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More NIV Update Stats

Here are some additional gleanings from BibleWebApp.com on the new NIV.  I wonder if the word ‘gleaning’ appears in the update?

These stats are compiled on a verse-by-verse basis:

Books which most-resemble the existing (1984) NIV:

  • Genesis 75.86%
  • I Chronicles 73.89
  • Exodus 71.56

(Highest NT book is Mark 69.47)

Books which least-resemble the existing (1984) NIV

  • Zephaniah 20.75
  • Malachi 29.09
  • Galatians 30.87

Books which most-resemble the TNIV

  • Zephaniah 64.15
  • Malachi 61.82
  • Song of Songs 57.26

(Highest NT book is Jude 56.00)

Books which least-resemble the TNIV

  • III John 14.29
  • Genesis 19.18
  • Mark 21.98

See also some other summaries from the same table of statistics that I posted here back in November.   See, that stats course we took in university wasn’t useless after all.

Difficult verse often used in Bible comparison charts:

King Jimmy:

II Cor 1013But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

14For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:

15Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly…

The Newniv:

II Cor 10:13 We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the sphere of service God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also includes you. 14 We are not going too far in our boasting, as would be the case if we had not come to you, for we did get as far as you with the gospel of Christ. 15 Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our sphere of activity among you will greatly expand…


II Cor 10:13-14We aren’t making outrageous claims here. We’re sticking to the limits of what God has set for us. But there can be no question that those limits reach to and include you. We’re not moving into someone else’s “territory.” We were already there with you, weren’t we? We were the first ones to get there with the Message of Christ, right? So how can there be any question of overstepping our bounds by writing or visiting you?

15-We’re not barging in on the rightful work of others, interfering with their ministries, demanding a place in the sun with them. What we’re hoping for is that as your lives grow in faith, you’ll play a part within our expanding work.

That’s a tough verse even in The Message without more context or background commentary.

The new Bibles start shipping in just a few weeks.

And to save all of you from writing back, ‘gleaning(s)’ appears six times in the new translation, none of which are from Ruth.

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