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1 Peter 2:2-3 The Passion Translation (TPT)

In the same way that nursing infants cry for milk, you must intensely crave the pure[a] spiritual milk of God’s Word.[b] For this “milk” will cause you to grow into maturity, fully nourished and strong for life[c] especially now that you have had a taste of the goodness of the Lord Jehovah and have experienced his kindness.[d]


  1. 1 Peter 2:2 Or “unadulterated, guileless milk.” The nourishment contained in the milk of the Word is like an antibiotic for guile. This milk contains an element that can eliminate our guile. Therefore, the Word is guileless, unadulterated milk.
  2. 1 Peter 2:2 Implied by the Greek word for “spiritual” (logikos), which seems to be a play on words with what Peter says in 1:23–25 concerning the living Word (logos) of God. The “pure spiritual milk” is the sustaining power of God’s Word coming from his very breast, as it were, to nourish and strengthen our inner being. From v. 3 we can see that this “milk” is the Lord himself dispensed to us in the Word of God. Our craving for this “milk” is not only because of necessity but of delight. He is the Seed, the Word, the Milk, the Lord, and the Living Stone.
  3. 1 Peter 2:2 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek is “grow into salvation.”
  4. 1 Peter 2:3 See Ps. 34:8; Luke 1:53.
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