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

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The word 'Seeks' occurs 2 times less often in the NIV2011 (12 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (14 times). The word 'Seeks' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Seeks' 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 text375.0%
New text in NIV2011125.0%

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

Verses where Seeks was removed

Job 39:29

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSמִשָּׁ֥ם חָֽפַר־ אֹ֑כֶל לְ֝מֵרָח֗וֹק עֵינָ֥יו יַבִּֽיטוּ׃
NIV1984From there he seeks out his food; his eyes detect it from afar.
TNIVFrom there it looks for food; its eyes detect it from afar.
NIV2011From there it looks for food; its eyes detect it from afar.
Compared to NIV1984From there heit seekslooks outfor his food; hisits eyes detect it from afar.
Compared to TNIVFrom there it looks for food; its eyes detect it from afar.

Psalms 86:14

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאֱלֹהִ֤ים ׀ זֵ֘דִ֤ים קָֽמוּ־ עָלַ֗י וַעֲדַ֣ת עָ֭רִיצִים בִּקְשׁ֣וּ נַפְשִׁ֑י וְלֹ֖א שָׂמ֣וּךָ לְנֶגְדָּֽם׃
NIV1984The arrogant are attacking me, O God; a band of ruthless men seeks my life-- men without regard for you.
TNIVArrogant foes are attacking me, O God; a band of ruthless people seeks my life-- they have no regard for you.
NIV2011Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- they have no regard for you.
Compared to NIV1984TheArrogant arrogantfoes are attacking me, O God; aruthless bandpeople ofare ruthlesstrying mento seekskill my lifeme-- menthey withouthave no regard for you.
Compared to TNIVArrogant foes are attacking me, O God; a band of ruthless people seeksare mytrying lifeto kill me-- they have no regard for you.

Isaiah 56:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְהַכְּלָבִ֣ים עַזֵּי־ נֶ֗פֶשׁ לֹ֤א יָֽדְעוּ֙ שָׂבְעָ֔ה וְהֵ֣מָּה רֹעִ֔ים לֹ֥א יָדְע֖וּ הָבִ֑ין כֻּלָּם֙ לְדַרְכָּ֣ם פָּנ֔וּ אִ֥ישׁ לְבִצְע֖וֹ מִקָּצֵֽהוּ׃
NIV1984They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, each seeks his own gain.
TNIVThey are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, they seek their own gain.
NIV2011They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, they seek their own gain.
Compared to NIV1984They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, eachthey seeksseek histheir own gain.
Compared to TNIVThey are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, they seek their own gain.

Verses where Seeks was added

John 7:18

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὁ ἀφ’ ἑαυτοῦ λαλῶν τὴν δόξαν τὴν ἰδίαν ζητεῖ· ὁ δὲ ζητῶν τὴν δόξαν τοῦ πέμψαντος αὐτὸν οὗτος ἀληθής ἐστιν καὶ ἀδικία ἐν αὐτῷ οὐκ ἔστιν.
NIV1984He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
TNIVWhoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
NIV2011Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
Compared to NIV1984HeWhoever who speaks on histheir own does so to gain honorpersonal for himselfglory, but he who worksseeks for the honorglory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
Compared to TNIVWhoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.


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