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

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The word 'Pursue' occurs 2 times more often in the NIV2011 (53 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (51 times). The word 'Pursue' was removed in 2 verses, and added in 4 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Pursue' 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 text583.3%
New text in NIV2011116.7%

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

Verses where Pursue was removed

Psalms 38:20

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְֽ֭אֹיְבַי חַיִּ֣ים עָצֵ֑מוּ וְרַבּ֖וּ שֹׂנְאַ֣י שָֽׁקֶר׃
NIV1984Those who repay my good with evil slander me when I pursue what is good.
TNIVThose who repay my good with evil lodge accusations against me, though I seek only to do what is good.
NIV2011Those who repay my good with evil lodge accusations against me, though I seek only to do what is good.
Compared to NIV1984Those who repay my good with evil slanderlodge meaccusations whenagainst me, though I pursueseek only to do what is good.
Compared to TNIVThose who repay my good with evil lodge accusations against me, though I seek only to do what is good.

Psalms 56:1

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְאַתָּ֤ה אֱלֹהִ֨ים ׀ תּוֹרִדֵ֬ם ׀ לִבְאֵ֬ר שַׁ֗חַת אַנְשֵׁ֤י דָמִ֣ים וּ֭מִרְמָה לֹא־ יֶחֱצ֣וּ יְמֵיהֶ֑ם וַ֝אֲנִ֗י אֶבְטַח־ בָּֽךְ׃
NIV1984Be merciful to me, O God, for men hotly pursue me; all day long they press their attack.
TNIVBe merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.
NIV2011Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.
Compared to NIV1984Be merciful to me, Omy God, for menmy hotlyenemies pursueare mein hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.
Compared to TNIVBe merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.

Verses where Pursue was added

1 Samuel 14:36

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס וַיֹּ֣אמֶר שָׁא֡וּל נֵרְדָ֣ה אַחֲרֵי֩ פְלִשְׁתִּ֨ים ׀ לַ֜יְלָה וְֽנָבֹ֥זָה בָהֶ֣ם ׀ עַד־ א֣וֹר הַבֹּ֗קֶר וְלֹֽא־ נַשְׁאֵ֤ר בָּהֶם֙ אִ֔ישׁ וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ כָּל־ הַטּ֥וֹב בְּעֵינֶ֖יךָ עֲשֵׂ֑ה וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ הַכֹּהֵ֔ן נִקְרְבָ֥ה הֲלֹ֖ם אֶל־ הָאֱלֹהִֽים׃
NIV1984Saul said, "Let us go down after the Philistines by night and plunder them till dawn, and let us not leave one of them alive." "Do whatever seems best to you," they replied. But the priest said, "Let us inquire of God here."
TNIVSaul said, "Let us go down and pursue the Philistines by night and plunder them till dawn, and let us not leave one of them alive." "Do whatever seems best to you," they replied. But the priest said, "Let us inquire of God here."
NIV2011Saul said, "Let us go down and pursue the Philistines by night and plunder them till dawn, and let us not leave one of them alive." "Do whatever seems best to you," they replied. But the priest said, "Let us inquire of God here."
Compared to NIV1984Saul said, "Let us go down afterand pursue the Philistines by night and plunder them till dawn, and let us not leave one of them alive." "Do whatever seems best to you," they replied. But the priest said, "Let us inquire of God here."
Compared to TNIVSaul said, "Let us go down and pursue the Philistines by night and plunder them till dawn, and let us not leave one of them alive." "Do whatever seems best to you," they replied. But the priest said, "Let us inquire of God here."

1 Samuel 14:37

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיִּשְׁאַ֤ל שָׁאוּל֙ בֵּֽאלֹהִ֔ים הַֽאֵרֵד֙ אַחֲרֵ֣י פְלִשְׁתִּ֔ים הֲתִתְּנֵ֖ם בְּיַ֣ד יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְלֹ֥א עָנָ֖הוּ בַּיּ֥וֹם הַהֽוּא׃
NIV1984So Saul asked God, "Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will you give them into Israel's hand?" But God did not answer him that day.
TNIVSo Saul asked God, "Shall I go down and pursue the Philistines? Will you give them into Israel's hand?" But God did not answer him that day.
NIV2011So Saul asked God, "Shall I go down and pursue the Philistines? Will you give them into Israel's hand?" But God did not answer him that day.
Compared to NIV1984So Saul asked God, "Shall I go down afterand pursue the Philistines? Will you give them into Israel's hand?" But God did not answer him that day.
Compared to TNIVSo Saul asked God, "Shall I go down and pursue the Philistines? Will you give them into Israel's hand?" But God did not answer him that day.

Proverbs 19:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכָּ֥ל אֲחֵי־ רָ֨שׁ ׀ שְֽׂנֵאֻ֗הוּ אַ֤ף כִּ֣י מְ֭רֵעֵהוּ רָחֲק֣וּ מִמֶּ֑נּוּ מְרַדֵּ֖ף אֲמָרִ֣ים הֵֽמָּה׃
NIV1984A poor man is shunned by all his relatives-- how much more do his friends avoid him! Though he pursues them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.
TNIVThe poor are shunned by all their relatives-- how much more do their friends avoid them! Though they pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.
NIV2011The poor are shunned by all their relatives-- how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.
Compared to NIV1984AThe poor manare is shunned by all histheir relatives-- how much more do histheir friends avoid himthem! Though hethe pursuespoor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.
Compared to TNIVThe poor are shunned by all their relatives-- how much more do their friends avoid them! Though theythe poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.

Isaiah 59:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSרַגְלֵיהֶם֙ לָרַ֣ע יָרֻ֔צוּ וִֽימַהֲר֔וּ לִשְׁפֹּ֖ךְ דָּ֣ם נָקִ֑י מַחְשְׁבֽוֹתֵיהֶם֙ מַחְשְׁב֣וֹת אָ֔וֶן שֹׁ֥ד וָשֶׁ֖בֶר בִּמְסִלּוֹתָֽם׃
NIV1984Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are evil thoughts; ruin and destruction mark their ways.
TNIVTheir feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways.
NIV2011Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways.
Compared to NIV1984Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. TheirThey thoughtspursue are evil thoughtsschemes; ruinacts andof destructionviolence mark their ways.
Compared to TNIVTheir feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways.


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