American Standard Version (ASV) – As newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;
Amified Bible (AMP) – As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation.
King James Version (KJV) – As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
New International Version (NIV) – Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
Revise Standard Version (RSV) – Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation.
Good News Translation (GNT) – Be like newborn babies, always thirsty for the pure spiritual milk, so that by drinking it you may grow up and be saved.
English Standard Version (ESV) – Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation.
New King James Version (NKJV) – As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby
New Living Translation (NLT) – You must crave pure spiritual milk so that you can grow into the fullness of your salvation. Cry out for this nourishment as a baby cries for milk.
What Does 1 peter 2:2 Mean?
In 1 Peter 2:2, Apostle peter was simply telling us that rather than our selfish desires, our cravings for material things we should instead desire, long, pant, and crave for the pure word of God and not just that but drink that means continuing in it so that we can grow into the fullness ( completeness) of our salvation.
Just like we need food daily to sustain our physical body, so do we need the word of God daily to keep strengthening our spiritual muscles.
The word of God is the ”pure spiritual milk” that we are told to long for. Like the new born babies crave for milk we are to crave and long for the pure undiluted word of God so that we can grow to the fullness of God’s purpose concerning our lives .
What Is The Difference Between Milk and bone
In the bible, milk is usually used to refer to the basic Christian teachings. While meat is used to describe deeper, and more complex Christian teachings.
The word of God is the light that brightens our parts. It is the map that directs us to our destination. It is our guide. When we look daily into the word of God and continue therein, we will not be moved about with every wind of doctrine.