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

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The word 'Spirits' occurs 1 times less often in the NIV2011 (46 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (47 times). The word 'Spirits' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 2 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Spirits' 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 text360.0%
New text in NIV2011240.0%

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

Verses where Spirits was removed

Numbers 16:22

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַיִּפְּל֤וּ עַל־ פְּנֵיהֶם֙ וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ אֵ֕ל אֱלֹהֵ֥י הָרוּחֹ֖ת לְכָל־ בָּשָׂ֑ר הָאִ֤ישׁ אֶחָד֙ יֶחֱטָ֔א וְעַ֥ל כָּל־ הָעֵדָ֖ה תִּקְצֹֽף׃
NIV1984But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and cried out, "O God, God of the spirits of all mankind, will you be angry with the entire assembly when only one man sins?"
TNIVBut Moses and Aaron fell facedown and cried out, "O God, God of every human spirit, will you be angry with the entire assembly when only one man sins?"
NIV2011But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and cried out, "O God, the God who gives breath to all living things, will you be angry with the entire assembly when only one man sins?"
Compared to NIV1984But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and cried out, "O God, the God ofwho thegives spiritsbreath ofto all mankindliving things, will you be angry with the entire assembly when only one man sins?"
Compared to TNIVBut Moses and Aaron fell facedown and cried out, "O God, the God ofwho everygives humanbreath spiritto all living things, will you be angry with the entire assembly when only one man sins?"

Numbers 27:16

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSיִפְקֹ֣ד יְהוָ֔ה אֱלֹהֵ֥י הָרוּחֹ֖ת לְכָל־ בָּשָׂ֑ר אִ֖ישׁ עַל־ הָעֵדָֽה׃
NIV1984"May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all mankind, appoint a man over this community
TNIV"May the LORD, the God of every human spirit, appoint someone over this community
NIV2011"May the LORD, the God who gives breath to all living things, appoint someone over this community
Compared to NIV1984"May the LORD, the God ofwho thegives spiritsbreath ofto all mankindliving things, appoint a mansomeone over this community
Compared to TNIV"May the LORD, the God ofwho everygives humanbreath spiritto all living things, appoint someone over this community

Revelation 22:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTΚαὶ ⸀εἶπέν μοι· Οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι πιστοὶ καὶ ἀληθινοί, καὶ ⸀ὁ κύριος, ὁ θεὸς τῶν πνευμάτων τῶν προφητῶν, ἀπέστειλεν τὸν ἄγγελον αὐτοῦ δεῖξαι τοῖς δούλοις αὐτοῦ ἃ δεῖ γενέσθαι ἐν τάχει·
SBLGNT apparatusεἶπέν WH Treg NIV ] λέγει RP • ὁ WH Treg NIV ] – RP
NIV1984The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place."
TNIVThe angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place."
NIV2011The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place."
Compared to NIV1984The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God ofwho the spirits ofinspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place."
Compared to TNIVThe angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place."

Verses where Spirits was added

Psalms 88:10

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSעֵינִ֥י דָאֲבָ֗ה מִנִּ֫י עֹ֥נִי קְרָאתִ֣יךָ יְהוָ֣ה בְּכָל־ י֑וֹם שִׁטַּ֖חְתִּי אֵלֶ֣יךָ כַפָּֽי׃
NIV1984Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you? Selah
TNIVDo you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
NIV2011Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
Compared to NIV1984Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do thosetheir whospirits are dead rise up and praise you? Selah?
Compared to TNIVDo you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?

Hebrews 1:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTκαὶ πρὸς μὲν τοὺς ἀγγέλους λέγει· Ὁ ποιῶν τοὺς ἀγγέλους αὐτοῦ πνεύματα, καὶ τοὺς λειτουργοὺς αὐτοῦ πυρὸς φλόγα·
NIV1984In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire."
TNIVIn speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire."
NIV2011In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire."
Compared to NIV1984In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels windsspirits, and his servants flames of fire."
Compared to TNIVIn speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire."


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