1 Peter 5:8

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Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of 1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant: because your aduersary the deuill, as a roaring Lion walketh about, seeking whom he may deuoure.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Be of sober {spirit,} be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be serious and keep watch; the Evil One, who is against you, goes about like a lion with open mouth in search of food;
- Basic English Bible

Be vigilant, watch. Your adversary [the] devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may devour.
- Darby Bible

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
- Webster's Bible

Curb every passion, and be on the alert. Your great accuser, the Devil, is going about like a roaring lion to see whom he can devour.
- Weymouth Bible

Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
- World English Bible

Be ye sobre, and wake ye, for youre aduersarie, the deuel, as a rorynge lioun goith aboute, sechinge whom he schal deuoure.
- Wycliffe Bible

Be sober, vigilant, because your opponent the devil, as a roaring lion, doth walk about, seeking whom he may swallow up,
- Youngs Literal Bible


Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 5:8

5:8 But in the mean time watch. There is a close connexion between this, and the duly casting our care upon him. How deeply had St. Peter himself suffered for want of watching! Be vigilant - As if he had said, Awake, and keep awake. Sleep no more: be this your care. As a roaring lion - Full of rage. Seeking - With all subtilty likewise. Whom he may devour or swallow up - Both soul and body.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 5:8

1Pe 5:8 Be sober. Sobriety is necessary to vigilance. Be vigilant. Wide awake and watchful. The reason follows. An enemy is ready to spring upon them. The devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. He goeth about as the lion, seeking for prey. The lion while hunting only roars when it springs. So the devil is stealthy and does not give warning of his approach.


Comments for 1 Peter 5:8

Daniel Elita Phiri's comment on 2015-01-29 07:50:53:

A roarling lion is sleepless when its hungery, so being vigilant or rather watchful should indeed be the behaviour of every tru christian. Being sobar does not imply to the drunkards only. Remember an idol mind is the workshop of the devil.


Reedemedtowin's comment on 2015-01-15 04:40:21:

This scripture closely read with Ephesians 5:16 "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil " tells us that we are expected to be more spiritual to win the battles of life...the devil is out and about on a warfare with spiritually empowered people...May His Grace help us to do so, in Jesus name, Amen!


Tim George's comment on 2014-10-07 05:09:56:

The Devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may eat up. So resist the Devil and he will flee. We do this by quoting scripture as Jesus did and the Devil will have to go. Don 't listen to the lies but believe the truth of the Word of God. Don 't drink too much wine, but be sober so that you can think clearly.


Xoli Mbayimbayi's comment on 2014-08-09 08:44:19:

This is so profound. according to my understanding When one is drunk of alcohol their forget about everything and they lose sight of where they are and what they are doing. But once you become sober you think twice before you act. Therefore When we remain sober we are able to act fast and we Don 't lose sight in the Lord we become aware of where we at. Its important that we keep close to the Lord and obey the holy sprite At all time simply because it can see what our naked eye can not see. remember to be vigilant at all time


Manny's comment on 2014-08-04 21:27:32:

The roar of a lion paralyze 's, when the prey he is hunting freezes in its steps, it gives the lion an easy target. Don 't let the roar of evil people stop you. Keep moving forward


Michael Sunday's comment on 2014-04-27 02:34:26:

Devil is the greatest fraudulent and deceiver of them all. Cast your faith upon Him that saved by Grace


Tommy's comment on 2014-02-26 09:38:47:

As true Christians never be off guard Be ready every moment to resist the devil It is not everyone that Satan can gulp down Those who obey the commands in verse s 5 to 9 cannot be swallowed up by him Let the younger submit to the elder v 5 All submit to one another v 5 Be clothed with humility v 5 Humble yourselves to God v 6 Cast all your care upon God v 7 Be sober v 8 Be vigilant v 8 Resist Satan in the faith v 9 This method of satanic defeat v 9a is open to every child of God SUBMIT yourselves therefore to God RESIST the devil and he will flee from you Jas 4 7


Mary's comment on 2014-02-24 20:25:31:

this verse has stir up some thing inside of me that is very powerful IT IS CALL AWAKENING l believe by faith we have overcome just as the bible says in revelation 12 11 that they overcame him by the blood of the LAMB and by the word of their testimony and they did not love their life till death


Doris's comment on 2013-11-30 00:34:29:

The devil came to steal, kill and destroy, Jesus came to give us life to the fullest, so be alert. And choose life. God is life. Amen


Asare Richmond's comment on 2013-11-09 12:52:33:

More mails from the bible is all i need


Oscar Michelo's comment on 2013-10-17 07:11:31:

I like the chapter,cozy when you wonder away from Gods presence the devil will indeed eat you up both the spirit and the body,sobility is important


Evelyn Smith's comment on 2013-09-02 20:34:27:

Always be alert when you think the enemy is coming another way ,he comes in every form ,through marriage , your children In essence Paul is saying as a child of God you will never get rest but for a season


Sambo Daniel Pam's comment on 2013-09-02 10:12:21:

I am blessed with the reading of 1Peter 5:8 indeed we are in end time, that is why there is no peace in the whole world


Kedibone's comment on 2013-07-16 03:34:22:

God really love us on this scripture. God reminds us not to just stay free in this world, we must know that the devil is roaring outside there hunting for someone who he can prove himself to him or to the world that he can own him. Let us stay on prayer always guys so that when the lion which is the devil come find us having power of God


Nontobeko Mhlongo's comment on 2013-07-15 14:32:38:

Paul really put it on point on how we should live our lives. While we live in these Hard and Crazy times in this ruthless world, indeed we need to b Sober minded and on the watch out cause the devil is always looking for easy ppl that he can devour and corrupt and turn evil. Its so sad but we can remain wit God if we are sober and Vigilant and not give the devil a chance to devour us.


Linda's comment on 2013-06-14 19:53:41:

1 Peter 5:8 our enemy the devil does have an imitating spirit, trying to make himself seem to be more powerful than God. Jesus the lion of the tribe of Judah. Don't be fooled. The devil is a deceiver.


Zipho's comment on 2013-05-16 04:40:44:

God want us to believe in him and his son only and be clean in the spirits and in flash


Oliver's comment on 2013-04-19 04:10:06:

Many times its through our thought proccess that the devil defeats the child of God.How important the child of God to love and know the word of God.The devil does persist in fostering lies and if you are not on guard with the word of God to counter his lies, you will begin to believe his lies about your life,family members,your difficult circumstance why it is like that,instead must stand on the truth of God.Believe what He has said about your life thats why its important to love God and his word and the devil won't be able to devour you.


Carmen's comment on 2013-02-12 03:02:47:

Be sober cause when you drink or do drugs you can't focus on God! Be vigilant when life gets crazy, focus on God's mercy and all the good things He has for us! If you’re drunk stoned, you’re focused on this world instead of God. That's a sin and that soon gives the devil control so he can devour you!


Mikey Carmona Jr's comment on 2012-12-18 10:07:12:

I loved it. It was powerfully inspirational to me; the scripture had a powerful meaning... I understood what Peter was trying to relate to us about the Devil, please send more scripture quotes, God bless those little boy's and girl's who died at the hands of the devil's advocate, in Newtown Connecticut. My heart still mourns for those people and small children... Bless their soul's Amen...


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