1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant: because your aduersary the deuill, as a roaring Lion walketh about, seeking whom he may deuoure.”

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Other Translations

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

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

Bible commentary

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.

Discussion for 1 Peter 5

  • Sharon
    Readig this chapter, This I have read many of time, but whe you are dealing with relationship whether man and women, it also refers to the releasing of evildoers, Nowing ,Jesus suffered more enemies than I do, still I have to seek the comfort that God, instilled in Jesus. Let God take care of those thats against us. Stop holding on to bitterness, release it so God can work on you to exhauste these
  • BSP
    God will make us firm and give us strength as verse 10 shows.
  • EFUT MONDAY
    We are living in a world where all things seems to be difficult; and surviving the trials of this present times also seems to be overwhelmingly difficult.Vs 10 of this passage is encouraging us who are called by God to be faithful and trustful still believing that after going through this earthly tribulations for a while,God will perfect our faith in him, establish,strengthen and finally settle us
  • Olayinka
    Faith is key to overcoming the devil. We cannot afford to allow our faith to fail. One way to sustain our faith and have victory is to recall testimonies of what God did for us and others. David use it to overcome Goliath. Our testimony of the ability of our God is a weapon that cannot fail. Shalom!
  • Lilian
    Jesus loves a humble heart. He will lift us up in due time. Cast your cares to him and Jesus will give us rest what a loving Father God we serve. IT IS ALWAYS JESUS WILL TO BLESS US, HEAL US AND GIVE US PEACE THAT NOT IN THIS WORLD CAN GIVE US LET'S GIVE THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS AND WORSHIP HIM FOREVER AMEN
  • Amoateng for verse 6
    Society even decides to assist whoever humbles him or herself

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