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

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The word 'Spiritual' occurs 8 times less often in the NIV2011 (22 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (30 times). The word 'Spiritual' was removed in 11 verses, and added in 3 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Spiritual' 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 text964.3%
New text in NIV2011535.7%

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

Verses where Spiritual was removed

Romans 12:1

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTΠαρακαλῶ οὖν ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί, διὰ τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν τοῦ θεοῦ παραστῆσαι τὰ σώματα ὑμῶν θυσίαν ζῶσαν ἁγίαν ⸂εὐάρεστον τῷ θεῷ⸃, τὴν λογικὴν λατρείαν ὑμῶν·
SBLGNT apparatusεὐάρεστον τῷ θεῷ Treg NIV RP ] τῷ θεῷ εὐάρεστον WH
NIV1984Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.
TNIVTherefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is true worship.
NIV2011Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship.
Compared to NIV1984Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrificessacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritualtrue actand ofproper worship.
Compared to TNIVTherefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship.

1 Corinthians 2:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἃ καὶ λαλοῦμεν οὐκ ἐν διδακτοῖς ἀνθρωπίνης σοφίας λόγοις, ἀλλ’ ἐν διδακτοῖς ⸀πνεύματος, πνευματικοῖς πνευματικὰ συγκρίνοντες.
SBLGNT apparatusπνεύματος WH Treg NIV ] + ἁγίου RP
NIV1984This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.
TNIVThis is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
NIV2011This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
Compared to NIV1984This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressingexplaining spiritual truthsrealities inwith spiritualSpirit-taught words.
Compared to TNIVThis is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.

1 Corinthians 2:15

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὁ δὲ πνευματικὸς ἀνακρίνει ⸀τὰ πάντα, αὐτὸς δὲ ὑπ’ οὐδενὸς ἀνακρίνεται.
SBLGNT apparatusτὰ NIV ] μὲν WH Treg RP
NIV1984The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
TNIVThe person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments,
NIV2011The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments,
Compared to NIV1984The spiritualperson manwith the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but hesuch himselfa person is not subject to anymerely man'shuman judgment:judgments,
Compared to TNIVThe person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments,

1 Corinthians 3:1

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTΚἀγώ, ἀδελφοί, οὐκ ἠδυνήθην ⸂λαλῆσαι ὑμῖν⸃ ὡς πνευματικοῖς ἀλλ’ ὡς ⸀σαρκίνοις, ὡς νηπίοις ἐν Χριστῷ.
SBLGNT apparatusλαλῆσαι ὑμῖν WH Treg NIV ] ὑμῖν λαλῆσαι RP • σαρκίνοις WH Treg NIV ] σαρκικοῖς RP
NIV1984Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly--mere infants in Christ.
TNIVBrothers and sisters, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly--mere infants in Christ.
NIV2011Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly--mere infants in Christ.
Compared to NIV1984Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as spiritualpeople who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly--mere infants in Christ.
Compared to TNIVBrothers and sisters, I could not address you as spiritualpeople who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly--mere infants in Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:1

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTΠερὶ δὲ τῶν πνευματικῶν, ἀδελφοί, οὐ θέλω ὑμᾶς ἀγνοεῖν.
NIV1984Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.
TNIVNow about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.
NIV2011Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.
Compared to NIV1984Now about spiritualthe gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be ignorantuninformed.
Compared to TNIVNow about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.

1 Corinthians 14:1

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTΔιώκετε τὴν ἀγάπην, ζηλοῦτε δὲ τὰ πνευματικά, μᾶλλον δὲ ἵνα προφητεύητε.
NIV1984Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.
TNIVFollow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.
NIV2011Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.
Compared to NIV1984Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially of the gift ofSpirit, especially prophecy.
Compared to TNIVFollow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially of the gift ofSpirit, especially prophecy.

1 Corinthians 14:12

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTοὕτως καὶ ὑμεῖς, ἐπεὶ ζηλωταί ἐστε πνευμάτων, πρὸς τὴν οἰκοδομὴν τῆς ἐκκλησίας ζητεῖτε ἵνα περισσεύητε.
NIV1984So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.
TNIVSo it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.
NIV2011So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.
Compared to NIV1984So it is with you. Since you are eager tofor havegifts spiritualof giftsthe Spirit, try to excel in giftsthose that build up the church.
Compared to TNIVSo it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.

Galatians 6:1

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἈδελφοί, ἐὰν καὶ προλημφθῇ ἄνθρωπος ἔν τινι παραπτώματι, ὑμεῖς οἱ πνευματικοὶ καταρτίζετε τὸν τοιοῦτον ἐν πνεύματι πραΰτητος, σκοπῶν σεαυτόν, μὴ καὶ σὺ πειρασθῇς.
NIV1984Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.
TNIVBrothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
NIV2011Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
Compared to NIV1984Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who arelive spiritualby the Spirit should restore himthat person gently. But watch yourselfyourselves, or you also may be tempted.
Compared to TNIVBrothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.

Ephesians 5:19

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTλαλοῦντες ⸀ἑαυτοῖς ψαλμοῖς καὶ ὕμνοις καὶ ᾠδαῖς πνευματικαῖς, ᾄδοντες καὶ ⸀ψάλλοντες τῇ καρδίᾳ ὑμῶν τῷ κυρίῳ,
SBLGNT apparatusἑαυτοῖς WH Treg RP ] + ἐν NIV • ψάλλοντες WH NIV ] + ἐν Treg RP
NIV1984Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
TNIVspeaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
NIV2011speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
Compared to NIV1984Speakspeaking to one another with psalms, hymns , and spiritual songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music infrom your heart to the Lord,
Compared to TNIVspeaking to one another with psalms, hymns , and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,

Colossians 1:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTΔιὰ τοῦτο καὶ ἡμεῖς, ἀφ’ ἧς ἡμέρας ἠκούσαμεν, οὐ παυόμεθα ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν προσευχόμενοι καὶ αἰτούμενοι ἵνα πληρωθῆτε τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ συνέσει πνευματικῇ,
NIV1984For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
TNIVFor this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,
NIV2011For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,
Compared to NIV1984For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We andcontinually askingask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritualthe wisdom and understanding. that the Spirit gives,
Compared to TNIVFor this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,

Colossians 3:16

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὁ λόγος τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐνοικείτω ἐν ὑμῖν πλουσίως ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ· διδάσκοντες καὶ νουθετοῦντες ἑαυτοὺς ⸀ψαλμοῖς, ⸀ὕμνοις, ᾠδαῖς πνευματικαῖς ⸀ἐν χάριτι, ᾄδοντες ἐν ⸂ταῖς καρδίαις⸃ ὑμῶν τῷ ⸀θεῷ·
SBLGNT apparatusψαλμοῖς WH Treg NIV ] + καὶ RP • ὕμνοις WH Treg NIV ] + καὶ RP • ἐν WH RP ] + τῇ Treg NIV • ταῖς καρδίαις WH Treg NIV ] τῇ καρδίᾳ RP • θεῷ WH Treg NIV ] κυρίῳ RP
NIV1984Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
TNIVLet the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
NIV2011Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Compared to NIV1984Let the wordmessage of Christ dwell inamong you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and assongs youfrom singthe psalmsSpirit, hymnssinging andto spiritualGod songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Compared to TNIVLet the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns , and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Verses where Spiritual was added

Galatians 4:3

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTοὕτως καὶ ἡμεῖς, ὅτε ἦμεν νήπιοι, ὑπὸ τὰ στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου ⸀ἤμεθα δεδουλωμένοι·
SBLGNT apparatusἤμεθα WH NIV] ἦμεν Treg RP
NIV1984So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world.
TNIVSo also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world.
NIV2011So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world.
Compared to NIV1984So also, when we were childrenunderage, we were in slavery under the basicelemental principlesspiritual forces of the world.
Compared to TNIVSo also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world.

Colossians 2:8

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTΒλέπετε μή τις ὑμᾶς ἔσται ὁ συλαγωγῶν διὰ τῆς φιλοσοφίας καὶ κενῆς ἀπάτης κατὰ τὴν παράδοσιν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, κατὰ τὰ στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου καὶ οὐ κατὰ Χριστόν·
NIV1984See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
TNIVSee to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
NIV2011See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
Compared to NIV1984See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basicelemental principlesspiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
Compared to TNIVSee to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

Colossians 2:20

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTΕἰ ἀπεθάνετε σὺν Χριστῷ ἀπὸ τῶν στοιχείων τοῦ κόσμου, τί ὡς ζῶντες ἐν κόσμῳ δογματίζεσθε·
NIV1984Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules:
TNIVSince you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:
NIV2011Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:
Compared to NIV1984Since you died with Christ to the basicelemental principlesspiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to itthe world, do you submit to its rules:
Compared to TNIVSince you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:


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