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

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The word 'Mouth' occurs 14 times less often in the NIV2011 (256 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (270 times). The word 'Mouth' was removed in 17 verses, and added in 3 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Mouth' 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 text1785.0%
New text in NIV2011315.0%

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

Verses where Mouth was removed

Exodus 4:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֵלָ֗יו מִ֣י שָׂ֣ם פֶּה֮ לָֽאָדָם֒ א֚וֹ מִֽי־ יָשׂ֣וּם אִלֵּ֔ם א֣וֹ חֵרֵ֔שׁ א֥וֹ פִקֵּ֖חַ א֣וֹ עִוֵּ֑ר הֲלֹ֥א אָנֹכִ֖י יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984The LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
TNIVThe LORD said to him, "Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
NIV2011The LORD said to him, "Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
Compared to NIV1984The LORD said to him, "Who gave manhuman hisbeings mouththeir mouths? Who makes himthem deaf or mute? Who gives himthem sight or makes himthem blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
Compared to TNIVThe LORD said to him, "Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

Joshua 1:8

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלֹֽא־ יָמ֡וּשׁ סֵפֶר֩ הַתּוֹרָ֨ה הַזֶּ֜ה מִפִּ֗יךָ וְהָגִ֤יתָ בּוֹ֙ יוֹמָ֣ם וָלַ֔יְלָה לְמַ֙עַן֙ תִּשְׁמֹ֣ר לַעֲשׂ֔וֹת כְּכָל־ הַכָּת֖וּב בּ֑וֹ כִּי־ אָ֛ז תַּצְלִ֥יחַ אֶת־ דְּרָכֶ֖ךָ וְאָ֥ז תַּשְׂכִּֽיל׃
NIV1984Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
TNIVKeep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
NIV2011Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Compared to NIV1984DoKeep not let this Book of the Law departalways fromon your mouthlips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Compared to TNIVKeep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Psalms 36:3

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכִּֽי־ הֶחֱלִ֣יק אֵלָ֣יו בְּעֵינָ֑יו לִמְצֹ֖א עֲוֺנ֣וֹ לִשְׂנֹֽא׃
NIV1984The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and to do good.
TNIVThe words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they have ceased to be wise and to do good.
NIV2011The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good.
Compared to NIV1984The words of histheir mouthmouths are wicked and deceitful; hethey hasfail ceased to beact wisewisely and toor do good.
Compared to TNIVThe words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they havefail ceased to beact wisewisely and toor do good.

Psalms 37:30

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSפִּֽי־ צַ֭דִּיק יֶהְגֶּ֣ה חָכְמָ֑ה וּ֝לְשׁוֹנ֗וֹ תְּדַבֵּ֥ר מִשְׁפָּֽט׃
NIV1984The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.
TNIVThe mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.
NIV2011The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.
Compared to NIV1984The mouthmouths of the righteous manutter utters wisdom, and histheir tonguetongues speaksspeak what is just.
Compared to TNIVThe mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.

Psalms 38:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיְנַקְשׁ֤וּ ׀ מְבַקְשֵׁ֬י נַפְשִׁ֗י וְדֹרְשֵׁ֣י רָ֭עָתִי דִּבְּר֣וּ הַוּ֑וֹת וּ֝מִרְמ֗וֹת כָּל־ הַיּ֥וֹם יֶהְגּֽוּ׃
NIV1984I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth;
TNIVI am like the deaf, who cannot hear, like the mute, who cannot speak;
NIV2011I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, like the mute, who cannot speak;
Compared to NIV1984I am like athe deaf man, who cannot hear, like athe mute, who cannot open his mouthspeak;
Compared to TNIVI am like the deaf, who cannot hear, like the mute, who cannot speak;

Psalms 138:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSיוֹד֣וּךָ יְ֭הוָה כָּל־ מַלְכֵי־ אָ֑רֶץ כִּ֥י שָׁ֝מְע֗וּ אִמְרֵי־ פִֽיךָ׃
NIV1984May all the kings of the earth praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth.
TNIVMay all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed.
NIV2011May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed.
Compared to NIV1984May all the kings of the earth praise you, O LORD, when they hear thewhat wordsyou ofhave your mouthdecreed.
Compared to TNIVMay all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed.

Proverbs 11:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSבְּפֶ֗ה חָ֭נֵף יַשְׁחִ֣ת רֵעֵ֑הוּ וּ֝בְדַ֗עַת צַדִּיקִ֥ים יֵחָלֵֽצוּ׃
NIV1984With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
TNIVWith their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
NIV2011With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
Compared to NIV1984With histheir mouthmouths the godless destroysdestroy histheir neighborneighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
Compared to TNIVWith their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.

Proverbs 16:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלֵ֣ב חָ֭כָם יַשְׂכִּ֣יל פִּ֑יהוּ וְעַל־ שְׂ֝פָתָ֗יו יֹסִ֥יף לֶֽקַח׃
NIV1984A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.
TNIVThe hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.
NIV2011The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.
Compared to NIV1984AThe wisehearts man'sof heartthe guideswise hismake mouththeir mouths prudent, and histheir lips promote instruction.
Compared to TNIVThe hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.

Proverbs 18:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשִׂפְתֵ֣י כְ֭סִיל יָבֹ֣אֽוּ בְרִ֑יב וּ֝פִ֗יו לְֽמַהֲלֻמ֥וֹת יִקְרָֽא׃
NIV1984A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.
TNIVThe lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
NIV2011The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
Compared to NIV1984AThe fool's lips of fools bring himthem strife, and histheir mouthmouths invitesinvite a beating.
Compared to TNIVThe lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.

Proverbs 18:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSפִּֽי־ כְ֭סִיל מְחִתָּה־ ל֑וֹ וּ֝שְׂפָתָ֗יו מוֹקֵ֥שׁ נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃
NIV1984A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
TNIVThe mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
NIV2011The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
Compared to NIV1984AThe fool'smouths mouthof isfools hisare their undoing, and histheir lips are a snare to histheir soulvery lives.
Compared to TNIVThe mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.

Proverbs 21:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשֹׁמֵ֣ר פִּ֭יו וּלְשׁוֹנ֑וֹ שֹׁמֵ֖ר מִצָּר֣וֹת נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃
NIV1984He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
TNIVThose who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.
NIV2011Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.
Compared to NIV1984HeThose who guardsguard histheir mouthmouths and histheir tonguetongues keepskeep himselfthemselves from calamity.
Compared to TNIVThose who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.

Isaiah 59:21

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס וַאֲנִ֗י זֹ֣את בְּרִיתִ֤י אוֹתָם֙ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה רוּחִי֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָלֶ֔יךָ וּדְבָרַ֖י אֲשֶׁר־ שַׂ֣מְתִּי בְּפִ֑יךָ לֹֽא־ יָמ֡וּשׁוּ מִפִּיךָ֩ וּמִפִּ֨י זַרְעֲךָ֜ וּמִפִּ֨י זֶ֤רַע זַרְעֲךָ֙ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה מֵעַתָּ֖ה וְעַד־ עוֹלָֽם׃
NIV1984"As for me, this is my covenant with them," says the LORD. "My Spirit, who is on you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever," says the LORD.
TNIV"As for me, this is my covenant with them," says the LORD. "My Spirit, who is on you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever," says the LORD.
NIV2011"As for me, this is my covenant with them," says the LORD. "My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants--from this time on and forever," says the LORD.
Compared to NIV1984"As for me, this is my covenant with them," says the LORD. "My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will notalways departbe fromon your mouthlips, oron from the mouthslips of your children, or fromand on the mouthslips of their descendants --from this time on and forever," says the LORD.
Compared to TNIV"As for me, this is my covenant with them," says the LORD. "My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will notalways departbe fromon your mouthlips, oron from the mouthslips of your children, or fromand on the mouthslips of their descendants --from this time on and forever," says the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:8

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס הַעַל־ אֵ֥לֶּה לֹֽא־ אֶפְקָד־ בָּ֖ם נְאֻם־ יְהוָ֑ה אִ֚ם בְּג֣וֹי אֲשֶׁר־ כָּזֶ֔ה לֹ֥א תִתְנַקֵּ֖ם נַפְשִֽׁי׃
NIV1984Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks with deceit. With his mouth each speaks cordially to his neighbor, but in his heart he sets a trap for him.
TNIVTheir tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully. With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbors, but in their hearts they set traps for them.
NIV2011Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully. With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbors, but in their hearts they set traps for them.
Compared to NIV1984Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks with deceitdeceitfully. With histheir mouthmouths eachthey speaksall speak cordially to histheir neighborneighbors, but in histheir hearthearts hethey setsset atraps trap for himthem.
Compared to TNIVTheir tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully. With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbors, but in their hearts they set traps for them.

Zechariah 5:8

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ זֹ֣את הָרִשְׁעָ֔ה וַיַּשְׁלֵ֥ךְ אֹתָ֖הּ אֶל־ תּ֣וֹךְ הָֽאֵיפָ֑ה וַיַּשְׁלֵ֛ךְ אֶת־ אֶ֥בֶן הָעֹפֶ֖רֶת אֶל־ פִּֽיהָ׃
NIV1984He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed the lead cover down over its mouth.
TNIVHe said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed the lead cover down over its mouth.
NIV2011He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed its lead cover down on it.
Compared to NIV1984He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed theits lead cover down overon its mouthit.
Compared to TNIVHe said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed theits lead cover down overon its mouthit.

Acts 1:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἌνδρες ἀδελφοί, ἔδει πληρωθῆναι τὴν ⸀γραφὴν ἣν προεῖπε τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον διὰ στόματος Δαυὶδ περὶ Ἰούδα τοῦ γενομένου ὁδηγοῦ τοῖς συλλαβοῦσιν ⸀Ἰησοῦν,
SBLGNT apparatusγραφὴν WH Treg NIV ] + ταύτην RP • Ἰησοῦν WH Treg NIV ] τὸν Ἰησοῦν RP
NIV1984and said, "Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus--
TNIVand said, "Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus.
NIV2011and said, "Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus.
Compared to NIV1984and said, "Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus--.
Compared to TNIVand said, "Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus.

Romans 15:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἵνα ὁμοθυμαδὸν ἐν ἑνὶ στόματι δοξάζητε τὸν θεὸν καὶ πατέρα τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ.
NIV1984so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
TNIVso that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
NIV2011so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Compared to NIV1984so that with one heartmind and mouthone voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Compared to TNIVso that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 6:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTκαὶ ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ, ἵνα μοι δοθῇ λόγος ἐν ἀνοίξει τοῦ στόματός μου, ἐν παρρησίᾳ γνωρίσαι τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ εὐαγγελίου
NIV1984Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
TNIVPray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
NIV2011Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
Compared to NIV1984Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouthspeak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
Compared to TNIVPray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,

Verses where Mouth was added

Psalms 22:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכַּמַּ֥יִם נִשְׁפַּכְתִּי֮ וְהִתְפָּֽרְד֗וּ כָּֽל־ עַצְמ֫וֹתָ֥י הָיָ֣ה לִ֭בִּי כַּדּוֹנָ֑ג נָ֝מֵ֗ס בְּת֣וֹךְ מֵעָֽי׃
NIV1984My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.
TNIVMy mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.
NIV2011My mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.
Compared to NIV1984My strengthmouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.
Compared to TNIVMy mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.

Proverbs 14:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSבְּֽפִי־ אֱ֭וִיל חֹ֣טֶר גַּאֲוָ֑ה וְשִׂפְתֵ֥י חֲ֝כָמִ֗ים תִּשְׁמוּרֵֽם׃
NIV1984A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
TNIVA fool's mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.
NIV2011A fool's mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.
Compared to NIV1984A fool's talkmouth bringslashes aout rodwith to his backpride, but the lips of the wise protect them.
Compared to TNIVA fool's mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.

2 Thessalonians 2:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTεἰς τὸ μὴ ταχέως σαλευθῆναι ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ νοὸς ⸀μηδὲ θροεῖσθαι μήτε διὰ πνεύματος μήτε διὰ λόγου μήτε δι’ ἐπιστολῆς ὡς δι’ ἡμῶν, ὡς ὅτι ἐνέστηκεν ἡ ἡμέρα τοῦ ⸀κυρίου.
SBLGNT apparatusμηδὲ WH Treg NIV ] μήτε RP • κυρίου WH Treg NIV ] Χριστοῦ RP
NIV1984not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come.
TNIVnot to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us--whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter--asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.
NIV2011not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us--whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter--asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.
Compared to NIV1984not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by somethe teaching allegedly from us--whether by a prophecy, report or letterby supposedword toof havemouth comeor fromby us, sayingletter--asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.
Compared to TNIVnot to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us--whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter--asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.


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