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

  • Dorothy Wilson
    When we choose not to make Jesus Lord of our lives we remain open to whatever evil thoughts the adversary, the devil brings. After all he is in a battle for our souls. So if we allow him to, he will fill our minds with evil thoughts.
    When we're troubled in any way we could take it all to the Lord in prayer and receive His Peace and Comfort within us. He is the only one who could satisfy us.
  • 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
  • Promise for verse 7
    Cast Mean Trow All Burden ,BurdenMean Problem In All Type Trow It To God.The Bible Said It'S Any Thing Hard For Me To Do?So Give Thank To God For He Care For Us.
  • 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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