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

  • Amoateng for verse 6
    Society even decides to assist whoever humbles him or herself
  • Joymagret for verse 8
    I love this portion. But i think we are not watchful these days because if we had been, some of these evil wouldnt be happening cos prayers must have quenched them
  • Nomuhle mhlambeni for verse 8
    cant afford to be drunk and ignorant when the enemy is on the hunt for you,may humanity arise from drunkenness and stand guard of our souls before the enemy devours them,,the bible has warned...i love this scripture it jolts me back to reality...
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  • JIC
    Being strong willed, God has been longsuffering - still have a long ways to go! Thank God that God's righteousness for us is a gift through the abundance of Grace! Romans 5:17 KJV For if by one man's offence death reigned by one much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. God is working with us to Sanctify us and He will finish that work until the day of Jesus Christ! Philippians 1:6 KJV Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: What really helps is to take Romans 12:1-2 seriously everyday and to take on the challenge of letting the Holy Spirit, tempered with Scripture and Prayer, guide you every moment of every day. One may never reach that standard, but God knows your willingness and your heart and that is what Matters to Him most!
  • Lilian
    Thanks to Jesus for the blood that shed for us. He have come to give us life. Our God is a promising God and a loving Father to us all. He will never leave us nor forsake us. Our job now is to trust him and obey his words and commandments until rapture. We must live like Jesus and follow Jesus if we want to have an everlasting life. God is good all the time and his loves endures forever. Keep Praising God and thanks him for what he have done into our lives. There is no other Jehovah its only Jesus our Savior, Provider and our Peace. God loves us ...Amen

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