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

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The word 'Understand' occurs the same number of times in the NIV2011 as in the NIV1984 (124 times). The word 'Understand' was removed in 6 verses, and added in 6 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Understand' 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 text1191.7%
New text in NIV201118.3%

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

Verses where Understand was removed

1 Samuel 24:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהִנֵּה֩ הַיּ֨וֹם הַזֶּ֜ה רָא֣וּ עֵינֶ֗יךָ אֵ֣ת אֲשֶׁר־ נְתָנְךָ֩ יְהוָ֨ה ׀ הַיּ֤וֹם ׀ בְּיָדִי֙ בַּמְּעָרָ֔ה וְאָמַ֥ר לַהֲרָגֲךָ֖ וַתָּ֣חָס עָלֶ֑יךָ וָאֹמַ֗ר לֹא־ אֶשְׁלַ֤ח יָדִי֙ בַּֽאדֹנִ֔י כִּי־ מְשִׁ֥יחַ יְהוָ֖ה הֽוּא׃
NIV1984See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. Now understand and recognize that I am not guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life.
TNIVSee, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life.
NIV2011See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life.
Compared to NIV1984See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. NowSee understandthat andthere recognizeis nothing in my hand to indicate that I am not guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life.
Compared to TNIVSee, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life.

Nehemiah 8:8

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSס וַֽיִּקְרְא֥וּ בַסֵּ֛פֶר בְּתוֹרַ֥ת הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים מְפֹרָ֑שׁ וְשׂ֣וֹם שֶׂ֔כֶל וַיָּבִ֖ינוּ בַּמִּקְרָֽא׃
NIV1984They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read.
TNIVThey read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.
NIV2011They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.
Compared to NIV1984They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people could understandunderstood what was being read.
Compared to TNIVThey read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.

Psalms 81:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSכִּ֤י חֹ֣ק לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל ה֑וּא מִ֝שְׁפָּ֗ט לֵאלֹהֵ֥י יַעֲקֹֽב׃
NIV1984He established it as a statute for Joseph when he went out against Egypt, where we heard a language we did not understand.
TNIVWhen God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say:
NIV2011When God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say:
Compared to NIV1984HeWhen God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I when he went out against Egypt, where we heard aan languageunknown wevoice did not understand.say:
Compared to TNIVWhen God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say:

1 Corinthians 14:16

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἐπεὶ ἐὰν ⸀εὐλογῇς ⸀πνεύματι, ὁ ἀναπληρῶν τὸν τόπον τοῦ ἰδιώτου πῶς ἐρεῖ τὸ Ἀμήν ἐπὶ τῇ σῇ εὐχαριστίᾳ; ἐπειδὴ τί λέγεις οὐκ οἶδεν·
SBLGNT apparatusεὐλογῇς WH Treg NIV ] εὐλογήσῃς RP • πνεύματι Treg] ἐν πνεύματι WH NIV; τῷ πνεύματι RP
NIV1984If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understand say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying?
TNIVOtherwise when you are praising God in the Spirit, how can the others, who are now put in the same situation as an inquirer, say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since they do not know what you are saying?
NIV2011Otherwise when you are praising God in the Spirit, how can someone else, who is now put in the position of an inquirer, say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since they do not know what you are saying?
Compared to NIV1984IfOtherwise when you are praising God within yourthe spiritSpirit, how can onesomeone else, who findsis himselfnow amongput thosein whothe doposition notof understandan inquirer, say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since hethey doesdo not know what you are saying?
Compared to TNIVOtherwise when you are praising God in the Spirit, how can thesomeone otherselse, who areis now put in the sameposition situation asof an inquirer, say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since they do not know what you are saying?

1 Corinthians 14:23

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἐὰν οὖν συνέλθῃ ἡ ἐκκλησία ὅλη ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ καὶ πάντες ⸂λαλῶσιν γλώσσαις⸃, εἰσέλθωσιν δὲ ἰδιῶται ἢ ἄπιστοι, οὐκ ἐροῦσιν ὅτι μαίνεσθε;
SBLGNT apparatusλαλῶσιν γλώσσαις WH Treg NIV ] γλώσσαις λαλῶσιν RP
NIV1984So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and some who do not understand or some unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind?
TNIVSo if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and inquirers or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind?
NIV2011So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and inquirers or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind?
Compared to NIV1984So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and someinquirers who do not understand or some unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind?
Compared to TNIVSo if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and inquirers or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind?

1 Corinthians 14:24

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἐὰν δὲ πάντες προφητεύωσιν, εἰσέλθῃ δέ τις ἄπιστος ἢ ἰδιώτης, ἐλέγχεται ὑπὸ πάντων, ἀνακρίνεται ὑπὸ πάντων,
NIV1984But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in while everybody is prophesying, he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all,
TNIVBut if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all,
NIV2011But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all,
Compared to NIV1984But if an unbeliever or someonean whoinquirer does not understand comes in while everybodyeveryone is prophesying, hethey willare beconvicted convincedof bysin all that he is a sinner and willare bebrought judgedunder judgment by all,
Compared to TNIVBut if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all,

Verses where Understand was added

2 Samuel 15:27

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֤אמֶר הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ אֶל־ צָד֣וֹק הַכֹּהֵ֔ן הֲרוֹאֶ֣ה אַתָּ֔ה שֻׁ֥בָה הָעִ֖יר בְּשָׁל֑וֹם וַאֲחִימַ֨עַץ בִּנְךָ֜ וִיהוֹנָתָ֧ן בֶּן־ אֶבְיָתָ֛ר שְׁנֵ֥י בְנֵיכֶ֖ם אִתְּכֶֽם׃
NIV1984The king also said to Zadok the priest, "Aren't you a seer? Go back to the city in peace, with your son Ahimaaz and Jonathan son of Abiathar. You and Abiathar take your two sons with you.
TNIVThe king also said to Zadok the priest, "Do you understand? Go back to the city with my blessing. Take your son Ahimaaz with you, and also Abiathar's son Jonathan. You and Abiathar return with your two sons.
NIV2011The king also said to Zadok the priest, "Do you understand? Go back to the city with my blessing. Take your son Ahimaaz with you, and also Abiathar's son Jonathan. You and Abiathar return with your two sons.
Compared to NIV1984The king also said to Zadok the priest, "Aren'tDo you a seerunderstand? Go back to the city in peace, with my blessing. Take your son Ahimaaz with you, and Jonathanalso Abiathar's son of AbiatharJonathan. You and Abiathar takereturn with your two sons with you.
Compared to TNIVThe king also said to Zadok the priest, "Do you understand? Go back to the city with my blessing. Take your son Ahimaaz with you, and also Abiathar's son Jonathan. You and Abiathar return with your two sons.

1 Chronicles 28:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהַכֹּ֥ל בִּכְתָ֛ב מִיַּ֥ד יְהוָ֖ה עָלַ֣י הִשְׂכִּ֑יל כֹּ֖ל מַלְאֲכ֥וֹת הַתַּבְנִֽית׃
NIV1984"All this," David said, "I have in writing from the hand of the LORD upon me, and he gave me understanding in all the details of the plan."
TNIV"All this," David said, "I have in writing as a result of the LORD's hand on me, and he enabled me to understand all the details of the plan."
NIV2011"All this," David said, "I have in writing as a result of the LORD's hand on me, and he enabled me to understand all the details of the plan."
Compared to NIV1984"All this," David said, "I have in writing fromas thea handresult of the LORD's uponhand on me, and he gaveenabled me understandingto inunderstand all the details of the plan."
Compared to TNIV"All this," David said, "I have in writing as a result of the LORD's hand on me, and he enabled me to understand all the details of the plan."

Proverbs 17:16

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלָמָּה־ זֶּ֣ה מְחִ֣יר בְּיַד־ כְּסִ֑יל לִקְנ֖וֹת חָכְמָ֣ה וְלֶב־ אָֽיִן׃
NIV1984Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?
TNIVWhy should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
NIV2011Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
Compared to NIV1984OfWhy whatshould usefools ishave money in the hand ofto abuy foolwisdom, sincewhen hethey hasare nonot desireable to getunderstand wisdomit?
Compared to TNIVWhy should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?

Proverbs 29:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSבִּ֭דְבָרִים לֹא־ יִוָּ֣סֶר עָ֑בֶד כִּֽי־ יָ֝בִ֗ין וְאֵ֣ין מַעֲנֶֽה׃
NIV1984A servant cannot be corrected by mere words; though he understands, he will not respond.
TNIVServants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.
NIV2011Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.
Compared to NIV1984AServants servant cannot be corrected by mere words; though hethey understandsunderstand, hethey will not respond.
Compared to TNIVServants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.

1 Timothy 6:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTτετύφωται, μηδὲν ἐπιστάμενος, ἀλλὰ νοσῶν περὶ ζητήσεις καὶ λογομαχίας, ἐξ ὧν γίνεται φθόνος, ἔρις, βλασφημίαι, ὑπόνοιαι πονηραί,
NIV1984he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
TNIVthey are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
NIV2011they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
Compared to NIV1984hethey isare conceited and understandsunderstand nothing. HeThey hashave an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
Compared to TNIVthey are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions

Hebrews 5:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTΠερὶ οὗ πολὺς ἡμῖν ὁ λόγος καὶ δυσερμήνευτος λέγειν, ἐπεὶ νωθροὶ γεγόνατε ταῖς ἀκοαῖς·
NIV1984We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.
TNIVWe have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand.
NIV2011We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand.
Compared to NIV1984We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explainmake it clear to you because you areno slowlonger try to learnunderstand.
Compared to TNIVWe have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand.


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