Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,

King James Version

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

Holman Bible

Like newborn infants, desire the unadulterated spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it in [your] salvation,

International Standard Version

Like newborn babies, thirst for the pure milk of the word so that by it you may grow in your salvation.

A Conservative Version

as newborn babes, long for the genuine intellectual milk, so that ye may grow by it,

American Standard Version

as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;

Amplified

Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation,

An Understandable Version

[So], like newly born babies, you should desire the genuine, spiritual milk [i.e., God's word. See Heb. 5:12-13], so that by it you may grow toward [final] salvation,

Anderson New Testament

as new-born babes, earnestly desire the pure spiritual milk, that you may grow by it,

Bible in Basic English

Be full of desire for the true milk of the word, as babies at their mothers' breasts, so that you may go on to salvation;

Common New Testament

Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

Daniel Mace New Testament

which is without any mixture, and will make you thrive. Since you have tasted how good the Lord is,

Darby Translation

as newborn babes desire earnestly the pure mental milk of the word, that by it ye may grow up to salvation,

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

as newborn babes, earnestly desire the unadulterated milk of the word, that you may grow by it.

Godbey New Testament

like newly born babes, desire the pure milk of the word, in order that you may grow thereby unto salvation:

Goodspeed New Testament

and like new-born babes crave the pure spiritual milk that will make you grow up to salvation,

John Wesley New Testament

and all evil-speakings, As new born babes desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

as newborn babes, desire the rational milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby in health;

Julia Smith Translation

As new born babes, long for the sincere milk pertaining to the word, that ye might be nourished with it:

King James 2000

As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

Lexham Expanded Bible

like newborn infants long for the unadulterated spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation,

Modern King James verseion

desire the sincere milk of the Word, as newborn babes, so that you may grow by it;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and as newborn babes desire that reasonable milk which is without corruption, that ye may be grown therein.

Moffatt New Testament

Like newly-born children, thirst for the pure, spiritual milk to make you grow up to salvation.

Montgomery New Testament

Like new-born babes long for the pure spiritual milk to make you grow up into salvation;

NET Bible

And yearn like newborn infants for pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation,

New Heart English Bible

as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby to salvation,

Noyes New Testament

as newborn babes, desire the spiritual, pure milk, that ye may grow thereby to salvation;

Sawyer New Testament

as new born babes desire earnestly the pure milk of the word, that you may grow by it to salvation,

The Emphasized Bible

As new-born babes, for the pure milk that is for the mind, eagerly crave, that, thereby, ye may grow unto salvation: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

as new-born babes desire earnestly the unadulterated milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

Twentieth Century New Testament

like newly born infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that you may be enabled by it to grow till you attain Salvation--

Webster

As new-born babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

Weymouth New Testament

Thirst, like newly-born infants, for pure milk for the soul, that by it you may grow up to salvation;

Williams New Testament

and like new-born babies thirst for pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to final salvation,

World English Bible

as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby,

Worrell New Testament

as new-born babes, long ye for the spiritual, unadulterated milk, that thereby ye may grow unto salvation,

Worsley New Testament

and envies, and all evil-speakings, as new-born babes desire that rational milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby:

Youngs Literal Translation

as new-born babes the word's pure milk desire ye, that in it ye may grow,

Verse Picture

Themes

Babes » Figurative of weak Christians

Bible, the » The Book of the Ages

Children » Figurative » General references

Desire » Spiritual » General References to

Development, Spiritual » SPIRITUAL GROWTH, Enjoined » Through "The Word"

Envy » Hinders growth in grace

Growth, Spiritual » Enjoined » Through "The Word"

Hunger » Spiritual » General references

Hunger » Spiritual desire » General References to

Immaturity, Spiritual » Continuance in the Primary Department

Life, Spiritual » Seek to grow in

Malice » A hindrance to growth in grace

Milk » Figurative

Milk » Illustrative of » First principles of God's word

Names » Of the Word of God » Word

New Birth, the » All saints partake of

Righteous » The righteous compared with: » Babes

Saints, Compared To » Babes

Scriptures, the » Are called the » Word

Scriptures, the » Designed for » Promoting growth in grace

Simplicity » CHILDLIKENESS an Essential Element in the Christian Life

Simplicity » Exhortation to

Sincerity » A characteristic of the doctrines of the gospel

Sincerity » A characteristic of the doctrines of the gospel

Spiritual » Desire » General References to

Spiritual » Growth » Enjoined » Through "The Word"

Spiritual » Hunger » General References to

Spiritual » Immaturity » Continuance in the Primary Department

Titles and Names » Of The Word Of God » Word

Word » Food for the Soul

Word » Titles of » Word

Word of God » Called: » The Word

Word of God » The Book of the Ages

Zeal, Religious » General references

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As
ὡς 
Hos 
as , when , how , as it were , about ,
Usage: 417

ἀρτιγέννητος 
Artigennetos 
Usage: 1

βρέφος 
Brephos 
Usage: 8

ἐπιποθέω 
Epipotheo 
Usage: 9

the sincere
G97
ἄδολος 
Adolos 
Usage: 1

γάλα 
Gala 
Usage: 5

of the word
λογικός 
Logikos 
reasonable , of the word
Usage: 2

ἵνα 
Hina 
that , to ,
Usage: 472

ye may grow
αὐξάνω 
Auxano 
grow , increase , give the increase , grow up
Usage: 17

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 2:2

Devotionals containing 1 Peter 2:2

References

Morish

Smith

Images 1 Peter 2:2

Context Readings

Chosen As Living Stones

1 Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, 2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, 3 if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.


Cross References

Matthew 18:3

and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Ephesians 4:15

but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,

Hebrews 5:12-13

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

Mark 10:15

"Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all."

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.

2 Samuel 23:5

"Truly is not my house so with God? For He has made an everlasting covenant with me, Ordered in all things, and secured; For all my salvation and all my desire, Will He not indeed make it grow?

Job 17:9

"Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.

Psalm 19:7-10

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.

Hosea 6:3

"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."

Hosea 14:5

I will be like the dew to Israel; He will blossom like the lily, And he will take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

Hosea 14:7

Those who live in his shadow Will again raise grain, And they will blossom like the vine. His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.

Malachi 4:2

"But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.

Romans 6:4

Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.

Ephesians 2:21

in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord,

2 Thessalonians 1:3

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;

1 Peter 1:23

for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

2 Peter 3:18

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.



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