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1 Peter 2:1-3 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

Therefore put ye away all malice, and all guile, and feignings, and envies, and all backbitings; [Therefore putting away all malice, and all guile, and simulations, or feignings, and envies, and all detractions;]

as now born young children, reasonable, without guile, covet ye milk [of full teaching], that in it ye wax into health;

if nevertheless ye have tasted, that the Lord is sweet.

1 Peter 2:1-3 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

He exhorts the people to lay aside all vice, shows that Christ is the foundation they have built upon, and prays them to abstain from fleshly lusts and to obey worldly rulers. How servants should conduct themselves toward their masters. He exhorts them to suffer after the example of Christ.

Therefore lay aside all vice, and all guile and dissimulation and envy, and all backbiting. And as newborn babes, desire the milk (not of the body, but of the soul) that is without corruption, so that you may grow therein – if so be that you have tasted that the Lord is sweet,

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1 Peter 2:1-3 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

He exhorteth the newborn in faith, to lead their lives answerable to the same: 6 and lest their faith should stagger, he bringeth in that which was foretold touching Christ. 11 Then he willeth them to be obedient to Magistrates, 21 and that they patiently bear adversity after Christ’s example.

Wherefore, [a]laying aside all maliciousness, and all guile, and dissimulation, and envy, and all evil speaking,

[b]As [c]newborn babes desire that sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby,

[d]Because ye [e]have tasted that the Lord is bountiful.


  1. 1 Peter 2:1 Having laid for the foundation the Spirit of God effectually working by the word, and having built thereupon three virtues which are the grounds of all Christian actions, to wit, faith, hope, and charity: now he proceedeth to a general exhortation, the first member whereof is, that we flee all show, both of secret and also open malice.
  2. 1 Peter 2:2 The second is, that being newly begotten and born of the new seed of the incorrupt word drawing and sucking greedily the same word as milk, we should more and more as it were grow up in that spiritual life. And he calleth it, Sincere, not only because it is a most pure thing, but also that we should take heed of them which corrupt it.
  3. 1 Peter 2:2 As becometh new men.
  4. 1 Peter 2:3 He commendeth that spiritual nourishment for the sweetness and profit of it.
  5. 1 Peter 2:3 Or, do taste.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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1 Peter 2:1-3 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: if so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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