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NIV Textual Changes from 1984 to 2011.


Good word of Advice - “My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change". Proverbs 24:21.


These are just some of the examples of the textual and translational changes the NIV has made from the 1984 edition to the 2011 edition.


Matthew 15:6 KJB - “And honour not his father OR HIS MOTHER, he shall be free...” 


Matthew 15:6 NIV 1984 - “HE is not to ‘honor HIS father’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.”


Matthew 15:6 NIV 2011 - “THEY are not to ‘honor THEIR father OR MOTHER’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.”


Matthew 18:15 KJB - “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass AGAINST THEE (eis se - Greek), go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.”


Matthew 18:15 NIV 1973, 1978, 1984 editions - “If your brother sins AGAINST YOU, go and show HIM HIS fault, just between the two of you. If HE listens to you, you have won YOUR BROTHER over.”


Matthew 18:15 NIV 2011 - “If your brother OR SISTER sins, go and point out THEIR fault, just between the two of you. If THEY listen to you, you have won THEM over.


Matthew 19:29 KJB - “And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, OR WIFE , or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.”


Matthew 19:29 NIV 1984 - “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.”


Matthew 19:29 NIV 2011 - “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother OR WIFE or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.”


In Matthew 23:4 KJB - “For they bind heavy burdens AND GRIEVOUS TO BE BORNE, and lay them on men’s shoulders...”


Matthew 23:4 NIV 1984 -  “They tie up heavy loads and put them on MEN’S shoulders”


Matthew 23:4 NIV 2011 -  “They tie up heavy CUMBERSOME loads and put them on OTHER PEOPLE’S shoulders.”


Matthew 27:16-17 KJB - “And they had a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ.”


NIVs 1973, 1978 and 1984 editions - “At that time they had a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called CHRIST?”


NIV 2011 edition - “At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was JESUS Barabbas.  So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: JESUS Barabbas, or Jesus who is called THE MESSIAH?”


Mark 1:40 - 41 KJB - “And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.  And Jesus, MOVED WITH COMPASSION, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.”


NIV 1973, 1978, 1984 - “FILLED WITH COMPASSION, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man.”


NIV 2011 - “Jesus WAS INDIGNANT. He reached out his hand and touched the man.”


Luke 10:42 KJB - But ONE THING IS NEEDFUL: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”


NIV 1973, 1978 and 1984 editions - "BUT ONLY ONE THING IS NEEDED. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken from her."  


NIV 2011 edition - "BUT FEW THINGS ARE NEEDED - OR INDEED ONLY ONE. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken from her."  


Luke 17:3  KJB - “Take heed to yourselves; if thy brother trespass AGAINST THEE, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.”


Luke 17:3 NIV 1984 -  “If your brother sins, rebuke HIM, and if HE repents, forgive HIM.”


Luke 17:3 NIV 2011 -  “If your brother OR SISTER sins AGAINST YOU, rebuke THEM; and if THEY repent, forgive THEM.”  


Luke 20:17 KJB - "And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become THE HEAD OF THE CORNER."  (κεφαλὴν γωνίας) = literally "head of corner


NIV 1973, 1978 and 1984 editions - "The stone the builders rejected has become THE CAPSTONE."


NIV 2011 edition - "The stone the builders rejected has become THE CORNERSTONE."


Psalm 118:22 KJB - "The stone which the builders refused is become THE HEAD STONE OF THE CORNER."


Psalm 118:22 NIV 1978, 1984 editions - "The stone the builders rejected has become THE CAPSTONE."  


NIV 2011 edition - "The stone the builders rejected has become THE CORNERSTONE." 


Luke 24:47 KJB - “And that repentance AND (kai) remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”


Luke 24:47 NIV 1984 - “and repentance AND forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”


Luke 24:47 NIV 2011 - “and repentance FOR the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.


John 1:14 KJB - “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as THE ONLY BEGOTTEN of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”


John 1:14 NIV 1984 - “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the ONE AND ONLY, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”


John 1:14 NIV 2011 - “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the ONE AND ONLY SON, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”


John 1:18 KJB - “No man hath seen God at any time; the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”


John 1:18 NIV 1984 - “No one has ever seen God, but GOD THE ONE AND ONLY, WHO IS AT HIS FATHER’S SIDE, has made him known.”


John 1:18 NIV 2011 - “No one has ever seen God, but THE ONE AND ONLY SON, WHO IS HIMSELF GOD AND IS IN CLOSEST RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER has made him known.” [Again, there is no Greek text on this earth that reads this way.]


John 1:34 - KJB - “And I saw, and bare record that this is the SON OF GOD.”


John 1:34 NIV 1984 - “I have seen and I testify that this is the SON OF GOD.”


John 1:34 NIV 2011 - “I have seen and I testify that this is GOD’S CHOSEN ONE.”


John 7:8-10 Did Jesus Lie?


John 7:8-10 KJB - Go ye up unto this feast: I go NOT up YET unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, THEN went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.


The three previous NIV editions of 1973, 1978 and 1984 read: "I am NOT YET going up to this Feast…However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.”  


However now the 2011 has once again changed its underlying Greek texts and now has Jesus lying to His disciples by saying: "You go to this festival. I AM NOT GOING up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come…However, after his brothers had left for the festival, HE WENT ALSO, not publicly, but in secret.”


For more detail on this verse See -

http://brandplucked.webs.com/john78didjesuslie.htm


John 21:1 KJB - “After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of TIBERIAS”


John 21:1 NIV 1984 - “Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of TIBERIAS. ”


John 21:1 NIV 2011 - “Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of GALILEE.”


[Note: There is no Greek text in all the world that reads “Galilee” here. They all read Tiberias.]


Acts 10:30  KJB - “And Cornelius said, FOUR days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing.”


NIV - 1973, 1978 and 1984 editions - “Cornelius answered: “FOUR days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me”


NIV 2011 edition - “Cornelius answered: “THREE days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me”


Romans 8:2 KJB - “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus that made ME free from the law of sin and death.”


Romans 8:2 NIV 1984 - “because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set ME free from the law of sin and death.”


Romans 8:2 NIV 2011 - “because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of who gives life has set YOU free from the law of sin and death.”


1 Corinthians 10:9 KJB - "Neither let us tempt CHRIST, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of the destroyer."


1 Corinthians 10:9 NIV 1984 - “We should not test THE LORD, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.”


1 Corinthians 10:9 NIV 2011 - “We should not test CHRIST, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.”


1  Corinthians 11:29 KJB -  "For he that eateth and drinketh UNWORTHILY, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the LORD'S body."


1 Corinthians 11:29 NIV 1984 - “For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of THE LORD eats and drinks judgment on himself.”


1 Corinthians 11:29 NIV 2011 - “For those who eat and drink without  discerning the body of  CHRIST eat and  drink judgment on themselves.”


1 Corinthians 13:3 KJB - “And though I bestow all my good to feed the poor, and though I give my body TO BE BURNED, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.”


1 Corinthians 13:3 NIV 1984 - “If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body TO THE FLAMES, but have not love, I gain nothing.”


1 Corinthians 13:3 NIV 2011 - “If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to HARDSHIP THAT I MAY BOAST, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”


Philippians 1:14 KJB - And many of the BRETHREN in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak THE WORD without fear.”


NIV 1984 edition - "Because of my chains, most of the BROTHERS IN THE LORD have BEEN ENCOURAGED TO SPEAK the WORD OF GOD MORE COURAGEOUSLY AND FEARLESSLY."


The NIV 2011 - "AND because of my chains, most of the BROTHERS AND SISTERS, have BECOME CONFIDENT IN THE LORD AND DARE ALL THE MORE TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL WITHOUT FEAR." 


Note - Did you notice that the "new" NIV has dropped the extra words OF GOD, but they have added AND SISTERS, which is not found in any text; they completely re-worded the whole verse, and they changed THE WORD (ton logon) to THE GOSPEL?


1 Thessalonians 2:7 KJB - “But we were GENTLE among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children.”


1 Thessalonians 2:7 NIV 1984 - “BUT we were GENTLE among you, LIKE a mother CARING for her little children.”


1 Thessalonians 2:7 NIV 2011 - “INSTEAD, we were LIKE YOUNG CHILDREN among you.. JUST AS a nursing mother CARES for her children.”


2 Thessalonians 2:13 KJB - "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath FROM THE BEGINNING chosen you to salvation..."


2 Thessalonians 2:13 NIV 1984 - “But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because FROM THE BEGINNING God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.”


2 Thessalonians 2:13 NIV 2011 - “But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers AND SISTERS loved by the Lord, because God chose you AS FIRSTFRUITS to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.”


1 Timothy 3:2 - A bishop then must be blameless, the husband OF ONE wife.

The NIV 2011 edition is completely wrong. The specific word ONE IS in all Greek texts. It is literally "husband of ONE wife"


The NIVs 1973, 1978 and 1984 editions all had it right. They used to read: "the husband of but ONE wife".


But now the 2011 edition came out and it says: "faithful to his wife" and there is NO Greek text that reads this way. The word "faithful" simply is NOT there at all.


μιας γυναικος ανδρα


That little word μιας is the feminine singular of the Greek word ONE.



Hebrews 11:11 KJB - "Through faith also SARAH HERSELF received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child, when SHE was past age, because SHE judged him faithful who had promised."

NIV 1973, 1978 and 1982 editions - "By faith ABRAHAM, even though HE was past age - AND SARAH HERSELF WAS BARREN - was enabled to become A FATHER because HE considered him faithful who had made the promise."  


NIV 2011 edition - "And by faith even SARAH, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because SHE considered him faithful who had made the promise."


Revelation 9:13 KJB- “...and I heard a voice from THE FOUR horns of the golden altar which is  before God”

Revelatin 9:13 NIV 1984 - “and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God.”

Revelation 9:13 NIV 2011 - “and I heard a voice coming from THE FOUR horns of the golden altar that is before God.”

Revelation 15:3 KJB - “And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, the King of SAIINTS.”


Revelation 15:3 NIV 1984 - “and sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the AGES.”

Revelation 15:3 NIV 2011 - “and sang the song of God’s servant Moses  and of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the NATIONS.”


Revelation 18:2 - KJB - "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful BIRD." (orneou)


Revelation 18:2 NIV 1984 -  “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a HOME for demons and a haunt for every EVIL spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable BIRD."

Revelation 18:2 NIV 2011 -  "Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’ She has become a DWELLING for demons and a haunt for every IMPURE spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, A HAUNT FOR EVERY UNCLEAN AND and detestable ANIMAL."


NIV Old Testament contrast 1984 and 2011 editions.


Good word of Advice - "meddle not with them that are given to change". Proverbs 24:21.


Genesis 49:14 KJB - Issachar is a strong as couching down between TWO BURDENS.


Genesis 49:14 NIV 1984 - Issachar is a rawboned donkey lying down BETWEEN TWO SADDLEBAGS.

Genesis 49:14 NIV 2011 - Issachar is a rawboned donkey lying down AMONG THE SHEEP PENS.


Exodus 14:24-25 KJB - "And it came to pass that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians...and troubled the host of the Egyptians, And TOOK OFF THEIR CHARIOT WHEELS, that they drave them heavily"


NIV 1978 and 1984 editions - "He MADE THE WHEELS OF THEIR CHARIOTS TO COME OFF so that they had difficulty driving."


NIV 2011 edition - "He JAMMED the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving."


Judges 5:8 KJB - "THEY CHOSE NEW GODS; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel."


NIV 1978, 1984 editions - "When THEY CHOSE NEW GODS, war came to the city gates, and not a shield or spear was seen among forty thousand in Israel."


NIV 2011 edition - "GOD CHOSE NEW LEADERS WHEN WAR CAME TO the city gates, but not a shield or spear was seen among forty thousand in Israel."


Exodus 15:2 KJB - The LORD is my strength and SONG


Exodus 15:2 NIV 1984 - The LORD is my strength and my SONG


Exodus 15:2 NIV 2011 - The LORD is my strength and my DEFENSE.


Exodus 25:5 KJB - ram skins dyed red, and BADGERS’ SKINS.


Exodus 25:5 NIV 1984 - ram skins dyed red and HIDES OF SEA COWS.


Exodus 25:5 NIV 2011 - ram skins dyed red and ANOTHER TYPE OF DURABLE LEATHER.


Exodus 28:17 NIV 1984 - Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. IN THE first row THERE shall be a RUBY, a TOPAZ and A beryl.


Exodus 28:17 NIV 2011 - Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. The first row shall be A CARNELIAN, CHRYSOLITE and beryl


Exodus 28:18 NIV 1984 - in the second row a turquoise, a SAPPHIRE and an emerald.


Exodus 28:18 NIV 2011 - the second row shall be turquoise, LAPIS LAZULI and emerald.


Numbers 5:22 - KJB - “make thy belly to swell, and thy THIGH TO ROT.”



NIV 1978 and 1984 editions - “so that your abdomen swells, AND your THIGH waste away.”



NIV 2011 edition - “so that your abdomen swells, OR your WOMB MISCARRIES.”



Numbers 16:14 NIV 1984 - Moreover, you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. WILL YOU GOUGE OUT THE EYES OF THESE MEN? No, we will not come!




Numbers 16:14 NIV 2011 - Moreover, you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. DO YOU WANT TO TREAT THESE MEN LIKE SLAVES? No, we will not come!


Judges 5:16 NIV 1984 - Why did you stay among the CAMPFIRES to hear the whistling for the flocks?


Judges 5:16 NIV 2011 - Why did you stay among the SHEEP PEN to hear the whistling for the flocks?



1 Kings 9:8 King James Holy Bible and the Hebrew texts say: And at this house, WHICH IS HIGH, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house.

1 Kings 9:8 NIV 1984 - And though this temple IS NOW IMPOSING, all who pass by will be appalled and will scoff and say, Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?

1 Kings 9:8 NIV 2011 - This temple WILL BECOME A HEAP OF RUBBLE. All who pass by will be appalled and will scoff and say, Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?



1 Kings 15:6 KJB - And there was war between REHOBOAM and Jeroboam all the days of his life.  

1 Kings 15:6 NIV 1984 - There was war between REHOBOAM and Jeroboam throughout Abijah’s lifetime.

1 Kings 15:6 NIV 2011 - There was war between ABIJAH and Jeroboam throughout Abijah's lifetime.


1 Samuel 3:13 KJB - For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because HIS SONS MADE THEMSELVES VILE, and he restrained them not. 


The NIV 1984 - For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; HIS SONS MADE THEMSELVES CONTEMPTIBLE, and he failed to restrain them.

NIV 2011 - For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; HIS SONS BLASPHEMED GOD, and he failed to restrain them.



1 Samuel 14:41 King James Bible - Therefore Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, GIVE A PERFECT LOT. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped.


1 Samuel 14:41 NIV 1984 - Then Saul prayed to the LORD, the God of Israel, GIVE ME THE RIGHT ANSWER. AND Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared.


1 Samuel 14:41 NIV 2011 - Then Saul prayed to the LORD, the God of Israel, WHY HAVE YOU NOT ANSWERED YOUR SERVANT TODAY? IF THE FAULT IS IN ME OR IN MY SON JONATHAN, RESPOND WITH URIM, BUT IF THE MEN OF ISRAEL ARE AT FAULT, RESPOND WITH THUMMIN. Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared.


2 Samuel 14:14 King James Bible - For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; NEITHER DOTH GOD RESPECT ANY PERSON: yet doth he divise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.


2 Samuel 14:14 NIV 1984 - Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. BUT GOD DOES NOT TAKE AWAY LIFE; INSTEAD, he devises ways so that a banished person MAY not remain ESTRANGED from him.


2 Samuel 14:14 NIV 2011 - Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But THAT IS NOT WHAT GOD DESIRES; RATHER, he devises ways so that a banished person DOES not remain BANISHED from him.


2 Samuel 21:19 King James Bible - And there was yet a battle in God with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew THE BROTHER OF Goliath the Gititie, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.


2 Samuel 21:19 NIV 1984 - In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of JAARE-OREGIM the Bethlehemite KILLED GOLIATH the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver's rod.


2 Samuel 21:19 NIV 2011 - In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of JAIR the Bethlehemite KILLED THE BROTHER OF GOLIATH the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver's rod.


2 Samuel 23:27 NIV 1984 - Abiezer from Anathoth, MEBUNNAI the Hushathite,


2 Samuel 23:37 NIV 2011 - Abiezer from Anathoth, SIBBEKAI the Hushathite,



1 Kings 9:8 King James Holy Bible and the Hebrew texts say: And at this house, WHICH IS HIGH, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house.

1 Kings 9:8 NIV 1984 - And though this temple IS NOW IMPOSING, all who pass by will be appalled and will scoff and say, Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?

1 Kings 9:8 NIV 2011 - This temple WILL BECOME A HEAP OF RUBBLE. All who pass by will be appalled and will scoff and say, Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?



1 Kings 15:6 KJB - And there was war between REHOBOAM and Jeroboam all the days of his life.  

1 Kings 15:6 NIV 1984 - There was war between REHOBOAM and Jeroboam throughout Abijah’s lifetime.

1 Kings 15:6 NIV 2011 - There was war between ABIJAH and Jeroboam throughout Abijah's lifetime.


Esther 5:14 KJB - Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let A GALLOWS be made of fifty cubits high…


NIV 1984 - His wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, Have A GALLOWS built, SEVENTY-FIVE FEET high…


NIV 2011 - His wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, Have A POLE set up, reaching to a height of FIFTY CUBITS…


Job 6:6 KJB - Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or IS THERE ANY TASTE IN THE WHITE OF AN EGG? 

Job 6:6 NIV 1984 - Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the WHITE OF AN EGG?

Job 6:6 NIV 2011 - Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the SAP OF THE MALLOW

Job 6:14 NIV 1984 - A DESPAIRING MAN SHOULD HAVE THE DEVOTION OF HIS FRIENDS, EVEN THOUGH HE forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Job 6:14 NIV 2011 - ANYONE WHO WITHHOLDS KINDNESS FROM A FRIEND forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Job 35:2 KJB -"Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou sayest, MY RIGHTEOUSNESS IS MORE THAN GOD'S?"


Job 35:2 NIV 1984 - Do you think this is just? You say, I WILL BE CLEARED BY GOD.

Job 35:2 NIV 2011 - Do you think this is just? You say, I AM IN THE RIGHT, NOT GOD.



Job 38:36 KJB - Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart? 

Job 38:36 NIV 1984 - Who ENDOWED THE HEART WITH wisdom or gave understanding TO THE MIND?


Job 38:36 NIV - 2011 Who  GIVES THE IBIS wisdom or GIVES THE ROOSTER UNDERSTANDING?



Psalm 4:4 KJB - STAND IN AWE, and sin not; commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. SELAH

Psalm 4:4 NIV 1984 - IN YOUR ANGER do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. SELAH

Psalm 4:4 NIV 2011 - TREMBLE and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.  (omits Selah)



Psalm 8:2 KJB - Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained STRENGTH because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. (So read the RV, ASV, NASB, NKJV, ESV and Holman)

Psalm 8:2 NIV 1984 - FROM the LIPS of children and infants you have ORDAINED PRAISE BECAUSE OF your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

Psalm 8:2 NIV 2011 - THROUGH the PRAISE of children and infants you have  ESTABLISHED A STRONGHOLD AGAINST your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.



Psalm 12:6-7 KJB - The word of the LORD are pure word: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.  Thou shalt keep THEM, O LORD, thou shalt preserve THEM for ever. (= KJB, the RV, ASV, NKJV, Darby, World English Bible, Hebrew Names Bible)

Psalm 12:6-7 NIV 1984 - And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver REFINED in a FURNACE OF CLAY,  PURIFIED seven times.  O LORD, you will keep US safe and protect us from SUCH PEOPLE forever.

Psalm 12:6-7 NIV 2011 - And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver PURIFIED in a CRUCIBLE, LIKE GOLD REFINED seven times.  You, LORD,  will keep THE NEEDY safe and will protect us forever from. THE WICKED.



Psalm 17:14 NIV 1984 - O LORD, by your hand save me from such men, from men of this world whose reward is in this life. YOU STILL THE HUNGER OF THOSE YOU CHERISH; THEIR SONS HAVE PLENTY, AND THEY STORE UP WEALTH FOR THEIR CHILDREN.


Psalm 17:14 NIV 2011 - By your hand save me from such people, LORD, from those of this world whose reward is in this life.  MAY WHAT YOU HAVE STORED UP FOR THE WICKED FILL THEIR BELLIES, MAY THEIR CHILDREN GORGE THEMSELVES ON IT AND MAY THERE BE LEFTOVERS FOR THEIR LITTLE ONES.
(Yeah, that's about the same, right?)


Psalm 19:3 KJB - There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Psalm 19:3 NIV 1984 - There IS no speech OR LANGUAGE WHERE THEIR VOICE IS NOT HEARD.

Psalm 19:3 NIV 2011 - They HAVE no speech , THEY USE NO WORDS, NO SOUND IS HEARD FROM THEM. (The exact OPPOSITE meaning as before)

Psalm 49:14 KJB - Like sheep they are laid in the grave; DEATH SHALL FEED ON THEM.

Psalm 49:14 NIV 1984 - Like sheep they are destined for THE GRAVE, and death will FEED ON THEM. 

Psalm 49:14 NIV 2011 - They are like sheep  and are destined TO DIE; death will BE THEIR SHEPHERD.

Psalm 68:11 NIV 1984 - The Lord announced the word, and GREAT WAS the COMPANY OF THOSE of those who proclaimed it:

Psalm 68:11 NIV 2011 - The Lord announces the word, and the WOMEN WHO proclaim it ARE A MIGHTY THRONG. (Perhaps to accommodate women preachers)

Psalm 68:12 NIV 1984 - Kings and armies flee in haste; IN the CAMPS MEN divide the plunder.?

Psalm 68:12 NIV 2011 - Kings and armies flee in haste; the WOMEN AT HOME divide the plunder.

Psalm 68:13 NIV 1984 - Even while you sleep among the CAMPFIRES

Psalm 68:13 NIV 2011 - Even while you sleep among the  SHEEP PENS

Psalm 110:3 KJB - Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

Psalm 110:3 NIV 1984 - Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy MAJESTY, FROM THE WOMB OF THE DAWN YOU WILL RECEIVE THE DEW OF YOUR YOUTH.

Psalm 110:3 NIV 2011 - Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy SPLENDOR, YOUR YOUNG MEN WILL COME TO YOU LIKE DEW FROM THE MORNING'S WOMB.


Psalm 132:1 KJB - LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions.

Psalm 132:1 NIV 1984 - O LORD, remember David and all THE HARDSHIPS HE ENDURED.

Psalm 132:1 NIV 2011 - LORD, remember David and all HIS SELF-DENIAL. (Catholic asceticism, perhaps? Observing Lent?)

Psalm 138:2 KJB - ...For thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

Psalm 138:2 NIV 1984 - for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.(Not the same meaning as the KJB)

Psalm 138:2 NIV 2011 - for you have SO exalted YOUR SOLEMN DECREE THAT IT SURPASSES YOUR FAME. (Not the same meaning as the KJB nor the previous NIV. You just never know what they are going to come up with next.)

Proverbs 6:3 KJB ...go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

Proverbs 6:3 NIV 1984 - Go AND HUMBLE YOURSELF, PRESS your plea with your neighbor!

Proverbs 6:3 NIV 2011 - Go TO THE POINT OF EXHAUSTION and GIVE YOUR NEIGHBOR NO REST! (Let's see "humble yourself" = "exhaust yourself" and your neighbor too.  OK. Sure;-)

Proverbs 8:23 Speaking of Wisdom, which is likened unto Christ Who Himself is made unto us wisdom (1 Cor. 1:30)

King James Bible - I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. (Is eternal, no origin)

Proverbs 8:23 NIV 1984 - I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. (Merely appointed or planned from the beginning)

Proverbs 8:23 NIV 2011 - I was FORMED LONG AGES AGO, AT THE VERY BEGINNING, WHEN THE WORLD CAME TO BE. (Now formed and created at a point in time; thus not eternal)

Proverbs 8:30 NIV 1984 - Then I was THE CRAFTSMAN at his side.

Proverbs 8:30 NIV 2011 - Then I was CONSTANTLY at his side.

Proverbs 14:3 NIV 1984 - A fool's TALK BRINGS A ROD TO HIS BACK

Proverbs 14:3 NIV 2011 - A fool's MOUTH LASHES OUT WITH PRIDE

Poverbs 18:17 KJB - He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

Proverbs 18:17 NIV 1984 - THE FIRST TO PRESENT HIS CAUSE seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. (Any argument or discussion, often about doctrine)

Proverbs 18:17 NIV 2011 - IN A LAWSUIT THE FIRST TO SPEAK seems right, UNTIL SOMEONE comes forward and CROSS-EXAMINES.  (Now limited to lawsuits. Don't argue about doctrine)

Proverbs 21:1 KJB - The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Proverbs 21:1 NIV 1984 - The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; HE DIRECTS IT LIKE A WATERCOURSE WHEREVER HE PLEASES. (Basic meaning as found in the KJB)

Proverbs 21:1 NIV 2011 - In the LORD's hand the king's heart is A STREAM OF WATER THAT HE CHANNELS TOWARD ALL WHO PLEASE HIM. (Changed the meaning)

Proverbs 21:4 KJB - An high look, and a proud heart, and THE PLOWING of the wicked, is sin.

Proverbs 21:4 NIV 1984 - Haughty eyes and a proud heart, THE LAMP of the wicked, ARE sin!

Proverbs 21:4 NIV 2011 - Haughty eyes and a proud heart,  THE UNPLOWED FIELD of the wicked, produce sin.


Proverbs 21:28 KJB - A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

Proverbs 21:28 NIV 1984 - A false witness will perish, AND WHOEVER LISTENS TO HIM WILL BE DESTROYED FOREVER. (Different meaning than KJB)

Proverbs 21:28 NIV 2011 - A false witness will perish, BUT A CAREFUL LISTENER WILL TESTIFY SUCCESSFULLY. (Totally different meaning than the previous NIV, now closer to the KJB)

Proverbs 25:20 KJB - As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon NITRE, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.


Proverbs 25:20 NIV, 1978 1984 editions - Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured ON SODA, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

Proverbs 25:20 NIV 2011 - Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on A WOUND, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.



Proverbs 25:27 KJB - It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

Proverbs 25:27 NIV 1984 - It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to SEEK ONE’S OWN HONOR. (Basically the same as the KJB)

Proverbs 25:27 NIV 2011 - It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to SEARCH OUT MATTERS THAT ARE TOO DEEP.


Proverbs 30:1 KJB - The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, EVEN UNTO ITHIEL AND UCAL.

Proverbs 30:1 NIV 1984 - The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh, an ORACLE: This man DECLARED to Ithiel, TO ITHIEL AND TO UCAL.


Proverbs 30:1 NIV 2011 - The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh, an INSPIRED UTTERANCE. This man'S UTTERANCE to Ithiel: I AM WEARY, GOD, BUT I CAN PREVAIL. 



Isaiah 16:7 NIV 1984 - Lament and grieve for THE MEN of Kir Hareseth.

Isaiah 16:7 NIV 2011 - Lament and grieve for the RAISIN CAKES of Kir Hareseth.

Isaiah 62:5 KJB - For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall they SONS marry thee...  

Isaiah 62:5 NIV 1984 - As a young man marries a MAIDEN, so will your SONS marry you.

Isaiah 62:5 NIV 2011 - As a young man marries a YOUNG WOMAN, so will your BUILDER marry you;


Jeremiah 25:34 KJB - ...for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like A PLEASANT VESSEL.  


Jeremiah 25:34 NIV 1984 - ...For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall AND BE SHATTERED like FINE POTTERY. (OK so far)

Jeremiah 25:34 NIV 2011 - ...For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall like THE BEST OF THE RAMS.


Ezekiel 7:17 KJB - "All hands shall be feeble, and all KNEES SHALL BE WEAK AS WATER." 

Ezekiel 7:17 NIV 1984 - "Every hand will go limp, AND every KNEE WILL BECOME AS WEAK AS WATER."

Ezekiel 7:17 NIV 2011 - "Every hand will go limp,  every LEG WILL BE WET WITH URINE."


Ezekiel 18:17 KJB "That hath taken off his hand from THE POOR, that hath not received usury nor increase".


Ezekiel 18:17  NIV 1984 - He withholds his hand from SIN and takes no usury or excessive interest.

Ezekiel 18:17 NIV 2011 - He withholds his hand from MISTREATING THE POOR and takes no interest or profit from them. 



Ezekiel 26:1 NIV 1984 - In the eleventh YEAR, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me:


Ezekiel 26:1 NIV 2011 - In the eleventh MONTH OF THE TWELFTH YEAR, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: 



Ezekiel 27:19 NIV 1984 - DANITES AND GREEKS FROM UZAL BROUGHT YOUR MERCHANDIZE, THEY exchanged wrought iron, cassia and calamus for your wares.

Ezekiel 27:19 NIV 2011 - CASKS OF WINE FROM IZAL in exchange for your wares: wrought iron, cassia and calamus.

Ezekiel 28:13 NIV 1984 - You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: RUBY, TOPAZ and emerald, CHRYSOLITE, onyx and jasper, SAPPHIRE, turquoise and beryl.

Ezekiel 28:13 NIV 2011 - You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you:  CARNELIAN, CHRYSOLITE and emerald, TOPAZ, onyx and jasper, LAPIZ LAZULI, turquoise and beryl.



Hosea 11:4 KJB - I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.

Hosea 11:4 NIV 1984 - I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; I LIFTED THE YOKE FROM THEIR NECK and bent down to feed them.

Hosea 11:4 NIV 2011 - "I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; . To them I  WAS LIKE ONE WHO LIFTS A LITTLE CHILD TO THE CHEEK, and I bent down to feed them."


Amos 1:11 KJB - ...because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity...


Amos 1:11 NIV 1984 - Because he pursued his brother with a sword, STIFLING ALL COMPASSION...


Amos 1:11 NIV 2011 - Because he pursued his brother with a sword AND SLAUGHTERED THE WOMEN OF THE LAND...



Habakkuk 1:12 KJB - "Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? WE SHALL NOT DIE. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction."


NIV 1978 and 1984 editions - My God, my Holy One, WE WILL NOT DIE.



Habakkuk 1:12 - NIV 2011 edition - Lord, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, YOU WILL NEVER DIE.



Habakkuk 2:4 KJB -The just shall live by his FAITH.

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by FAITH.

Habakkuk 2:4 NIV 1978 and 1984 editions - See, he is puffed up; his desires are not upright - but the righteous will live by his FAITH?

Habakkuk 2:4 NIV 2011 - See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright but the righteous person will live by his FAITHFULNESS.



Zechariah 9:9 - KJB - "...behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just and HAVING SALVATION: LOWLY, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass." 


NIV 1978 and 1984 editions - See, your king comes to you, righteous AND HAVING SALVATION, GENTLE and riding on a donkey..."


NIV 2011 - "See, your king comes to you, righteous AND VICTORIOUS, LOWLY and riding on a donkey..."

Malachi 2:16 KJB - "For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that HE HATETH PUTTING AWAY: for ONE COVERETH VIOLENCE with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore TAKE HEED TO YOUR SPIRIT, that YE DEAL NOT TREACHEROUSLY."

The NIV 1984 -"I HATE DIVORCE," says the LORD God of Israel, "and I HATE A MAN COVERING HIMSELF WITH VIOLENCE as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty. So guard YOURSELF IN YOUR SPIRIT, and do not BREAK FAITH."

But the 2011 NIV -“THE MAN WHO HATES AND DIVORCES HIS WIFE," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "DOES VIOLENCE TO THE ONE HE SHOULD PROTECT," says the LORD Almighty. So BE ON YOUR GUARD, and do not BE UNFAITHFUL."

These two different NIV translations are not even close in meaning to each other.  Modern "scholarship" at its best, huh.



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