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

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The word 'Servants' occurs 7 times less often in the NIV2011 (309 times) than it does in the TNIV (316 times). The word 'Servants' was removed in 9 verses, and added in 3 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Servants' 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 text325.0%
New text in NIV2011975.0%

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

Verses where Servants was removed

Deuteronomy 15:18

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSלֹא־ יִקְשֶׁ֣ה בְעֵינֶ֗ךָ בְּשַׁלֵּֽחֲךָ֙ אֹת֤וֹ חָפְשִׁי֙ מֵֽעִמָּ֔ךְ כִּ֗י מִשְׁנֶה֙ שְׂכַ֣ר שָׂכִ֔יר עֲבָֽדְךָ֖ שֵׁ֣שׁ שָׁנִ֑ים וּבֵֽרַכְךָ֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ בְּכֹ֖ל אֲשֶׁ֥ר תַּעֲשֶֽׂה׃
NIV1984Do not consider it a hardship to set your servant free, because his service to you these six years has been worth twice as much as that of a hired hand. And the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.
TNIVDo not consider it a hardship to set your servants free, because their service to you these six years has been worth twice as much as that of a hired hand. And the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.
NIV2011Do not consider it a hardship to set your servant free, because their service to you these six years has been worth twice as much as that of a hired hand. And the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.
Compared to NIV1984Do not consider it a hardship to set your servant free, because histheir service to you these six years has been worth twice as much as that of a hired hand. And the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.
Compared to TNIVDo not consider it a hardship to set your servantsservant free, because their service to you these six years has been worth twice as much as that of a hired hand. And the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.

1 Samuel 26:22

OutcomeUses NIV1984 text
BHSוַיַּ֤עַן דָּוִד֙ וַיֹּ֔אמֶר הִנֵּ֖ה הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ וְיַעֲבֹ֛ר אֶחָ֥ד מֵֽהַנְּעָרִ֖ים וְיִקָּחֶֽהָ׃
NIV1984"Here is the king's spear," David answered. "Let one of your young men come over and get it.
TNIV"Here is the king's spear," David answered. "Let one of your servants come over and get it.
NIV2011"Here is the king's spear," David answered. "Let one of your young men come over and get it.
Compared to NIV1984"Here is the king's spear," David answered. "Let one of your young men come over and get it.
Compared to TNIV"Here is the king's spear," David answered. "Let one of your servantsyoung men come over and get it.

1 Kings 9:27

OutcomeUses NIV1984 text
BHSוַיִּשְׁלַ֨ח חִירָ֤ם בָּֽאֳנִי֙ אֶת־ עֲבָדָ֔יו אַנְשֵׁ֣י אֳנִיּ֔וֹת יֹדְעֵ֖י הַיָּ֑ם עִ֖ם עַבְדֵ֥י שְׁלֹמֹֽה׃
NIV1984And Hiram sent his men--sailors who knew the sea--to serve in the fleet with Solomon's men.
TNIVAnd Hiram sent his servants--sailors who knew the sea--to serve in the fleet with Solomon's servants.
NIV2011And Hiram sent his men--sailors who knew the sea--to serve in the fleet with Solomon's men.
Compared to NIV1984And Hiram sent his men--sailors who knew the sea--to serve in the fleet with Solomon's men.
Compared to TNIVAnd Hiram sent his servantsmen--sailors who knew the sea--to serve in the fleet with Solomon's servantsmen.

2 Chronicles 8:18

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַיִּֽשְׁלַֽח־ לוֹ֩ חוּרָ֨ם בְּיַד־ עֲבָדָ֜יו וַעֲבָדִים֮ י֣וֹדְעֵי יָם֒ וַיָּבֹ֜אוּ עִם־ עַבְדֵ֤י שְׁלֹמֹה֙ אוֹפִ֔ירָה וַיִּקְח֣וּ מִשָּׁ֔ם אַרְבַּע־ מֵא֥וֹת וַחֲמִשִּׁ֖ים כִּכַּ֣ר זָהָ֑ב וַיָּבִ֖יאוּ אֶל־ הַמֶּ֥לֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹֽה׃
NIV1984And Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own officers, men who knew the sea. These, with Solomon's men, sailed to Ophir and brought back four hundred and fifty talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.
TNIVAnd Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own officers, sailors who knew the sea. These, with Solomon's servants, sailed to Ophir and brought back four hundred and fifty talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.
NIV2011And Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own men, sailors who knew the sea. These, with Solomon's men, sailed to Ophir and brought back four hundred and fifty talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.
Compared to NIV1984And Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own officers, men, sailors who knew the sea. These, with Solomon's men, sailed to Ophir and brought back four hundred and fifty talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.
Compared to TNIVAnd Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own officersmen, sailors who knew the sea. These, with Solomon's servantsmen, sailed to Ophir and brought back four hundred and fifty talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.

Proverbs 30:10

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSאַל־ תַּלְשֵׁ֣ן עֶ֭בֶד אֶל־ פֶּֽן־ יְקַלֶּלְךָ֥ וְאָשָֽׁמְתָּ׃
NIV1984"Do not slander a servant to his master, or he will curse you, and you will pay for it.
TNIV"Do not slander servants to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.
NIV2011"Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.
Compared to NIV1984"Do not slander a servant to histheir master, or hethey will curse you, and you will pay for it.
Compared to TNIV"Do not slander servantsa servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.

Matthew 10:24

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTΟὐκ ἔστιν μαθητὴς ὑπὲρ τὸν διδάσκαλον οὐδὲ δοῦλος ὑπὲρ τὸν κύριον αὐτοῦ.
NIV1984"A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
TNIV"Students are not above their teacher, nor servants above their master.
NIV2011"The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master.
Compared to NIV1984"AThe student is not above histhe teacher, nor a servant above his master.
Compared to TNIV"StudentsThe arestudent is not above theirthe teacher, nor servantsa servant above theirhis master.

John 13:16

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, οὐκ ἔστιν δοῦλος μείζων τοῦ κυρίου αὐτοῦ οὐδὲ ἀπόστολος μείζων τοῦ πέμψαντος αὐτόν.
NIV1984I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
TNIVVery truly I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them.
NIV2011Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
Compared to NIV1984Very truly I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
Compared to TNIVVery truly I tell you, servantsno areservant notis greater than theirhis master, nor areis messengersa messenger greater than the one who sent themhim.

John 15:15

OutcomeUses NIV1984 text
SBLGNTοὐκέτι ⸂λέγω ὑμᾶς⸃ δούλους, ὅτι ὁ δοῦλος οὐκ οἶδεν τί ποιεῖ αὐτοῦ ὁ κύριος· ὑμᾶς δὲ εἴρηκα φίλους, ὅτι πάντα ἃ ἤκουσα παρὰ τοῦ πατρός μου ἐγνώρισα ὑμῖν.
SBLGNT apparatusλέγω ὑμᾶς WH Treg NIV ] ὑμᾶς λέγω RP
NIV1984I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
TNIVI no longer call you servants, because servants do not know their master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
NIV2011I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
Compared to NIV1984I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
Compared to TNIVI no longer call you servants, because servantsa doservant does not know theirhis master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

John 15:20

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTμνημονεύετε τοῦ λόγου οὗ ἐγὼ εἶπον ὑμῖν· Οὐκ ἔστιν δοῦλος μείζων τοῦ κυρίου αὐτοῦ· εἰ ἐμὲ ἐδίωξαν, καὶ ὑμᾶς διώξουσιν· εἰ τὸν λόγον μου ἐτήρησαν, καὶ τὸν ὑμέτερον τηρήσουσιν.
NIV1984Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
TNIVRemember what I told you: 'Servants are not greater than their master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
NIV2011Remember what I told you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
Compared to NIV1984Remember thewhat words I spoketold to you: 'NoA servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
Compared to TNIVRemember what I told you: 'ServantsA areservant is not greater than theirhis master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

Verses where Servants was added

2 Chronicles 2:8

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוּלְהָכִ֥ין לִ֛י עֵצִ֖ים לָרֹ֑ב כִּ֥י הַבַּ֛יִת אֲשֶׁר־ אֲנִ֥י בוֹנֶ֖ה גָּד֥וֹל וְהַפְלֵֽא׃
NIV1984"Send me also cedar, pine and algum logs from Lebanon, for I know that your men are skilled in cutting timber there. My men will work with yours
TNIV"Send me also cedar, juniper and algum logs from Lebanon, for I know that your servants are skilled in cutting timber there. My men will work with yours
NIV2011"Send me also cedar, juniper and algum logs from Lebanon, for I know that your servants are skilled in cutting timber there. My servants will work with yours
Compared to NIV1984"Send me also cedar, pinejuniper and algum logs from Lebanon, for I know that your menservants are skilled in cutting timber there. My menservants will work with yours
Compared to TNIV"Send me also cedar, juniper and algum logs from Lebanon, for I know that your servants are skilled in cutting timber there. My menservants will work with yours

Psalms 116:15

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSיָ֭קָר בְּעֵינֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה הַ֝מָּ֗וְתָה לַחֲסִידָֽיו׃
NIV1984Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
TNIVPrecious in the sight of the LORD is the death of those faithful to him.
NIV2011Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.
Compared to NIV1984Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saintsfaithful servants.
Compared to TNIVPrecious in the sight of the LORD is the death of thosehis faithful to himservants.

Romans 14:4

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTσὺ τίς εἶ ὁ κρίνων ἀλλότριον οἰκέτην; τῷ ἰδίῳ κυρίῳ στήκει ἢ πίπτει· σταθήσεται δέ, ⸂δυνατεῖ γὰρ⸃ ὁ ⸀κύριος στῆσαι αὐτόν.
SBLGNT apparatusδυνατεῖ γὰρ WH Treg NIV ] δυνατὸς γάρ ἐστιν RP • κύριος WH Treg NIV ] θεὸς RP
NIV1984Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
TNIVWho are you to judge someone else's servant? To their own master they stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.
NIV2011Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.
Compared to NIV1984Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To histheir own master, servants hestand stands or fallsfall. And hethey will stand, for the Lord is able to make himthem stand.
Compared to TNIVWho are you to judge someone else's servant? To their own master they, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.


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