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

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The word 'Slaves' occurs 15 times more often in the NIV2011 (86 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (71 times). The word 'Slaves' was removed in 1 verses, and added in 15 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Slaves' 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 text1593.8%
New text in NIV201116.3%

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

Verses where Slaves was removed

Ezekiel 27:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSיָוָ֤ן תֻּבַל֙ וָמֶ֔שֶׁךְ הֵ֖מָּה רֹֽכְלָ֑יִךְ בְּנֶ֤פֶשׁ אָדָם֙ וּכְלֵ֣י נְחֹ֔שֶׁת נָתְנ֖וּ מַעֲרָבֵֽךְ׃
NIV1984"'Greece, Tubal and Meshech traded with you; they exchanged slaves and articles of bronze for your wares.
TNIV"'Greece, Tubal and Meshek did business with you; they traded human beings and articles of bronze for your wares.
NIV2011"'Greece, Tubal and Meshek did business with you; they traded human beings and articles of bronze for your wares.
Compared to NIV1984"'Greece, Tubal and MeshechMeshek tradeddid business with you; they exchangedtraded slaveshuman beings and articles of bronze for your wares.
Compared to TNIV"'Greece, Tubal and Meshek did business with you; they traded human beings and articles of bronze for your wares.

Verses where Slaves was added

Genesis 20:17

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֥ל אַבְרָהָ֖ם אֶל־ הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים וַיִּרְפָּ֨א אֱלֹהִ֜ים אֶת־ אֲבִימֶ֧לֶךְ וְאֶת־ אִשְׁתּ֛וֹ וְאַמְהֹתָ֖יו וַיֵּלֵֽדוּ׃
NIV1984Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife and his slave girls so they could have children again,
TNIVThen Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again,
NIV2011Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again,
Compared to NIV1984Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed AbimelechAbimelek, his wife and his slavefemale girlsslaves so they could have children again,
Compared to TNIVThen Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again,

Leviticus 22:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְכֹהֵ֗ן כִּֽי־ יִקְנֶ֥ה נֶ֙פֶשׁ֙ קִנְיַ֣ן כַּסְפּ֔וֹ ה֖וּא יֹ֣אכַל בּ֑וֹ וִילִ֣יד בֵּית֔וֹ הֵ֖ם יֹאכְל֥וּ בְלַחְמֽוֹ׃
NIV1984But if a priest buys a slave with money, or if a slave is born in his household, that slave may eat his food.
TNIVBut if a priest buys a slave with money, or if slaves are born in his household, they may eat his food.
NIV2011But if a priest buys a slave with money, or if slaves are born in his household, they may eat his food.
Compared to NIV1984But if a priest buys a slave with money, or if aslaves slaveare is born in his household, that slavethey may eat his food.
Compared to TNIVBut if a priest buys a slave with money, or if slaves are born in his household, they may eat his food.

Leviticus 25:39

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְכִֽי־ יָמ֥וּךְ אָחִ֛יךָ עִמָּ֖ךְ וְנִמְכַּר־ לָ֑ךְ לֹא־ תַעֲבֹ֥ד בּ֖וֹ עֲבֹ֥דַת עָֽבֶד׃
NIV1984"'If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave.
TNIV"'If any of your own people become poor and sell themselves to you, do not make them work as slaves.
NIV2011"'If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and sell themselves to you, do not make them work as slaves.
Compared to NIV1984"'If oneany of your countrymenfellow becomesIsraelites become poor among you and sellssell himselfthemselves to you, do not make himthem work as a slaveslaves.
Compared to TNIV"'If any of your ownfellow peopleIsraelites become poor and sell themselves to you, do not make them work as slaves.

Numbers 16:14

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאַ֡ף לֹ֣א אֶל־ אֶרֶץ֩ זָבַ֨ת חָלָ֤ב וּדְבַשׁ֙ הֲבִ֣יאֹתָ֔נוּ וַתִּ֨תֶּן־ לָ֔נוּ נַחֲלַ֖ת שָׂדֶ֣ה וָכָ֑רֶם הַעֵינֵ֞י הָאֲנָשִׁ֥ים הָהֵ֛ם תְּנַקֵּ֖ר לֹ֥א נַעֲלֶֽה׃
NIV1984Moreover, you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you gouge out the eyes of these men? No, we will not come!"
TNIVMoreover, you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Do you want to treat these men like slaves? No, we will not come!"
NIV2011Moreover, you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Do you want to treat these men like slaves? No, we will not come!"
Compared to NIV1984Moreover, you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. WillDo you gougewant outto thetreat eyes of these men like slaves? No, we will not come!"
Compared to TNIVMoreover, you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Do you want to treat these men like slaves? No, we will not come!"

2 Kings 5:26

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֵלָיו֙ לֹא־ לִבִּ֣י הָלַ֔ךְ כַּאֲשֶׁ֧ר הָֽפַךְ־ אִ֛ישׁ מֵעַ֥ל מֶרְכַּבְתּ֖וֹ לִקְרָאתֶ֑ךָ הַעֵ֞ת לָקַ֤חַת אֶת־ הַכֶּ֙סֶף֙ וְלָקַ֣חַת בְּגָדִ֔ים וְזֵיתִ֤ים וּכְרָמִים֙ וְצֹ֣אן וּבָקָ֔ר וַעֲבָדִ֖ים וּשְׁפָחֽוֹת׃
NIV1984But Elisha said to him, "Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money, or to accept clothes, olive groves, vineyards, flocks, herds, or menservants and maidservants?
TNIVBut Elisha said to him, "Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money or to accept clothes--or olive groves and vineyards, or flocks and herds, or male and female slaves?
NIV2011But Elisha said to him, "Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money or to accept clothes--or olive groves and vineyards, or flocks and herds, or male and female slaves?
Compared to NIV1984But Elisha said to him, "Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money, or to accept clothes, --or olive groves, and vineyards, or flocks, and herds, or menservantsmale and maidservantsfemale slaves?
Compared to TNIVBut Elisha said to him, "Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money or to accept clothes--or olive groves and vineyards, or flocks and herds, or male and female slaves?

Ezra 2:65

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSמִ֠לְּבַד עַבְדֵיהֶ֤ם וְאַמְהֹֽתֵיהֶם֙ אֵ֔לֶּה שִׁבְעַ֣ת אֲלָפִ֔ים שְׁלֹ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת שְׁלֹשִׁ֣ים וְשִׁבְעָ֑ה וְלָהֶ֛ם מְשֹׁרְרִ֥ים וּֽמְשֹׁרְר֖וֹת מָאתָֽיִם׃
NIV1984besides their 7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 200 men and women singers.
TNIVbesides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 200 male and female singers.
NIV2011besides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 200 male and female singers.
Compared to NIV1984besides their 7,337 menservantsmale and maidservantsfemale slaves; and they also had 200 menmale and womenfemale singers.
Compared to TNIVbesides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 200 male and female singers.

Nehemiah 7:67

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס מִ֠לְּבַד עַבְדֵיהֶ֤ם וְאַמְהֹֽתֵיהֶם֙ אֵ֔לֶּה שִׁבְעַ֣ת אֲלָפִ֔ים שְׁלֹ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת שְׁלֹשִׁ֣ים וְשִׁבְעָ֑ה וְלָהֶ֗ם מְשֹֽׁרֲרִים֙ וּמְשֹׁ֣רֲר֔וֹת מָאתַ֖יִם וְאַרְבָּעִ֥ים וַחֲמִשָּֽׁה׃
NIV1984besides their 7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 245 men and women singers.
TNIVbesides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 245 male and female singers.
NIV2011besides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 245 male and female singers.
Compared to NIV1984besides their 7,337 menservantsmale and maidservantsfemale slaves; and they also had 245 menmale and womenfemale singers.
Compared to TNIVbesides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 245 male and female singers.

Job 3:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSקָטֹ֣ן וְ֭גָדוֹל שָׁ֣ם ה֑וּא וְ֝עֶ֗בֶד חָפְשִׁ֥י מֵאֲדֹנָֽיו׃
NIV1984The small and the great are there, and the slave is freed from his master.
TNIVThe small and the great are there, and the slaves are freed from their owners.
NIV2011The small and the great are there, and the slaves are freed from their owners.
Compared to NIV1984The small and the great are there, and the slaveslaves isare freed from histheir masterowners.
Compared to TNIVThe small and the great are there, and the slaves are freed from their owners.

Nahum 2:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשַׁעֲרֵ֥י הַנְּהָר֖וֹת נִפְתָּ֑חוּ וְהַֽהֵיכָ֖ל נָמֽוֹג׃
NIV1984It is decreed that the city be exiled and carried away. Its slave girls moan like doves and beat upon their breasts.
TNIVIt is decreed that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan like doves and beat on their breasts.
NIV2011It is decreed that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan like doves and beat on their breasts.
Compared to NIV1984It is decreed that theNineveh city be exiled and carried away. ItsHer slavefemale girlsslaves moan like doves and beat uponon their breasts.
Compared to TNIVIt is decreed that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan like doves and beat on their breasts.

Romans 6:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἀνθρώπινον λέγω διὰ τὴν ἀσθένειαν τῆς σαρκὸς ὑμῶν· ὥσπερ γὰρ παρεστήσατε τὰ μέλη ὑμῶν δοῦλα τῇ ἀκαθαρσίᾳ καὶ τῇ ἀνομίᾳ εἰς τὴν ἀνομίαν, οὕτως νῦν παραστήσατε τὰ μέλη ὑμῶν δοῦλα τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ εἰς ἁγιασμόν.
NIV1984I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness.
TNIVI am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.
NIV2011I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.
Compared to NIV1984I putam thisusing inan humanexample termsfrom becauseeveryday youlife arebecause weakof in your naturalhuman selveslimitations. Just as you used to offer theyourselves partsas ofslaves your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer themyourselves inas slaveryslaves to righteousness leading to holiness.
Compared to TNIVI am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.

Romans 8:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTοὐ γὰρ ἐλάβετε πνεῦμα δουλείας πάλιν εἰς φόβον, ἀλλὰ ἐλάβετε πνεῦμα υἱοθεσίας ἐν ᾧ κράζομεν· Αββα ὁ πατήρ·
NIV1984For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
TNIVThe Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
NIV2011The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
Compared to NIV1984ForThe Spirit you didreceived does not receivemake ayou spiritslaves, so that makes you alive slavein again to fear again; rather, butthe Spirit you received thebrought Spiritabout ofyour adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
Compared to TNIVThe Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

1 Timothy 6:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTοἱ δὲ πιστοὺς ἔχοντες δεσπότας μὴ καταφρονείτωσαν, ὅτι ἀδελφοί εἰσιν· ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον δουλευέτωσαν, ὅτι πιστοί εἰσιν καὶ ἀγαπητοὶ οἱ τῆς εὐεργεσίας ἀντιλαμβανόμενοι. Ταῦτα δίδασκε καὶ παρακάλει.
NIV1984Those who have believing masters are not to show less respect for them because they are brothers. Instead, they are to serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers, and dear to them. These are the things you are to teach and urge on them.
TNIVThose who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves. These are the things you are to teach and insist on.
NIV2011Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves. These are the things you are to teach and insist on.
Compared to NIV1984Those who have believing masters areshould not to show lessthem respectdisrespect forjust them because they are brothersfellow believers. Instead, they areshould to serve them even better, because thosetheir whomasters benefitare fromdear theirto servicethem areas fellow believers, and dearare devoted to themthe welfare of their slaves. These are the things you are to teach and urgeinsist on them.
Compared to TNIVThose who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves. These are the things you are to teach and insist on.

1 Peter 2:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὡς ἐλεύθεροι, καὶ μὴ ὡς ἐπικάλυμμα ἔχοντες τῆς κακίας τὴν ἐλευθερίαν, ἀλλ’ ὡς ⸂θεοῦ δοῦλοι⸃.
SBLGNT apparatusθεοῦ δοῦλοι WH Treg NIV] δοῦλοι θεοῦ RP
NIV1984Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
TNIVLive as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves.
NIV2011Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves.
Compared to NIV1984Live as free menpeople, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God's slaves.
Compared to TNIVLive as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves.

2 Peter 2:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἐλευθερίαν αὐτοῖς ἐπαγγελλόμενοι, αὐτοὶ δοῦλοι ὑπάρχοντες τῆς φθορᾶς· ᾧ γάρ τις ἥττηται, τούτῳ ⸀καὶ δεδούλωται.
SBLGNT apparatusκαὶ Treg RP] – WH NIV
NIV1984They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity--for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.
TNIVThey promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity--for "people are slaves to whatever has mastered them."
NIV2011They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity--for "people are slaves to whatever has mastered them."
Compared to NIV1984They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity--for "people aare manslaves is a slave to whatever has mastered him.them."
Compared to TNIVThey promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity--for "people are slaves to whatever has mastered them."

Revelation 18:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTκαὶ κιννάμωμον ⸂καὶ ἄμωμον⸃ καὶ θυμιάματα καὶ μύρον καὶ λίβανον καὶ οἶνον καὶ ἔλαιον καὶ σεμίδαλιν καὶ σῖτον καὶ ⸂κτήνη καὶ πρόβατα⸃, καὶ ἵππων καὶ ῥεδῶν καὶ σωμάτων, καὶ ψυχὰς ἀνθρώπων.
SBLGNT apparatusκαὶ ἄμωμον WH Treg NIV ] – RP • κτήνη καὶ πρόβατα WH Treg NIV ] πρόβατα καὶ κτήνη RP
NIV1984cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men.
TNIVcargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.
NIV2011cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.
Compared to NIV1984cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodieshuman andbeings soulssold ofas menslaves.
Compared to TNIVcargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.


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