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1 Peter 2:3

    1 Peter 2:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you have had a taste of the grace of the Lord:

    Webster's Revision

    if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious:

    World English Bible

    if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious:

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Peter 2:3

    If so be ye have tasted - Ειπερ εγευσασθε· Seeing ye have tasted. There could be no doubt that they had tasted the goodness of Christ who were born again, of incorruptible seed, and whose hearts were purified by the truth, and who had like precious faith with the apostles themselves.

    That the Lord is gracious - Ὁτι χρηστος ὁ Κυριος· From the similarity of the letters, many MSS. and several of the fathers have read, Χριστος ὁ κυριος, the Lord is Christ, or Christ is the Lord.

    This seems to refer to Psalm 34:8 : O taste and see that the Lord is good; Γευσασθε και ιδετε ὁτι χρηστος ὁ Κυριος, Sept. And there is still a reference to the sucking child that, having once tasted its mother's milk, ever after desires and longs for it. As they were born of God, and had tasted his goodness, they would naturally desire the same pure unadulterated milk of the word.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Peter 2:3

    If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious - Or rather, as Doddridge renders it, "Since you have tasted that the Lord is gracious." The apostle did not mean to express any doubt on the subject, but to state that, since they had had an experimental acquaintance with the grace of God, they should desire to increase more and more in the knowledge and love of him. On the use of the word "taste," see the notes at Hebrews 6:4.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Peter 2:3

    2:3 Since ye have tasted - Sweetly and experimentally known.