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

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The word 'Please' occurs 6 times more often in the NIV2011 (121 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (115 times). The word 'Please' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 9 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Please' 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 text1191.7%
New text in NIV201118.3%

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

Verses where Please was removed

Genesis 43:20

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּאמְר֖וּ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִ֑י יָרֹ֥ד יָרַ֛דְנוּ בַּתְּחִלָּ֖ה לִשְׁבָּר־ אֹֽכֶל׃
NIV1984"Please, sir," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.
TNIV"We beg your pardon, our lord," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.
NIV2011"We beg your pardon, our lord," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.
Compared to NIV1984"PleaseWe beg your pardon, sirour lord," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.
Compared to TNIV"We beg your pardon, our lord," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.

Genesis 44:18

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיִּגַּ֨שׁ אֵלָ֜יו יְהוּדָ֗ה וַיֹּאמֶר֮ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִי֒ יְדַבֶּר־ נָ֨א עַבְדְּךָ֤ דָבָר֙ בְּאָזְנֵ֣י אֲדֹנִ֔י וְאַל־ יִ֥חַר אַפְּךָ֖ בְּעַבְדֶּ֑ךָ כִּ֥י כָמ֖וֹךָ כְּפַרְעֹֽה׃
NIV1984Then Judah went up to him and said: "Please, my lord, let your servant speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself.
TNIVThen Judah went up to him and said: "Pardon your servant, my lord, let me speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself.
NIV2011Then Judah went up to him and said: "Pardon your servant, my lord, let me speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself.
Compared to NIV1984Then Judah went up to him and said: "PleasePardon your servant, my lord, let your servantme speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself.
Compared to TNIVThen Judah went up to him and said: "Pardon your servant, my lord, let me speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself.

1 Samuel 25:24

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַתִּפֹּל֙ עַל־ רַגְלָ֔יו וַתֹּ֕אמֶר בִּי־ אֲנִ֥י אֲדֹנִ֖י הֶֽעָוֺ֑ן וּֽתְדַבֶּר־ נָ֤א אֲמָֽתְךָ֙ בְּאָזְנֶ֔יךָ וּשְׁמַ֕ע אֵ֖ת דִּבְרֵ֥י אֲמָתֶֽךָ׃
NIV1984She fell at his feet and said: "My lord, let the blame be on me alone. Please let your servant speak to you; hear what your servant has to say.
TNIVShe fell at his feet and said: "Pardon your servant, my lord, and let me speak to you; hear what your servant has to say.
NIV2011She fell at his feet and said: "Pardon your servant, my lord, and let me speak to you; hear what your servant has to say.
Compared to NIV1984She fell at his feet and said: "MyPardon your servant, my lord, letand the blame be on me alone. Please let your servantme speak to you; hear what your servant has to say.
Compared to TNIVShe fell at his feet and said: "Pardon your servant, my lord, and let me speak to you; hear what your servant has to say.

Verses where Please was added

Genesis 27:31

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיַּ֤עַשׂ גַּם־ הוּא֙ מַטְעַמִּ֔ים וַיָּבֵ֖א לְאָבִ֑יו וַיֹּ֣אמֶר לְאָבִ֗יו יָקֻ֤ם אָבִי֙ וְיֹאכַל֙ מִצֵּ֣יד בְּנ֔וֹ בַּעֲב֖וּר תְּבָרֲכַ֥נִּי נַפְשֶֽׁךָ׃
NIV1984He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, "My father, sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing."
TNIVHe too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, "My father, please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing."
NIV2011He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, "My father, please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing."
Compared to NIV1984He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, "My father, please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing."
Compared to TNIVHe too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, "My father, please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing."

Numbers 11:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְאִם־ כָּ֣כָה ׀ אַתְּ־ עֹ֣שֶׂה לִּ֗י הָרְגֵ֤נִי נָא֙ הָרֹ֔ג אִם־ מָצָ֥אתִי חֵ֖ן בְּעֵינֶ֑יךָ וְאַל־ אֶרְאֶ֖ה בְּרָעָתִֽי׃
NIV1984If this is how you are going to treat me, put me to death right now--if I have found favor in your eyes--and do not let me face my own ruin."
TNIVIf this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me--if I have found favor in your eyes--and do not let me face my own ruin."
NIV2011If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me--if I have found favor in your eyes--and do not let me face my own ruin."
Compared to NIV1984If this is how you are going to treat me, putplease mego toahead deathand rightkill nowme--if I have found favor in your eyes--and do not let me face my own ruin."
Compared to TNIVIf this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me--if I have found favor in your eyes--and do not let me face my own ruin."

Numbers 22:38

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֨אמֶר בִּלְעָ֜ם אֶל־ בָּלָ֗ק הִֽנֵּה־ בָ֙אתִי֙ אֵלֶ֔יךָ עַתָּ֕ה הֲיָכ֥וֹל אוּכַ֖ל דַּבֵּ֣ר מְא֑וּמָה הַדָּבָ֗ר אֲשֶׁ֨ר יָשִׂ֧ים אֱלֹהִ֛ים בְּפִ֖י אֹת֥וֹ אֲדַבֵּֽר׃
NIV1984"Well, I have come to you now," Balaam replied. "But can I say just anything? I must speak only what God puts in my mouth."
TNIV"Well, I have come to you now," Balaam replied. "But I can't say whatever I please. I must speak only what God puts in my mouth."
NIV2011"Well, I have come to you now," Balaam replied. "But I can't say whatever I please. I must speak only what God puts in my mouth."
Compared to NIV1984"Well, I have come to you now," Balaam replied. "But can I can't say justwhatever anything? I please. I must speak only what God puts in my mouth."
Compared to TNIV"Well, I have come to you now," Balaam replied. "But I can't say whatever I please. I must speak only what God puts in my mouth."

1 Samuel 25:25

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאַל־ נָ֣א יָשִׂ֣ים אֲדֹנִ֣י ׀ אֶת־ לִבּ֡וֹ אֶל־ אִישׁ֩ הַבְּלִיַּ֨עַל הַזֶּ֜ה עַל־ נָבָ֗ל כִּ֤י כִשְׁמוֹ֙ כֶּן־ ה֔וּא נָבָ֣ל שְׁמ֔וֹ וּנְבָלָ֖ה עִמּ֑וֹ וַֽאֲנִי֙ אֲמָ֣תְךָ֔ לֹ֥א רָאִ֛יתִי אֶת־ נַעֲרֵ֥י אֲדֹנִ֖י אֲשֶׁ֥ר שָׁלָֽחְתָּ׃
NIV1984May my lord pay no attention to that wicked man Nabal. He is just like his name--his name is Fool, and folly goes with him. But as for me, your servant, I did not see the men my master sent.
TNIVPlease pay no attention, my lord, to that wicked man Nabal. He is just like his name--his name means Fool, and folly goes with him. And as for me, your servant, I did not see the men my lord sent.
NIV2011Please pay no attention, my lord, to that wicked man Nabal. He is just like his name--his name means Fool, and folly goes with him. And as for me, your servant, I did not see the men my lord sent.
Compared to NIV1984MayPlease my lord pay no attention, my lord, to that wicked man Nabal. He is just like his name--his name ismeans Fool, and folly goes with him. ButAnd as for me, your servant, I did not see the men my masterlord sent.
Compared to TNIVPlease pay no attention, my lord, to that wicked man Nabal. He is just like his name--his name means Fool, and folly goes with him. And as for me, your servant, I did not see the men my lord sent.

2 Kings 4:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֗אמֶר לַמּוֹעֵ֤ד הַזֶּה֙ כָּעֵ֣ת חַיָּ֔ה חֹבֶ֣קֶת בֵּ֑ן וַתֹּ֗אמֶר אַל־ אֲדֹנִי֙ אִ֣ישׁ הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים אַל־ תְּכַזֵּ֖ב בְּשִׁפְחָתֶֽךָ׃
NIV1984"About this time next year," Elisha said, "you will hold a son in your arms." "No, my lord," she objected. "Don't mislead your servant, O man of God!"
TNIV"About this time next year," Elisha said, "you will hold a son in your arms." "No, my lord!" she objected. "Please, man of God, don't mislead your servant!"
NIV2011"About this time next year," Elisha said, "you will hold a son in your arms." "No, my lord!" she objected. "Please, man of God, don't mislead your servant!"
Compared to NIV1984"About this time next year," Elisha said, "you will hold a son in your arms." "No, my lord," !" she objected. "DonPlease, man of God, don't mislead your servant, O man of God!"
Compared to TNIV"About this time next year," Elisha said, "you will hold a son in your arms." "No, my lord!" she objected. "Please, man of God, don't mislead your servant!"

Psalms 51:18

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּ֤י ׀ לֹא־ תַחְפֹּ֣ץ זֶ֣בַח וְאֶתֵּ֑נָה ע֝וֹלָ֗ה לֹ֣א תִרְצֶֽה׃
NIV1984In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.
TNIVMay it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
NIV2011May it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
Compared to NIV1984InMay yourit goodplease pleasureyou maketo prosper Zion, to prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.
Compared to TNIVMay it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem.

Proverbs 21:1

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSפַּלְגֵי־ מַ֣יִם לֶב־ מֶ֭לֶךְ בְּיַד־ יְהוָ֑ה עַֽל־ כָּל־ אֲשֶׁ֖ר יַחְפֹּ֣ץ יַטֶּֽנּוּ׃
NIV1984The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.
TNIVIn the LORD's hand the king's heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.
NIV2011In the LORD's hand the king's heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.
Compared to NIV1984TheIn the LORD's hand the king's heart is ina thestream hand of thewater LORD; that he directschannels ittoward likeall awho watercourseplease wherever he pleaseshim.
Compared to TNIVIn the LORD's hand the king's heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.

2 Corinthians 11:1

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὌφελον ἀνείχεσθέ μου μικρόν ⸀τι ⸀ἀφροσύνης· ἀλλὰ καὶ ἀνέχεσθέ μου.
SBLGNT apparatusτι WH Treg NIV ] – RP • ἀφροσύνης WH Treg NIV ] τῇ ἀφροσύνῃ RP
NIV1984I hope you will put up with a little of my foolishness; but you are already doing that.
TNIVI hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me!
NIV2011I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me!
Compared to NIV1984I hope you will put up with me in a little of my foolishness; but. Yes, please youput areup alreadywith doing that.me!
Compared to TNIVI hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me!

3 John 1:6

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTοἳ ἐμαρτύρησάν σου τῇ ἀγάπῃ ἐνώπιον ἐκκλησίας, οὓς καλῶς ποιήσεις προπέμψας ἀξίως τοῦ θεοῦ·
NIV1984They have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.
TNIVThey have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.
NIV2011They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God.
Compared to NIV1984They have told the church about your love. YouPlease will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthythat ofhonors God.
Compared to TNIVThey have told the church about your love. YouPlease will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthythat ofhonors God.


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