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

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The word 'Heavens' occurs 12 times more often in the NIV2011 (198 times) than it does in the TNIV (186 times). The word 'Heavens' was removed in 3 verses, and added in 14 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Heavens' 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.

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New text in NIV201117100.0%

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

Verses where Heavens was removed

Genesis 15:5

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַיּוֹצֵ֨א אֹת֜וֹ הַח֗וּצָה וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ הַבֶּט־ נָ֣א הַשָּׁמַ֗יְמָה וּסְפֹר֙ הַכּ֣וֹכָבִ֔ים אִם־ תּוּכַ֖ל לִסְפֹּ֣ר אֹתָ֑ם וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ל֔וֹ כֹּ֥ה יִהְיֶ֖ה זַרְעֶֽךָ׃
NIV1984He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
TNIVHe took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
NIV2011He took him outside and said, "Look up at the sky and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
Compared to NIV1984He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavenssky and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
Compared to TNIVHe took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavenssky and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."

Genesis 49:25

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSמֵאֵ֨ל אָבִ֜יךָ וְיַעְזְרֶ֗ךָּ וְאֵ֤ת שַׁדַּי֙ וִיבָ֣רְכֶ֔ךָּ בִּרְכֹ֤ת שָׁמַ֙יִם֙ מֵעָ֔ל בִּרְכֹ֥ת תְּה֖וֹם רֹבֶ֣צֶת תָּ֑חַת בִּרְכֹ֥ת שָׁדַ֖יִם וָרָֽחַם׃
NIV1984because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breast and womb.
TNIVbecause of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breast and womb.
NIV2011because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the skies above, blessings of the deep springs below, blessings of the breast and womb.
Compared to NIV1984because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the heavensskies above, blessings of the deep that liessprings below, blessings of the breast and womb.
Compared to TNIVbecause of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the heavensskies above, blessings of the deep that liessprings below, blessings of the breast and womb.

Jeremiah 49:36

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְהֵבֵאתִ֨י אֶל־ עֵילָ֜ם אַרְבַּ֣ע רוּח֗וֹת מֵֽאַרְבַּע֙ קְצ֣וֹת הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וְזֵ֣רִתִ֔ים לְכֹ֖ל הָרֻח֣וֹת הָאֵ֑לֶּה וְלֹֽא־ יִהְיֶ֣ה הַגּ֔וֹי אֲשֶׁ֛ר לֹֽא־ יָב֥וֹא שָׁ֖ם נִדְּחֵ֥י
NIV1984I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of the heavens; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam's exiles do not go.
TNIVI will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of the heavens; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam's exiles do not go.
NIV2011I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam's exiles do not go.
Compared to NIV1984I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of the heavensheaven; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam's exiles do not go.
Compared to TNIVI will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of the heavensheaven; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam's exiles do not go.

Verses where Heavens was added

Job 1:16

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSע֣וֹד ׀ זֶ֣ה מְדַבֵּ֗ר וְזֶה֮ בָּ֣א וַיֹּאמַר֒ אֵ֣שׁ אֱלֹהִ֗ים נָֽפְלָה֙ מִן־ הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וַתִּבְעַ֥ר בַּצֹּ֛אן וּבַנְּעָרִ֖ים וַתֹּאכְלֵ֑ם וָאִמָּ֨לְטָ֧ה רַק־ אֲנִ֛י לְבַדִּ֖י לְהַגִּ֥יד לָֽךְ׃
NIV1984While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The fire of God fell from the sky and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
TNIVWhile he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The fire of God fell from the sky and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
NIV2011While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
Compared to NIV1984While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The fire of God fell from the skyheavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
Compared to TNIVWhile he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The fire of God fell from the skyheavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"

Psalms 68:33

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSמַמְלְכ֣וֹת הָ֭אָרֶץ שִׁ֣ירוּ לֵאלֹהִ֑ים זַמְּר֖וּ אֲדֹנָ֣י סֶֽלָה׃
NIV1984to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
TNIVto him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
NIV2011to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens, who thunders with mighty voice.
Compared to NIV1984to him who rides across the ancienthighest skiesheavens, the aboveancient heavens, who thunders with mighty voice.
Compared to TNIVto him who rides across the ancienthighest skiesheavens, the aboveancient heavens, who thunders with mighty voice.

Psalms 68:34

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSלָ֭רֹכֵב בִּשְׁמֵ֣י שְׁמֵי־ קֶ֑דֶם הֵ֥ן יִתֵּ֥ן בְּ֝קוֹלוֹ ק֣וֹל עֹֽז׃
NIV1984Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
TNIVProclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
NIV2011Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the heavens.
Compared to NIV1984Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skiesheavens.
Compared to TNIVProclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skiesheavens.

Psalms 71:19

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְצִדְקָתְךָ֥ אֱלֹהִ֗ים עַד־ מָ֫ר֥וֹם אֲשֶׁר־ עָשִׂ֥יתָ גְדֹל֑וֹת אֱ֝לֹהִ֗ים מִ֣י כָמֽוֹךָ׃
NIV1984Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, you who have done great things. Who, O God, is like you?
TNIVYour righteousness, God, reaches to the skies, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?
NIV2011Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?
Compared to NIV1984Your righteousness , God, reaches to the skiesheavens, O God, you who have done great things. Who, O God, is like you, God?
Compared to TNIVYour righteousness, God, reaches to the skiesheavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?

Isaiah 14:13

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְאַתָּ֞ה אָמַ֤רְתָּ בִֽלְבָבְךָ֙ הַשָּׁמַ֣יִם אֶֽעֱלֶ֔ה מִמַּ֥עַל לְכֽוֹכְבֵי־ אֵ֖ל אָרִ֣ים כִּסְאִ֑י וְאֵשֵׁ֥ב בְּהַר־ מוֹעֵ֖ד בְּיַרְכְּתֵ֥י צָפֽוֹן׃
NIV1984You said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
TNIVYou said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
NIV2011You said in your heart, "I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
Compared to NIV1984You said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaventhe heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of theMount sacred mountainZaphon.
Compared to TNIVYou said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaventhe heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.

Jeremiah 10:2

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכֹּ֣ה ׀ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה אֶל־ דֶּ֤רֶךְ הַגּוֹיִם֙ אַל־ תִּלְמָ֔דוּ וּמֵאֹת֥וֹת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם אַל־ תֵּחָ֑תּוּ כִּֽי־ יֵחַ֥תּוּ הַגּוֹיִ֖ם מֵהֵֽמָּה׃
NIV1984This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them.
TNIVThis is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them.
NIV2011This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them.
Compared to NIV1984This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the skyheavens, though the nations are terrified by them.
Compared to TNIVThis is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the skyheavens, though the nations are terrified by them.

Jeremiah 51:53

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס כִּֽי־ תַעֲלֶ֤ה בָבֶל֙ הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וְכִ֥י תְבַצֵּ֖ר מְר֣וֹם עֻזָּ֑הּ מֵאִתִּ֗י יָבֹ֧אוּ שֹׁדְדִ֛ים לָ֖הּ נְאֻם־ יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984Even if Babylon reaches the sky and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.
TNIVEven if Babylon reaches the sky and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.
NIV2011Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.
Compared to NIV1984Even if Babylon reachesascends to the skyheavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.
Compared to TNIVEven if Babylon reachesascends to the skyheavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.

Matthew 11:23

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ σύ, Καφαρναούμ, ⸂μὴ ἕως οὐρανοῦ ὑψωθήσῃ⸃; ἕως ᾅδου ⸀καταβήσῃ· ὅτι εἰ ἐν Σοδόμοις ⸀ἐγενήθησαν αἱ δυνάμεις αἱ γενόμεναι ἐν σοί, ⸀ἔμεινεν ἂν μέχρι τῆς σήμερον.
SBLGNT apparatusμὴ ἕως οὐρανοῦ ὑψωθήσῃ WH Treg NIV ] ἡ ἕως τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ὑψωθεῖσα RP • καταβήσῃ WH Treg NIV ] καταβιβασθήσῃ RP • ἐγενήθησαν WH Treg NIV ] ἐγένοντο RP • ἔμεινεν WH Treg NIV ] ἔμειναν RP
NIV1984And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.
TNIVAnd you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.
NIV2011And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.
Compared to NIV1984And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skiesheavens? No, you will go down to the depthsHades. IfFor if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.
Compared to TNIVAnd you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skiesheavens? No, you will go down to the depthsHades. IfFor if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.

Luke 10:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ σύ, Καφαρναούμ, ⸂μὴ ἕως οὐρανοῦ ὑψωθήσῃ⸃; ἕως ⸀τοῦ ᾅδου ⸀καταβιβασθήσῃ.
SBLGNT apparatusμὴ ἕως οὐρανοῦ ὑψωθήσῃ WH Treg NIV ] ἡ ἕως τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ὑψωθεῖσα RP • τοῦ WH Treg NIV ] – RP • καταβιβασθήσῃ Treg RP ] καταβήσῃ WH NIV
NIV1984And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths.
TNIVAnd you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths.
NIV2011And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades.
Compared to NIV1984And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skiesheavens? No, you will go down to the depthsHades.
Compared to TNIVAnd you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skiesheavens? No, you will go down to the depthsHades.

Acts 2:19

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ δώσω τέρατα ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ ἄνω καὶ σημεῖα ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς κάτω, αἷμα καὶ πῦρ καὶ ἀτμίδα καπνοῦ·
NIV1984I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
TNIVI will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
NIV2011I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
Compared to NIV1984I will show wonders in the heavenheavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
Compared to TNIVI will show wonders in the heavenheavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.

Acts 4:24

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTοἱ δὲ ἀκούσαντες ὁμοθυμαδὸν ἦραν φωνὴν πρὸς τὸν θεὸν καὶ εἶπαν· Δέσποτα, ⸀σὺ ὁ ποιήσας τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν καὶ πάντα τὰ ἐν αὐτοῖς,
SBLGNT apparatusσὺ WH Treg NIV ] + ὁ θεὸς RP
NIV1984When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.
TNIVWhen they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.
NIV2011When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.
Compared to NIV1984When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heavenheavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.
Compared to TNIVWhen they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heavenheavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.

Acts 14:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ λέγοντες· Ἄνδρες, τί ταῦτα ποιεῖτε; καὶ ἡμεῖς ὁμοιοπαθεῖς ἐσμεν ὑμῖν ἄνθρωποι, εὐαγγελιζόμενοι ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ τούτων τῶν ματαίων ἐπιστρέφειν ἐπὶ ⸀θεὸν ζῶντα ὃς ἐποίησεν τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν καὶ πάντα τὰ ἐν αὐτοῖς·
SBLGNT apparatusθεὸν WH Treg NIV ] τὸν θεὸν τὸν RP
NIV1984"Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.
TNIV"Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.
NIV2011"Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.
Compared to NIV1984"MenFriends, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human , like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaventhe heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.
Compared to TNIV"Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaventhe heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.

Revelation 6:14

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ ὁ οὐρανὸς ἀπεχωρίσθη ὡς βιβλίον ἑλισσόμενον, καὶ πᾶν ὄρος καὶ νῆσος ἐκ τῶν τόπων αὐτῶν ἐκινήθησαν.
NIV1984The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
TNIVThe sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
NIV2011The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
Compared to NIV1984The skyheavens receded like a scroll, rolling being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
Compared to TNIVThe skyheavens receded like a scroll, rolling being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

Revelation 11:6

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTοὗτοι ἔχουσιν ⸂τὴν ἐξουσίαν κλεῖσαι τὸν οὐρανόν⸃, ἵνα μὴ ὑετὸς βρέχῃ τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς προφητείας αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐξουσίαν ἔχουσιν ἐπὶ τῶν ὑδάτων στρέφειν αὐτὰ εἰς αἷμα καὶ πατάξαι τὴν γῆν ⸂ἐν πάσῃ πληγῇ ὁσάκις ἐὰν θελήσωσιν⸃.
SBLGNT apparatusτὴν ἐξουσίαν κλεῖσαι τὸν οὐρανόν WH Treg NIV ] τὸν οὐρανόν ἐξουσίαν κλεῖσαι RP • ἐν πάσῃ πληγῇ ὁσάκις ἐὰν θελήσωσιν WH Treg NIV ] ὁσάκις ἐὰν θελήσωσιν ἐν πάσῃ πληγῇ RP
NIV1984These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
TNIVThey have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
NIV2011They have power to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
Compared to NIV1984TheseThey men have power to shut up the skyheavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
Compared to TNIVThey have power to shut up the skyheavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.


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