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

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The word 'Believers' occurs 10 times less often in the NIV2011 (45 times) than it does in the TNIV (55 times). The word 'Believers' was removed in 11 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Believers' 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 NIV201112100.0%

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

Verses where Believers was removed

Acts 11:29

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTτῶν δὲ μαθητῶν καθὼς εὐπορεῖτό τις ὥρισαν ἕκαστος αὐτῶν εἰς διακονίαν πέμψαι τοῖς κατοικοῦσιν ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ ἀδελφοῖς·
NIV1984The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
TNIVThe disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the believers living in Judea.
NIV2011The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea.
Compared to NIV1984The disciples, as each accordingone towas his abilityable, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea.
Compared to TNIVThe disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the believersbrothers and sisters living in Judea.

Acts 16:40

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἐξελθόντες δὲ ⸀ἀπὸ τῆς φυλακῆς εἰσῆλθον πρὸς τὴν Λυδίαν, καὶ ἰδόντες ⸂παρεκάλεσαν τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς⸃ καὶ ἐξῆλθαν.
SBLGNT apparatusἀπὸ WH NIV ] ἐκ Treg RP • παρεκάλεσαν τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς WH Treg NIV ] τοὺς ἀδελφούς παρεκάλεσαν αὐτούς RP
NIV1984After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia's house, where they met with the brothers and encouraged them. Then they left.
TNIVAfter Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia's house, where they met with the believers and encouraged them. Then they left.
NIV2011After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia's house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.
Compared to NIV1984After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia's house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.
Compared to TNIVAfter Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia's house, where they met with the believersbrothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.

Acts 18:18

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὉ δὲ Παῦλος ἔτι προσμείνας ἡμέρας ἱκανὰς τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς ἀποταξάμενος ἐξέπλει εἰς τὴν Συρίαν, καὶ σὺν αὐτῷ Πρίσκιλλα καὶ Ἀκύλας, κειράμενος ⸂ἐν Κεγχρεαῖς τὴν κεφαλήν⸃, εἶχεν γὰρ εὐχήν.
SBLGNT apparatusἐν Κεγχρεαῖς τὴν κεφαλήν WH Treg NIV ] τὴν κεφαλήν ἐν Κεγχρεαῖς RP
NIV1984Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchrea because of a vow he had taken.
TNIVPaul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the believers and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken.
NIV2011Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken.
Compared to NIV1984Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at CenchreaCenchreae because of a vow he had taken.
Compared to TNIVPaul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the believersbrothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken.

Acts 18:27

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTβουλομένου δὲ αὐτοῦ διελθεῖν εἰς τὴν Ἀχαΐαν προτρεψάμενοι οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ἔγραψαν τοῖς μαθηταῖς ἀποδέξασθαι αὐτόν· ὃς παραγενόμενος συνεβάλετο πολὺ τοῖς πεπιστευκόσιν διὰ τῆς χάριτος·
NIV1984When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. On arriving, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed.
TNIVWhen Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the believers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed.
NIV2011When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed.
Compared to NIV1984When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. OnWhen arrivinghe arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed.
Compared to TNIVWhen Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the believersbrothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed.

Acts 21:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἩμεῖς δὲ τὸν πλοῦν διανύσαντες ἀπὸ Τύρου κατηντήσαμεν εἰς Πτολεμαΐδα, καὶ ἀσπασάμενοι τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς ἐμείναμεν ἡμέραν μίαν παρ’ αὐτοῖς.
NIV1984We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and stayed with them for a day.
TNIVWe continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the believers and stayed with them for a day.
NIV2011We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and sisters and stayed with them for a day.
Compared to NIV1984We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and sisters and stayed with them for a day.
Compared to TNIVWe continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the believersbrothers and sisters and stayed with them for a day.

Acts 21:17

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTΓενομένων δὲ ἡμῶν εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα ἀσμένως ⸀ἀπεδέξαντο ἡμᾶς οἱ ἀδελφοί.
SBLGNT apparatusἀπεδέξαντο WH Treg NIV ] ἐδέξαντο RP
NIV1984When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers received us warmly.
TNIVWhen we arrived at Jerusalem, the believers received us warmly.
NIV2011When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters received us warmly.
Compared to NIV1984When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters received us warmly.
Compared to TNIVWhen we arrived at Jerusalem, the believersbrothers and sisters received us warmly.

Acts 28:14

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTοὗ εὑρόντες ἀδελφοὺς παρεκλήθημεν ⸀παρ’ αὐτοῖς ἐπιμεῖναι ἡμέρας ἑπτά· καὶ οὕτως εἰς τὴν Ῥώμην ἤλθαμεν.
SBLGNT apparatusπαρ᾽ WH Treg NIV ] ἐπ᾽ RP
NIV1984There we found some brothers who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome.
TNIVThere we found some believers who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome.
NIV2011There we found some brothers and sisters who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome.
Compared to NIV1984There we found some brothers and sisters who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome.
Compared to TNIVThere we found some believersbrothers and sisters who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome.

Acts 28:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκἀκεῖθεν οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ἀκούσαντες τὰ περὶ ἡμῶν ⸀ἦλθαν εἰς ἀπάντησιν ἡμῖν ἄχρι Ἀππίου Φόρου καὶ Τριῶν Ταβερνῶν, οὓς ἰδὼν ὁ Παῦλος εὐχαριστήσας τῷ θεῷ ἔλαβε θάρσος.
SBLGNT apparatusἦλθαν WH Treg NIV ] ἐξῆλθον RP
NIV1984The brothers there had heard that we were coming, and they traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. At the sight of these men Paul thanked God and was encouraged.
TNIVThe believers there had heard that we were coming, and they traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. At the sight of these people Paul thanked God and was encouraged.
NIV2011The brothers and sisters there had heard that we were coming, and they traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. At the sight of these people Paul thanked God and was encouraged.
Compared to NIV1984The brothers and sisters there had heard that we were coming, and they traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. At the sight of these menpeople Paul thanked God and was encouraged.
Compared to TNIVThe believersbrothers and sisters there had heard that we were coming, and they traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. At the sight of these people Paul thanked God and was encouraged.

1 Corinthians 5:11

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTνῦν δὲ ἔγραψα ὑμῖν μὴ συναναμίγνυσθαι ἐάν τις ἀδελφὸς ὀνομαζόμενος ᾖ πόρνος ἢ πλεονέκτης ἢ εἰδωλολάτρης ἢ λοίδορος ἢ μέθυσος ἢ ἅρπαξ, τῷ τοιούτῳ μηδὲ συνεσθίειν.
NIV1984But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.
TNIVBut now I am writing to you that you must not associate with any who claim to be fellow believers but are sexually immoral or greedy, idolaters or slanderers, drunkards or swindlers. With such persons do not even eat.
NIV2011But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.
Compared to NIV1984But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who callsclaims himselfto be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. WithDo such a man do not even eat with such people.
Compared to TNIVBut now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyanyone who claimclaims to be fellowa believersbrother or sister but areis sexually immoral or greedy, idolatersan idolater or slanderersslanderer, drunkardsa drunkard or swindlersswindler. WithDo such persons do not even eat with such people.

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.

1 John 2:10

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὁ ἀγαπῶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ φωτὶ μένει, καὶ σκάνδαλον ἐν αὐτῷ οὐκ ἔστιν·
NIV1984Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.
TNIVThose who love their fellow believers live in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.
NIV2011Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.
Compared to NIV1984WhoeverAnyone who loves histheir brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in himthem to make himthem stumble.
Compared to TNIVThoseAnyone who loveloves their fellowbrother believersand livesister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.

Verses where Believers was added

James 3:1

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTΜὴ πολλοὶ διδάσκαλοι γίνεσθε, ἀδελφοί μου, εἰδότες ὅτι μεῖζον κρίμα λημψόμεθα·
NIV1984Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
TNIVNot many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers and sisters, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
NIV2011Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
Compared to NIV1984Not many of you should presumebecome to be teachers, my brothersfellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
Compared to TNIVNot many of you should presumebecome to be teachers, my brothersfellow and sistersbelievers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.


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