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

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The word 'Children' occurs 16 times less often in the NIV2011 (498 times) than it does in the TNIV (514 times). The word 'Children' was removed in 15 verses, and added in 2 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Children' 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
Uses NIV1984 text423.5%
New text in NIV20111376.5%

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

Verses where Children was removed

Exodus 13:8

OutcomeUses NIV1984 text
BHSוְהִגַּדְתָּ֣ לְבִנְךָ֔ בַּיּ֥וֹם הַה֖וּא לֵאמֹ֑ר בַּעֲב֣וּר זֶ֗ה עָשָׂ֤ה יְהוָה֙ לִ֔י בְּצֵאתִ֖י מִמִּצְרָֽיִם׃
NIV1984On that day tell your son, 'I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
TNIVOn that day tell your children, 'I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
NIV2011On that day tell your son, 'I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
Compared to NIV1984On that day tell your son, 'I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
Compared to TNIVOn that day tell your childrenson, 'I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'

Exodus 13:14

OutcomeUses NIV1984 text
BHSוְהָיָ֞ה כִּֽי־ יִשְׁאָלְךָ֥ בִנְךָ֛ מָחָ֖ר לֵאמֹ֣ר מַה־ זֹּ֑את וְאָמַרְתָּ֣ אֵלָ֔יו בְּחֹ֣זֶק יָ֗ד הוֹצִיאָ֧נוּ יְהוָ֛ה מִמִּצְרַ֖יִם מִבֵּ֥ית עֲבָדִֽים׃
NIV1984"In days to come, when your son asks you, 'What does this mean?' say to him, 'With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
TNIV"In days to come, when your children ask you, 'What does this mean?' say to them, 'With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
NIV2011"In days to come, when your son asks you, 'What does this mean?' say to him, 'With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Compared to NIV1984"In days to come, when your son asks you, 'What does this mean?' say to him, 'With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Compared to TNIV"In days to come, when your childrenson askasks you, 'What does this mean?' say to themhim, 'With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

Deuteronomy 6:20

OutcomeUses NIV1984 text
BHSכִּֽי־ יִשְׁאָלְךָ֥ בִנְךָ֛ מָחָ֖ר לֵאמֹ֑ר מָ֣ה הָעֵדֹ֗ת וְהַֽחֻקִּים֙ וְהַמִּשְׁפָּטִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר צִוָּ֛ה יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵ֖ינוּ אֶתְכֶֽם׃
NIV1984In the future, when your son asks you, "What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you?"
TNIVIn the future, when your children ask you, "What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you?"
NIV2011In the future, when your son asks you, "What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you?"
Compared to NIV1984In the future, when your son asks you, "What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you?"
Compared to TNIVIn the future, when your childrenson askasks you, "What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you?"

Proverbs 10:1

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSמִשְׁלֵ֗י שְׁלֹ֫מֹ֥ה בֵּ֣ן חָ֭כָם יְשַׂמַּח־ אָ֑ב וּבֵ֥ן כְּ֝סִ֗יל תּוּגַ֥ת אִמּֽוֹ׃
NIV1984The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.
TNIVThe proverbs of Solomon: Wise children bring joy to their father, but foolish children bring grief to their mother.
NIV2011The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
Compared to NIV1984The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
Compared to TNIVThe proverbs of Solomon: WiseA childrenwise bringson brings joy to theirhis father, but a foolish childrenson bringbrings grief to theirhis mother.

Proverbs 15:20

OutcomeUses NIV1984 text
BHSבֵּ֣ן חָ֭כָם יְשַׂמַּח־ אָ֑ב וּכְסִ֥יל אָ֝דָ֗ם בּוֹזֶ֥ה אִמּֽוֹ׃
NIV1984A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
TNIVWise children bring joy to their father, but foolish children despise their mother.
NIV2011A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Compared to NIV1984A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Compared to TNIVWiseA childrenwise bringson brings joy to theirhis father, but a foolish childrenman despisedespises theirhis mother.

Proverbs 17:25

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכַּ֣עַס לְ֭אָבִיו בֵּ֣ן כְּסִ֑יל וּ֝מֶ֗מֶר לְיוֹלַדְתּֽוֹ׃
NIV1984A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
TNIVFoolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the mother who bore them.
NIV2011A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him.
Compared to NIV1984A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the onemother who bore him.
Compared to TNIVFoolishA childrenfoolish bringson brings grief to theirhis father and bitterness to the mother who bore themhim.

Proverbs 23:13

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאַל־ תִּמְנַ֣ע מִנַּ֣עַר מוּסָ֑ר כִּֽי־ תַכֶּ֥נּוּ בַ֝שֵּׁ֗בֶט לֹ֣א יָמֽוּת׃
NIV1984Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die.
TNIVDo not withhold discipline from children; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
NIV2011Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
Compared to NIV1984Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish himthem with the rod, hethey will not die.
Compared to TNIVDo not withhold discipline from childrena child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.

Proverbs 28:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSנוֹצֵ֣ר תּ֭וֹרָה בֵּ֣ן מֵבִ֑ין וְרֹעֶה זֽ֝וֹלְלִ֗ים יַכְלִ֥ים אָבִֽיו׃
NIV1984He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.
TNIVThose who heed instruction are discerning children, but companions of gluttons disgrace their parents.
NIV2011A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.
Compared to NIV1984HeA who keeps the law is a discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.
Compared to TNIVThoseA whodiscerning heedson instructionheeds are discerning childreninstruction, but companionsa companion of gluttons disgracedisgraces theirhis parentsfather.

Proverbs 29:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSשֵׁ֣בֶט וְ֭תוֹכַחַת יִתֵּ֣ן חָכְמָ֑ה וְנַ֥עַר מְ֝שֻׁלָּ֗ח מֵבִ֥ישׁ אִמּֽוֹ׃
NIV1984The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.
TNIVA rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but children left to themselves disgrace their mother.
NIV2011A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.
Compared to NIV1984TheA rod ofand correctiona impartsreprimand impart wisdom, but a child left toundisciplined himself disgraces hisits mother.
Compared to TNIVA rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but childrena child left toundisciplined themselvesdisgraces disgrace theirits mother.

Isaiah 11:8

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְשִֽׁעֲשַׁ֥ע יוֹנֵ֖ק עַל־ חֻ֣ר פָּ֑תֶן וְעַל֙ מְאוּרַ֣ת צִפְעוֹנִ֔י גָּמ֖וּל יָד֥וֹ הָדָֽה׃
NIV1984The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest.
TNIVInfants will play near the hole of the cobra; young children will put their hands into the viper's nest.
NIV2011The infant will play near the cobra's den, the young child will put its hand into the viper's nest.
Compared to NIV1984The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and's den, the young child will put hisits hand into the viper's nest.
Compared to TNIVInfantsThe infant will play near the holecobra's of den, the cobra; young childrenchild will put theirits handshand into the viper's nest.

Jeremiah 49:1

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSלִבְנֵ֣י עַמּ֗וֹן כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה הֲבָנִ֥ים אֵין֙ לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אִם־ יוֹרֵ֖שׁ אֵ֣ין ל֑וֹ מַדּ֗וּעַ יָרַ֤שׁ מַלְכָּם֙ אֶת־ גָּ֔ד וְעַמּ֖וֹ בְּעָרָ֥יו יָשָֽׁב׃
NIV1984Concerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no sons? Has she no heirs? Why then has Molech taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?
TNIVConcerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no children? Has she no heirs? Why then has Molek taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?
NIV2011Concerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no sons? Has Israel no heir? Why then has Molek taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?
Compared to NIV1984Concerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no sons? Has sheIsrael no heirsheir? Why then has MolechMolek taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?
Compared to TNIVConcerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no childrensons? Has sheIsrael no heirsheir? Why then has Molek taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?

Galatians 4:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὥστε οὐκέτι εἶ δοῦλος ἀλλὰ υἱός· εἰ δὲ υἱός, καὶ κληρονόμος ⸂διὰ θεοῦ⸃.
SBLGNT apparatusδιὰ θεοῦ WH Treg NIV] θεοῦ διὰ Χριστοῦ RP
NIV1984So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
TNIVSo you are no longer slaves, but God's children; and since you are his children, he has made you also heirs.
NIV2011So you are no longer a slave, but God's child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
Compared to NIV1984So you are no longer a slave, but aGod's sonchild; and since you are ahis sonchild, God has made you also an heir.
Compared to TNIVSo you are no longer slavesa slave, but God's childrenchild; and since you are his childrenchild, heGod has made you also heirsan heir.

Hebrews 12:5

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ ἐκλέλησθε τῆς παρακλήσεως, ἥτις ὑμῖν ὡς υἱοῖς διαλέγεται, Υἱέ μου, μὴ ὀλιγώρει παιδείας κυρίου, μηδὲ ἐκλύου ὑπ’ αὐτοῦ ἐλεγχόμενος·
NIV1984And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
TNIVAnd have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as children? It says, "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
NIV2011And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
Compared to NIV1984And have you havecompletely forgotten thatthis word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "a father addresses his son? It says, "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
Compared to TNIVAnd have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as childrena father addresses his son? It says, "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,

Hebrews 12:8

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTεἰ δὲ χωρίς ἐστε παιδείας ἧς μέτοχοι γεγόνασι πάντες, ἄρα νόθοι ⸂καὶ οὐχ υἱοί ἐστε⸃.
SBLGNT apparatusκαὶ οὐχ υἱοί ἐστε WH Treg NIV ] ἐστε καὶ οὐχ υἱοί RP
NIV1984If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.
TNIVIf you are not disciplined--and everyone undergoes discipline--then you are not legitimate children at all.
NIV2011If you are not disciplined--and everyone undergoes discipline--then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.
Compared to NIV1984If you are not disciplined (--and everyone undergoes discipline), --then you are illegitimatenot children and legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.
Compared to TNIVIf you are not disciplined--and everyone undergoes discipline--then you are not legitimate, not childrentrue sons and daughters at all.

1 John 3:10

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἐν τούτῳ φανερά ἐστιν τὰ τέκνα τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ τὰ τέκνα τοῦ διαβόλου· πᾶς ὁ μὴ ποιῶν δικαιοσύνην οὐκ ἔστιν ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ, καὶ ὁ μὴ ἀγαπῶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ.
NIV1984This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.
TNIVThis is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Those who do not do what is right are not God's children; nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters.
NIV2011This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God's child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.
Compared to NIV1984This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not aGod's child of God; , nor is anyone who does not love histheir brother and sister.
Compared to TNIVThis is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: ThoseAnyone who dodoes not do what is right areis not God's children; child, nor areis thoseanyone who dodoes not love their brothersbrother and sisterssister.

Verses where Children was added

Proverbs 13:24

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSחוֹשֵׂ֣ךְ שִׁ֭בְטוֹ שׂוֹנֵ֣א בְנ֑וֹ וְ֝אֹהֲב֗וֹ שִֽׁחֲר֥וֹ מוּסָֽר׃
NIV1984He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
TNIVThose who spare the rod hate their children, but those who love them are careful to discipline them.
NIV2011Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
Compared to NIV1984HeWhoever who spares the rod hates histheir sonchildren, but hethe one who loves himtheir children is careful to discipline himthem.
Compared to TNIVThoseWhoever whospares spare the rod hatehates their children, but thosethe one who loveloves themtheir arechildren is careful to discipline them.

Romans 2:20

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTπαιδευτὴν ἀφρόνων, διδάσκαλον νηπίων, ἔχοντα τὴν μόρφωσιν τῆς γνώσεως καὶ τῆς ἀληθείας ἐν τῷ νόμῳ—
NIV1984an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--
TNIVan instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--
NIV2011an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--
Compared to NIV1984an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infantslittle children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--
Compared to TNIVan instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infantslittle children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--


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