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

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The word 'Sir' occurs 4 times less often in the NIV2011 (22 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (26 times). The word 'Sir' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 0 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Sir' 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 text266.7%
New text in NIV2011133.3%

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

Verses where Sir was removed

Genesis 43:20

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּאמְר֖וּ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִ֑י יָרֹ֥ד יָרַ֛דְנוּ בַּתְּחִלָּ֖ה לִשְׁבָּר־ אֹֽכֶל׃
NIV1984"Please, sir," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.
TNIV"We beg your pardon, our lord," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.
NIV2011"We beg your pardon, our lord," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.
Compared to NIV1984"PleaseWe beg your pardon, sirour lord," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.
Compared to TNIV"We beg your pardon, our lord," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.

Judges 6:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֨אמֶר אֵלָ֤יו גִּדְעוֹן֙ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִ֔י וְיֵ֤שׁ יְהוָה֙ עִמָּ֔נוּ וְלָ֥מָּה מְצָאַ֖תְנוּ כָּל־ זֹ֑את וְאַיֵּ֣ה כָֽל־ נִפְלְאֹתָ֡יו אֲשֶׁר֩ סִפְּרוּ־ לָ֨נוּ אֲבוֹתֵ֜ינוּ לֵאמֹ֗ר הֲלֹ֤א מִמִּצְרַ֙יִם֙ הֶעֱלָ֣נוּ יְהוָ֔ה וְעַתָּה֙ נְטָשָׁ֣נוּ יְהוָ֔ה וַֽיִּתְּנֵ֖נוּ בְּכַף־ מִדְיָֽן׃
NIV1984"But sir," Gideon replied, "if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our fathers told us about when they said, 'Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and put us into the hand of Midian."
TNIV"Pardon me, my lord," Gideon replied, "but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, 'Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian."
NIV2011"Pardon me, my lord," Gideon replied, "but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, 'Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian."
Compared to NIV1984"ButPardon sirme, my lord," Gideon replied, "but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our fathersancestors told us about when they said, 'Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and putgiven us into the hand of Midian."
Compared to TNIV"Pardon me, my lord," Gideon replied, "but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, 'Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian."

Matthew 25:11

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὕστερον δὲ ἔρχονται καὶ αἱ λοιπαὶ παρθένοι λέγουσαι· Κύριε κύριε, ἄνοιξον ἡμῖν·
NIV1984"Later the others also came. 'Sir! Sir!' they said. 'Open the door for us!'
TNIV"Later the others also came. 'Sir! Sir!' they said. 'Open the door for us!'
NIV2011"Later the others also came. 'Lord, Lord,' they said, 'open the door for us!'
Compared to NIV1984"Later the others also came. 'Sir! Sir!' Lord, Lord,' they said. 'Open, 'open the door for us!'
Compared to TNIV"Later the others also came. 'Sir! Sir!' Lord, Lord,' they said. 'Open, 'open the door for us!'


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