Verses where 'never' has been added or removed from the NIV1984

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The word 'Never' occurs 10 times more often in the NIV2011 (354 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (344 times). The word 'Never' was removed in 5 verses, and added in 13 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Never' 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 text1477.8%
New text in NIV2011422.2%

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

Verses where Never was removed

1 Samuel 2:32

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְהִבַּטְתָּ֙ צַ֣ר מָע֔וֹן בְּכֹ֥ל אֲשֶׁר־ יֵיטִ֖יב אֶת־ יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְלֹֽא־ יִהְיֶ֥ה זָקֵ֛ן בְּבֵיתְךָ֖ כָּל־ הַיָּמִֽים׃
NIV1984and you will see distress in my dwelling. Although good will be done to Israel, in your family line there will never be an old man.
TNIVand you will see distress in my dwelling. Although good will be done to Israel, no one in your family line will ever reach old age.
NIV2011and you will see distress in my dwelling. Although good will be done to Israel, no one in your family line will ever reach old age.
Compared to NIV1984and you will see distress in my dwelling. Although good will be done to Israel, no one in your family line there will neverever bereach an old manage.
Compared to TNIVand you will see distress in my dwelling. Although good will be done to Israel, no one in your family line will ever reach old age.

Psalms 10:6

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאָמַ֣ר בְּ֭לִבּוֹ בַּל־ אֶמּ֑וֹט לְדֹ֥ר וָ֝דֹ֗ר אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹֽא־ בְרָֽע׃
NIV1984He says to himself, "Nothing will shake me; I'll always be happy and never have trouble."
TNIVThey say to themselves, "Nothing will ever shake us." They swear, "No one will ever do us harm."
NIV2011He says to himself, "Nothing will ever shake me." He swears, "No one will ever do me harm."
Compared to NIV1984He says to himself, "Nothing will ever shake me; I'll." He alwaysswears, "No beone happywill andever neverdo haveme troubleharm."
Compared to TNIVTheyHe saysays to themselveshimself, "Nothing will ever shake usme." TheyHe swearswears, "No one will ever do usme harm."

Psalms 55:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSפָּ֘דָ֤ה בְשָׁל֣וֹם נַ֭פְשִׁי מִקֲּרָב־ לִ֑י כִּֽי־ בְ֝רַבִּ֗ים הָי֥וּ עִמָּדִֽי׃
NIV1984God, who is enthroned forever, will hear them and afflict them-- Selah men who never change their ways and have no fear of God.
TNIVGod, who is enthroned from of old, who does not change-- he will hear them and humble them, because they have no fear of God.
NIV2011God, who is enthroned from of old, who does not change-- he will hear them and humble them, because they have no fear of God.
Compared to NIV1984God, who is enthroned forever, willfrom hearof themold, who anddoes afflictnot themchange-- Selahhe menwill whohear neverthem changeand theirhumble waysthem, because andthey have no fear of God.
Compared to TNIVGod, who is enthroned from of old, who does not change-- he will hear them and humble them, because they have no fear of God.

Proverbs 25:10

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSפֶּֽן־ יְחַסֶּדְךָ֥ שֹׁמֵ֑עַ וְ֝דִבָּתְךָ֗ לֹ֣א תָשֽׁוּב׃
NIV1984or he who hears it may shame you and you will never lose your bad reputation.
TNIVor the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand.
NIV2011or the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand.
Compared to NIV1984or hethe one who hears it may shame you and youthe willcharge neveragainst loseyou yourwill bad reputationstand.
Compared to TNIVor the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand.

Luke 20:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἐλεύσεται καὶ ἀπολέσει τοὺς γεωργοὺς τούτους, καὶ δώσει τὸν ἀμπελῶνα ἄλλοις. ἀκούσαντες δὲ εἶπαν· Μὴ γένοιτο.
NIV1984He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "May this never be!"
TNIVHe will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "God forbid!"
NIV2011He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "God forbid!"
Compared to NIV1984He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "MayGod this never beforbid!"
Compared to TNIVHe will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "God forbid!"

Verses where Never was added

Genesis 20:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיִּקְרָ֨א אֲבִימֶ֜לֶךְ לְאַבְרָהָ֗ם וַיֹּ֨אמֶר ל֜וֹ מֶֽה־ עָשִׂ֤יתָ לָּ֙נוּ֙ וּמֶֽה־ חָטָ֣אתִי לָ֔ךְ כִּֽי־ הֵבֵ֧אתָ עָלַ֛י וְעַל־ מַמְלַכְתִּ֖י חֲטָאָ֣ה גְדֹלָ֑ה מַעֲשִׂים֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹא־ יֵֽעָשׂ֔וּ עָשִׂ֖יתָ עִמָּדִֽי׃
NIV1984Then Abimelech called Abraham in and said, "What have you done to us? How have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should not be done."
TNIVThen Abimelek called Abraham in and said, "What have you done to us? How have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be done."
NIV2011Then Abimelek called Abraham in and said, "What have you done to us? How have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be done."
Compared to NIV1984Then AbimelechAbimelek called Abraham in and said, "What have you done to us? How have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should notnever be done."
Compared to TNIVThen Abimelek called Abraham in and said, "What have you done to us? How have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be done."

Judges 13:5

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכִּי֩ הִנָּ֨ךְ הָרָ֜ה וְיֹלַ֣דְתְּ בֵּ֗ן וּמוֹרָה֙ לֹא־ יַעֲלֶ֣ה עַל־ רֹאשׁ֔וֹ כִּֽי־ נְזִ֧יר אֱלֹהִ֛ים יִהְיֶ֥ה הַנַּ֖עַר מִן־ הַבָּ֑טֶן וְה֗וּא יָחֵ֛ל לְהוֹשִׁ֥יעַ אֶת־ יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מִיַּ֥ד פְּלִשְׁתִּֽים׃
NIV1984because you will conceive and give birth to a son. No razor may be used on his head, because the boy is to be a Nazirite, set apart to God from birth, and he will begin the deliverance of Israel from the hands of the Philistines."
TNIVYou will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will begin to deliver Israel from the hands of the Philistines."
NIV2011You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines."
Compared to NIV1984becauseYou you will conceivebecome pregnant and givehave birth to a son. No razorwhose mayhead is never to be usedtouched onby hisa head, razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, setdedicated apart to God from birth, andthe hewomb. He will begintake the deliverancelead ofin delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines."
Compared to TNIVYou will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will begintake tothe deliverlead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines."

Psalms 9:18

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSיָשׁ֣וּבוּ רְשָׁעִ֣ים לִשְׁא֑וֹלָה כָּל־ גּ֝וֹיִ֗ם שְׁכֵחֵ֥י אֱלֹהִֽים׃
NIV1984But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.
TNIVBut God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
NIV2011But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
Compared to NIV1984But theGod needy will notnever alwaysforget bethe forgotten, nor needy; the hope of the afflicted everwill never perish.
Compared to TNIVBut God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

Psalms 10:11

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאָמַ֣ר בְּ֭לִבּוֹ שָׁ֣כַֽח3 אֵ֑ל הִסְתִּ֥יר פָּ֝נָ֗יו בַּל־ רָאָ֥ה לָנֶֽצַח׃
NIV1984He says to himself, "God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees."
TNIVThe wicked say to themselves, "God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees."
NIV2011He says to himself, "God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees."
Compared to NIV1984He says to himself, "God haswill forgottennever notice; he covers his face and never sees."
Compared to TNIVTheHe wickedsays say to themselveshimself, "God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees."

Psalms 10:18

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלִשְׁפֹּ֥ט יָת֗וֹם וָ֫דָ֥ךְ בַּל־ יוֹסִ֥יף ע֑וֹד לַעֲרֹ֥ץ אֱ֝נ֗וֹשׁ מִן־ הָאָֽרֶץ׃
NIV1984defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.
TNIVdefending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.
NIV2011defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.
Compared to NIV1984defending the fatherless and the oppressed, inso order that man, whomere isearthly ofmortals thewill earth, maynever terrifyagain nostrike moreterror.
Compared to TNIVdefending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.

Psalms 58:8

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSיִמָּאֲס֣וּ כְמוֹ־ מַ֭יִם יִתְהַלְּכוּ־ לָ֑מוֹ יִדְרֹ֥ךְ כְּמ֣וֹ יִתְמֹלָֽלוּ׃
NIV1984Like a slug melting away as it moves along, like a stillborn child, may they not see the sun.
TNIVMay they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along, like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.
NIV2011May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along, like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.
Compared to NIV1984LikeMay they be like a slug meltingthat melts away as it moves along, like a stillborn child, may theythat notnever seesees the sun.
Compared to TNIVMay they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along, like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

Psalms 119:43

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְֽאַל־ תַּצֵּ֬ל מִפִּ֣י דְבַר־ אֱמֶ֣ת עַד־ מְאֹ֑ד כִּ֖י לְמִשְׁפָּטֶ֣ךָ יִחָֽלְתִּי׃
NIV1984Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
TNIVNever take your word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
NIV2011Never take your word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
Compared to NIV1984DoNever nottake snatch theyour word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
Compared to TNIVNever take your word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.

Proverbs 13:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSמִתְאַוָּ֣ה וָ֭אַיִן נַפְשׁ֣וֹ עָצֵ֑ל וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ חָרֻצִ֣ים תְּדֻשָּֽׁן׃
NIV1984The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
TNIVA sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
NIV2011A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
Compared to NIV1984TheA sluggard's cravesappetite andis getsnever nothingfilled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
Compared to TNIVA sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

Proverbs 25:14

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSנְשִׂיאִ֣ים וְ֭רוּחַ וְגֶ֣שֶׁם אָ֑יִן אִ֥ישׁ מִ֝תְהַלֵּ֗ל בְּמַתַּת־ שָֽׁקֶר׃
NIV1984Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give.
TNIVLike clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.
NIV2011Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.
Compared to NIV1984Like clouds and wind without rain is aone man who boasts of gifts henever does not givegiven.
Compared to TNIVLike clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.

Ecclesiastes 4:3

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְטוֹב֙ מִשְּׁנֵיהֶ֔ם אֵ֥ת אֲשֶׁר־ עֲדֶ֖ן לֹ֣א הָיָ֑ה אֲשֶׁ֤ר לֹֽא־ רָאָה֙ אֶת־ הַמַּעֲשֶׂ֣ה הָרָ֔ע אֲשֶׁ֥ר נַעֲשָׂ֖ה תַּ֥חַת הַשָּֽׁמֶשׁ׃
NIV1984But better than both is he who has not yet been, who has not seen the evil that is done under the sun.
TNIVBut better than both is the one who has not yet been, who has not seen the evil that is done under the sun.
NIV2011But better than both is the one who has never been born, who has not seen the evil that is done under the sun.
Compared to NIV1984But better than both is hethe one who has notnever yet been born, who has not seen the evil that is done under the sun.
Compared to TNIVBut better than both is the one who has notnever yet been born, who has not seen the evil that is done under the sun.

Habakkuk 1:12

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהֲל֧וֹא אַתָּ֣ה מִקֶּ֗דֶם יְהוָ֧ה אֱלֹהַ֛י קְדֹשִׁ֖י לֹ֣א נָמ֑וּת יְהוָה֙ לְמִשְׁפָּ֣ט שַׂמְתּ֔וֹ וְצ֖וּר לְהוֹכִ֥יחַ יְסַדְתּֽוֹ׃
NIV1984O LORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, we will not die. O LORD, you have appointed them to execute judgment; O Rock, you have ordained them to punish.
TNIVLORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, you will never die. You, LORD, have appointed them to execute judgment; you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish.
NIV2011LORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, you will never die. You, LORD, have appointed them to execute judgment; you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish.
Compared to NIV1984O LORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, weyou will notnever die. O You, LORD, you have appointed them to execute judgment; Oyou, my Rock, you have ordained them to punish.
Compared to TNIVLORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, you will never die. You, LORD, have appointed them to execute judgment; you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish.

Luke 12:33

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTπωλήσατε τὰ ὑπάρχοντα ὑμῶν καὶ δότε ἐλεημοσύνην· ποιήσατε ἑαυτοῖς βαλλάντια μὴ παλαιούμενα, θησαυρὸν ἀνέκλειπτον ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, ὅπου κλέπτης οὐκ ἐγγίζει οὐδὲ σὴς διαφθείρει·
NIV1984Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
TNIVSell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
NIV2011Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
Compared to NIV1984Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will notnever be exhaustedfail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
Compared to TNIVSell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.

Galatians 4:27

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTγέγραπται γάρ· Εὐφράνθητι, στεῖρα ἡ οὐ τίκτουσα, ῥῆξον καὶ βόησον, ἡ οὐκ ὠδίνουσα· ὅτι πολλὰ τὰ τέκνα τῆς ἐρήμου μᾶλλον ἢ τῆς ἐχούσης τὸν ἄνδρα.
NIV1984For it is written: "Be glad, O barren woman, who bears no children; break forth and cry aloud, you who have no labor pains; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband."
TNIVFor it is written: "Be glad, barren woman, you who never bore a child; shout for joy and cry aloud, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband."
NIV2011For it is written: "Be glad, barren woman, you who never bore a child; shout for joy and cry aloud, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband."
Compared to NIV1984For it is written: "Be glad, O barren woman, you who bearsnever nobore childrena child; breakshout forthfor joy and cry aloud, you who havewere nonever laborin painslabor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband."
Compared to TNIVFor it is written: "Be glad, barren woman, you who never bore a child; shout for joy and cry aloud, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband."


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