Glossary: Milk

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Simple. Therefore it can be used in the sense of “unmixed, undefiled, uncorrupted” (hence clean, pure) or in the sense of uncomplicated, easy. 


  • Milk is used in the sense of undefiled, clean. Therefore good for washing.

Song of Solomon 5:12 (KJV) His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.

Genesis 49:12 (LITV) His eyes shall be dark from wine and his teeth white from milk.

Lamentations 4:7 (KJV) Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:

  • Because milk means simple, it can also be used for something that is uncomplicated, easy, like simple teaching about Jesus.

Hebrews 5:12-13 (NKJV) For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe [meaning unlearned].

1 Corinthians 3:1-2 (NKJV) And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes [meaning unlearned] in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk [simple teaching] and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;

1 Peter 2:2 (NKJV) as newborn babes [unlearned], desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby…

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