1 Peter 2:3
New International Version
now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

New Living Translation
now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.

English Standard Version
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Berean Study Bible
now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Berean Literal Bible
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

New American Standard Bible
if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.

New King James Version
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

King James Bible
If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Christian Standard Bible
if you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Contemporary English Version
You have already found out how good the Lord really is.

Good News Translation
As the scripture says, "You have found out for yourselves how kind the Lord is."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
since you have tasted that the Lord is good.

International Standard Version
Surely you have tasted that the Lord is good!

NET Bible
if you have experienced the Lord's kindness.

New Heart English Bible
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If you have tasted and you have seen that THE LORD JEHOVAH is good,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly you have tasted that the Lord is good!

New American Standard 1977
if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

American King James Version
If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

American Standard Version
if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious:

Douay-Rheims Bible
If so be you have tasted that the Lord is sweet.

Darby Bible Translation
if indeed ye have tasted that the Lord [is] good.

English Revised Version
if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious:

Webster's Bible Translation
If indeed ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Weymouth New Testament
if you have had any experience of the goodness of the Lord.

World English Bible
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious:

Young's Literal Translation
if so be ye did taste that the Lord is gracious,
Study Bible
The Lord is Good
2Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4As you come to Him, the living stone, rejected by men but chosen and precious in God’s sight,…
Cross References
Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

Titus 3:4
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,

Hebrews 6:5
who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age--

Treasury of Scripture

If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Psalm 9:10
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalm 24:8
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

Psalm 63:5
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:









Lexicon
now that
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

you have tasted
ἐγεύσασθε (egeusasthe)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1089: (a) I taste, (b) I experience. A primary verb; to taste; by implication, to eat; figuratively, to experience.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

[is] good.
χρηστὸς (chrēstos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5543: Useful, gentle, pleasant, kind. From chraomai; employed, i.e. useful.
(3) If so be ye have tasted.--The "if so be," as elsewhere (2Thessalonians 1:6, Note), constitutes a strong appeal to the readers to say whether it were not so. St. Peter confidently reckons that it is so. It should rather be ye tasted, looking back to a quite past time, probably that of the first conversion, when the taste of spiritual things is the most delicious. How sad to be past the relish for evangelical truth! The quotation, or rather adaptation, from Psalm 34:8 is, no doubt, suggested by the metaphor of "milk." A curious little point about our translation here is that the word "gracious" has been adopted to suit the Prayer Book version of the Psalm. It is scarcely suitable to the Greek word, which, originally signifying "usable," "serviceable," passes on to be used of anything mild and pleasant, as, for instance, in Luke 5:39, of the mellowness of old wine. Here, therefore, the word seems to be peculiarly used with reference to the sense of taste. A more important point, doctrinally, is that St. Peter is here applying to Jesus Christ (as the next verse shows) a passage which otherwise we might not have thought of applying to Him in particular. It gives quite a new complexion to the 34th Psalm, when we see that in St. Peter's view the Psalmist was speaking prophetically of our Lord. We shall find him quoting the same Psalm in the same sense again in 1Peter 3:10.

Verse 3. - If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious; rather, if ye tasted. If ye once tasted the good Word of God (Hebrews 6:4, 5), if ye tasted of the heavenly gift which comes through that Word (1 Peter 1:23), long after it that ye may g-row therein. The "if" does not imply doubt; the apostle supposes that they have once tasted, and urges them, on the ground of that first taste, to long for more. The first experiences of the Christian life stimulate God's people to further efforts. The words are a quotation from Psalm 34:8, "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good!" This makes it less probable that St. Peter is intentionally playing, as some have thought, on the similarity of the words χρηστός and Ξριστός. The confusion was common among the heathen; and Christian writers, as Tertullian, sometimes adopted it; Christus, they said, was chrestus, "Christ was good;" and Christians, followers of the good Master, followed after that which is good. But St. Peter is simply quoting the words of the psalm, and applying them to the metaphor of milk. It is possible that there may be an under-current of allusion to the Lord's teaching in John 6. The Lord himself is the Bread of life, the food of the soul. The epithet χρηστός is not infrequently used of food (see Luke 5:39).
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