1 Peter 2:2
Good News Translation
Be like newborn babies, always thirsty for the pure spiritual milk, so that by drinking it you may grow up and be saved.

Contemporary English Version
Be like newborn babies who are thirsty for the pure spiritual milk that will help you grow and be saved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As newborn babes, desire the rational milk without guile, that thereby you may grow unto salvation:

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As newborn babes, desire the rational milk without guile, that thereby you may grow unto salvation:

new-born.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, by the word of God who liveth and remaineth for ever.

Matthew 18:3 And said: amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 10:15 Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall not enter into it.

Romans 6:4 For we are buried together with him by baptism into death: that, as Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life.

1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal. As unto little ones in Christ.

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect.

the sincere.

Psalm 19:7-10 The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones. . . .

1 Corinthians 3:2 I gave you milk to drink, not meat: for you were not able as yet. But neither indeed are you now able: for you are yet carnal.

Hebrews 5:12,13 For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have need of milk and not of strong meat. . . .

grow.

2 Samuel 23:5 Neither is my house so great with God, that he should make with me an eternal covenant, firm in all things and assured. For he is all my salvation, and all my will: neither is there ought thereof that springeth not up.

Job 17:9 And the just man shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Proverbs 4:18 The way of the wicked is darksome: they know not where they fall.

Hosea 6:3 He will revive us after two days: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. We shall know, and we shall follow on, that we may know the Lord. His going forth is prepared as the morning light, and he will come to us as the early and the latter rain to the earth.

Hosea 14:5,7 I will be as the dew, Israel shall spring as the lily, and his root shall shoot forth as that of Libanus. . . .

Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name, the Sun of justice shall arise, and health in his wings: and you shall go forth, and shall leap like calves of the herd.

Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building, being framed together, groweth up into an holy temple in the Lord.

Ephesians 4:15 But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in him who is the head, even Christ:

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith groweth exceedingly and the charity of every one of you towards each other aboundeth.

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and unto the day of eternity, Amen.

Context
The Lord is Good
1Wherefore laying away all malice and all guile and dissimulations and envies and all detractions, 2As newborn babes, desire the rational milk without guile, that thereby you may grow unto salvation: 3If so be you have tasted that the Lord is sweet.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:3
And said: amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said to them: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such.

Mark 10:15
Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall not enter into it.

Luke 18:17
Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child shall not enter into it.

1 Corinthians 3:2
I gave you milk to drink, not meat: for you were not able as yet. But neither indeed are you now able: for you are yet carnal.

1 Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect.

Ephesians 4:15
But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in him who is the head, even Christ:

Hebrews 5:12
For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have need of milk and not of strong meat.

Hebrews 5:13
For every one that is a partaker of milk is unskilful in the word of justice: for he is a little child.

Additional Translations
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

like newborn babies, crave pure reasonable milk, so that by it you may grow up in respect to salvation,

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;

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

as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;

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

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

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

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