Verses where 'cannot' has been added or removed from the TNIV

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The word 'Cannot' occurs 2 times less often in the NIV2011 (244 times) than it does in the TNIV (246 times). The word 'Cannot' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Cannot' 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 NIV20114100.0%

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

Verses where Cannot was removed

Ecclesiastes 7:14

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSבְּי֤וֹם טוֹבָה֙ הֱיֵ֣ה בְט֔וֹב וּבְי֥וֹם רָעָ֖ה רְאֵ֑ה גַּ֣ם אֶת־ זֶ֤ה לְעֻמַּת־ זֶה֙ עָשָׂ֣ה הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים עַל־ דִּבְרַ֗ת שֶׁלֹּ֨א יִמְצָ֧א הָֽאָדָ֛ם אַחֲרָ֖יו מְאֽוּמָה׃
NIV1984When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future.
TNIVWhen times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, you cannot discover anything about your future.
NIV2011When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.
Compared to NIV1984When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, ano manone cannotcan discover anything about histheir future.
Compared to TNIVWhen times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, youno cannotone can discover anything about yourtheir future.

Amos 5:21

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSשָׂנֵ֥אתִי מָאַ֖סְתִּי חַגֵּיכֶ֑ם וְלֹ֥א אָרִ֖יחַ בְּעַצְּרֹֽתֵיכֶֽם׃
NIV1984"I hate, I despise your religious feasts; I cannot stand your assemblies.
TNIV"I hate, I despise your religious festivals; I cannot stand your assemblies.
NIV2011"I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies are a stench to me.
Compared to NIV1984"I hate, I despise your religious feastsfestivals; Iyour cannotassemblies standare youra assembliesstench to me.
Compared to TNIV"I hate, I despise your religious festivals; Iyour cannotassemblies standare youra assembliesstench to me.

Zephaniah 3:4

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSנְבִיאֶ֙יהָ֙ פֹּֽחֲזִ֔ים אַנְשֵׁ֖י בֹּֽגְד֑וֹת כֹּהֲנֶ֙יהָ֙ חִלְּלוּ־ קֹ֔דֶשׁ חָמְס֖וּ תּוֹרָֽה׃
NIV1984Her prophets are arrogant; they are treacherous men. Her priests profane the sanctuary and do violence to the law.
TNIVHer prophets are unprincipled; they cannot be trusted. Her priests profane the sanctuary and do violence to the law.
NIV2011Her prophets are unprincipled; they are treacherous people. Her priests profane the sanctuary and do violence to the law.
Compared to NIV1984Her prophets are arrogantunprincipled; they are treacherous menpeople. Her priests profane the sanctuary and do violence to the law.
Compared to TNIVHer prophets are unprincipled; they cannotare betreacherous trustedpeople. Her priests profane the sanctuary and do violence to the law.

Verses where Cannot was added

Isaiah 46:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס יִ֠שָּׂאֻהוּ עַל־ כָּתֵ֨ף יִסְבְּלֻ֜הוּ וְיַנִּיחֻ֤הוּ תַחְתָּיו֙ וְיַֽעֲמֹ֔ד מִמְּקוֹמ֖וֹ לֹ֣א יָמִ֑ישׁ אַף־ יִצְעַ֤ק אֵלָיו֙ וְלֹ֣א יַעֲנֶ֔ה מִצָּרָת֖וֹ לֹ֥א יוֹשִׁיעֶֽנּוּ׃
NIV1984They lift it to their shoulders and carry it; they set it up in its place, and there it stands. From that spot it cannot move. Though one cries out to it, it does not answer; it cannot save him from his troubles.
TNIVThey lift it to their shoulders and carry it; they set it up in its place, and there it stands. From that spot it cannot move. Though people cry out to it, it does not answer; it cannot save them from their troubles.
NIV2011They lift it to their shoulders and carry it; they set it up in its place, and there it stands. From that spot it cannot move. Even though someone cries out to it, it cannot answer; it cannot save them from their troubles.
Compared to NIV1984They lift it to their shoulders and carry it; they set it up in its place, and there it stands. From that spot it cannot move. ThoughEven onethough someone cries out to it, it doescannot not answer; it cannot save himthem from histheir troubles.
Compared to TNIVThey lift it to their shoulders and carry it; they set it up in its place, and there it stands. From that spot it cannot move. ThoughEven peoplethough crysomeone cries out to it, it does notcannot answer; it cannot save them from their troubles.


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