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

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The word 'Why' occurs 12 times more often in the NIV2011 (562 times) than it does in the NIV1984 (550 times). The word 'Why' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 15 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Why' 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 text1372.2%
New text in NIV2011527.8%

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

Verses where Why was removed

Jonah 4:2

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֨ל אֶל־ יְהוָ֜ה וַיֹּאמַ֗ר אָנָּ֤ה יְהוָה֙ הֲלוֹא־ זֶ֣ה דְבָרִ֗י עַד־ הֱיוֹתִי֙ עַל־ אַדְמָתִ֔י עַל־ כֵּ֥ן קִדַּ֖מְתִּי לִבְרֹ֣חַ תַּרְשִׁ֑ישָׁה כִּ֣י יָדַ֗עְתִּי כִּ֤י אַתָּה֙ אֵֽל־ חַנּ֣וּן וְרַח֔וּם אֶ֤רֶךְ אַפַּ֙יִם֙ וְרַב־ חֶ֔סֶד וְנִחָ֖ם עַל־ הָרָעָֽה׃
NIV1984He prayed to the LORD, "O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.
TNIVHe prayed to the LORD, "Isn't this what I said, LORD, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.
NIV2011He prayed to the LORD, "Isn't this what I said, LORD, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.
Compared to NIV1984He prayed to the LORD, "OIsn't LORD, is this not what I said , LORD, when I was still at home? That is whywhat I wastried soto quickforestall toby fleefleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.
Compared to TNIVHe prayed to the LORD, "Isn't this what I said, LORD, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.

Malachi 2:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְלֹא־ אֶחָ֣ד עָשָׂ֗ה וּשְׁאָ֥ר ר֙וּחַ֙ ל֔וֹ וּמָה֙ הָֽאֶחָ֔ד מְבַקֵּ֖שׁ זֶ֣רַע אֱלֹהִ֑ים וְנִשְׁמַרְתֶּם֙ בְּר֣וּחֲכֶ֔ם וּבְאֵ֥שֶׁת נְעוּרֶ֖יךָ אַל־ יִבְגֹּֽד׃
NIV1984Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.
TNIVHas not the LORD made the two of you one? You belong to him in body and spirit. And why has he made you one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
NIV2011Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
Compared to NIV1984Has not the LORDone God made them oneyou? InYou fleshbelong andto spirithim theyin arebody hisand spirit. And whywhat one? Becausedoes hethe wasone seekingGod godlyseek? Godly offspring. So guardbe yourselfon in your spiritguard, and do not breakbe faithunfaithful withto the wife of your youth.
Compared to TNIVHas not the LORDone God made the two of you one? You belong to him in body and spirit. And whywhat hasdoes hethe made you one? Because heGod was seeking godlyseek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.

Acts 8:36

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTὡς δὲ ἐπορεύοντο κατὰ τὴν ὁδόν, ἦλθον ἐπί τι ὕδωρ, καί φησιν ὁ εὐνοῦχος· Ἰδοὺ ὕδωρ, τί κωλύει με ⸀βαπτισθῆναι;
SBLGNT apparatusβαπτισθῆναι; WH Treg NIV RP ] + 37 εἶπε δὲ ὁ Φίλιππος· Εἰ πιστεύεις ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας, ἔξεστιν. ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ εἶπε· Πιστεύω τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ θεοῦ εἶναι τὸν Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν. TR
NIV1984As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?"
TNIVAs they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?"
NIV2011As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?"
Compared to NIV1984As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. WhyWhat shouldn'tcan Istand bein the way of my being baptized?"
Compared to TNIVAs they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?"

Verses where Why was added

Genesis 2:24

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSעַל־ כֵּן֙ יַֽעֲזָב־ אִ֔ישׁ אֶת־ אָבִ֖יו וְאֶת־ אִמּ֑וֹ וְדָבַ֣ק בְּאִשְׁתּ֔וֹ וְהָי֖וּ לְבָשָׂ֥ר אֶחָֽד׃
NIV1984For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
TNIVFor this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
NIV2011That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Compared to NIV1984ForThat thisis reasonwhy a man willleaves leave his father and mother and beis united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
Compared to TNIVForThat thisis reasonwhy a man willleaves leave his father and mother and beis united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

Exodus 5:22

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיָּ֧שָׁב מֹשֶׁ֛ה אֶל־ יְהוָ֖ה וַיֹּאמַ֑ר אֲדֹנָ֗י לָמָ֤ה הֲרֵעֹ֙תָה֙ לָעָ֣ם הַזֶּ֔ה לָ֥מָּה זֶּ֖ה שְׁלַחְתָּֽנִי׃
NIV1984Moses returned to the LORD and said, "O Lord, why have you brought trouble upon this people? Is this why you sent me?
TNIVMoses returned to the LORD and said, "Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me?
NIV2011Moses returned to the LORD and said, "Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me?
Compared to NIV1984Moses returned to the LORD and said, "O Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble uponon this people? Is this why you sent me?
Compared to TNIVMoses returned to the LORD and said, "Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me?

Judges 9:28

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַיֹּ֣אמֶר ׀ גַּ֣עַל בֶּן־ עֶ֗בֶד מִֽי־ אֲבִימֶ֤לֶךְ וּמִֽי־ שְׁכֶם֙ כִּ֣י נַעַבְדֶ֔נּוּ הֲלֹ֥א בֶן־ יְרֻבַּ֖עַל וּזְבֻ֣ל פְּקִיד֑וֹ עִבְד֗וּ אֶת־ אַנְשֵׁ֤י חֲמוֹר֙ אֲבִ֣י שְׁכֶ֔ם וּמַדּ֖וּעַ נַעַבְדֶ֥נּוּ אֲנָֽחְנוּ׃
NIV1984Then Gaal son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should be subject to him? Isn't he Jerub-Baal's son, and isn't Zebul his deputy? Serve the men of Hamor, Shechem's father! Why should we serve Abimelech?
TNIVThen Gaal son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelek, and who is Shechem, that we should be subject to him? Isn't he Jerub-Baal's son, and isn't Zebul his deputy? Serve the people of Hamor, Shechem's father! Why should we serve Abimelek?
NIV2011Then Gaal son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelek, and why should we Shechemites be subject to him? Isn't he Jerub-Baal's son, and isn't Zebul his deputy? Serve the family of Hamor, Shechem's father! Why should we serve Abimelek?
Compared to NIV1984Then Gaal son of Ebed said, "Who is AbimelechAbimelek, and whowhy isshould Shechem, that we shouldShechemites be subject to him? Isn't he Jerub-Baal's son, and isn't Zebul his deputy? Serve the menfamily of Hamor, Shechem's father! Why should we serve AbimelechAbimelek?
Compared to TNIVThen Gaal son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelek, and whowhy isshould Shechem, that we shouldShechemites be subject to him? Isn't he Jerub-Baal's son, and isn't Zebul his deputy? Serve the peoplefamily of Hamor, Shechem's father! Why should we serve Abimelek?

1 Samuel 14:41

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֣אמֶר שָׁא֗וּל אֶל־ יְהוָ֛ה אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל הָ֣בָה תָמִ֑ים וַיִּלָּכֵ֧ד יוֹנָתָ֛ן וְשָׁא֖וּל וְהָעָ֥ם יָצָֽאוּ׃
NIV1984Then Saul prayed to the LORD, the God of Israel, "Give me the right answer." And Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared.
TNIVThen Saul prayed to the LORD, the God of Israel, "Why have you not answered your servant today? If the fault is in me or my son Jonathan, respond with Urim, but if the men of Israel are at fault, respond with Thummim." Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared.
NIV2011Then Saul prayed to the LORD, the God of Israel, "Why have you not answered your servant today? If the fault is in me or my son Jonathan, respond with Urim, but if the men of Israel are at fault, respond with Thummim." Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared.
Compared to NIV1984Then Saul prayed to the LORD, the God of Israel, "GiveWhy have you not answered your servant today? If the fault is in me or my son Jonathan, respond with Urim, but if the rightmen answer." Andof Israel are at fault, respond with Thummim." Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared.
Compared to TNIVThen Saul prayed to the LORD, the God of Israel, "Why have you not answered your servant today? If the fault is in me or my son Jonathan, respond with Urim, but if the men of Israel are at fault, respond with Thummim." Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared.

2 Kings 3:13

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּ֨אמֶר אֱלִישָׁ֜ע אֶל־ מֶ֤לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ מַה־ לִּ֣י וָלָ֔ךְ לֵ֚ךְ אֶל־ נְבִיאֵ֣י אָבִ֔יךָ וְאֶל־ נְבִיאֵ֖י אִמֶּ֑ךָ וַיֹּ֤אמֶר לוֹ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אַ֗ל כִּֽי־ קָרָ֤א יְהוָה֙ לִשְׁלֹ֙שֶׁת֙ הַמְּלָכִ֣ים הָאֵ֔לֶּה לָתֵ֥ת אוֹתָ֖ם בְּיַד־ מוֹאָֽב׃
NIV1984Elisha said to the king of Israel, "What do we have to do with each other? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother." "No," the king of Israel answered, "because it was the LORD who called us three kings together to hand us over to Moab."
TNIVElisha said to the king of Israel, "Why do you want to involve me? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother." "No," the king of Israel answered, "because it was the LORD who called us three kings together to deliver us into the hands of Moab."
NIV2011Elisha said to the king of Israel, "Why do you want to involve me? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother." "No," the king of Israel answered, "because it was the LORD who called us three kings together to deliver us into the hands of Moab."
Compared to NIV1984Elisha said to the king of Israel, "WhatWhy do weyou havewant to doinvolve with each otherme? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother." "No," the king of Israel answered, "because it was the LORD who called us three kings together to handdeliver us overinto tothe hands of Moab."
Compared to TNIVElisha said to the king of Israel, "Why do you want to involve me? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother." "No," the king of Israel answered, "because it was the LORD who called us three kings together to deliver us into the hands of Moab."

Psalms 114:5

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSמַה־ לְּךָ֣ הַ֭יָּם כִּ֣י תָנ֑וּס הַ֝יַּרְדֵּ֗ן תִּסֹּ֥ב לְאָחֽוֹר׃
NIV1984Why was it, O sea, that you fled, O Jordan, that you turned back,
TNIVWhy was it, sea, that you fled? Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
NIV2011Why was it, sea, that you fled? Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
Compared to NIV1984Why was it, O sea, that you fled? Why, O Jordan, thatdid you turnedturn back,?
Compared to TNIVWhy was it, sea, that you fled? Why, Jordan, did you turn back?

Psalms 114:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSהֶֽ֭הָרִים תִּרְקְד֣וּ כְאֵילִ֑ים גְּ֝בָע֗וֹת כִּבְנֵי־ צֹֽאן׃
NIV1984you mountains, that you skipped like rams, you hills, like lambs?
TNIVWhy, mountains, did you leap like rams, you hills, like lambs?
NIV2011Why, mountains, did you leap like rams, you hills, like lambs?
Compared to NIV1984you Why, mountains, thatdid you skippedleap like rams, you hills, like lambs?
Compared to TNIVWhy, mountains, did you leap like rams, you hills, like lambs?

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?

Isaiah 2:22

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSחִדְל֤וּ לָכֶם֙ מִן־ הָ֣אָדָ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר נְשָׁמָ֖ה בְּאַפּ֑וֹ כִּֽי־ בַמֶּ֥ה נֶחְשָׁ֖ב הֽוּא׃
NIV1984Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?
TNIVStop trusting in human beings, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?
NIV2011Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?
Compared to NIV1984Stop trusting in manmere humans, who hashave but a breath in histheir nostrils. OfWhy whathold accountthem isin heesteem?
Compared to TNIVStop trusting in humanmere beingshumans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?

Isaiah 40:27

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSלָ֤מָּה תֹאמַר֙ יַֽעֲקֹ֔ב וּתְדַבֵּ֖ר יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל נִסְתְּרָ֤ה דַרְכִּי֙ מֵיְהוָ֔ה3 וּמֵאֱלֹהַ֖י מִשְׁפָּטִ֥י יַעֲבֽוֹר׃
NIV1984Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God"?
TNIVWhy do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God"?
NIV2011Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God"?
Compared to NIV1984Why do you saycomplain, O Jacob, and? Why complain, Odo you say, Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God"?
Compared to TNIVWhy do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God"?

Ezekiel 24:19

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSוַיֹּאמְר֥וּ אֵלַ֖י הָעָ֑ם הֲלֹֽא־ תַגִּ֥יד לָ֙נוּ֙ מָה־ אֵ֣לֶּה לָּ֔נוּ כִּ֥י אַתָּ֖ה עֹשֶֽׂה׃
NIV1984Then the people asked me, "Won't you tell us what these things have to do with us?"
TNIVThen the people asked me, "Won't you tell us what these things have to do with us? Why are you acting like this?"
NIV2011Then the people asked me, "Won't you tell us what these things have to do with us? Why are you acting like this?"
Compared to NIV1984Then the people asked me, "Won't you tell us what these things have to do with us? Why are you acting like this?"
Compared to TNIVThen the people asked me, "Won't you tell us what these things have to do with us? Why are you acting like this?"

Mark 12:35

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTΚαὶ ἀποκριθεὶς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἔλεγεν διδάσκων ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ· Πῶς λέγουσιν οἱ γραμματεῖς ὅτι ὁ χριστὸς υἱὸς ⸂Δαυίδ ἐστιν⸃;
SBLGNT apparatusΔαυίδ ἐστιν WH Treg NIV ] ἐστιν Δαυίδ RP
NIV1984While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, "How is it that the teachers of the law say that the Christ is the son of David?
TNIVWhile Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, "Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David?
NIV2011While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, "Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David?
Compared to NIV1984While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, "HowWhy isdo it that the teachers of the law say that the ChristMessiah is the son of David?
Compared to TNIVWhile Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, "Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David?

Luke 20:41

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTΕἶπεν δὲ πρὸς αὐτούς· Πῶς λέγουσιν τὸν χριστὸν ⸂εἶναι Δαυὶδ υἱόν⸃;
SBLGNT apparatusεἶναι Δαυὶδ υἱόν WH NIV ] υἱὸν Δαυὶδ εἶναι Treg RP
NIV1984Then Jesus said to them, "How is it that they say the Christ is the Son of David?
TNIVThen Jesus said to them, "Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David?
NIV2011Then Jesus said to them, "Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David?
Compared to NIV1984Then Jesus said to them, "HowWhy is it said that they say the ChristMessiah is the Sonson of David?
Compared to TNIVThen Jesus said to them, "Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David?

Galatians 3:19

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTΤί οὖν ὁ νόμος; τῶν παραβάσεων χάριν προσετέθη, ἄχρις ⸀οὗ ἔλθῃ τὸ σπέρμα ᾧ ἐπήγγελται, διαταγεὶς δι’ ἀγγέλων ἐν χειρὶ μεσίτου·
SBLGNT apparatusοὗ Treg NIV RP] ἂν WH
NIV1984What, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator.
TNIVWhat, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator.
NIV2011Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator.
Compared to NIV1984WhatWhy, then, was the purposelaw ofgiven theat lawall? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was putgiven into effect through angels byand entrusted to a mediator.
Compared to TNIVWhatWhy, then, was the purposelaw ofgiven theat lawall? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator.

1 Timothy 4:10

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTεἰς τοῦτο ⸀γὰρ κοπιῶμεν καὶ ⸀ὀνειδιζόμεθα, ὅτι ἠλπίκαμεν ἐπὶ θεῷ ζῶντι, ὅς ἐστιν σωτὴρ πάντων ἀνθρώπων, μάλιστα πιστῶν.
SBLGNT apparatusγὰρ WH Treg NIV ] + καὶ RP • ὀνειδιζόμεθα RP] ἀγωνιζόμεθα WH Treg NIV
NIV1984(and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.
TNIVThat is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
NIV2011That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
Compared to NIV1984(andThat foris thiswhy we labor and strive), that, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all menpeople, and especially of those who believe.
Compared to TNIVThat is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.


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