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

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The word 'Observe' occurs the same number of times in the NIV2011 as in the NIV1984 (47 times). The word 'Observe' was removed in 2 verses, and added in 2 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Observe' 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 text250.0%
New text in NIV2011250.0%

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

Verses where Observe was removed

Exodus 1:16

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַיֹּ֗אמֶר בְּיַלֶּדְכֶן֙ אֶת־ הָֽעִבְרִיּ֔וֹת וּרְאִיתֶ֖ן עַל־ הָאָבְנָ֑יִם אִם־ בֵּ֥ן הוּא֙ וַהֲמִתֶּ֣ן אֹת֔וֹ וְאִם־ בַּ֥ת הִ֖יא וָחָֽיָה׃
NIV1984"When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."
TNIV"When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."
NIV2011"When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."
Compared to NIV1984"When you helpare helping the Hebrew women induring childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if ityou see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."
Compared to TNIV"When you helpare helping the Hebrew women induring childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if ityou see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."

Galatians 3:5

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὁ οὖν ἐπιχορηγῶν ὑμῖν τὸ πνεῦμα καὶ ἐνεργῶν δυνάμεις ἐν ὑμῖν ἐξ ἔργων νόμου ἢ ἐξ ἀκοῆς πίστεως;
NIV1984Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?
TNIVDoes God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by your observing the law, or by your believing what you heard?
NIV2011So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?
Compared to NIV1984DoesSo again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you becauseby youthe observeworks of the law, or becauseby youyour believebelieving what you heard?
Compared to TNIVDoesSo again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by yourthe observingworks of the law, or by your believing what you heard?

Verses where Observe was added

1 Kings 6:12

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלְ֠בַד מִשָּׂרֵ֨י הַנִּצָּבִ֤ים לִשְׁלֹמֹה֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עַל־ הַמְּלָאכָ֔ה שְׁלֹ֥שֶׁת אֲלָפִ֖ים וּשְׁלֹ֣שׁ מֵא֑וֹת הָרֹדִ֣ים בָּעָ֔ם הָעֹשִׂ֖ים בַּמְּלָאכָֽה׃
NIV1984"As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, carry out my regulations and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father.
TNIV"As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, observe my laws and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father.
NIV2011"As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, observe my laws and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father.
Compared to NIV1984"As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, carryobserve out my regulationslaws and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father.
Compared to TNIV"As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, observe my laws and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father.

2 Chronicles 23:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְאַל־ יָב֣וֹא בֵית־ יְהוָ֗ה כִּ֤י אִם־ הַכֹּֽהֲנִים֙ וְהַמְשָׁרְתִ֣ים לַלְוִיִּ֔ם הֵ֥מָּה יָבֹ֖אוּ כִּי־ קֹ֣דֶשׁ הֵ֑מָּה וְכָל־ הָעָ֔ם יִשְׁמְר֖וּ מִשְׁמֶ֥רֶת יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984No one is to enter the temple of the LORD except the priests and Levites on duty; they may enter because they are consecrated, but all the other men are to guard what the LORD has assigned to them.
TNIVNo one is to enter the temple of the LORD except the priests and Levites on duty; they may enter because they are consecrated, but all the others are to observe the LORD's command not to enter.
NIV2011No one is to enter the temple of the LORD except the priests and Levites on duty; they may enter because they are consecrated, but all the others are to observe the LORD's command not to enter.
Compared to NIV1984No one is to enter the temple of the LORD except the priests and Levites on duty; they may enter because they are consecrated, but all the otherothers men are to guardobserve what the LORD's hascommand assignednot to thementer.
Compared to TNIVNo one is to enter the temple of the LORD except the priests and Levites on duty; they may enter because they are consecrated, but all the others are to observe the LORD's command not to enter.


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