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

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The word 'Serve' occurs 11 times more often in the NIV2011 (230 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (219 times). The word 'Serve' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 14 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Serve' 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 text1376.5%
New text in NIV2011423.5%

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

Verses where Serve was removed

Joshua 9:23

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְעַתָּ֖ה אֲרוּרִ֣ים אַתֶּ֑ם וְלֹֽא־ יִכָּרֵ֨ת מִכֶּ֜ם עֶ֗בֶד וְחֹטְבֵ֥י עֵצִ֛ים וְשֹֽׁאֲבֵי־ מַ֖יִם לְבֵ֥ית אֱלֹהָֽי׃
NIV1984You are now under a curse: You will never cease to serve as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God."
TNIVYou are now under a curse: You will never cease to serve as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God."
NIV2011You are now under a curse: You will never be released from service as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God."
Compared to NIV1984You are now under a curse: You will never ceasebe toreleased servefrom service as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God."
Compared to TNIVYou are now under a curse: You will never ceasebe toreleased servefrom service as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God."

Isaiah 56:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוּבְנֵ֣י הַנֵּכָ֗ר הַנִּלְוִ֤ים עַל־ יְהוָה֙ לְשָׁ֣רְת֔וֹ וּֽלְאַהֲבָה֙ אֶת־ שֵׁ֣ם יְהוָ֔ה לִהְי֥וֹת ל֖וֹ לַעֲבָדִ֑ים כָּל־ שֹׁמֵ֤ר שַׁבָּת֙ מֵֽחַלְּל֔וֹ וּמַחֲזִיקִ֖ים בִּבְרִיתִֽי׃
NIV1984And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to serve him, to love the name of the LORD, and to worship him, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant--
TNIVAnd foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant--
NIV2011And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant--
Compared to NIV1984And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to serveminister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to worshipbe himhis servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant--
Compared to TNIVAnd foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant--

2 Corinthians 13:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTκαὶ ⸀γὰρ ἐσταυρώθη ἐξ ἀσθενείας, ἀλλὰ ζῇ ἐκ δυνάμεως θεοῦ. καὶ γὰρ ἡμεῖς ἀσθενοῦμεν ἐν αὐτῷ, ἀλλὰ ⸀ζήσομεν σὺν αὐτῷ ἐκ δυνάμεως θεοῦ εἰς ὑμᾶς.
SBLGNT apparatusγὰρ WH Treg NIV ] + εἰ RP • ζήσομεν WH Treg NIV ] ζησόμεθα RP
NIV1984For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God's power we will live with him to serve you.
TNIVFor to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God's power we will live with him in our dealing with you.
NIV2011For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God's power we will live with him in our dealing with you.
Compared to NIV1984For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God's power we will live with him toin serveour dealing with you.
Compared to TNIVFor to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God's power we will live with him in our dealing with you.

Verses where Serve was added

Deuteronomy 15:12

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכִּֽי־ יִמָּכֵ֨ר לְךָ֜ אָחִ֣יךָ הָֽעִבְרִ֗י א֚וֹ הָֽעִבְרִיָּ֔ה וַעֲבָֽדְךָ֖ שֵׁ֣שׁ שָׁנִ֑ים וּבַשָּׁנָה֙ הַשְּׁבִיעִ֔ת תְּשַׁלְּחֶ֥נּוּ חָפְשִׁ֖י מֵעִמָּֽךְ׃
NIV1984If a fellow Hebrew, a man or a woman, sells himself to you and serves you six years, in the seventh year you must let him go free.
TNIVIf any of your people, men or women, sell themselves to you and serve you six years, in the seventh year you must let them go free.
NIV2011If any of your people--Hebrew men or women--sell themselves to you and serve you six years, in the seventh year you must let them go free.
Compared to NIV1984If aany fellowof your people--Hebrew, a manmen or awomen--sell woman, sellsthemselves himself to you and servesserve you six years, in the seventh year you must let himthem go free.
Compared to TNIVIf any of your people, --Hebrew men or women, --sell themselves to you and serve you six years, in the seventh year you must let them go free.

2 Samuel 22:44

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַֽתְּפַלְּטֵ֔נִי מֵרִיבֵ֖י עַמִּ֑י תִּשְׁמְרֵ֙נִי֙ לְרֹ֣אשׁ גּוֹיִ֔ם עַ֥ם לֹא־ יָדַ֖עְתִּי יַעַבְדֻֽנִי׃
NIV1984"You have delivered me from the attacks of my people; you have preserved me as the head of nations. People I did not know are subject to me,
TNIV"You have delivered me from the attacks of the peoples; you have preserved me as the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,
NIV2011"You have delivered me from the attacks of the peoples; you have preserved me as the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,
Compared to NIV1984"You have delivered me from the attacks of mythe peoplepeoples; you have preserved me as the head of nations. People I did not know arenow subject toserve me,
Compared to TNIV"You have delivered me from the attacks of the peoples; you have preserved me as the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,

1 Kings 1:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֧אמְרוּ ל֣וֹ עֲבָדָ֗יו יְבַקְשׁ֞וּ לַאדֹנִ֤י הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ נַעֲרָ֣ה בְתוּלָ֔ה וְעָֽמְדָה֙ לִפְנֵ֣י הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וּתְהִי־ ל֖וֹ סֹכֶ֑נֶת וְשָׁכְבָ֣ה בְחֵיקֶ֔ךָ וְחַ֖ם לַאדֹנִ֥י הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃
NIV1984So his servants said to him, "Let us look for a young virgin to attend the king and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our lord the king may keep warm."
TNIVSo his attendants said to him, "Let us look for a young virgin to serve the king and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our lord the king may keep warm."
NIV2011So his attendants said to him, "Let us look for a young virgin to serve the king and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our lord the king may keep warm."
Compared to NIV1984So his servantsattendants said to him, "Let us look for a young virgin to attendserve the king and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our lord the king may keep warm."
Compared to TNIVSo his attendants said to him, "Let us look for a young virgin to serve the king and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our lord the king may keep warm."

1 Kings 9:21

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSבְּנֵיהֶ֗ם אֲשֶׁ֨ר נֹתְר֤וּ אַחֲרֵיהֶם֙ בָּאָ֔רֶץ אֲשֶׁ֧ר לֹֽא־ יָכְל֛וּ בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל לְהַֽחֲרִימָ֑ם וַיַּעֲלֵ֤ם שְׁלֹמֹה֙ לְמַס־ עֹבֵ֔ד עַ֖ד הַיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּֽה׃
NIV1984that is, their descendants remaining in the land, whom the Israelites could not exterminate--these Solomon conscripted for his slave labor force, as it is to this day.
TNIVSolomon conscripted the descendants of all these peoples remaining in the land--whom the Israelites could not exterminate--to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.
NIV2011Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these peoples remaining in the land--whom the Israelites could not exterminate--to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.
Compared to NIV1984thatSolomon is, theirconscripted the descendants of all these peoples remaining in the land, --whom the Israelites could not exterminate--theseto Solomonserve conscriptedas for his slave labor force, as it is to this day.
Compared to TNIVSolomon conscripted the descendants of all these peoples remaining in the land--whom the Israelites could not exterminate--to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.

2 Chronicles 8:8

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSמִן־ בְּנֵיהֶ֗ם אֲשֶׁ֨ר נוֹתְר֤וּ אַחֲרֵיהֶם֙ בָּאָ֔רֶץ אֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹֽא־ כִלּ֖וּם בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וַיַּעֲלֵ֤ם שְׁלֹמֹה֙ לְמַ֔ס עַ֖ד הַיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּֽה׃
NIV1984that is, their descendants remaining in the land, whom the Israelites had not destroyed--these Solomon conscripted for his slave labor force, as it is to this day.
TNIVSolomon conscripted the descendants of all these people remaining in the land--whom the Israelites had not destroyed--to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.
NIV2011Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these people remaining in the land--whom the Israelites had not destroyed--to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.
Compared to NIV1984thatSolomon is, theirconscripted the descendants of all these people remaining in the land, --whom the Israelites had not destroyed--theseto Solomonserve conscriptedas for his slave labor force, as it is to this day.
Compared to TNIVSolomon conscripted the descendants of all these people remaining in the land--whom the Israelites had not destroyed--to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.

Psalms 18:43

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְֽאֶשְׁחָקֵ֗ם כְּעָפָ֥ר עַל־ פְּנֵי־ ר֑וּחַ כְּטִ֖יט חוּצ֣וֹת אֲרִיקֵֽם׃
NIV1984You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations; people I did not know are subject to me.
TNIVYou have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,
NIV2011You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,
Compared to NIV1984You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations; people. People I did not know arenow subjectserve to me.,
Compared to TNIVYou have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,

Psalms 86:16

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSפְּנֵ֥ה אֵלַ֗י וְחָ֫נֵּ֥נִי תְּנָֽה־ עֻזְּךָ֥ לְעַבְדֶּ֑ךָ וְ֝הוֹשִׁ֗יעָה לְבֶן־ אֲמָתֶֽךָ׃
NIV1984Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant your strength to your servant and save the son of your maidservant.
TNIVTurn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant and save the son of a woman who served you before me.
NIV2011Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.
Compared to NIV1984Turn to me and have mercy on me; grantshow your strength toin behalf of your servant; save andme, because saveI theserve sonyou ofjust youras maidservantmy mother did.
Compared to TNIVTurn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant and ; save theme, because sonI ofserve ayou womanjust whoas servedmy youmother before medid.

Psalms 116:16

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאָֽנָּ֣ה יְהוָה֮ כִּֽי־ אֲנִ֪י עַ֫בְדֶּ֥ךָ אֲ‍ֽנִי־ עַ֭בְדְּךָ בֶּן־ אֲמָתֶ֑ךָ פִּ֝תַּ֗חְתָּ לְמוֹסֵרָֽי׃
NIV1984O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant; you have freed me from my chains.
TNIVTruly I am your servant, LORD; I am your servant, as was my mother before me; you have loosed my bonds of affliction.
NIV2011Truly I am your servant, LORD; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains.
Compared to NIV1984OTruly LORD, truly I am your servant, LORD; I amserve youryou servant, thejust sonas ofmy yourmother maidservantdid; you have freed me from my chains.
Compared to TNIVTruly I am your servant, LORD; I amserve youryou servant, just as was my mother before medid; you have loosedfreed myme bondsfrom ofmy afflictionchains.

Psalms 130:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּֽי־ עִמְּךָ֥ הַסְּלִיחָ֑ה לְ֝מַ֗עַן תִּוָּרֵֽא׃
NIV1984But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.
TNIVBut with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
NIV2011But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
Compared to NIV1984But with you there is forgiveness; therefore, so youthat arewe fearedcan, with reverence, serve you.
Compared to TNIVBut with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

Proverbs 22:21

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלְהוֹדִֽיעֲךָ֗ קֹ֭שְׁטְ3 אִמְרֵ֣י אֱמֶ֑ת לְהָשִׁ֥יב אֲמָרִ֥ים אֱ֝מֶ֗ת לְשֹׁלְחֶֽיךָ׃
NIV1984teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?
TNIVteaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve?
NIV2011teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve?
Compared to NIV1984teaching you trueto be honest and reliableto wordsspeak the truth, so that you canbring giveback soundtruthful answersreports to himthose who sent you serve?
Compared to TNIVteaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve?

Ezekiel 44:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהֵ֜מָּה יָבֹ֣אוּ אֶל־ מִקְדָּשִׁ֗י וְהֵ֛מָּה יִקְרְב֥וּ אֶל־ שֻׁלְחָנִ֖י לְשָׁרְתֵ֑נִי וְשָׁמְר֖וּ אֶת־ מִשְׁמַרְתִּֽי׃
NIV1984They alone are to enter my sanctuary; they alone are to come near my table to minister before me and perform my service.
TNIVThey alone are to enter my sanctuary; they alone are to come near my table to minister before me and serve me as guards.
NIV2011They alone are to enter my sanctuary; they alone are to come near my table to minister before me and serve me as guards.
Compared to NIV1984They alone are to enter my sanctuary; they alone are to come near my table to minister before me and performserve myme serviceas guards.
Compared to TNIVThey alone are to enter my sanctuary; they alone are to come near my table to minister before me and serve me as guards.

1 Corinthians 9:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTοὐκ οἴδατε ὅτι οἱ τὰ ἱερὰ ἐργαζόμενοι ⸀τὰ ἐκ τοῦ ἱεροῦ ἐσθίουσιν, οἱ τῷ θυσιαστηρίῳ ⸀παρεδρεύοντες τῷ θυσιαστηρίῳ συμμερίζονται;
SBLGNT apparatusτὰ WH Treg NIV ] – RP • παρεδρεύοντες WH Treg NIV ] προσεδρεύοντες RP
NIV1984Don't you know that those who work in the temple get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar?
TNIVDon't you know that those who serve in the temple get their food from the temple, and that those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar?
NIV2011Don't you know that those who serve in the temple get their food from the temple, and that those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar?
Compared to NIV1984Don't you know that those who workserve in the temple get their food from the temple, and that those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar?
Compared to TNIVDon't you know that those who serve in the temple get their food from the temple, and that those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar?

Philippians 3:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἡμεῖς γάρ ἐσμεν ἡ περιτομή, οἱ πνεύματι θεοῦ λατρεύοντες καὶ καυχώμενοι ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ καὶ οὐκ ἐν σαρκὶ πεποιθότες,
NIV1984For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--
TNIVFor it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--
NIV2011For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--
Compared to NIV1984For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worshipserve God by thehis Spirit of God, who gloryboast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--
Compared to TNIVFor it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--

2 Thessalonians 2:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTοὗ ἐστιν ἡ παρουσία κατ’ ἐνέργειαν τοῦ Σατανᾶ ἐν πάσῃ δυνάμει καὶ σημείοις καὶ τέρασιν ψεύδους
NIV1984The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders,
TNIVThe coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,
NIV2011The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,
Compared to NIV1984The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with thehow work of Satan displayedworks. He inwill use all kindssorts of counterfeitdisplays miracles, of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,
Compared to TNIVThe coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,


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