Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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:

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, ridding yourselves of all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, 2 like newborn infants long for the unadulterated spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation, 3 if you have tasted that the Lord [is] kind,


Cross References

Matthew 18:3

and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you turn around and become like young children, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven!

Ephesians 4:15

But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow into him [with reference to] all [things], who is the head, Christ,

Hebrews 5:12-13

For indeed, [although you] ought to be teachers {by this time}, you have need of someone to teach you again the beginning elements of the oracles of God, and {you have need of} milk, not solid food.

Mark 10:15

Truly I say to you, whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a young child will never enter into it."

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers, do not become children in [your] understanding, but with respect to wickedness be as a child, and in [your] understanding be mature.

2 Samuel 23:5

Yet not so [is] my house with God, for he made an everlasting covenant for me, arranging everything. He has secured all my deliverance, and all my desire he will cause to happen.

Job 17:9

But [the] righteous holds on to his way, and {he who has clean hands} increases in strength.

Psalm 19:7-10

The law of Yahweh [is] perfect, reviving life. The testimony of Yahweh [is] firm, making wise [the] simple.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous ones [is] like the light of dawn, leading and shining until the day {is full}.

Hosea 6:3

Let us know, let us press on to know Yahweh; his rising [is] sure like [the] dawn. He will come like the showers to us, like [the] spring rain that waters [the] earth.

Hosea 14:5

I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily plant, and he will strike his roots like the [trees of] Lebanon.

Hosea 14:7

{They will again dwell} in my shadow; they will grow grain and they will blossom like the plant vine; his fame [will be] like the wine of Lebanon.

Malachi 4:2

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise, with healing in its wings, and you will go out and leap like {fattened calves}.

Romans 6:4

Therefore we have been buried with him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so also we may live {a new way of life}.

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

And I, brothers, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual [people], but as to fleshly [people], as to infants in Christ.

Ephesians 2:21

in whom the whole building, joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

2 Thessalonians 1:3

We ought to give thanks to God always concerning you, brothers, just as it is fitting, because your faith is flourishing and the love of each one of you all toward one another is increasing

1 Peter 1:23

[because you] have been born again, not from perishable seed but imperishable, 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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