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

  • BSP
    Verse 9 urges us to be hospitable to others without complaining. We want to be willing and happy to show hospitality.
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 4:1 FORASMUCH 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
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:6 HE THAT SAITH HE ABIDETH IN HIM OUGHT HIMSELF ALSO SO TO WALK EVEN AS HE WALKED 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK
  • A disciple
    Our high calling of God in Christ is to walk with the heart and mind of Jesus our Lord through this world, and not to any more yield ourselves to the easy ways of the old man who lived without a conscience toward God. These are the very things that are so deplorable to the devil heathen nature of the ungodly, and the reason for their relentless opposition, contradiction and persecution of Christ.
  • Irene123
    Marlo,2 23 '13 - You are so right as Jesus said to satan 3times in Lk. ch. 4: "It is written". Jesus used the WORD against satan of which Jesus is the WORD .
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 4:17FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT JUDGEMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD AND IF IT FIRST BEGIN AT US WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD 4:18AND IF THE RIGHTEOUS SCARCELY BE SAVED WHERE SHALL THE UNGODLY AND THE SINNER APPEAR 4:19WHEREFORE LET THEM THAT SUFFER ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD COMMIT THE KEEPING OF THEIR SOULS TO HIM WELL DOING AS UNTO A FAITHFUL CREATOR

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