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

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The word 'Sky' occurs 6 times less often in the NIV2011 (85 times) than it does in the TNIV (91 times). The word 'Sky' was removed in 7 verses, and added in 1 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Sky' 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 NIV20118100.0%

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

Verses where Sky was removed

Judges 20:40

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוְהַמַּשְׂאֵ֗ת הֵחֵ֛לָּה לַעֲל֥וֹת מִן־ הָעִ֖יר עַמּ֣וּד עָשָׁ֑ן וַיִּ֤פֶן בִּנְיָמִן֙ אַחֲרָ֔יו וְהִנֵּ֛ה עָלָ֥ה כְלִיל־ הָעִ֖יר הַשָּׁמָֽיְמָה׃
NIV1984But when the column of smoke began to rise from the city, the Benjamites turned and saw the smoke of the whole city going up into the sky.
TNIVBut when the column of smoke began to rise from the city, the Benjamites turned and saw the smoke of the whole city going up into the sky.
NIV2011But when the column of smoke began to rise from the city, the Benjamites turned and saw the whole city going up in smoke.
Compared to NIV1984But when the column of smoke began to rise from the city, the Benjamites turned and saw the smoke of the whole city going up intoin the skysmoke.
Compared to TNIVBut when the column of smoke began to rise from the city, the Benjamites turned and saw the smoke of the whole city going up intoin the skysmoke.

Job 1:16

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSע֣וֹד ׀ זֶ֣ה מְדַבֵּ֗ר וְזֶה֮ בָּ֣א וַיֹּאמַר֒ אֵ֣שׁ אֱלֹהִ֗ים נָֽפְלָה֙ מִן־ הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וַתִּבְעַ֥ר בַּצֹּ֛אן וּבַנְּעָרִ֖ים וַתֹּאכְלֵ֑ם וָאִמָּ֨לְטָ֧ה רַק־ אֲנִ֛י לְבַדִּ֖י לְהַגִּ֥יד לָֽךְ׃
NIV1984While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The fire of God fell from the sky and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
TNIVWhile he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The fire of God fell from the sky and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
NIV2011While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
Compared to NIV1984While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The fire of God fell from the skyheavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
Compared to TNIVWhile he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The fire of God fell from the skyheavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"

Jeremiah 10:2

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSכֹּ֣ה ׀ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה אֶל־ דֶּ֤רֶךְ הַגּוֹיִם֙ אַל־ תִּלְמָ֔דוּ וּמֵאֹת֥וֹת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם אַל־ תֵּחָ֑תּוּ כִּֽי־ יֵחַ֥תּוּ הַגּוֹיִ֖ם מֵהֵֽמָּה׃
NIV1984This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them.
TNIVThis is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them.
NIV2011This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them.
Compared to NIV1984This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the skyheavens, though the nations are terrified by them.
Compared to TNIVThis is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the skyheavens, though the nations are terrified by them.

Jeremiah 51:53

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSס כִּֽי־ תַעֲלֶ֤ה בָבֶל֙ הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וְכִ֥י תְבַצֵּ֖ר מְר֣וֹם עֻזָּ֑הּ מֵאִתִּ֗י יָבֹ֧אוּ שֹׁדְדִ֛ים לָ֖הּ נְאֻם־ יְהוָֽה׃
NIV1984Even if Babylon reaches the sky and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.
TNIVEven if Babylon reaches the sky and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.
NIV2011Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.
Compared to NIV1984Even if Babylon reachesascends to the skyheavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.
Compared to TNIVEven if Babylon reachesascends to the skyheavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.

Matthew 24:30

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ τότε φανήσεται τὸ σημεῖον τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐν ⸀τῷ οὐρανῷ, καὶ τότε κόψονται πᾶσαι αἱ φυλαὶ τῆς γῆς καὶ ὄψονται τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐρχόμενον ἐπὶ τῶν νεφελῶν τοῦ οὐρανοῦ μετὰ δυνάμεως καὶ δόξης πολλῆς·
SBLGNT apparatusτῷ RP ] – WH Treg NIV
NIV1984"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.
TNIV"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the peoples of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.
NIV2011"Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.
Compared to NIV1984"AtThen thatwill timeappear the sign of the Son of Man will appear in theheaven. And sky, andthen all the nationspeoples of the earth will mourn. They willwhen they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the skyheaven, with power and great glory.
Compared to TNIV"AtThen thatwill timeappear the sign of the Son of Man will appear in theheaven. And sky, andthen all the peoples of the earth will mourn. They willwhen they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

Revelation 6:14

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTκαὶ ὁ οὐρανὸς ἀπεχωρίσθη ὡς βιβλίον ἑλισσόμενον, καὶ πᾶν ὄρος καὶ νῆσος ἐκ τῶν τόπων αὐτῶν ἐκινήθησαν.
NIV1984The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
TNIVThe sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
NIV2011The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
Compared to NIV1984The skyheavens receded like a scroll, rolling being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
Compared to TNIVThe skyheavens receded like a scroll, rolling being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

Revelation 11:6

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTοὗτοι ἔχουσιν ⸂τὴν ἐξουσίαν κλεῖσαι τὸν οὐρανόν⸃, ἵνα μὴ ὑετὸς βρέχῃ τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς προφητείας αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐξουσίαν ἔχουσιν ἐπὶ τῶν ὑδάτων στρέφειν αὐτὰ εἰς αἷμα καὶ πατάξαι τὴν γῆν ⸂ἐν πάσῃ πληγῇ ὁσάκις ἐὰν θελήσωσιν⸃.
SBLGNT apparatusτὴν ἐξουσίαν κλεῖσαι τὸν οὐρανόν WH Treg NIV ] τὸν οὐρανόν ἐξουσίαν κλεῖσαι RP • ἐν πάσῃ πληγῇ ὁσάκις ἐὰν θελήσωσιν WH Treg NIV ] ὁσάκις ἐὰν θελήσωσιν ἐν πάσῃ πληγῇ RP
NIV1984These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
TNIVThey have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
NIV2011They have power to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
Compared to NIV1984TheseThey men have power to shut up the skyheavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
Compared to TNIVThey have power to shut up the skyheavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.

Verses where Sky was added

Genesis 15:5

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
BHSוַיּוֹצֵ֨א אֹת֜וֹ הַח֗וּצָה וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ הַבֶּט־ נָ֣א הַשָּׁמַ֗יְמָה וּסְפֹר֙ הַכּ֣וֹכָבִ֔ים אִם־ תּוּכַ֖ל לִסְפֹּ֣ר אֹתָ֑ם וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ל֔וֹ כֹּ֥ה יִהְיֶ֖ה זַרְעֶֽךָ׃
NIV1984He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
TNIVHe took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
NIV2011He took him outside and said, "Look up at the sky and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
Compared to NIV1984He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavenssky and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
Compared to TNIVHe took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavenssky and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."


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