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 2:2

  • AMEN JAY for verse 2
    ITS OF GOD WE TRY AT ALL TIME TO SPECK AND DO THE RIGHT THINGS ALWAYS LAYING ASIDE ALL MALICE, GUILE, HYPOCRISIES AND ENVIES IN OTHER TO GROW IN THY WAYS OF OUR LORD AS EXPECTED
  • Mockingbird for verse 2
    The sincere word is pure unadulterated word of God As when I was first born again I had a desire for the word of God as I have grown , I should have the same desire for the sincere word of God As I grow I will be able to receive the meat of the word of God .
  • If we appreciate the Bible, not as the word of men, but, just as it truthfully is, as the word of God, we will be drawn to it just as a baby craves its mother s milk.
  • Bob Styles for verse 2
    as newborn babes having that Spiritual begotten desire for the pure milk of the Word for life sustaining progressing and transforming
  • Betty Asantewaa Arthur for verse 2
    AS NEWBORN BABIES OF OUR LORD JESUS, WE SHOULD FEED ON THE WORD OF GOD FOR OUR SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL GROWTH. THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD, THE MIND OF GOD IS EXPOSED TO US THE REVELATIONS,STRATEGIES, AND WEAPONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL LIFE
  • Happy omeke for verse 2
    Heaven and earth may pass away but my WORD shall never. All inheritance and possession you have or trust in this world may pass away and disappoint you. You might have to struggle and suffer to no avail. It is time to come afresh to study of his word to have a new development pattern to divine glory.