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

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The word 'Useless' occurs the same number of times in the NIV2011 as in the NIV1984 (17 times). The word 'Useless' was removed in 1 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Useless' 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 text2100.0%

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

Verses where Useless was removed

1 Thessalonians 3:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTδιὰ τοῦτο κἀγὼ μηκέτι στέγων ἔπεμψα εἰς τὸ γνῶναι τὴν πίστιν ὑμῶν, μή πως ἐπείρασεν ὑμᾶς ὁ πειράζων καὶ εἰς κενὸν γένηται ὁ κόπος ἡμῶν.
NIV1984For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless.
TNIVFor this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter had tempted you and that our labors might have been in vain.
NIV2011For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter had tempted you and that our labors might have been in vain.
Compared to NIV1984For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter mighthad have tempted you and that our effortslabors might have been uselessin vain.
Compared to TNIVFor this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter had tempted you and that our labors might have been in vain.

Verses where Useless was added

Proverbs 26:7

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSדַּלְי֣וּ שֹׁ֭קַיִם מִפִּסֵּ֑חַ וּ֝מָשָׁ֗ל בְּפִ֣י כְסִילִֽים׃
NIV1984Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
TNIVLike the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
NIV2011Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
Compared to NIV1984Like athe lameuseless man's legs thatof hangone limpwho is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
Compared to TNIVLike the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.


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