King James 2000
As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:
New American Standard Bible
King James Version
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk,
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;
like newborn babies [you should] long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may be nurtured and grow in respect to salvation [its ultimate fulfillment],
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,
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:
Julia Smith Translation
As new born babes, long for the sincere milk pertaining to the word, that ye might be nourished with it:
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;
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--
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,
Babes » Figurative » Of weak Christians
Desires » Select readings, psalms 42; 84 ps 42; 84 » General references to
spiritual Development » Spiritual growth, encouraged » Through "the word"
Envy » Hinders growth in grace
spiritual Growth » Encouraged » Through "the word"
Hunger » Select readings ps 42; 84 » General references to
spiritual Immaturity » Continuance in the primary department
Spiritual life » Seek to grow in
Malice » A hindrance to growth in grace
Milk » Illustrative of » First principles of God's word
Names » Of the word of God » Word
New Birth » All saints partake of
Righteous » Compared with » Babies
The scriptures » Are called the » Word
The scriptures » Designed for » Promoting growth in grace
Simplicity » Childlikeness an essential element in the Christian life
Sincerity » A characteristic of the doctrines of the gospel
Sincerity » Characteristic of » The gospel
Spiritual » Hunger select readings, psalms 42; 84 » Ps 42; 84
Spiritual » Desire select readings, psalms 42; 84 » Ps 42; 84
Spiritual » Immaturity » Continuance in the primary department
Spiritual » Encouraged » Through "the word"
The word of God » Despised by the foolish » Food for the soul
Devotionals about 1 Peter 2:2
Devotionals containing 1 Peter 2:2
Word Count of 38 Translations in 1 Peter 2:2
Prayers for 1 Peter 2:2
Chosen As Living Stones
1 Therefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking, 2 As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby: 3 If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:
For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
1 Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, be not children in understanding: but in malice be children, but in understanding be men.
2 Samuel 23:5
Although my house be not so with God; yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he makes it not to grow.
The righteous also shall hold to his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day.
Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the grain, and grow as the vine: their scent shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up like calves of the stall.
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that just as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
1 Corinthians 3:1-2
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
In whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a holy temple in the Lord:
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all toward each other abounds;
1 Peter 1:23
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever.
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.