You sent your ambassadors far away; you descended to the very realm of the dead!

Jeremiah 32:35

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס וַיִּבְנוּ֩ אֶת־ בָּמ֨וֹת הַבַּ֜עַל אֲשֶׁ֣ר ׀ בְּגֵ֣יא בֶן־ הִנֹּ֗ם לְ֠הַעֲבִיר אֶת־ בְּנֵיהֶ֣ם וְאֶת־ בְּנוֹתֵיהֶם֮ לַמֹּלֶךְ֒ אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹֽא־ צִוִּיתִ֗ים וְלֹ֤א עָֽלְתָה֙ עַל־ לִבִּ֔י לַעֲשׂ֖וֹת הַתּוֹעֵבָ֣ה הַזֹּ֑את לְמַ֖עַן אֶת־ יְהוּדָֽה׃
NIV1984They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molech, though I never commanded, nor did it enter my mind, that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin.
TNIVThey built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek, though I never commanded--nor did it enter my mind--that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin.
NIV2011They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek, though I never commanded--nor did it enter my mind--that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin.
Compared to NIV1984They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to MolechMolek, though I never commanded, --nor did it enter my mind, --that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin.
Compared to TNIVThey built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek, though I never commanded--nor did it enter my mind--that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin.

Jeremiah 49:1

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSלִבְנֵ֣י עַמּ֗וֹן כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה הֲבָנִ֥ים אֵין֙ לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אִם־ יוֹרֵ֖שׁ אֵ֣ין ל֑וֹ מַדּ֗וּעַ יָרַ֤שׁ מַלְכָּם֙ אֶת־ גָּ֔ד וְעַמּ֖וֹ בְּעָרָ֥יו יָשָֽׁב׃
NIV1984Concerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no sons? Has she no heirs? Why then has Molech taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?
TNIVConcerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no children? Has she no heirs? Why then has Molek taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?
NIV2011Concerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no sons? Has Israel no heir? Why then has Molek taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?
Compared to NIV1984Concerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no sons? Has sheIsrael no heirsheir? Why then has MolechMolek taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?
Compared to TNIVConcerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no childrensons? Has sheIsrael no heirsheir? Why then has Molek taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?

Jeremiah 49:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהֵילִ֨ילִי חֶשְׁבּ֜וֹן כִּ֣י שֻׁדְּדָה־ עַ֗י צְעַקְנָה֮ בְּנ֣וֹת רַבָּה֒ חֲגֹ֣רְנָה שַׂקִּ֔ים סְפֹ֕דְנָה וְהִתְשׁוֹטַ֖טְנָה בַּגְּדֵר֑וֹת כִּ֤י מַלְכָּם֙ בַּגּוֹלָ֣ה יֵלֵ֔ךְ כֹּהֲנָ֥יו וְשָׂרָ֖יו יַחְדָּֽיו׃
NIV1984"Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai is destroyed! Cry out, O inhabitants of Rabbah! Put on sackcloth and mourn; rush here and there inside the walls, for Molech will go into exile, together with his priests and officials.
TNIV"Wail, Heshbon, for Ai is destroyed! Cry out, you inhabitants of Rabbah! Put on sackcloth and mourn; rush here and there inside the walls, for Molek will go into exile, together with his priests and officials.
NIV2011"Wail, Heshbon, for Ai is destroyed! Cry out, you inhabitants of Rabbah! Put on sackcloth and mourn; rush here and there inside the walls, for Molek will go into exile, together with his priests and officials.
Compared to NIV1984"Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai is destroyed! Cry out, Oyou inhabitants of Rabbah! Put on sackcloth and mourn; rush here and there inside the walls, for MolechMolek will go into exile, together with his priests and officials.
Compared to TNIV"Wail, Heshbon, for Ai is destroyed! Cry out, you inhabitants of Rabbah! Put on sackcloth and mourn; rush here and there inside the walls, for Molek will go into exile, together with his priests and officials.

Zephaniah 1:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְאֶת־ הַמִּשְׁתַּחֲוִ֥ים עַל־ הַגַּגּ֖וֹת לִצְבָ֣א הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם וְאֶת־ הַמִּֽשְׁתַּחֲוִים֙ הַנִּשְׁבָּעִ֣ים לַֽיהוָ֔ה וְהַנִּשְׁבָּעִ֖ים בְּמַלְכָּֽם׃
NIV1984those who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host, those who bow down and swear by the LORD and who also swear by Molech,
TNIVthose who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host, those who bow down and swear by the LORD and who also swear by Molek,
NIV2011those who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host, those who bow down and swear by the LORD and who also swear by Molek,
Compared to NIV1984those who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host, those who bow down and swear by the LORD and who also swear by MolechMolek,
Compared to TNIVthose who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host, those who bow down and swear by the LORD and who also swear by Molek,

Acts 7:43

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTκαὶ ἀνελάβετε τὴν σκηνὴν τοῦ Μολὸχ καὶ τὸ ἄστρον τοῦ ⸀θεοῦ ⸀Ῥαιφάν, τοὺς τύπους οὓς ἐποιήσατε προσκυνεῖν αὐτοῖς. καὶ μετοικιῶ ὑμᾶς ἐπέκεινα Βαβυλῶνος.
SBLGNT apparatusθεοῦ WH Treg ] + ὑμῶν NIV RP • Ῥαιφάν NIV ] Ῥομφά WH; Ῥεφάν Treg; Ῥεμφάν RP
NIV1984You have lifted up the shrine of Molech and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile' beyond Babylon.
TNIVYou have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile' beyond Babylon.
NIV2011You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile' beyond Babylon.
Compared to NIV1984You have liftedtaken up the shrinetabernacle of MolechMolek and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile' beyond Babylon.
Compared to TNIVYou have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile' beyond Babylon.


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