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

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The word 'Say' occurs 10 times less often in the NIV2011 (940 times) than it does in the TNIV (950 times). The word 'Say' was removed in 12 verses, and added in 2 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Say' 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 text214.3%
New text in NIV20111285.7%

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

Verses where Say was removed

Psalms 10:6

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאָמַ֣ר בְּ֭לִבּוֹ בַּל־ אֶמּ֑וֹט לְדֹ֥ר וָ֝דֹ֗ר אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹֽא־ בְרָֽע׃
NIV1984He says to himself, "Nothing will shake me; I'll always be happy and never have trouble."
TNIVThey say to themselves, "Nothing will ever shake us." They swear, "No one will ever do us harm."
NIV2011He says to himself, "Nothing will ever shake me." He swears, "No one will ever do me harm."
Compared to NIV1984He says to himself, "Nothing will ever shake me; I'll." He alwaysswears, "No beone happywill andever neverdo haveme troubleharm."
Compared to TNIVTheyHe saysays to themselveshimself, "Nothing will ever shake usme." TheyHe swearswears, "No one will ever do usme harm."

Psalms 10:11

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאָמַ֣ר בְּ֭לִבּוֹ שָׁ֣כַֽח3 אֵ֑ל הִסְתִּ֥יר פָּ֝נָ֗יו בַּל־ רָאָ֥ה לָנֶֽצַח׃
NIV1984He says to himself, "God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees."
TNIVThe wicked say to themselves, "God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees."
NIV2011He says to himself, "God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees."
Compared to NIV1984He says to himself, "God haswill forgottennever notice; he covers his face and never sees."
Compared to TNIVTheHe wickedsays say to themselveshimself, "God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees."

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.

Ecclesiastes 8:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכִּֽי־ אֵינֶ֥נּוּ יֹדֵ֖עַ מַה־ שֶּׁיִּֽהְיֶ֑ה כִּ֚י כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר יִֽהְיֶ֔ה מִ֖י יַגִּ֥יד לֽוֹ׃
NIV1984Since no man knows the future, who can tell him what is to come?
TNIVSince no one knows the future, who can say what is to come?
NIV2011Since no one knows the future, who can tell someone else what is to come?
Compared to NIV1984Since no manone knows the future, who can tell himsomeone else what is to come?
Compared to TNIVSince no one knows the future, who can saytell someone else what is to come?

Isaiah 45:10

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס ה֛וֹי אֹמֵ֥ר לְאָ֖ב מַה־ תּוֹלִ֑יד וּלְאִשָּׁ֖ה מַה־ תְּחִילִֽין׃
NIV1984Woe to him who says to his father, 'What have you begotten?' or to his mother, 'What have you brought to birth?'
TNIVWoe to those who say to their father, 'What have you begotten?' or to their mother, 'What have you brought to birth?'
NIV2011Woe to the one who says to a father, 'What have you begotten?' or to a mother, 'What have you brought to birth?'
Compared to NIV1984Woe to himthe one who says to hisa father, 'What have you begotten?' or to hisa mother, 'What have you brought to birth?'
Compared to TNIVWoe to thosethe one who saysays to theira father, 'What have you begotten?' or to theira mother, 'What have you brought to birth?'

Jeremiah 16:14

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSלָכֵ֛ן הִנֵּֽה־ יָמִ֥ים בָּאִ֖ים נְאֻם־ יְהוָ֑ה וְלֹֽא־ יֵאָמֵ֥ר עוֹד֙ חַי־ יְהוָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֧ר הֶעֱלָ֛ה אֶת־ בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מֵאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃
NIV1984"However, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when men will no longer say, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,'
TNIV"However, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when people will no longer say, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,'
NIV2011"However, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when it will no longer be said, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,'
Compared to NIV1984"However, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when menit will no longer saybe said, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,'
Compared to TNIV"However, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when peopleit will no longer saybe said, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,'

Jeremiah 16:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס כִּ֣י אִם־ חַי־ יְהוָ֗ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר הֶעֱלָ֜ה אֶת־ בְּנֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ צָפ֔וֹן וּמִכֹּל֙ הָֽאֲרָצ֔וֹת אֲשֶׁ֥ר הִדִּיחָ֖ם שָׁ֑מָּה וַהֲשִֽׁבֹתִים֙ עַל־ אַדְמָתָ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר נָתַ֖תִּי לַאֲבוֹתָֽם׃
NIV1984but they will say, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.' For I will restore them to the land I gave their forefathers.
TNIVbut they will say, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.' For I will restore them to the land I gave their ancestors.
NIV2011but it will be said, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.' For I will restore them to the land I gave their ancestors.
Compared to NIV1984but theyit will saybe said, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.' For I will restore them to the land I gave their forefathersancestors.
Compared to TNIVbut theyit will saybe said, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.' For I will restore them to the land I gave their ancestors.

Micah 2:11

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSלוּ־ אִ֞ישׁ הֹלֵ֥ךְ ר֙וּחַ֙ וָשֶׁ֣קֶר כִּזֵּ֔ב אַטִּ֣ף לְךָ֔ לַיַּ֖יִן וְלַשֵּׁכָ֑ר וְהָיָ֥ה מַטִּ֖יף הָעָ֥ם הַזֶּֽה׃
NIV1984If a liar and deceiver comes and says, 'I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,' he would be just the prophet for this people!
TNIVIf liars and deceivers come and say, 'We will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,' they would be just the prophets for this people!
NIV2011If a liar and deceiver comes and says, 'I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,' that would be just the prophet for this people!
Compared to NIV1984If a liar and deceiver comes and says, 'I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,' hethat would be just the prophet for this people!
Compared to TNIVIf liarsa liar and deceiversdeceiver comecomes and saysays, 'WeI will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,' theythat would be just the prophetsprophet for this people!

Mark 11:23

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNT⸀ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ὃς ἂν εἴπῃ τῷ ὄρει τούτῳ· Ἄρθητι καὶ βλήθητι εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν, καὶ μὴ διακριθῇ ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ ἀλλὰ ⸀πιστεύῃ ὅτι ⸂ὃ λαλεῖ γίνεται, ἔσται αὐτῷ⸃.
SBLGNT apparatusἀμὴν WH NIV ] + γὰρ Treg RP • πιστεύῃ WH NIV ] πιστεύσῃ Treg RP • ὃ λαλεῖ γίνεται, ἔσται αὐτῷ WH Treg NIV ] ἃ λέγει γίνεται ἔσται αὐτῷ ὃ ἐὰν εἴπῃ RP
NIV1984"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
TNIV"Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and do not doubt in your heart but believe that what you say will happen, it will be done for you.
NIV2011"Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.
Compared to NIV1984"Truly I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in histheir heart but believes that what hethey sayssay will happen, it will be done for himthem.
Compared to TNIV"Truly I tell you, if youanyone saysays to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and dodoes not doubt in yourtheir heart but believebelieves that what youthey say will happen, it will be done for youthem.

1 John 2:4

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὁ λέγων ⸀ὅτι Ἔγνωκα αὐτὸν καὶ τὰς ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ μὴ τηρῶν ψεύστης ἐστίν, καὶ ἐν τούτῳ ἡ ἀλήθεια οὐκ ἔστιν·
SBLGNT apparatusὅτι WH Treg NIV ] – RP
NIV1984The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
TNIVThose who say, "I know him," but do not do what he commands are liars, and the truth is not in them.
NIV2011Whoever says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
Compared to NIV1984TheWhoever man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in himthat person.
Compared to TNIVThoseWhoever who saysays, "I know him," but dodoes not do what he commands areis liarsa liar, and the truth is not in themthat person.

1 John 4:20

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἐάν τις εἴπῃ ὅτι Ἀγαπῶ τὸν θεόν, καὶ τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ μισῇ, ψεύστης ἐστίν· ὁ γὰρ μὴ ἀγαπῶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ ὃν ἑώρακεν, τὸν θεὸν ὃν οὐχ ἑώρακεν ⸀οὐ δύναται ἀγαπᾶν.
SBLGNT apparatusοὐ WH Treg NIV ] πῶς RP
NIV1984If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
TNIVIf we say we love God yet hate a brother or sister, we are liars. For if we do not love a fellow believer, whom we have seen, we cannot love God, whom we have not seen.
NIV2011Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
Compared to NIV1984IfWhoever anyoneclaims says, "Ito love God," yet hates hisa brother, he or sister is a liar. For anyonewhoever who does not love histheir brother and sister, whom hethey hashave seen, cannot love God, whom hethey hashave not seen.
Compared to TNIVIfWhoever weclaims sayto we love God yet hatehates a brother or sister, we areis liarsa liar. For ifwhoever wedoes do not love atheir fellowbrother believerand sister, whom wethey have seen, we cannot love God, whom wethey have not seen.

Verses where Say was added

Ezekiel 18:29

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְאָֽמְרוּ֙ בֵּ֣ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לֹ֥א יִתָּכֵ֖ן דֶּ֣רֶךְ אֲדֹנָ֑י הַדְּרָכַ֞י לֹ֤א יִתָּֽכְנּוּ֙1 בֵּ֣ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל הֲלֹ֥א דַרְכֵיכֶ֖ם לֹ֥א יִתָּכֵֽן׃
NIV1984Yet the house of Israel says, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' Are my ways unjust, O house of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?
TNIVYet the house of Israel says, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' Are my ways unjust, house of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?
NIV2011Yet the Israelites say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' Are my ways unjust, people of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?
Compared to NIV1984Yet the houseIsraelites of Israel sayssay, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' Are my ways unjust, O housepeople of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?
Compared to TNIVYet the houseIsraelites of Israel sayssay, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' Are my ways unjust, housepeople of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?

2 John 1:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTὅτι πολλοὶ πλάνοι ⸀ἐξῆλθον εἰς τὸν κόσμον, οἱ μὴ ὁμολογοῦντες Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν ἐρχόμενον ἐν σαρκί· οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ πλάνος καὶ ὁ ἀντίχριστος.
SBLGNT apparatusἐξῆλθον WH Treg NIV ] εἰσῆλθόν RP
NIV1984Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.
TNIVMany deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.
NIV2011I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.
Compared to NIV1984ManyI say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.
Compared to TNIVManyI say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.


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