(A)as newborn babes, desire the pure (B)milk of the word, that you may grow [a]thereby,

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  1. 1 Peter 2:2 NU adds up to salvation

Spiritual Immaturity

12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the [a]oracles of God; and you have come to need (A)milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is (B)a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are [b]of full age, that is, those who by reason of [c]use have their senses exercised (C)to discern both good and evil.

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  1. Hebrews 5:12 sayings, Scriptures
  2. Hebrews 5:14 mature
  3. Hebrews 5:14 practice

11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, (A)for the [a]edifying of (B)the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith (C)and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to (D)a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be (E)children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of (F)deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the (G)head—Christ— 16 (H)from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

The New Man

17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should (I)no longer walk as [b]the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the (J)blindness of their heart; 19 (K)who, being past feeling, (L)have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

20 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you (M)put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and (N)be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you (O)put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Do Not Grieve the Spirit

25 Therefore, putting away lying, (P)Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for (Q)we are members of one another. 26 (R)“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 (S)nor give [c]place to the devil. 28 Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather (T)let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something (U)to give him who has need. 29 (V)Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but (W)what is good for necessary [d]edification, (X)that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And (Y)do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 (Z)Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, [e]clamor, and (AA)evil speaking be put away from you, (AB)with all malice. 32 And (AC)be kind to one another, tenderhearted, (AD)forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

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  1. Ephesians 4:12 building up
  2. Ephesians 4:17 NU omits the rest of
  3. Ephesians 4:27 an opportunity
  4. Ephesians 4:29 building up
  5. Ephesians 4:31 loud quarreling