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

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The word 'Sought' occurs 2 times more often in the NIV2011 (39 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (37 times). The word 'Sought' was removed in 2 verses, and added in 4 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Sought' 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 text583.3%
New text in NIV2011116.7%

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

Verses where Sought was removed

1 Samuel 7:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס וַיְהִ֗י מִיּ֞וֹם שֶׁ֤בֶת הָֽאָרוֹן֙ בְּקִרְיַ֣ת יְעָרִ֔ים וַיִּרְבּוּ֙ הַיָּמִ֔ים וַיִּֽהְי֖וּ עֶשְׂרִ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה וַיִּנָּה֛וּ כָּל־ בֵּ֥ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל אַחֲרֵ֥י יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984It was a long time, twenty years in all, that the ark remained at Kiriath Jearim, and all the people of Israel mourned and sought after the LORD.
TNIVThe ark remained at Kiriath Jearim a long time--twenty years in all. Then all the people of Israel turned back to the LORD.
NIV2011The ark remained at Kiriath Jearim a long time--twenty years in all. Then all the people of Israel turned back to the LORD.
Compared to NIV1984ItThe wasark remained at Kiriath Jearim a long time, --twenty years in all, that. Then the ark remained at Kiriath Jearim, and all the people of Israel mournedturned andback sought afterto the LORD.
Compared to TNIVThe ark remained at Kiriath Jearim a long time--twenty years in all. Then all the people of Israel turned back to the LORD.

Jeremiah 26:21

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַיִּשְׁמַ֣ע הַמֶּֽלֶךְ־ יְ֠הוֹיָקִים וְכָל־ גִּבּוֹרָ֤יו וְכָל־ הַשָּׂרִים֙ אֶת־ דְּבָרָ֔יו וַיְבַקֵּ֥שׁ הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ הֲמִית֑וֹ וַיִּשְׁמַ֤ע אוּרִיָּ֙הוּ֙ וַיִּרָ֔א וַיִּבְרַ֖ח וַיָּבֹ֥א מִצְרָֽיִם׃
NIV1984When King Jehoiakim and all his officers and officials heard his words, the king sought to put him to death. But Uriah heard of it and fled in fear to Egypt.
TNIVWhen King Jehoiakim and all his officers and officials heard his words, the king sought to put him to death. But Uriah heard of it and fled in fear to Egypt.
NIV2011When King Jehoiakim and all his officers and officials heard his words, the king was determined to put him to death. But Uriah heard of it and fled in fear to Egypt.
Compared to NIV1984When King Jehoiakim and all his officers and officials heard his words, the king soughtwas determined to put him to death. But Uriah heard of it and fled in fear to Egypt.
Compared to TNIVWhen King Jehoiakim and all his officers and officials heard his words, the king soughtwas determined to put him to death. But Uriah heard of it and fled in fear to Egypt.

Verses where Sought was added

2 Kings 17:17

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַֽ֠יַּעֲבִירוּ אֶת־ בְּנֵיהֶ֤ם וְאֶת־ בְּנֽוֹתֵיהֶם֙ בָּאֵ֔שׁ וַיִּקְסְמ֥וּ קְסָמִ֖ים וַיְנַחֵ֑שׁוּ וַיִּֽתְמַכְּר֗וּ לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת הָרַ֛ע בְּעֵינֵ֥י יְהוָ֖ה לְהַכְעִיסֽוֹ׃
NIV1984They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sorcery and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
TNIVThey sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sought omens and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger.
NIV2011They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sought omens and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger.
Compared to NIV1984They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sorcerysought omens and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, provokingarousing him tohis anger.
Compared to TNIVThey sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sought omens and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger.

2 Kings 21:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְהֶעֱבִ֤יר אֶת־ בְּנוֹ֙ בָּאֵ֔שׁ וְעוֹנֵ֣ן וְנִחֵ֔שׁ וְעָ֥שָׂה א֖וֹב וְיִדְּעֹנִ֑ים הִרְבָּ֗ה לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת הָרַ֛ע בְּעֵינֵ֥י יְהוָ֖ה לְהַכְעִֽיס׃
NIV1984He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced sorcery and divination, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
TNIVHe sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced divination, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger.
NIV2011He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced divination, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger.
Compared to NIV1984He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced sorcery and divination, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, provokingarousing him tohis anger.
Compared to TNIVHe sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced divination, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger.

2 Chronicles 33:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוְהוּא֩ הֶעֱבִ֨יר אֶת־ בָּנָ֤יו בָּאֵשׁ֙ בְּגֵ֣י בֶן־ הִנֹּ֔ם וְעוֹנֵ֤ן וְנִחֵשׁ֙ וְֽכִשֵּׁ֔ף וְעָ֥שָׂה א֖וֹב וְיִדְּעוֹנִ֑י הִרְבָּ֗ה לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת הָרַ֛ע בְּעֵינֵ֥י יְהוָ֖ה לְהַכְעִיסֽוֹ׃
NIV1984He sacrificed his sons in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
TNIVHe sacrificed his children in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger.
NIV2011He sacrificed his children in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger.
Compared to NIV1984He sacrificed his sonschildren in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, provokingarousing him tohis anger.
Compared to TNIVHe sacrificed his children in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger.

Acts 21:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNT⸂ἀνευρόντες δὲ τοὺς⸃ μαθητὰς ἐπεμείναμεν αὐτοῦ ἡμέρας ἑπτά, οἵτινες τῷ Παύλῳ ἔλεγον διὰ τοῦ πνεύματος μὴ ⸀ἐπιβαίνειν εἰς ⸀Ἱεροσόλυμα.
SBLGNT apparatusἀνευρόντες δὲ τοὺς WH Treg NIV ] καὶ ἀνευρόντες RP • ἐπιβαίνειν WH Treg NIV ] ἀναβαίνειν RP • Ἱεροσόλυμα WH Treg NIV ] Ἱερουσαλήμ RP
NIV1984Finding the disciples there, we stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.
TNIVWe sought out the disciples there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.
NIV2011We sought out the disciples there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.
Compared to NIV1984FindingWe sought out the disciples there, we and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.
Compared to TNIVWe sought out the disciples there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.


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