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

  • Felicia
    Lu2677
    Jacoba - You are both right in your teaching. There are many reasons why God does a lot of things and He does it all for His own glory whether out of compassion or to show His power or for our good etc. Let's add John 9:1-3 to the discussion. This is e-home cell we have online I enjoy the contributions. Let's continue to glean through scriptures to build ourselves up in all humility.
  • Librarygal143
    Indeed, thank you Lord!
  • Jacoba
    Luk2677. Jesus is compassionate, you can be compassionate, I can be compassionate; so can anybody and certainly Jesus taught that we should be; but His miracles were to prove He was from God. The apostles preformed miracles to prove their words came from God. I love to talk about the Bible and enjoy discussions about the Bible. That is what apostle Paul told us to do, reason together.
  • Lu2677
    Jacoba,another post you said "Jesus healed to prove he is the Son of God".Matthew 14;14(He healed to show his compassion)Matthew 8;8(the man called him"Lord" before God healed his servant)Mark 1;34(He healed many but would not let the devils speak after he cast them out because they knew who he was, he did not want the people to know},etc. His miracles were not to prove who he is.
  • Jacoba
    This chapter is a very good thing to read completely when you have a bad attitude or are just plain mad.
  • Mt ochrymowicz
    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1 peter 2:9