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

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The word 'Fool' occurs 10 times more often in the NIV2011 (66 times) than it does in the TNIV (56 times). The word 'Fool' was removed in 0 verses, and added in 10 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Fool' 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 text330.0%
New text in NIV2011770.0%

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

Verses where Fool was added

Psalms 14:1

OutcomeUses NIV1984 text
BHSלַמְנַצֵּ֗חַ לְדָ֫וִ֥ד אָ֘מַ֤ר נָבָ֣ל בְּ֭לִבּוֹ אֵ֣ין אֱלֹהִ֑ים הִֽשְׁחִ֗יתוּ הִֽתְעִ֥יבוּ עֲלִילָ֗ה אֵ֣ין עֹֽשֵׂה־ טֽוֹב׃
NIV1984The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.
TNIVFools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.
NIV2011The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.
Compared to NIV1984The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.
Compared to TNIVFoolsThe sayfool says in theirhis heartsheart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.

Psalms 53:1

OutcomeUses NIV1984 text
BHSוַאֲנִ֤י ׀ כְּזַ֣יִת רַ֭עֲנָן בְּבֵ֣ית אֱלֹהִ֑ים בָּטַ֥חְתִּי בְחֶֽסֶד־ אֱ֝לֹהִ֗ים עוֹלָ֥ם וָעֶֽד׃
NIV1984The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.
TNIVFools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.
NIV2011The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.
Compared to NIV1984The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.
Compared to TNIVFoolsThe sayfool says in theirhis heartsheart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.

Proverbs 10:23

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכִּשְׂח֣וֹק לִ֭כְסִיל עֲשׂ֣וֹת זִמָּ֑ה וְ֝חָכְמָ֗ה לְאִ֣ישׁ תְּבוּנָֽה׃
NIV1984A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
TNIVFools find pleasure in wicked schemes, but those who have understanding delight in wisdom.
NIV2011A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
Compared to NIV1984A fool finds pleasure in evilwicked conductschemes, but a manperson of understanding delights in wisdom.
Compared to TNIVFoolsA findfool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but thosea whoperson haveof understanding delightdelights in wisdom.

Proverbs 14:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSלֵ֣ךְ מִ֭נֶּגֶד לְאִ֣ישׁ כְּסִ֑יל וּבַל־ יָ֝דַ֗עְתָּ שִׂפְתֵי־ דָֽעַת׃
NIV1984Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
TNIVStay away from the foolish, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
NIV2011Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
Compared to NIV1984Stay away from a foolish manfool, for you will not find knowledge on histheir lips.
Compared to TNIVStay away from thea foolishfool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.

Proverbs 26:4

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאַל־ תַּ֣עַן כְּ֭סִיל כְּאִוַּלְתּ֑וֹ פֶּֽן־ תִּשְׁוֶה־ לּ֥וֹ גַם־ אָֽתָּה׃
NIV1984Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.
TNIVDo not answer fools according to their folly, or you yourself will be just like them.
NIV2011Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him.
Compared to NIV1984Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him yourself.
Compared to TNIVDo not answer foolsa fool according to theirhis folly, or you yourself will be just like themhim.

Proverbs 26:5

OutcomeUses NIV1984 text
BHSעֲנֵ֣ה כְ֭סִיל כְּאִוַּלְתּ֑וֹ פֶּן־ יִהְיֶ֖ה חָכָ֣ם בְּעֵינָֽיו׃
NIV1984Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.
TNIVAnswer fools according to their folly, or they will be wise in their own eyes.
NIV2011Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.
Compared to NIV1984Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.
Compared to TNIVAnswer foolsa fool according to theirhis folly, or theyhe will be wise in theirhis own eyes.

Proverbs 26:12

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSרָאִ֗יתָ אִ֭ישׁ חָכָ֣ם בְּעֵינָ֑יו תִּקְוָ֖ה לִכְסִ֣יל מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃
NIV1984Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
TNIVDo you see people who are wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for fools than for them.
NIV2011Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.
Compared to NIV1984Do you see a manperson wise in histheir own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for himthem.
Compared to TNIVDo you see peoplea whoperson are wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for foolsa fool than for them.

Proverbs 27:22

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאִ֥ם תִּכְתּֽוֹשׁ־ אֶת־ הָאֱוִ֨יל ׀ בַּֽמַּכְתֵּ֡שׁ בְּת֣וֹךְ הָ֭רִיפוֹת בַּֽעֱלִ֑י לֹא־ תָס֥וּר מֵ֝עָלָ֗יו אִוַּלְתּֽוֹ׃
NIV1984Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding him like grain with a pestle, you will not remove his folly from him.
TNIVThough you grind fools in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them.
NIV2011Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them.
Compared to NIV1984Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding himthem like grain with a pestle, you will not remove histheir folly from himthem.
Compared to TNIVThough you grind foolsa fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them.

Ecclesiastes 2:14

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSהֶֽחָכָם֙ עֵינָ֣יו בְּרֹאשׁ֔וֹ וְהַכְּסִ֖יל בַּחֹ֣שֶׁךְ הוֹלֵ֑ךְ וְיָדַ֣עְתִּי גַם־ אָ֔נִי שֶׁמִּקְרֶ֥ה אֶחָ֖ד יִקְרֶ֥ה אֶת־ כֻּלָּֽם׃
NIV1984The wise man has eyes in his head, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.
TNIVThe wise have eyes in their heads, while fools walk in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.
NIV2011The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.
Compared to NIV1984The wise manhave has eyes in histheir headheads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.
Compared to TNIVThe wise have eyes in their heads, while foolsthe walkfool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.

Ecclesiastes 7:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכִּ֥י הָעֹ֖שֶׁק יְהוֹלֵ֣ל חָכָ֑ם וִֽיאַבֵּ֥ד אֶת־ לֵ֖ב מַתָּנָֽה׃
NIV1984Extortion turns a wise man into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
TNIVExtortion turns the wise into fools, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
NIV2011Extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
Compared to NIV1984Extortion turns a wise manperson into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
Compared to TNIVExtortion turns thea wise person into foolsa fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.


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