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

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The word 'May' occurs 2 times more often in the NIV2011 (1262 times) than it does in the TNIV (1260 times). The word 'May' was removed in 4 verses, and added in 6 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'May' 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 NIV201110100.0%

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

Verses where May was removed

Leviticus 1:3

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאִם־ עֹלָ֤ה קָרְבָּנוֹ֙ מִן־ הַבָּקָ֔ר זָכָ֥ר תָּמִ֖ים יַקְרִיבֶ֑נּוּ אֶל־ פֶּ֝תַח1 אֹ֤הֶל מוֹעֵד֙ יַקְרִ֣יב אֹת֔וֹ לִרְצֹנ֖וֹ לִפְנֵ֥י יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984"'If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he is to offer a male without defect. He must present it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting so that it will be acceptable to the LORD.
TNIV"'If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, you are to offer a male without defect. You must present it at the entrance to the tent of meeting so that you may be acceptable to the LORD.
NIV2011"'If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, you are to offer a male without defect. You must present it at the entrance to the tent of meeting so that it will be acceptable to the LORD.
Compared to NIV1984"'If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, heyou isare to offer a male without defect. HeYou must present it at the entrance to the Tenttent of Meetingmeeting so that it will be acceptable to the LORD.
Compared to TNIV"'If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, you are to offer a male without defect. You must present it at the entrance to the tent of meeting so that youit maywill be acceptable to the LORD.

Proverbs 16:2

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכָּֽל־ דַּרְכֵי־ אִ֭ישׁ זַ֣ךְ בְּעֵינָ֑יו וְתֹכֵ֖ן רוּח֣וֹת יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
TNIVPeople may think all their ways are pure, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
NIV2011All a person's ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
Compared to NIV1984All a manperson's ways seem innocentpure to himthem, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
Compared to TNIVPeopleAll maya thinkperson's all their ways areseem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.

1 Peter 1:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἵνα τὸ δοκίμιον ὑμῶν τῆς πίστεως ⸀πολυτιμότερον χρυσίου τοῦ ἀπολλυμένου διὰ πυρὸς δὲ δοκιμαζομένου εὑρεθῇ εἰς ἔπαινον καὶ ⸂δόξαν καὶ τιμὴν⸃ ἐν ἀποκαλύψει Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ.
SBLGNT apparatusπολυτιμότερον WH Treg NIV] πολὺ τιμιώτερον RP • δόξαν καὶ τιμὴν WH Treg NIV] τιμὴν καὶ εἰς δόξαν RP
NIV1984These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
TNIVThese have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
NIV2011These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Compared to NIV1984These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Compared to TNIVThese have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

Revelation 16:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἸδοὺ ἔρχομαι ὡς κλέπτης. μακάριος ὁ γρηγορῶν καὶ τηρῶν τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ, ἵνα μὴ γυμνὸς περιπατῇ καὶ βλέπωσιν τὴν ἀσχημοσύνην αὐτοῦ —
NIV1984"Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed."
TNIV"Look, I come like a thief! Blessed are those who stay awake and keep their clothes on, so that they may not go naked and be shamefully exposed."
NIV2011"Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed."
Compared to NIV1984"BeholdLook, I come like a thief! Blessed is hethe one who stays awake and keepsremains his clothes with himclothed, so thatas he may not to go naked and be shamefully exposed."
Compared to TNIV"Look, I come like a thief! Blessed areis thosethe one who staystays awake and keepremains their clothes onclothed, so thatas they may not to go naked and be shamefully exposed."

Verses where May was added

Exodus 12:43

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוָה֙ אֶל־ מֹשֶׁ֣ה וְאַהֲרֹ֔ן זֹ֖את חֻקַּ֣ת הַפָּ֑סַח כָּל־ בֶּן־ נֵכָ֖ר לֹא־ יֹ֥אכַל בּֽוֹ׃
NIV1984The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the regulations for the Passover: "No foreigner is to eat of it.
TNIVThe LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the regulations for the Passover: "No foreigner is to eat of it.
NIV2011The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the regulations for the Passover meal: "No foreigner may eat it.
Compared to NIV1984The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the regulations for the Passover meal: "No foreigner ismay to eat of it.
Compared to TNIVThe LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the regulations for the Passover meal: "No foreigner ismay to eat of it.

Exodus 20:26

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְלֹֽא־ תַעֲלֶ֥ה בְמַעֲלֹ֖ת עַֽל־ מִזְבְּחִ֑י אֲשֶׁ֛ר לֹֽא־ תִגָּלֶ֥ה עֶרְוָתְךָ֖ עָלָֽיו׃
NIV1984And do not go up to my altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'
TNIVAnd do not go up to my altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'
NIV2011And do not go up to my altar on steps, or your private parts may be exposed.'
Compared to NIV1984And do not go up to my altar on steps, lestor your nakednessprivate beparts exposedmay onbe itexposed.'
Compared to TNIVAnd do not go up to my altar on steps, lestor your nakednessprivate beparts exposedmay onbe itexposed.'

2 Chronicles 36:23

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכֹּה־ אָמַ֞ר כּ֣וֹרֶשׁ ׀ מֶ֣לֶךְ פָּרַ֗ס כָּל־ מַמְלְכ֤וֹת הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ נָ֣תַן לִ֗י יְהוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וְהֽוּא־ פָקַ֤ד עָלַי֙ לִבְנֽוֹת־ ל֣וֹ בַ֔יִת בִּירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם אֲשֶׁ֣ר בִּֽיהוּדָ֑ה מִֽי־ בָכֶ֣ם מִכָּל־ עַמּ֗וֹ יְהוָ֧ה אֱלֹהָ֛יו עִמּ֖וֹ וְיָֽעַל׃
NIV1984"This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: "'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Anyone of his people among you--may the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up.'"
TNIV"This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: "'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Any of his people among you--may the LORD their God be with them, and let them go up.'"
NIV2011"This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: "'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Any of his people among you may go up, and may the LORD their God be with them.'"
Compared to NIV1984"This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: "'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. AnyoneAny of his people among you-- may go up, and may the LORD histheir God be with him, and let him go upthem.'"
Compared to TNIV"This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: "'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Any of his people among you-- may go up, and may the LORD their God be with them, and let them go up.'"

Ezra 1:3

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSמִֽי־ בָכֶ֣ם מִכָּל־ עַמּ֗וֹ יְהִ֤י אֱלֹהָיו֙ עִמּ֔וֹ וְיַ֕עַל לִירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם אֲשֶׁ֣ר בִּיהוּדָ֑ה וְיִ֗בֶן אֶת־ בֵּ֤ית יְהוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל ה֥וּא הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר בִּירוּשָׁלִָֽם׃
NIV1984Anyone of his people among you--may his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem in Judah and build the temple of the LORD, the God of Israel, the God who is in Jerusalem.
TNIVAny of his people among you--may their God be with them, and let them go up to Jerusalem in Judah and build the temple of the LORD, the God of Israel, the God who is in Jerusalem.
NIV2011Any of his people among you may go up to Jerusalem in Judah and build the temple of the LORD, the God of Israel, the God who is in Jerusalem, and may their God be with them.
Compared to NIV1984AnyoneAny of his people among you-- may his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem in Judah and build the temple of the LORD, the God of Israel, the God who is in Jerusalem, and may their God be with them.
Compared to TNIVAny of his people among you-- may their God be with them, and let them go up to Jerusalem in Judah and build the temple of the LORD, the God of Israel, the God who is in Jerusalem, and may their God be with them.

Psalms 37:24

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכִּֽי־ יִפֹּ֥ל לֹֽא־ יוּטָ֑ל כִּֽי־ יְ֝הוָ֗ה סוֹמֵ֥ךְ יָדֽוֹ׃
NIV1984though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
TNIVthough they stumble, they will not fall, for the LORD upholds them with his hand.
NIV2011though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
Compared to NIV1984though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
Compared to TNIVthough theyhe may stumble, theyhe will not fall, for the LORD upholds themhim with his hand.

Hebrews 6:11

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἐπιθυμοῦμεν δὲ ἕκαστον ὑμῶν τὴν αὐτὴν ἐνδείκνυσθαι σπουδὴν πρὸς τὴν πληροφορίαν τῆς ἐλπίδος ἄχρι τέλους,
NIV1984We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.
TNIVWe want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.
NIV2011We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.
Compared to NIV1984We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, inso orderthat towhat makeyou your hope surefor may be fully realized.
Compared to TNIVWe want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, inso orderthat towhat makeyou your hope surefor may be fully realized.


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