1 Peter 2:2
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New International Version
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

New Living Translation
Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment,

English Standard Version
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Berean Study Bible
Like newborn infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

Berean Literal Bible
like newborn babies, crave pure reasonable milk, so that by it you may grow up in respect 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 Bible
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

Holman Christian Standard 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.

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,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And be as nursing infants, and yearn for the word as for pure and spiritual milk by which you shall grow strong for life,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Desire God's pure word as newborn babies desire milk. Then you will grow in your salvation.

New American Standard 1977
like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,

Jubilee Bible 2000
as newborn babes, desire the rational milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby in health;

King James 2000 Bible
As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

American King James Version
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

American Standard Version
as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;

Douay-Rheims Bible
As newborn babes, desire the rational milk without guile, that thereby you may grow unto salvation:

Darby Bible Translation
as newborn babes desire earnestly the pure mental milk of the word, that by it ye may grow up to salvation,

English Revised Version
as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

World English Bible
as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby,

Young's Literal Translation
as new-born babes the word's pure milk desire ye, that in it ye may grow,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-10 Evil-speaking is a sign of malice and guile in the heart; and hinders our profiting by the word of God. A new life needs suitable food. Infants desire milk, and make the best endeavours for it which they are able to do; such must be a Christian's desires after the word of God. Our Lord Jesus Christ is very merciful to us miserable sinners; and he has a fulness of grace. But even the best of God's servants, in this life, have only a taste of the consolations of God. Christ is called a Stone, to teach his servants that he is their protection and security, the foundation on which they are built. He is precious in the excellence of his nature, the dignity of his office, and the glory of his services. All true believers are a holy priesthood; sacred to God, serviceable to others, endowed with heavenly gifts and graces. But the most spiritual sacrifices of the best in prayer and praise are not acceptable, except through Jesus Christ. Christ is the chief Corner-stone, that unites the whole number of believers into one everlasting temple, and bears the weight of the whole fabric. Elected, or chosen, for a foundation that is everlasting. Precious beyond compare, by all that can give worth. To be built on Christ means, to believe in him; but in this many deceive themselves, they consider not what it is, nor the necessity of it, to partake of the salvation he has wrought. Though the frame of the world were falling to pieces, that man who is built on this foundation may hear it without fear. He shall not be confounded. The believing soul makes haste to Christ, but it never finds cause to hasten from him. All true Christians are a chosen generation; they make one family, a people distinct from the world: of another spirit, principle, and practice; which they could never be, if they were not chosen in Christ to be such, and sanctified by his Spirit. Their first state is a state of gross darkness, but they are called out of darkness into a state of joy, pleasure, and prosperity; that they should show forth the praises of the Lord by their profession of his truth, and their good conduct. How vast their obligations to Him who has made them his people, and has shown mercy to them! To be without this mercy is a woful state, though a man have all worldly enjoyments. And there is nothing that so kindly works repentance, as right thoughts of the mercy and love of God. Let us not dare to abuse and affront the free grace of God, if we mean to be saved by it; but let all who would be found among those who obtain mercy, walk as his people.
Study Bible
The Lord is Good
1Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander. 2Like newborn infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3since you have tasted that the Lord is good.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:3
"Truly I tell you," He said, "unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them! For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Mark 10:15
Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

Luke 18:17
Truly I tell you, if anyone does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child, he will never enter it."

1 Corinthians 3:2
I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for solid food. In fact, you are still not ready,

1 Corinthians 14:20
Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.

Ephesians 4:15
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ Himself, who is the head.

Hebrews 5:12
Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to reteach you the basic principles of God's word. You need milk, not solid food!

Hebrews 5:13
Everyone who lives on milk is still an infant, inexperienced in the message of righteousness.
Treasury of Scripture

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

new-born.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, …

Matthew 18:3 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become …

Mark 10:15 Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God …

Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like …

1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brothers, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to …

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be …

the sincere.

Psalm 19:7-10 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony …

1 Corinthians 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for till now you were …

Hebrews 5:12,13 For when for the time you ought to be teachers…

grow.

2 Samuel 23:5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he has made with me an …

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands …

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth …

Hosea 14:5,7 I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together grows to an holy temple …

Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus …

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