Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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;

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:

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 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.


Cross References

Matthew 18:3

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.

Ephesians 4:15

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:

Hebrews 5:12-13

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.

Mark 10:15

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.

Job 17:9

The righteous also shall hold to his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Psalm 19:7-10

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day.

Hosea 6:3

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.

Hosea 14:5

I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Hosea 14:7

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.

Malachi 4:2

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.

Romans 6:4

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.

Ephesians 2:21

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.

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