Parallel Verses

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,

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 pure spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it for 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;

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

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 
Usage: 17

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 2:2

Devotionals containing 1 Peter 2:2

References

Morish

Smith

Images 1 Peter 2:2

Prayers for 1 Peter 2:2

Context Readings

Chosen As Living Stones

1 So be done with every trace of wickedness (depravity, malignity) and all deceit and insincerity (pretense, hypocrisy) and grudges (envy, jealousy) and slander and evil speaking of every kind. 2 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, 3 Since you have [already] tasted the goodness and kindness of the Lord.


Cross References

Matthew 18:3

And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].

Ephesians 4:15

Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Hebrews 5:12-13

For even though by this time you ought to be teaching others, you actually need someone to teach you over again the very first principles of God's Word. You have come to need milk, not solid food.

Mark 10:15

Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive and accept and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] positively shall not enter it at all.

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brethren, do not be children [immature] in your thinking; continue to be babes in [matters of] evil, but in your minds be mature [men].

2 Samuel 23:5

Truly does not my house stand so with God? For He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure. For will He not cause to prosper all my help and my desire?

Job 17:9

Yet shall the righteous (those upright and in right standing with God) hold to their ways, and he who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.

Psalm 19:7-10

The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day [to be prepared].

Hosea 6:3

Yes, let us know (recognize, be acquainted with, and understand) Him; let us be zealous to know the Lord [to appreciate, give heed to, and cherish Him]. His going forth is prepared and certain as the dawn, and He will come to us as the [heavy] rain, as the latter rain that waters the earth.

Hosea 14:5

I will be like the dew and the night mist to Israel; he shall grow and blossom like the lily and cast forth his roots like [the sturdy evergreens of] Lebanon.

Hosea 14:7

They that dwell under his shade shall return; they shall revive like the grain and blossom like the vine; the scent of it shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

Malachi 4:2

But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy.

Romans 6:4

We were buried therefore with Him by the baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious [power] of the Father, so we too might [habitually] live and behave in newness of life.

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

However, brethren, I could not talk to you as to spiritual [men], but as to nonspiritual [men of the flesh, in whom the carnal nature predominates], as to mere infants [in the new life] in Christ [ unable to talk yet!]

Ephesians 2:21

In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord].

2 Thessalonians 1:3

We ought and indeed are obligated [as those in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing exceedingly and the love of every one of you each toward the others is increasing and abounds.

1 Peter 1:23

You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin ( seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him [be] glory (honor, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)!

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