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

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The word 'Rather' occurs 8 times more often in the NIV2011 (77 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (69 times). The word 'Rather' was removed in 2 verses, and added in 10 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Rather' 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 text1083.3%
New text in NIV2011216.7%

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

Verses where Rather was removed

Ruth 2:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְגַ֛ם שֹׁל־ תָּשֹׁ֥לּוּ לָ֖הּ מִן־ הַצְּבָתִ֑ים וַעֲזַבְתֶּ֥ם וְלִקְּטָ֖ה וְלֹ֥א תִגְעֲרוּ־ בָֽהּ׃
NIV1984Rather, pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don't rebuke her."
TNIVEven pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don't rebuke her."
NIV2011Even pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don't rebuke her."
Compared to NIV1984Rather, Even pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don't rebuke her."
Compared to TNIVEven pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don't rebuke her."

Acts 4:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὁ δὲ Πέτρος καὶ Ἰωάννης ἀποκριθέντες ⸂εἶπον πρὸς αὐτούς⸃· Εἰ δίκαιόν ἐστιν ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ ὑμῶν ἀκούειν μᾶλλον ἢ τοῦ θεοῦ, κρίνατε,
SBLGNT apparatusεἶπον πρὸς αὐτούς WH Treg NIV ] πρὸς αὐτούς εἶπον RP
NIV1984But Peter and John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God.
TNIVBut Peter and John replied, "Which is right in God's eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!
NIV2011But Peter and John replied, "Which is right in God's eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!
Compared to NIV1984But Peter and John replied, "JudgeWhich for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight eyes: to obeylisten to you, or ratherto thanhim? You God.be the judges!
Compared to TNIVBut Peter and John replied, "Which is right in God's eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!

Verses where Rather was added

2 Samuel 14:14

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּי־ מ֣וֹת נָמ֔וּת וְכַמַּ֙יִם֙ הַנִּגָּרִ֣ים אַ֔רְצָה אֲשֶׁ֖ר לֹ֣א יֵאָסֵ֑פוּ וְלֹֽא־ יִשָּׂ֤א אֱלֹהִים֙ נֶ֔פֶשׁ וְחָשַׁב֙ מַֽחֲשָׁב֔וֹת לְבִלְתִּ֛י יִדַּ֥ח מִמֶּ֖נּוּ נִדָּֽח׃
NIV1984Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him.
TNIVLike water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.
NIV2011Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.
Compared to NIV1984Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But Godthat doesis not takewhat awayGod lifedesires; insteadrather, he devises ways so that a banished person maydoes not remain estrangedbanished from him.
Compared to TNIVLike water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.

Proverbs 28:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSמ֘וֹכִ֤יחַ אָדָ֣ם אַ֭חֲרַי חֵ֣ן יִמְצָ֑א מִֽמַּחֲלִ֥יק לָשֽׁוֹן׃
NIV1984He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.
TNIVWhoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.
NIV2011Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.
Compared to NIV1984HeWhoever who rebukes a manperson will in the end gain more favor rather than heone who has a flattering tongue.
Compared to TNIVWhoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

John 16:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἀλλ’ ὅτι ταῦτα λελάληκα ὑμῖν ἡ λύπη πεπλήρωκεν ὑμῶν τὴν καρδίαν.
NIV1984Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief.
TNIVRather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things.
NIV2011Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things.
Compared to NIV1984Because I have said these thingsRather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things.
Compared to TNIVRather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things.

Acts 17:25

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTοὐδὲ ὑπὸ χειρῶν ⸀ἀνθρωπίνων θεραπεύεται προσδεόμενός τινος, αὐτὸς διδοὺς πᾶσι ζωὴν καὶ πνοὴν ⸂καὶ τὰ⸃ πάντα·
SBLGNT apparatusἀνθρωπίνων WH Treg NIV ] ἀνθρώπων RP • καὶ τὰ WH Treg NIV ] κατὰ RP
NIV1984And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.
TNIVAnd he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
NIV2011And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
Compared to NIV1984And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, because he himself gives all meneveryone life and breath and everything else.
Compared to TNIVAnd he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.

Romans 8:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTοὐ γὰρ ἐλάβετε πνεῦμα δουλείας πάλιν εἰς φόβον, ἀλλὰ ἐλάβετε πνεῦμα υἱοθεσίας ἐν ᾧ κράζομεν· Αββα ὁ πατήρ·
NIV1984For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
TNIVThe Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
NIV2011The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
Compared to NIV1984ForThe Spirit you didreceived does not receivemake ayou spiritslaves, so that makes you alive slavein again to fear again; rather, butthe Spirit you received thebrought Spiritabout ofyour adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
Compared to TNIVThe Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

Philippians 2:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTμηδὲν κατ’ ἐριθείαν ⸂μηδὲ κατὰ⸃ κενοδοξίαν, ἀλλὰ τῇ ταπεινοφροσύνῃ ἀλλήλους ἡγούμενοι ὑπερέχοντας ἑαυτῶν,
SBLGNT apparatusμηδὲ κατὰ WH Treg NIV ] ἢ RP
NIV1984Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
TNIVDo nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
NIV2011Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
Compared to NIV1984Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, but in humility considervalue others betterabove than yourselves.,
Compared to TNIVDo nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

Philippians 2:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἀλλὰ ἑαυτὸν ἐκένωσεν μορφὴν δούλου λαβών, ἐν ὁμοιώματι ἀνθρώπων γενόμενος· καὶ σχήματι εὑρεθεὶς ὡς ἄνθρωπος
NIV1984but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
TNIVrather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
NIV2011rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
Compared to NIV1984butrather, he made himself nothing, by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
Compared to TNIVrather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

2 Timothy 1:8

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTΜὴ οὖν ἐπαισχυνθῇς τὸ μαρτύριον τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν μηδὲ ἐμὲ τὸν δέσμιον αὐτοῦ, ἀλλὰ συγκακοπάθησον τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ κατὰ δύναμιν θεοῦ,
NIV1984So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God,
TNIVSo do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God,
NIV2011So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.
Compared to NIV1984So do not be ashamed toof testifythe testimony about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God,.
Compared to TNIVSo do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. But Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God,.

2 Timothy 2:4

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTοὐδεὶς στρατευόμενος ἐμπλέκεται ταῖς τοῦ βίου πραγματείαις, ἵνα τῷ στρατολογήσαντι ἀρέσῃ·
NIV1984No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer.
TNIVNo one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs; rather, they try to please their commanding officer.
NIV2011No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.
Compared to NIV1984No one serving as a soldier gets involvedentangled in civilian affairs--he, but wantsrather tries to please his commanding officer.
Compared to TNIVNo one serving as a soldier gets involvedentangled in civilian affairs; rather, theybut tryrather tries to please theirhis commanding officer.

1 Peter 3:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἀλλ’ ὁ κρυπτὸς τῆς καρδίας ἄνθρωπος ἐν τῷ ἀφθάρτῳ τοῦ ⸂πραέως καὶ ἡσυχίου⸃ πνεύματος, ὅ ἐστιν ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ πολυτελές.
SBLGNT apparatusπραέως καὶ ἡσυχίου Treg NIV RP] ἡσυχίου καὶ πραέως WH
NIV1984Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
TNIVRather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
NIV2011Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
Compared to NIV1984InsteadRather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
Compared to TNIVRather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.


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