1 Peter 2:2

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As new borne babes desire the sincere milke of the word, that ye may grow thereby,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;
- American Standard Version (1901)

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;
- Basic English Bible

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

As new-born babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
- Webster's Bible

Thirst, like newly-born infants, for pure milk for the soul, that by it you may grow up to salvation;
- Weymouth Bible

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

as now borun yonge children, resonable, with out gile, coueite ye mylk, that in it ye wexe in to helthe; if netheles ye han tastid,
- Wycliffe Bible

as new-born babes the word's pure milk desire ye, that in it ye may grow,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:2

2:2 Desire - Always, as earnestly as new born babes do, #1Pet 1:3|. The milk of the word - That word of God which nourishes the soul as milk does the body, and which is sincere, pure from all guile, so that none are deceived who cleave to it. That you may grow thereby - In faith, love, holiness, unto the full stature of Christ.

People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:2

1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes. The new birth has been spoken of in 1Pe 1:23. They are babes in Christ. Babes hunger for milk. Let babes in Christ earnestly desire the sincere milk of the word. "The spiritual milk which is without guile" (Revised Version). This word, unadulterated, is the food upon which Christians must feed in order to grow.

Discussion for 1 Peter 2

  • BSP
    Verse 2 shows we must form a longing for God's Word. The more we read the Bible, the easier it can become and we even find it pleasurable.
  • Thelma Denson
    God is for the people they need to trust him.
  • Amenatave Sorowale
    A very strong message.........awesome!!
  • Wayne
    You are correct. Vv. 21-24 are talking about spiritual things. Each born again believer is to live above sin. By His stripes we are healed. Without His atonement, propitiation, we are powerless and mired in ourselves. The scripture doesn't mention the physical healing work. Just purification of our hearts, souls, and minds.
  • Wayne tucker
    Jesus Christ: the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8.
  • Nalia
    I believe it means.. If one truly seeks God and is pure of heart God knows this.. Anything is possible. Therefore, is it crazy to imagine that God is not capable of changing the words of any written word, be it the bible or a comic book, and communicating with an individual instantly.. One on one. After all, God Is The Word. Alive inside the Living Word. Ask and You Shall Receive, right..? The bible tells me so.. Anyway, just my thoughts and feelings on the subject.. Thanks for listening or reading Lol Attention: pay it