1 Peter 4:7

“But the ende of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober and watch vnto prayer.”

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Other Translations

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
- King James Version

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

  • Teri
    since Jesus suffered for our sins, we should try no tot sin either, but live our best for God. sometimes we have to disappoint others when we can't do the things they want us to...but we must instead follow Jesus and try to do His will.
  • Sunrise
    To die mean to sieze from all pleasurable desire, and to suffer mean to endure excruciating pain even when u go through such not because it is by evil u do but for sake of one u love with all your heart and ready to lay all for such a one as christ did for us.
  • Ivy Johnson
    Peter: intimate acquaintance: with Jesus: indicated in his Epistles: deeply affected: message of the Master: speaks of Christ and His sufferings: no question concerning Peter’s Authorship: Epistles: Imminence: return of Christ:Christians are to be sober: and watch with Prayer: Above all, fervent Love: express to others: Christ Suffered: Christians will also:
    Glory be Revealed: Exceeding Joy:Amen
  • Pickqueena burrell
    it teaches of what Christ had to go through .. he had to suffer it also teaches us to have charity which is love and we should treat one another with hospitality an that we also have to endure hardship and having things say about us but we should rejoice once it is deemed falsely cause Christ himself was accused but he had to fulfil purpose so take courage.
  • BSP
    Verse 1~Jesus not only died for us but he was willing to suffer in the flesh. As fleshly humans we must examine whether we are willing to imitate Christ and suffer if needed to honor Jehovah God and support his sovereignty.
  • Armando seng
    verse 17 judgment already started in the house of God, (bonafide Churhes) the upcoming judgment day is for the ungodly.ref 2Peter3:7 please advise.

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