1 Peter 4:7

“But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the ende of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober and watch vnto prayer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober {spirit} for the purpose of prayer.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore of sound mind, and be sober unto prayer:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the end of all things is near: so be serious in your behaviour and keep on the watch with prayer;
- Basic English Bible

But the end of all things is drawn nigh: be sober therefore, and be watchful unto prayers;
- Darby Bible

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch to prayer.
- Webster's Bible

But the end of all things is now close at hand: therefore be sober-minded and temperate, so that you may give yourselves to prayer.
- Weymouth Bible

But the end of all things is near. Therefore be of sound mind, self-controlled, and sober in prayer.
- World English Bible

For the ende of alle thingis schal neiye. Therfor be ye prudent, and wake ye in preyeris;
- Wycliffe Bible

And of all things the end hath come nigh; be sober-minded, then, and watch unto the prayers,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 4:7


4:7 But the end of all things - And so of their wrongs, and your sufferings. Is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer - Temperance helps watchfulness, and both of them help prayer. Watch, that ye may pray; and pray, that ye may watch.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 4:7


1Pe 4:7 The end of all things is at hand. The end of Jerusalem was not far off, and it does not seem that it was given to Peter to distinguish clearly between that and the end of all things, which truly draweth near. Watch to prayer. Compare 1Th 5:6,8 Mt 24:42.

Discussion for 1 Peter 4

  • Servant of God
    Thx Rev for keeping it real for the careless Christian presumes Salvation instead of Fearing God. As Peter states"scarcely are we saved" but if we whole heartedly love his coming and devote our lives learning what the"whole truth" from the Creator of our souls might be, and spend our fleshly existence in fear of destruction of our living souls, for what has God to do with unrepentant presumption
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 4:4 wherein they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of riot speaking evil of you --4:5-- who shall give account to HIM that is ready to judge the quick and the dead --4:6-- for for this cause was the gospel preached also to them --that are dead-- that they they might be judged according to men in the flesh but live --- according to GOD --- in the spirit
  • Charles Bonsu
    Amen.
  • Rev. Billy Mayo
    1st Peter 4:2 is the verse which should make us either recognize or doubt our salvation. If we cannot find the desire to abandon the pleasures which Satan so vividly displays then we should have a serious conversation with our pastor and our christian friends.
    Learning to submit to the desires of our Lord, is paramount to our salvation.
    Ask yourself. "What does Satan really do for me".
  • BSP
    Verse 11: No matter if we are speaking or helping others, we want to do all things to God's glory so that he may receive the praise.
  • Steve morrow
    ---SANCTIFY---1 PETER 4:1 FORSAMUCH THEN AS CHRIST HATH SUFFERED FOR US IN THE FLESH ARM YOURSELVES LIKEWISE WITH THE SAME MIND FOR HE THAT HATH SUFFERED IN THE FLESH HATH CEASED FROM SIN --4:2-- THAT HE NO LONGER SHOULD LIVE THE REST OF HIS TIME IN THE FLESH TO THE LUSTS OF MEN BUT TO THE WILL OF GOD

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