1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant: because your aduersary the deuill, as a roaring Lion walketh about, seeking whom he may deuoure.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 for 1 Peter 5:8

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 5:8

  • Gillian Larmond on 1 Peter 5:8
    Points taken and agreed with. We have to be focus, be on guard, be in-tuned with the will of God through His words and be spiritually prepared for any attack of the adversary. God bless us all as we continue to walk in His light.
  • Butch on 1 Peter 5:8
    Sometimes if we are not careful, we get drunk on the cares of this life, we get caught up, tied up, tangled,and we neglect to seek The Lord, and watch for his second coming.
  • Daniel elita phiri on 1 Peter 5:8
    A roarling lion is sleepless when its hungery, so being vigilant or rather watchful should indeed be the behaviour of every tru christian. Being sobar does not imply to the drunkards only. Remember an idol mind is the workshop of the devil.
  • Reedemedtowin on 1 Peter 5:8
    This scripture closely read with Ephesians 5:16 "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil " tells us that we are expected to be more spiritual to win the battles of life...the devil is out and about on a warfare with spiritually empowered people...May His Grace help us to do so, in Jesus name, Amen!
  • Tim George on 1 Peter 5:8
    The Devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may eat up. So resist the Devil and he will flee. We do this by quoting scripture as Jesus did and the Devil will have to go. Don 't listen to the lies but believe the truth of the Word of God. Don 't drink too much wine, but be sober so that you can think clearly.
  • Xoli Mbayimbayi on 1 Peter 5:8
    This is so profound. according to my understanding When one is drunk of alcohol their forget about everything and they lose sight of where they are and what they are doing. But once you become sober you think twice before you act. Therefore When we remain sober we are able to act fast and we Don 't lose sight in the Lord we become aware of where we at. Its important that we keep close to the Lord and obey the holy sprite At all time simply because it can see what our naked eye can not see. remember to be vigilant at all time
  • Manny on 1 Peter 5:8
    The roar of a lion paralyze 's, when the prey he is hunting freezes in its steps, it gives the lion an easy target. Don 't let the roar of evil people stop you. Keep moving forward
  • Michael sunday on 1 Peter 5:8
    Devil is the greatest fraudulent and deceiver of them all. Cast your faith upon Him that saved by Grace
  • Tommy on 1 Peter 5:8
    As true Christians never be off guard Be ready every moment to resist the devil It is not everyone that Satan can gulp down Those who obey the commands in verse s 5 to 9 cannot be swallowed up by him Let the younger submit to the elder v 5 All submit to one another v 5 Be clothed with humility v 5 Humble yourselves to God v 6 Cast all your care upon God v 7 Be sober v 8 Be vigilant v 8 Resist Satan in the faith v 9 This method of satanic defeat v 9a is open to every child of God SUBMIT yourselves therefore to God RESIST the devil and he will flee from you Jas 4 7
  • Mary on 1 Peter 5:8
    this verse has stir up some thing inside of me that is very powerful IT IS CALL AWAKENING l believe by faith we have overcome just as the bible says in revelation 12 11 that they overcame him by the blood of the LAMB and by the word of their testimony and they did not love their life till death


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