Verses where 'believer' has been added or removed from the TNIV

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The word 'Believer' occurs 3 times less often in the NIV2011 (10 times) than it does in the TNIV (13 times). The word 'Believer' was removed in 4 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Believer' was added or removed from a verse in the TNIV 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
New text in NIV20115100.0%

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

Verses where Believer was removed

1 John 2:9

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὁ λέγων ἐν τῷ φωτὶ εἶναι καὶ τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ μισῶν ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ ἐστὶν ἕως ἄρτι.
NIV1984Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.
TNIVThose who claim to be in the light but hate a fellow believer are still in the darkness.
NIV2011Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.
Compared to NIV1984Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates hisa brother or sister is still in the darkness.
Compared to TNIVThoseAnyone who claimclaims to be in the light but hatehates a fellowbrother believeror aresister is still in the darkness.

1 John 2:11

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὁ δὲ μισῶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ ἐστὶν καὶ ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ περιπατεῖ, καὶ οὐκ οἶδεν ποῦ ὑπάγει, ὅτι ἡ σκοτία ἐτύφλωσεν τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ.
NIV1984But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.
TNIVBut those who hate a fellow believer are in the darkness and walk around in the darkness; they do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.
NIV2011But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.
Compared to NIV1984But whoeveranyone who hates hisa brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he. They doesdo not know where hethey isare going, because the darkness has blinded himthem.
Compared to TNIVBut thoseanyone who hatehates a fellowbrother believeror aresister is in the darkness and walkwalks around in the darkness; they. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.

1 John 3:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTπᾶς ὁ μισῶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ ἀνθρωποκτόνος ἐστίν, καὶ οἴδατε ὅτι πᾶς ἀνθρωποκτόνος οὐκ ἔχει ζωὴν αἰώνιον ἐν ⸀αὐτῷ μένουσαν.
SBLGNT apparatusαὐτῷ WH Treg NIV ] ἑαυτῷ RP
NIV1984Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.
TNIVAnyone who hates a fellow believer is a murderer, and you know that no murderers have eternal life in them.
NIV2011Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
Compared to NIV1984Anyone who hates hisa brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
Compared to TNIVAnyone who hates a fellowbrother believeror sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderersmurderer havehas eternal life residing in themhim.

1 John 4:20

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἐάν τις εἴπῃ ὅτι Ἀγαπῶ τὸν θεόν, καὶ τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ μισῇ, ψεύστης ἐστίν· ὁ γὰρ μὴ ἀγαπῶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ ὃν ἑώρακεν, τὸν θεὸν ὃν οὐχ ἑώρακεν ⸀οὐ δύναται ἀγαπᾶν.
SBLGNT apparatusοὐ WH Treg NIV ] πῶς RP
NIV1984If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
TNIVIf we say we love God yet hate a brother or sister, we are liars. For if we do not love a fellow believer, whom we have seen, we cannot love God, whom we have not seen.
NIV2011Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
Compared to NIV1984IfWhoever anyoneclaims says, "Ito love God," yet hates hisa brother, he or sister is a liar. For anyonewhoever who does not love histheir brother and sister, whom hethey hashave seen, cannot love God, whom hethey hashave not seen.
Compared to TNIVIfWhoever weclaims sayto we love God yet hatehates a brother or sister, we areis liarsa liar. For ifwhoever wedoes do not love atheir fellowbrother believerand sister, whom wethey have seen, we cannot love God, whom wethey have not seen.

Verses where Believer was added

2 Thessalonians 3:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ μὴ ὡς ἐχθρὸν ἡγεῖσθε, ἀλλὰ νουθετεῖτε ὡς ἀδελφόν.
NIV1984Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
TNIVYet do not regard them as enemies, but warn them as fellow believers.
NIV2011Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.
Compared to NIV1984Yet do not regard himthem as an enemy, but warn himthem as you would a brotherfellow believer.
Compared to TNIVYet do not regard them as enemiesan enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believersbeliever.


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