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

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The word 'Prophesy' occurs 5 times less often in the NIV2011 (66 times) than it does in the TNIV (71 times). The word 'Prophesy' was removed in 4 verses, and added in 0 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Prophesy' 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 Prophesy was removed

Zechariah 13:3

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְהָיָ֗ה כִּֽי־ יִנָּבֵ֣א אִישׁ֮ עוֹד֒ וְאָמְר֣וּ אֵ֠לָיו אָבִ֨יו וְאִמּ֤וֹ יֹֽלְדָיו֙ לֹ֣א תִֽחְיֶ֔ה כִּ֛י שֶׁ֥קֶר דִּבַּ֖רְתָּ בְּשֵׁ֣ם יְהוָ֑ה וּדְקָרֻ֜הוּ אָבִ֧יהוּ וְאִמּ֛וֹ יֹלְדָ֖יו בְּהִנָּבְאֽוֹ׃
NIV1984And if anyone still prophesies, his father and mother, to whom he was born, will say to him, 'You must die, because you have told lies in the LORD's name.' When he prophesies, his own parents will stab him.
TNIVAnd if some still prophesy, their fathers and mothers, to whom they were born, will say to them, 'You must die, because you have told lies in the LORD's name.' When they prophesy, their own parents will stab them.
NIV2011And if anyone still prophesies, their father and mother, to whom they were born, will say to them, 'You must die, because you have told lies in the LORD's name.' Then their own parents will stab the one who prophesies.
Compared to NIV1984And if anyone still prophesies, histheir father and mother, to whom hethey waswere born, will say to himthem, 'You must die, because you have told lies in the LORD's name.' WhenThen hetheir prophesies, his own parents will stab himthe one who prophesies.
Compared to TNIVAnd if someanyone still prophesyprophesies, their fathersfather and mothersmother, to whom they were born, will say to them, 'You must die, because you have told lies in the LORD's name.' WhenThen they prophesy, their own parents will stab themthe one who prophesies.

1 Corinthians 14:3

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὁ δὲ προφητεύων ἀνθρώποις λαλεῖ οἰκοδομὴν καὶ παράκλησιν καὶ παραμυθίαν.
NIV1984But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.
TNIVBut those who prophesy speak to people for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.
NIV2011But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.
Compared to NIV1984But everyonethe one who prophesies speaks to menpeople for their strengthening, encouragementencouraging and comfort.
Compared to TNIVBut thosethe one who prophesyprophesies speakspeaks to people for their strengthening, encouragementencouraging and comfort.

1 Corinthians 14:4

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὁ λαλῶν γλώσσῃ ἑαυτὸν οἰκοδομεῖ· ὁ δὲ προφητεύων ἐκκλησίαν οἰκοδομεῖ.
NIV1984He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.
TNIVThose who speak in a tongue edify themselves, but those who prophesy edify the church.
NIV2011Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.
Compared to NIV1984HeAnyone who speaks in a tongue edifies himselfthemselves, but hethe one who prophesies edifies the church.
Compared to TNIVThoseAnyone who speakspeaks in a tongue edifyedifies themselves, but thosethe one who prophesyprophesies edifyedifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:5

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTθέλω δὲ πάντας ὑμᾶς λαλεῖν γλώσσαις, μᾶλλον δὲ ἵνα προφητεύητε· μείζων ⸀δὲ ὁ προφητεύων ἢ ὁ λαλῶν γλώσσαις, ἐκτὸς εἰ μὴ ⸀διερμηνεύῃ, ἵνα ἡ ἐκκλησία οἰκοδομὴν λάβῃ.
SBLGNT apparatusδὲ WH Treg NIV ] γὰρ RP • διερμηνεύῃ WH Treg NIV ] διερμηνεύει RP
NIV1984I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified.
TNIVI would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. Those who prophesy are greater than those who speak in tongues, unless they interpret, so that the church may be edified.
NIV2011I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.
Compared to NIV1984I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. HeThe one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless hesomeone interprets, so that the church may be edified.
Compared to TNIVI would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. ThoseThe one who prophesyprophesies areis greater than thosethe one who speakspeaks in tongues, unless theysomeone interpretinterprets, so that the church may be edified.


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