Oh why not? Here is yet another thread showing some differences between the NIV and ESV. I will cite snips of verses in random fashion. I don't have this neatly organized. Psalms 119:43 ESV : My hope is in your rules. NIV : I have put my hope in your laws. Gen. 49:10 E : The scepter shall not depart from Judah...until tribute comes to him N : The scepter will not depart from Judah...until he to whom it belongs shall come. 1Cor. 2:13 E : interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual N : explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words Col. 2:8 (and 20) E : the elemental spirits of the world N : the elementary principles of the world Ex. 6:8 E : the land that I swore to give N : the land I swore with uplifted hand Gen. 2:24 E : Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife. N : That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife.