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

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The word 'Seeking' occurs 7 times less often in the NIV2011 (20 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (27 times). The word 'Seeking' was removed in 7 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Seeking' 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 text112.5%
New text in NIV2011787.5%

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

Verses where Seeking was removed

1 Samuel 22:23

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSשְׁבָ֤ה אִתִּי֙ אַל־ תִּירָ֔א כִּ֛י אֲשֶׁר־ יְבַקֵּ֥שׁ אֶת־ נַפְשִׁ֖י יְבַקֵּ֣שׁ אֶת־ נַפְשֶׁ֑ךָ כִּֽי־ מִשְׁמֶ֥רֶת אַתָּ֖ה עִמָּדִֽי׃
NIV1984Stay with me; don't be afraid; the man who is seeking your life is seeking mine also. You will be safe with me."
TNIVStay with me; don't be afraid. The man who wants to take your life is trying to kill me too. You will be safe with me."
NIV2011Stay with me; don't be afraid. The man who wants to kill you is trying to kill me too. You will be safe with me."
Compared to NIV1984Stay with me; don't be afraid; the. The man who iswants seekingto yourkill lifeyou is seekingtrying mineto alsokill me too. You will be safe with me."
Compared to TNIVStay with me; don't be afraid. The man who wants to takekill your lifeyou is trying to kill me too. You will be safe with me."

Esther 9:2

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSנִקְהֲל֨וּ הַיְּהוּדִ֜ים בְּעָרֵיהֶ֗ם בְּכָל־ מְדִינוֹת֙ הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ אֳחַשְׁוֵר֔וֹשׁ לִשְׁלֹ֣חַ יָ֔ד בִּמְבַקְשֵׁ֖י רָֽעָתָ֑ם וְאִישׁ֙ לֹא־ עָמַ֣ד לִפְנֵיהֶ֔ם כִּֽי־ נָפַ֥ל פַּחְדָּ֖ם עַל־ כָּל־ הָעַמִּֽים׃
NIV1984The Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those seeking their destruction. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them.
TNIVThe Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those seeking their destruction. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them.
NIV2011The Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those determined to destroy them. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them.
Compared to NIV1984The Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those seekingdetermined theirto destructiondestroy them. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them.
Compared to TNIVThe Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those seekingdetermined theirto destructiondestroy them. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them.

Psalms 37:32

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSצוֹפֶ֣ה רָ֭שָׁע לַצַּדִּ֑יק וּ֝מְבַקֵּ֗שׁ לַהֲמִיתוֹ׃1
NIV1984The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives;
TNIVThe wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives;
NIV2011The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death;
Compared to NIV1984The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seekingintent theiron veryputting livesthem to death;
Compared to TNIVThe wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seekingintent theiron veryputting livesthem to death;

Jeremiah 11:21

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס לָכֵ֗ן כֹּֽה־ אָמַ֤ר יְהוָה֙ עַל־ אַנְשֵׁ֣י עֲנָת֔וֹת הַֽמְבַקְשִׁ֥ים אֶֽת־ נַפְשְׁךָ֖ לֵאמֹ֑ר לֹ֤א תִנָּבֵא֙ בְּשֵׁ֣ם יְהוָ֔ה וְלֹ֥א תָמ֖וּת בְּיָדֵֽנוּ׃
NIV1984"Therefore this is what the LORD says about the men of Anathoth who are seeking your life and saying, 'Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD or you will die by our hands'--
TNIV"Therefore this is what the LORD says about the people of Anathoth who are seeking your life and saying, 'Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD or you will die by our hands'--
NIV2011Therefore this is what the LORD says about the people of Anathoth who are threatening to kill you, saying, "Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD or you will die by our hands"--
Compared to NIV1984"Therefore this is what the LORD says about the menpeople of Anathoth who are seekingthreatening yourto lifekill and you, saying, ', "Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD or you will die by our hands'--"--
Compared to TNIV"Therefore this is what the LORD says about the people of Anathoth who are seekingthreatening yourto lifekill and you, saying, ', "Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD or you will die by our hands'--"--

Jeremiah 38:16

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס וַיִּשָּׁבַ֞ע הַמֶּ֧לֶךְ צִדְקִיָּ֛הוּ אֶֽל־ יִרְמְיָ֖הוּ בַּסֵּ֣תֶר לֵאמֹ֑ר חַי־ יְהוָ֞ה אֲשֶׁר֩ עָשָׂה־ לָ֨נוּ אֶת־ הַנֶּ֤פֶשׁ הַזֹּאת֙ אִם־ אֲמִיתֶ֔ךָ וְאִם־ אֶתֶּנְךָ֗ בְּיַד֙ הָאֲנָשִׁ֣ים הָאֵ֔לֶּה אֲשֶׁ֥ר מְבַקְשִׁ֖ים אֶת־ נַפְשֶֽׁךָ׃
NIV1984But King Zedekiah swore this oath secretly to Jeremiah: "As surely as the LORD lives, who has given us breath, I will neither kill you nor hand you over to those who are seeking your life."
TNIVBut King Zedekiah swore this oath secretly to Jeremiah: "As surely as the LORD lives, who has given us breath, I will neither kill you nor hand you over to those who are seeking your life."
NIV2011But King Zedekiah swore this oath secretly to Jeremiah: "As surely as the LORD lives, who has given us breath, I will neither kill you nor hand you over to those who want to kill you."
Compared to NIV1984But King Zedekiah swore this oath secretly to Jeremiah: "As surely as the LORD lives, who has given us breath, I will neither kill you nor hand you over to those who arewant seekingto yourkill lifeyou."
Compared to TNIVBut King Zedekiah swore this oath secretly to Jeremiah: "As surely as the LORD lives, who has given us breath, I will neither kill you nor hand you over to those who arewant seekingto yourkill lifeyou."

Jeremiah 44:30

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס כֹּ֣ה ׀ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה הִנְנִ֣י נֹ֠תֵן אֶת־ פַּרְעֹ֨ה חָפְרַ֤ע מֶֽלֶךְ־ מִצְרַ֙יִם֙ בְּיַ֣ד אֹֽיְבָ֔יו וּבְיַ֖ד מְבַקְשֵׁ֣י נַפְשׁ֑וֹ כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר נָתַ֜תִּי אֶת־ צִדְקִיָּ֣הוּ מֶֽלֶךְ־ יְהוּדָ֗ה בְּיַ֨ד נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּ֧ר מֶֽלֶךְ־ בָּבֶ֛ל אֹיְב֖וֹ וּמְבַקֵּ֥שׁ נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃
NIV1984This is what the LORD says: 'I am going to hand Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt over to his enemies who seek his life, just as I handed Zedekiah king of Judah over to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who was seeking his life.'"
TNIVThis is what the LORD says: 'I am going to deliver Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hands of his enemies who seek his life, just as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who was seeking his life.'"
NIV2011This is what the LORD says: 'I am going to deliver Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hands of his enemies who want to kill him, just as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who wanted to kill him.'"
Compared to NIV1984This is what the LORD says: 'I am going to handdeliver Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt overinto tothe hands of his enemies who seekwant histo lifekill him, just as I handedgave Zedekiah king of Judah overinto tothe hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who waswanted seekingto hiskill lifehim.'"
Compared to TNIVThis is what the LORD says: 'I am going to deliver Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hands of his enemies who seekwant histo lifekill him, just as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who waswanted seekingto hiskill lifehim.'"

Malachi 2:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְלֹא־ אֶחָ֣ד עָשָׂ֗ה וּשְׁאָ֥ר ר֙וּחַ֙ ל֔וֹ וּמָה֙ הָֽאֶחָ֔ד מְבַקֵּ֖שׁ זֶ֣רַע אֱלֹהִ֑ים וְנִשְׁמַרְתֶּם֙ בְּר֣וּחֲכֶ֔ם וּבְאֵ֥שֶׁת נְעוּרֶ֖יךָ אַל־ יִבְגֹּֽד׃
NIV1984Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.
TNIVHas not the LORD made the two of you one? You belong to him in body and spirit. And why has he made you one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
NIV2011Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
Compared to NIV1984Has not the LORDone God made them oneyou? InYou fleshbelong andto spirithim theyin arebody hisand spirit. And whywhat one? Becausedoes hethe wasone seekingGod godlyseek? Godly offspring. So guardbe yourselfon in your spiritguard, and do not breakbe faithunfaithful withto the wife of your youth.
Compared to TNIVHas not the LORDone God made the two of you one? You belong to him in body and spirit. And whywhat hasdoes hethe made you one? Because heGod was seeking godlyseek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.

Verses where Seeking was added

Galatians 2:17

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTεἰ δὲ ζητοῦντες δικαιωθῆναι ἐν Χριστῷ εὑρέθημεν καὶ αὐτοὶ ἁμαρτωλοί, ἆρα Χριστὸς ἁμαρτίας διάκονος; μὴ γένοιτο·
NIV1984"If, while we seek to be justified in Christ, it becomes evident that we ourselves are sinners, does that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not!
TNIV"But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn't that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not!
NIV2011"But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn't that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not!
Compared to NIV1984"IfBut if, whilein weseeking seek to be justified in Christ, itwe becomesJews evidentfind thatourselves wealso ourselvesamong arethe sinners, doesdoesn't that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not!
Compared to TNIV"But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn't that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not!


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