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

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The word 'Seek' occurs 15 times less often in the NIV2011 (122 times) than it does in the TNIV (137 times). The word 'Seek' was removed in 16 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Seek' 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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Please note: The above statistics are compiled at the level of the entire verse text, not the word level.

Verses where Seek was removed

Psalms 38:12

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאֹֽהֲבַ֨י ׀ וְרֵעַ֗י מִנֶּ֣גֶד נִגְעִ֣י יַעֲמֹ֑דוּ וּ֝קְרוֹבַ֗י מֵרָחֹ֥ק עָמָֽדוּ׃
NIV1984Those who seek my life set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they plot deception.
TNIVThose who seek my life set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.
NIV2011Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.
Compared to NIV1984Those who seekwant myto lifekill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they plotscheme deceptionand lie.
Compared to TNIVThose who seekwant myto lifekill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.

Psalms 40:14

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSרְצֵ֣ה יְ֭הוָה לְהַצִּילֵ֑נִי יְ֝הוָ֗ה לְעֶזְרָ֥תִי חֽוּשָׁה׃
NIV1984May all who seek to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
TNIVMay all who seek to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
NIV2011May all who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
Compared to NIV1984May all who seekwant to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
Compared to TNIVMay all who seekwant to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.

Psalms 54:3

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאֱ֭לֹהִים בְּשִׁמְךָ֣ הוֹשִׁיעֵ֑נִי וּבִגְבוּרָתְךָ֥ תְדִינֵֽנִי׃
NIV1984Strangers are attacking me; ruthless men seek my life-- men without regard for God. Selah
TNIVArrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people seek my life-- people without regard for God.
NIV2011Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- people without regard for God.
Compared to NIV1984StrangersArrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless menpeople seekare mytrying lifeto kill me-- menpeople without regard for God. Selah.
Compared to TNIVArrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people seekare mytrying lifeto kill me-- people without regard for God.

Psalms 63:9

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSדָּבְקָ֣ה נַפְשִׁ֣י אַחֲרֶ֑יךָ בִּ֝֗י תָּמְכָ֥ה יְמִינֶֽךָ׃
NIV1984They who seek my life will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.
TNIVThose who seek my life will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.
NIV2011Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.
Compared to NIV1984TheyThose who seekwant myto lifekill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.
Compared to TNIVThose who seekwant myto lifekill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.

Psalms 70:2

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאֱלֹהִ֥ים לְהַצִּילֵ֑נִי יְ֝הוָ֗ה לְעֶזְרָ֥תִי חֽוּשָֽׁה׃
NIV1984May those who seek my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
TNIVMay those who seek my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
NIV2011May those who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
Compared to NIV1984May those who seekwant to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
Compared to TNIVMay those who seekwant to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.

Jeremiah 4:30

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSשָׁד֜וּד מַֽה־ תַּעֲשִׂ֗י כִּֽי־ תִלְבְּשִׁ֨י שָׁנִ֜י כִּי־ תַעְדִּ֣י עֲדִי־ זָהָ֗ב כִּֽי־ תִקְרְעִ֤י בַפּוּךְ֙ עֵינַ֔יִךְ לַשָּׁ֖וְא תִּתְיַפִּ֑י מָאֲסוּ־ בָ֥ךְ עֹגְבִ֖ים נַפְשֵׁ֥ךְ יְבַקֵּֽשׁוּ׃
NIV1984What are you doing, O devastated one? Why dress yourself in scarlet and put on jewels of gold? Why shade your eyes with paint? You adorn yourself in vain. Your lovers despise you; they seek your life.
TNIVWhat are you doing, you devastated one? Why dress yourself in scarlet and put on jewels of gold? Why color your eyes with paint? You adorn yourself in vain. Your lovers despise you; they seek your life.
NIV2011What are you doing, you devastated one? Why dress yourself in scarlet and put on jewels of gold? Why highlight your eyes with makeup? You adorn yourself in vain. Your lovers despise you; they want to kill you.
Compared to NIV1984What are you doing, Oyou devastated one? Why dress yourself in scarlet and put on jewels of gold? Why shadehighlight your eyes with paintmakeup? You adorn yourself in vain. Your lovers despise you; they seekwant yourto lifekill you.
Compared to TNIVWhat are you doing, you devastated one? Why dress yourself in scarlet and put on jewels of gold? Why colorhighlight your eyes with paintmakeup? You adorn yourself in vain. Your lovers despise you; they seekwant yourto lifekill you.

Jeremiah 19:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוּ֠בַקֹּתִי אֶת־ עֲצַ֨ת יְהוּדָ֤ה וִירוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ בַּמָּק֣וֹם הַזֶּ֔ה וְהִפַּלְתִּ֤ים בַּחֶ֙רֶב֙ לִפְנֵ֣י אֹֽיְבֵיהֶ֔ם וּבְיַ֖ד מְבַקְשֵׁ֣י נַפְשָׁ֑ם וְנָתַתִּ֤י אֶת־ נִבְלָתָם֙ לְמַֽאֲכָ֔ל לְע֥וֹף הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וּלְבֶהֱמַ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ׃
NIV1984"'In this place I will ruin the plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies, at the hands of those who seek their lives, and I will give their carcasses as food to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth.
TNIV"'In this place I will ruin the plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies, at the hands of those who seek their lives, and I will give their carcasses as food to the birds and the wild animals.
NIV2011"'In this place I will ruin the plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies, at the hands of those who want to kill them, and I will give their carcasses as food to the birds and the wild animals.
Compared to NIV1984"'In this place I will ruin the plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies, at the hands of those who seekwant theirto liveskill them, and I will give their carcasses as food to the birds of the air and the beastswild of the earthanimals.
Compared to TNIV"'In this place I will ruin the plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies, at the hands of those who seekwant theirto liveskill them, and I will give their carcasses as food to the birds and the wild animals.

Jeremiah 21:7

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְאַחֲרֵי־ כֵ֣ן נְאֻם־ יְהוָ֡ה אֶתֵּ֣ן אֶת־ צִדְקִיָּ֣הוּ מֶֽלֶךְ־ יְהוּדָ֣ה וְאֶת־ עֲבָדָ֣יו ׀ וְאֶת־ הָעָ֡ם וְאֶת־ הַנִּשְׁאָרִים֩ בָּעִ֨יר הַזֹּ֜את מִן־ הַדֶּ֣בֶר ׀ מִן־ הַחֶ֣רֶב וּמִן־ הָרָעָ֗ב בְּיַד֙ נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּ֣ר מֶֽלֶךְ־ בָּבֶ֔ל וּבְיַד֙ אֹֽיְבֵיהֶ֔ם וּבְיַ֖ד מְבַקְשֵׁ֣י נַפְשָׁ֑ם וְהִכָּ֣ם לְפִי־ חֶ֔רֶב לֹֽא־ יָח֣וּס עֲלֵיהֶ֔ם וְלֹ֥א יַחְמֹ֖ל וְלֹ֥א יְרַחֵֽם׃
NIV1984After that, declares the LORD, I will hand over Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague, sword and famine, to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to their enemies who seek their lives. He will put them to the sword; he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.'
TNIVAfter that, declares the LORD, I will give Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague, sword and famine, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to their enemies who seek their lives. He will put them to the sword; he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.'
NIV2011After that, declares the LORD, I will give Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague, sword and famine, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to their enemies who want to kill them. He will put them to the sword; he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.'
Compared to NIV1984After that, declares the LORD, I will handgive over Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague, sword and famine, tointo the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to their enemies who seekwant theirto liveskill them. He will put them to the sword; he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.'
Compared to TNIVAfter that, declares the LORD, I will give Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague, sword and famine, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to their enemies who seekwant theirto liveskill them. He will put them to the sword; he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.'

Jeremiah 22:25

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוּנְתַתִּ֗יךָ בְּיַד֙ מְבַקְשֵׁ֣י נַפְשֶׁ֔ךָ וּבְיַ֛ד אֲשֶׁר־ אַתָּ֥ה יָג֖וֹר מִפְּנֵיהֶ֑ם וּבְיַ֛ד נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּ֥ר מֶֽלֶךְ־ בָּבֶ֖ל וּבְיַ֥ד הַכַּשְׂדִּֽים׃
NIV1984I will hand you over to those who seek your life, those you fear--to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to the Babylonians.
TNIVI will deliver you into the hands of those who seek your life, those you fear--Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the Babylonians.
NIV2011I will deliver you into the hands of those who want to kill you, those you fear--Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the Babylonians.
Compared to NIV1984I will handdeliver you overinto tothe hands of those who seekwant yourto lifekill you, those you fear--to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to the Babylonians.
Compared to TNIVI will deliver you into the hands of those who seekwant yourto lifekill you, those you fear--Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the Babylonians.

Jeremiah 34:20

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְנָתַתִּ֤י אוֹתָם֙ בְּיַ֣ד אֹֽיְבֵיהֶ֔ם וּבְיַ֖ד מְבַקְשֵׁ֣י נַפְשָׁ֑ם וְהָיְתָ֤ה נִבְלָתָם֙ לְמַֽאֲכָ֔ל לְע֥וֹף הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וּלְבֶהֱמַ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ׃
NIV1984I will hand over to their enemies who seek their lives. Their dead bodies will become food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth.
TNIVI will deliver into the hands of their enemies who seek their lives. Their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals.
NIV2011I will deliver into the hands of their enemies who want to kill them. Their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals.
Compared to NIV1984I will handdeliver overinto tothe hands of their enemies who seekwant theirto liveskill them. Their dead bodies will become food for the birds of the air and the beastswild of the earthanimals.
Compared to TNIVI will deliver into the hands of their enemies who seekwant theirto liveskill them. Their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals.

Jeremiah 34:21

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְאֶת־ צִדְקִיָּ֨הוּ מֶֽלֶךְ־ יְהוּדָ֜ה וְאֶת־ שָׂרָ֗יו אֶתֵּן֙ בְּיַ֣ד אֹֽיְבֵיהֶ֔ם וּבְיַ֖ד מְבַקְשֵׁ֣י נַפְשָׁ֑ם וּבְיַד חֵ֚יל מֶ֣לֶךְ בָּבֶ֔ל הָעֹלִ֖ים מֵעֲלֵיכֶֽם׃
NIV1984"I will hand Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials over to their enemies who seek their lives, to the army of the king of Babylon, which has withdrawn from you.
TNIV"I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials into the hands of their enemies who seek their lives, to the army of the king of Babylon, which has withdrawn from you.
NIV2011"I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials into the hands of their enemies who want to kill them, to the army of the king of Babylon, which has withdrawn from you.
Compared to NIV1984"I will handdeliver Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials overinto tothe hands of their enemies who seekwant theirto liveskill them, to the army of the king of Babylon, which has withdrawn from you.
Compared to TNIV"I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials into the hands of their enemies who seekwant theirto liveskill them, to the army of the king of Babylon, which has withdrawn from you.

Jeremiah 44:30

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס כֹּ֣ה ׀ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה הִנְנִ֣י נֹ֠תֵן אֶת־ פַּרְעֹ֨ה חָפְרַ֤ע מֶֽלֶךְ־ מִצְרַ֙יִם֙ בְּיַ֣ד אֹֽיְבָ֔יו וּבְיַ֖ד מְבַקְשֵׁ֣י נַפְשׁ֑וֹ כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר נָתַ֜תִּי אֶת־ צִדְקִיָּ֣הוּ מֶֽלֶךְ־ יְהוּדָ֗ה בְּיַ֨ד נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּ֧ר מֶֽלֶךְ־ בָּבֶ֛ל אֹיְב֖וֹ וּמְבַקֵּ֥שׁ נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃
NIV1984This is what the LORD says: 'I am going to hand Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt over to his enemies who seek his life, just as I handed Zedekiah king of Judah over to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who was seeking his life.'"
TNIVThis is what the LORD says: 'I am going to deliver Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hands of his enemies who seek his life, just as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who was seeking his life.'"
NIV2011This is what the LORD says: 'I am going to deliver Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hands of his enemies who want to kill him, just as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who wanted to kill him.'"
Compared to NIV1984This is what the LORD says: 'I am going to handdeliver Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt overinto tothe hands of his enemies who seekwant histo lifekill him, just as I handedgave Zedekiah king of Judah overinto tothe hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who waswanted seekingto hiskill lifehim.'"
Compared to TNIVThis is what the LORD says: 'I am going to deliver Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hands of his enemies who seekwant histo lifekill him, just as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who waswanted seekingto hiskill lifehim.'"

Jeremiah 46:26

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס וּנְתַתִּ֗ים בְּיַד֙ מְבַקְשֵׁ֣י נַפְשָׁ֔ם וּבְיַ֛ד נְבֽוּכַדְרֶאצַּ֥ר מֶֽלֶךְ־ בָּבֶ֖ל וּבְיַד־ עֲבָדָ֑יו וְאַחֲרֵי־ כֵ֛ן תִּשְׁכֹּ֥ן כִּֽימֵי־ קֶ֖דֶם נְאֻם־ יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984I will hand them over to those who seek their lives, to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and his officers. Later, however, Egypt will be inhabited as in times past," declares the LORD.
TNIVI will give them into the hands of those who seek their lives--Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and his officers. Later, however, Egypt will be inhabited as in times past," declares the LORD.
NIV2011I will give them into the hands of those who want to kill them--Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and his officers. Later, however, Egypt will be inhabited as in times past," declares the LORD.
Compared to NIV1984I will handgive them overinto tothe hands of those who seekwant their lives, to kill them--Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and his officers. Later, however, Egypt will be inhabited as in times past," declares the LORD.
Compared to TNIVI will give them into the hands of those who seekwant theirto liveskill them--Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and his officers. Later, however, Egypt will be inhabited as in times past," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 49:37

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְהַחְתַּתִּ֣י אֶת־ עֵ֠ילָם לִפְנֵ֨י אֹיְבֵיהֶ֜ם וְלִפְנֵ֣י ׀ מְבַקְשֵׁ֣י נַפְשָׁ֗ם וְהֵבֵאתִ֨י עֲלֵיהֶ֧ם ׀ רָעָ֛ה אֶת־ חֲר֥וֹן אַפִּ֖י נְאֻם־ יְהוָ֑ה וְשִׁלַּחְתִּ֤י אַֽחֲרֵיהֶם֙ אֶת־ הַחֶ֔רֶב עַ֥ד כַּלּוֹתִ֖י אוֹתָֽם׃
NIV1984I will shatter Elam before their foes, before those who seek their lives; I will bring disaster upon them, even my fierce anger," declares the LORD. "I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them.
TNIVI will shatter Elam before their foes, before those who seek their lives; I will bring disaster on them, even my fierce anger," declares the LORD. "I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them.
NIV2011I will shatter Elam before their foes, before those who want to kill them; I will bring disaster on them, even my fierce anger," declares the LORD. "I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them.
Compared to NIV1984I will shatter Elam before their foes, before those who seekwant theirto liveskill them; I will bring disaster uponon them, even my fierce anger," declares the LORD. "I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them.
Compared to TNIVI will shatter Elam before their foes, before those who seekwant theirto liveskill them; I will bring disaster on them, even my fierce anger," declares the LORD. "I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them.

Matthew 7:8

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTπᾶς γὰρ ὁ αἰτῶν λαμβάνει καὶ ὁ ζητῶν εὑρίσκει καὶ τῷ κρούοντι ⸀ἀνοιγήσεται.
SBLGNT apparatusἀνοιγήσεται WH NIV RP ] ἀνοίγεται Treg
NIV1984For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
TNIVFor everyone who asks receives; those who seek find; and to those who knock, the door will be opened.
NIV2011For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Compared to NIV1984For everyone who asks receives; hethe one who seeks finds; and to himthe one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Compared to TNIVFor everyone who asks receives; thosethe one who seekseeks findfinds; and to thosethe one who knockknocks, the door will be opened.

Luke 11:10

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTπᾶς γὰρ ὁ αἰτῶν λαμβάνει, καὶ ὁ ζητῶν εὑρίσκει, καὶ τῷ κρούοντι ἀνοιγήσεται.
NIV1984For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
TNIVFor everyone who asks receives; those who seek find; and to those who knock, the door will be opened.
NIV2011For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Compared to NIV1984For everyone who asks receives; hethe one who seeks finds; and to himthe one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Compared to TNIVFor everyone who asks receives; thosethe one who seekseeks findfinds; and to thosethe one who knockknocks, the door will be opened.

Verses where Seek was added

Malachi 2:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְלֹא־ אֶחָ֣ד עָשָׂ֗ה וּשְׁאָ֥ר ר֙וּחַ֙ ל֔וֹ וּמָה֙ הָֽאֶחָ֔ד מְבַקֵּ֖שׁ זֶ֣רַע אֱלֹהִ֑ים וְנִשְׁמַרְתֶּם֙ בְּר֣וּחֲכֶ֔ם וּבְאֵ֥שֶׁת נְעוּרֶ֖יךָ אַל־ יִבְגֹּֽד׃
NIV1984Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.
TNIVHas not the LORD made the two of you one? You belong to him in body and spirit. And why has he made you one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
NIV2011Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
Compared to NIV1984Has not the LORDone God made them oneyou? InYou fleshbelong andto spirithim theyin arebody hisand spirit. And whywhat one? Becausedoes hethe wasone seekingGod godlyseek? Godly offspring. So guardbe yourselfon in your spiritguard, and do not breakbe faithunfaithful withto the wife of your youth.
Compared to TNIVHas not the LORDone God made the two of you one? You belong to him in body and spirit. And whywhat hasdoes hethe made you one? Because heGod was seeking godlyseek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.


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