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

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The word 'Tongue' occurs 8 times less often in the NIV2011 (85 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (93 times). The word 'Tongue' was removed in 9 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Tongue' 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 text990.0%
New text in NIV2011110.0%

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

Verses where Tongue was removed

Psalms 5:9

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSיְהוָ֤ה ׀ נְחֵ֬נִי בְצִדְקָתֶ֗ךָ לְמַ֥עַן שׁוֹרְרָ֑י לְפָנַ֣י דַּרְכֶּֽךָ׃
NIV1984Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongue they speak deceit.
TNIVNot a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.
NIV2011Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.
Compared to NIV1984Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destructionmalice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tonguetongues they speaktell deceitlies.
Compared to TNIVNot a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.

Psalms 37:30

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSפִּֽי־ צַ֭דִּיק יֶהְגֶּ֣ה חָכְמָ֑ה וּ֝לְשׁוֹנ֗וֹ תְּדַבֵּ֥ר מִשְׁפָּֽט׃
NIV1984The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.
TNIVThe mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.
NIV2011The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.
Compared to NIV1984The mouthmouths of the righteous manutter utters wisdom, and histheir tonguetongues speaksspeak what is just.
Compared to TNIVThe mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.

Proverbs 6:24

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלִ֭שְׁמָרְךָ מֵאֵ֣שֶׁת רָ֑ע מֵֽ֝חֶלְקַ֗ת לָשׁ֥וֹן נָכְרִיָּֽה׃
NIV1984keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
TNIVkeeping you from your neighbor's wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.
NIV2011keeping you from your neighbor's wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.
Compared to NIV1984keeping you from theyour immoralneighbor's womanwife, from the smooth tonguetalk of thea wayward wifewoman.
Compared to TNIVkeeping you from your neighbor's wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.

Proverbs 10:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSבְּרֹ֣ב דְּ֭בָרִים לֹ֣א יֶחְדַּל־ פָּ֑שַׁע וְחֹשֵׂ֖ךְ שְׂפָתָ֣יו מַשְׂכִּֽיל׃
NIV1984When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
TNIVSin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
NIV2011Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
Compared to NIV1984WhenSin wordsis arenot many, sinended isby notmultiplying absentwords, but hethe whoprudent holdshold histheir tongue is wisetongues.
Compared to TNIVSin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.

Proverbs 17:28

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSגַּ֤ם אֱוִ֣יל מַ֭חֲרִישׁ חָכָ֣ם יֵחָשֵׁ֑ב אֹטֵ֖ם שְׂפָתָ֣יו נָבֽוֹן׃
NIV1984Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
TNIVEven fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
NIV2011Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
Compared to NIV1984Even afools foolare is thought wise if hethey keepskeep silent, and discerning if hethey holdshold histheir tonguetongues.
Compared to TNIVEven fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

Proverbs 21:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשֹׁמֵ֣ר פִּ֭יו וּלְשׁוֹנ֑וֹ שֹׁמֵ֖ר מִצָּר֣וֹת נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃
NIV1984He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
TNIVThose who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.
NIV2011Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.
Compared to NIV1984HeThose who guardsguard histheir mouthmouths and histheir tonguetongues keepskeep himselfthemselves from calamity.
Compared to TNIVThose who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.

Isaiah 33:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSאֶת־ עַ֥ם נוֹעָ֖ז לֹ֣א תִרְאֶ֑ה עַ֣ם עִמְקֵ֤י שָׂפָה֙ מִשְּׁמ֔וֹעַ נִלְעַ֥ג לָשׁ֖וֹן אֵ֥ין בִּינָֽה׃
NIV1984You will see those arrogant people no more, those people of an obscure speech, with their strange, incomprehensible tongue.
TNIVYou will see those arrogant people no more, people whose speech is obscure, whose language is strange and incomprehensible.
NIV2011You will see those arrogant people no more, people whose speech is obscure, whose language is strange and incomprehensible.
Compared to NIV1984You will see those arrogant people no more, those people ofwhose anspeech obscureis speechobscure, withwhose theirlanguage is strange, incomprehensible tongueand incomprehensible.
Compared to TNIVYou will see those arrogant people no more, people whose speech is obscure, whose language is strange and incomprehensible.

James 1:26

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTΕἴ τις δοκεῖ θρησκὸς ⸀εἶναι μὴ χαλιναγωγῶν γλῶσσαν ⸀αὐτοῦ ἀλλὰ ἀπατῶν καρδίαν ⸀αὐτοῦ, τούτου μάταιος ἡ θρησκεία.
SBLGNT apparatusεἶναι WH Treg NIV ] + ἐν ὑμῖν RP • αὐτοῦ Treg NIV RP ] ἑαυτοῦ WH • αὐτοῦ Treg NIV RP ] ἑαυτοῦ WH
NIV1984If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
TNIVThose who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
NIV2011Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
Compared to NIV1984IfThose anyonewho considersconsider himselfthemselves religious and yet doesdo not keep a tight rein on histheir tongue, hetongues deceivesdeceive himself themselves, and histheir religion is worthless.
Compared to TNIVThose who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

1 John 3:18

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNT⸀Τεκνία, μὴ ἀγαπῶμεν λόγῳ μηδὲ τῇ γλώσσῃ ἀλλὰ ἐν ἔργῳ καὶ ἀληθείᾳ.
SBLGNT apparatusΤεκνία WH Treg NIV ] + μου RP
NIV1984Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
TNIVDear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
NIV2011Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Compared to NIV1984Dear children, let us not love with words or tonguespeech but with actions and in truth.
Compared to TNIVDear children, let us not love with words or tonguespeech but with actions and in truth.

Verses where Tongue was added

Zephaniah 3:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס שְׁאֵרִ֨ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל לֹֽא־ יַעֲשׂ֤וּ עַוְלָה֙ וְלֹא־ יְדַבְּר֣וּ כָזָ֔ב וְלֹֽא־ יִמָּצֵ֥א בְּפִיהֶ֖ם לְשׁ֣וֹן תַּרְמִ֑ית כִּֽי־ הֵ֛מָּה יִרְע֥וּ וְרָבְצ֖וּ וְאֵ֥ין מַחֲרִֽיד׃
NIV1984The remnant of Israel will do no wrong; they will speak no lies, nor will deceit be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid."
TNIVThey will do no wrong; they will tell no lies. A deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid."
NIV2011They will do no wrong; they will tell no lies. A deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid."
Compared to NIV1984TheThey remnant of Israel will do no wrong; they will speaktell no lies, nor. A deceitful tongue will deceitnot be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid."
Compared to TNIVThey will do no wrong; they will tell no lies. A deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid."


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