1 Peter 2:2
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English Standard Version
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

King James Bible
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye 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:

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;

1 Peter 2:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

New-born (ἀρτιγέννητα)

Peculiar to Peter, and only in this passage. Lit., born but just now (ἄρτι).

Babes (βρέθη)

The word signifying peculiarly a child at birth, or of tender years. See Luke 18:15; Acts 7:19. Of the infant Jesus, Luke 2:12, Luke 2:16. Here marking the recency of Christian life in the converts addressed.

Desire (ἐπιποθήσατε)

The compound is intensive; earnestly desire. So Rev., long for. Compare Philippians 2:26.

The sincere milk of the word (τὸ λογικὸν ἄδολον γάλα)

The A. V. has rendered λογικὸν, of the word; but wrongly. It describes the quality of the milk as spiritual or rational, as opposed to literal and ceremonial. In the only other place where it occurs (Romans 12:1) it is rendered reasonable; which Rev. gives here in margin.

Sincere (ἄδολον) is another epithet of the milk

Lit., without guile, unadulterated. Compare guile in 1 Peter 2:1. Laying aside guile, desire the guileless milk, etc. Hence Rev. renders the whole passage, Long for the spiritual milk which is without guile.

That ye may grow thereby

The best texts add, unto salvation.

1 Peter 2:2 Parallel Commentaries

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new-born.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and stays for ever.

Matthew 18:3 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 10:15 Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father...

1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brothers, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, even as to babes in Christ.

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.

the sincere.

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...

1 Corinthians 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for till now you were not able to bear it, neither yet now are you able.

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 everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure...

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

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day.

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain...

Hosea 14:5,7 I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon...

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth...

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

Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

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 for ever. Amen.

Cross References
Matthew 18:3
and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like 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 to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."

Mark 10:15
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."

Luke 18:17
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."

1 Corinthians 3:2
I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready,

1 Corinthians 14:20
Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

Ephesians 4:15
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

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