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

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The word 'Return' occurs 8 times more often in the NIV2011 (224 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (216 times). The word 'Return' was removed in 4 verses, and added in 12 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Return' 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 text1275.0%
New text in NIV2011425.0%

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

Verses where Return was removed

Nehemiah 9:29

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַתָּ֨עַד בָּהֶ֜ם לַהֲשִׁיבָ֣ם אֶל־ תּוֹרָתֶ֗ךָ וְהֵ֨מָּה הֵזִ֜ידוּ וְלֹא־ שָׁמְע֤וּ לְמִצְוֺתֶ֙יךָ֙ וּבְמִשְׁפָּטֶ֣יךָ חָֽטְאוּ־ בָ֔ם אֲשֶׁר־ יַעֲשֶׂ֥ה אָדָ֖ם וְחָיָ֣ה בָהֶ֑ם וַיִּתְּנ֤וּ כָתֵף֙ סוֹרֶ֔רֶת וְעָרְפָּ֥ם הִקְשׁ֖וּ וְלֹ֥א שָׁמֵֽעוּ׃
NIV1984"You warned them to return to your law, but they became arrogant and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, by which a man will live if he obeys them. Stubbornly they turned their backs on you, became stiff-necked and refused to listen.
TNIV"You warned them in order to turn them back to your law, but they became arrogant and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, of which you said, 'Whoever obeys them will live by them.' Stubbornly they turned their backs on you, became stiff-necked and refused to listen.
NIV2011"You warned them in order to turn them back to your law, but they became arrogant and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, of which you said, 'The person who obeys them will live by them.' Stubbornly they turned their backs on you, became stiff-necked and refused to listen.
Compared to NIV1984"You warned them in order to returnturn them back to your law, but they became arrogant and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, byof which ayou mansaid, 'The willperson livewho ifobeys hethem obeyswill live by them. .' Stubbornly they turned their backs on you, became stiff-necked and refused to listen.
Compared to TNIV"You warned them in order to turn them back to your law, but they became arrogant and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, of which you said, 'WhoeverThe person who obeys them will live by them.' Stubbornly they turned their backs on you, became stiff-necked and refused to listen.

Psalms 9:17

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSנ֤וֹדַ֨ע ׀ יְהוָה֮ מִשְׁפָּ֪ט עָ֫שָׂ֥ה בְּפֹ֣עַל כַּ֭פָּיו נוֹקֵ֣שׁ רָשָׁ֑ע הִגָּי֥וֹן סֶֽלָה׃
NIV1984The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God.
TNIVThe wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.
NIV2011The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.
Compared to NIV1984The wicked returngo down to the graverealm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.
Compared to TNIVThe wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.

Psalms 85:8

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהַרְאֵ֣נוּ יְהוָ֣ה חַסְדֶּ֑ךָ וְ֝יֶשְׁעֲךָ֗ תִּתֶּן־ לָֽנוּ׃
NIV1984I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints-- but let them not return to folly.
TNIVI will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants-- but let them not turn to folly.
NIV2011I will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants-- but let them not turn to folly.
Compared to NIV1984I will listen to what God the LORD will saysays; he promises peace to his people, his saintsfaithful servants-- but let them not returnturn to folly.
Compared to TNIVI will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants-- but let them not turn to folly.

Luke 17:18

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTοὐχ εὑρέθησαν ὑποστρέψαντες δοῦναι δόξαν τῷ θεῷ εἰ μὴ ὁ ἀλλογενὴς οὗτος;
NIV1984Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"
TNIVWas no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"
NIV2011Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?"
Compared to NIV1984WasHas no one foundreturned to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"
Compared to TNIVWasHas no one foundreturned to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"

Verses where Return was added

Exodus 4:18

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֵּ֨לֶךְ מֹשֶׁ֜ה וַיָּ֣שָׁב ׀ אֶל־ יֶ֣תֶר חֹֽתְנ֗וֹ וַיֹּ֤אמֶר לוֹ֙ אֵ֣לְכָה1 נָּ֗א וְאָשׁ֙וּבָה֙ אֶל־ אַחַ֣י אֲשֶׁר־ בְּמִצְרַ֔יִם וְאֶרְאֶ֖ה הַעוֹדָ֣ם חַיִּ֑ים וַיֹּ֧אמֶר יִתְר֛וֹ לְמֹשֶׁ֖ה לֵ֥ךְ לְשָׁלֽוֹם׃
NIV1984Then Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, "Let me go back to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive." Jethro said, "Go, and I wish you well."
TNIVThen Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, "Let me return to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive." Jethro said, "Go, and I wish you well."
NIV2011Then Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, "Let me return to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive." Jethro said, "Go, and I wish you well."
Compared to NIV1984Then Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, "Let me go backreturn to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive." Jethro said, "Go, and I wish you well."
Compared to TNIVThen Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, "Let me return to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive." Jethro said, "Go, and I wish you well."

Exodus 23:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס כִּ֣י תִפְגַּ֞ע שׁ֧וֹר אֹֽיִבְךָ֛ א֥וֹ חֲמֹר֖וֹ תֹּעֶ֑ה הָשֵׁ֥ב תְּשִׁיבֶ֖נּוּ לֽוֹ׃
NIV1984"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to take it back to him.
TNIV"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it.
NIV2011"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it.
Compared to NIV1984"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to takereturn it back to him.
Compared to TNIV"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it.

Judges 21:21

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוּרְאִיתֶ֗ם וְ֠הִנֵּה אִם־ יֵ֨צְא֥וּ בְנוֹת־ שִׁילוֹ֮ לָח֣וּל בַּמְּחֹלוֹת֒ וִֽיצָאתֶם֙ מִן־ הַכְּרָמִ֔ים וַחֲטַפְתֶּ֥ם לָכֶ֛ם אִ֥ישׁ אִשְׁתּ֖וֹ מִבְּנ֣וֹת שִׁיל֑וֹ וַהֲלַכְתֶּ֖ם אֶ֥רֶץ בִּנְיָמִֽן׃
NIV1984and watch. When the girls of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, then rush from the vineyards and each of you seize a wife from the girls of Shiloh and go to the land of Benjamin.
TNIVand watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, then rush from the vineyards and each of you seize a wife from the young women of Shiloh and go to the land of Benjamin.
NIV2011and watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, rush from the vineyards and each of you seize one of them to be your wife. Then return to the land of Benjamin.
Compared to NIV1984and watch. When the girlsyoung women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, then rush from the vineyards and each of you seize aone wifeof fromthem theto girlsbe ofyour Shilohwife. Then and goreturn to the land of Benjamin.
Compared to TNIVand watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, then rush from the vineyards and each of you seize aone wifeof fromthem theto youngbe womenyour ofwife. Then Shiloh and goreturn to the land of Benjamin.

2 Samuel 15:27

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֤אמֶר הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ אֶל־ צָד֣וֹק הַכֹּהֵ֔ן הֲרוֹאֶ֣ה אַתָּ֔ה שֻׁ֥בָה הָעִ֖יר בְּשָׁל֑וֹם וַאֲחִימַ֨עַץ בִּנְךָ֜ וִיהוֹנָתָ֧ן בֶּן־ אֶבְיָתָ֛ר שְׁנֵ֥י בְנֵיכֶ֖ם אִתְּכֶֽם׃
NIV1984The king also said to Zadok the priest, "Aren't you a seer? Go back to the city in peace, with your son Ahimaaz and Jonathan son of Abiathar. You and Abiathar take your two sons with you.
TNIVThe king also said to Zadok the priest, "Do you understand? Go back to the city with my blessing. Take your son Ahimaaz with you, and also Abiathar's son Jonathan. You and Abiathar return with your two sons.
NIV2011The king also said to Zadok the priest, "Do you understand? Go back to the city with my blessing. Take your son Ahimaaz with you, and also Abiathar's son Jonathan. You and Abiathar return with your two sons.
Compared to NIV1984The king also said to Zadok the priest, "Aren'tDo you a seerunderstand? Go back to the city in peace, with my blessing. Take your son Ahimaaz with you, and Jonathanalso Abiathar's son of AbiatharJonathan. You and Abiathar takereturn with your two sons with you.
Compared to TNIVThe king also said to Zadok the priest, "Do you understand? Go back to the city with my blessing. Take your son Ahimaaz with you, and also Abiathar's son Jonathan. You and Abiathar return with your two sons.

2 Chronicles 30:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּ֣י בְשׁוּבְכֶ֞ם עַל־ יְהוָ֗ה אֲחֵיכֶ֨ם וּבְנֵיכֶ֤ם לְרַחֲמִים֙ לִפְנֵ֣י שֽׁוֹבֵיהֶ֔ם וְלָשׁ֖וּב לָאָ֣רֶץ הַזֹּ֑את כִּֽי־ חַנּ֤וּן וְרַחוּם֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֔ם וְלֹא־ יָסִ֤יר פָּנִים֙ מִכֶּ֔ם אִם־ תָּשׁ֖וּבוּ אֵלָֽיו׃
NIV1984If you return to the LORD, then your brothers and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will come back to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him."
TNIVIf you return to the LORD, then your fellow Israelites and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him."
NIV2011If you return to the LORD, then your fellow Israelites and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him."
Compared to NIV1984If you return to the LORD, then your brothersfellow Israelites and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will come backreturn to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him."
Compared to TNIVIf you return to the LORD, then your fellow Israelites and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him."

Psalms 116:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשׁוּבִ֣י נַ֭פְשִׁי לִמְנוּחָ֑יְכִי כִּֽי־ יְ֝הוָ֗ה גָּמַ֥ל עָלָֽיְכִי׃
NIV1984Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
TNIVReturn to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
NIV2011Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
Compared to NIV1984BeReturn atto restyour once morerest, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
Compared to TNIVReturn to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.

Psalms 116:12

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSמָֽה־ אָשִׁ֥יב לַיהוָ֑ה כָּֽל־ תַּגְמוּל֥וֹהִי עָלָֽי׃
NIV1984How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me?
TNIVWhat shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me?
NIV2011What shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me?
Compared to NIV1984HowWhat canshall I repayreturn to the LORD for all his goodness to me?
Compared to TNIVWhat shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me?

Ecclesiastes 11:1

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשַׁלַּ֥ח לַחְמְךָ֖ עַל־ פְּנֵ֣י הַמָּ֑יִם כִּֽי־ בְרֹ֥ב הַיָּמִ֖ים תִּמְצָאֶֽנּוּ׃
NIV1984Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.
TNIVShip your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return.
NIV2011Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return.
Compared to NIV1984CastShip your breadgrain uponacross the waters, for sea; after many days you willmay findreceive ita againreturn.
Compared to TNIVShip your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return.

Jeremiah 31:22

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס עַד־ מָתַי֙ תִּתְחַמָּקִ֔ין הַבַּ֖ת הַשּֽׁוֹבֵבָ֑ה כִּֽי־ בָרָ֨א יְהוָ֤ה חֲדָשָׁה֙ בָּאָ֔רֶץ נְקֵבָ֖ה תְּס֥וֹבֵֽב גָּֽבֶר׃
NIV1984How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughter? The LORD will create a new thing on earth-- a woman will surround a man."
TNIVHow long will you wander, unfaithful Daughter Israel? The LORD will create a new thing on earth-- the woman will return to the man."
NIV2011How long will you wander, unfaithful Daughter Israel? The LORD will create a new thing on earth-- the woman will return to the man."
Compared to NIV1984How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughterDaughter Israel? The LORD will create a new thing on earth-- athe woman will surroundreturn ato the man."
Compared to TNIVHow long will you wander, unfaithful Daughter Israel? The LORD will create a new thing on earth-- the woman will return to the man."

Ezekiel 33:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSחֲבֹ֨ל יָשִׁ֤יב רָשָׁע֙ גְּזֵלָ֣ה יְשַׁלֵּ֔ם בְּחֻקּ֤וֹת הַֽחַיִּים֙ הָלַ֔ךְ לְבִלְתִּ֖י עֲשׂ֣וֹת עָ֑וֶל חָי֥וֹ יִֽחְיֶ֖ה לֹ֥א יָמֽוּת׃
NIV1984if he gives back what he took in pledge for a loan, returns what he has stolen, follows the decrees that give life, and does no evil, he will surely live; he will not die.
TNIVif they give back what they took in pledge for a loan, return what they have stolen, follow the decrees that give life, and do no evil, they will surely live; they will not die.
NIV2011if they give back what they took in pledge for a loan, return what they have stolen, follow the decrees that give life, and do no evil--that person will surely live; they will not die.
Compared to NIV1984if hethey givesgive back what hethey took in pledge for a loan, returnsreturn what hethey hashave stolen, followsfollow the decrees that give life, and doesdo no evil, he--that person will surely live; hethey will not die.
Compared to TNIVif they give back what they took in pledge for a loan, return what they have stolen, follow the decrees that give life, and do no evil, they--that person will surely live; they will not die.

Hosea 5:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאֵלֵ֤ךְ אָשׁ֙וּבָה֙ אֶל־ מְקוֹמִ֔י עַ֥ד אֲשֶֽׁר־ יֶאְשְׁמ֖וּ וּבִקְשׁ֣וּ פָנָ֑י בַּצַּ֥ר לָהֶ֖ם יְשַׁחֲרֻֽנְנִי׃
NIV1984Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt. And they will seek my face; in their misery they will earnestly seek me."
TNIVThen I will return to my lair until they have borne their guilt and seek my face-- in their misery they will earnestly seek me."
NIV2011Then I will return to my lair until they have borne their guilt and seek my face-- in their misery they will earnestly seek me."
Compared to NIV1984Then I will goreturn back to my placelair until they admithave borne their guilt. And theyand will seek my face; -- in their misery they will earnestly seek me."
Compared to TNIVThen I will return to my lair until they have borne their guilt and seek my face-- in their misery they will earnestly seek me."

Haggai 2:17

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהִכֵּ֨יתִי אֶתְכֶ֜ם בַּשִּׁדָּפ֤וֹן וּבַיֵּֽרָקוֹן֙ וּבַבָּרָ֔ד אֵ֖ת כָּל־ מַעֲשֵׂ֣ה יְדֵיכֶ֑ם וְאֵין־ אֶתְכֶ֥ם אֵלַ֖י נְאֻם־ יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not turn to me,' declares the LORD.
TNIVI struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not return to me,' declares the LORD.
NIV2011I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not return to me,' declares the LORD.
Compared to NIV1984I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not turnreturn to me,' declares the LORD.
Compared to TNIVI struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not return to me,' declares the LORD.


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