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,
like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk,
Like newborn babies, thirst for the pure milk of the word so that by it you may grow in your salvation.
as newborn babes, long for the genuine intellectual milk, so that ye may grow by it,
as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;
[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,
as new-born babes, earnestly desire the pure spiritual milk, that you may grow by it,
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;
Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
which is without any mixture, and will make you thrive. Since you have tasted how good the Lord is,
as newborn babes desire earnestly the pure mental milk of the word, that by it ye may grow up to salvation,
as newborn babes, earnestly desire the unadulterated milk of the word, that you may grow by it.
like newly born babes, desire the pure milk of the word, in order that you may grow thereby unto salvation:
and like new-born babes crave the pure spiritual milk that will make you grow up to salvation,
and all evil-speakings, As new born babes desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
as newborn babes, desire the rational milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby in health;
As new born babes, long for the sincere milk pertaining to the word, that ye might be nourished with it:
As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:
like newborn infants long for the unadulterated spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation,
desire the sincere milk of the Word, as newborn babes, so that you may grow by it;
and as newborn babes desire that reasonable milk which is without corruption, that ye may be grown therein.
Like newly-born children, thirst for the pure, spiritual milk to make you grow up to salvation.
Like new-born babes long for the pure spiritual milk to make you grow up into salvation;
And yearn like newborn infants for pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation,
as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby to salvation,
as newborn babes, desire the spiritual, pure milk, that ye may grow thereby to salvation;
as new born babes desire earnestly the pure milk of the word, that you may grow by it to salvation,
As new-born babes, for the pure milk that is for the mind, eagerly crave, that, thereby, ye may grow unto salvation: -
as new-born babes desire earnestly the unadulterated milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
like newly born infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that you may be enabled by it to grow till you attain Salvation--
As new-born babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Thirst, like newly-born infants, for pure milk for the soul, that by it you may grow up to salvation;
and like new-born babies thirst for pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to final salvation,
as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby,
as new-born babes, long ye for the spiritual, unadulterated milk, that thereby ye may grow unto salvation,
and envies, and all evil-speakings, as new-born babes desire that rational milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby:
as new-born babes the word's pure milk desire ye, that in it ye may grow,
Devotionals about 1 Peter 2:2
Devotionals containing 1 Peter 2:2
Word Count of 39 Translations in 1 Peter 2:2
Prayers for 1 Peter 2:2
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.
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].
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).
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.
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.
Brethren, do not be children [immature] in your thinking; continue to be babes in [matters of] evil, but in your minds be mature [men].
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?
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.
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!]
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].
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.
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.
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)!