Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Be sober! Be on the alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.

International Standard Version

Be clear-minded and alert. Your opponent, the Devil, is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

A Conservative Version

Be sober, be vigilant. Your opponent the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about seeking whom to devour.

American Standard Version

Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,

Amplified

Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [ in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.

An Understandable Version

Be sensible and alert; your enemy the devil is prowling around like a roaring [i.e., hungry] lion looking for someone to [kill and] eat.

Anderson New Testament

Be sober, be watchful: for your adversary, the devil, like a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.

Bible in Basic English

Be serious and keep watch; the Evil One, who is against you, goes about like a lion with open mouth in search of food;

Common New Testament

Be sober, be alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Be temperate, be vigilant: for your adversary the Devil goes about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Darby Translation

Be vigilant, watch. Your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may devour.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Be sober, be vigilant: your adversary, the devil, is walking about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour:

Godbey New Testament

Be sober, watch. The devil is walking round like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour:

Goodspeed New Testament

Be calm and watchful. Your opponent the devil is prowling about like a roaring lion, wanting to devour you.

John Wesley New Testament

for your adversary the devil, walketh about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Be temperate and vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour,

Julia Smith Translation

Be abstemious, watch; for your adversary the accuser, as a roaring lion, walks around, seeking whom he might swallow down:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Be sober; be on the alert. Your adversary the devil walks around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

Modern King James verseion

Be sensible and vigilant, because your adversary the Devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone he may devour;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be sober, and watch. For your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Moffatt New Testament

Keep cool, keep awake. Your enemy the devil prowls like a roaring lion, looking out for someone to devour.

Montgomery New Testament

Be temperate, be vigilant; because your enemy, the devil, is prowling about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

NET Bible

Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour.

New Heart English Bible

Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Noyes New Testament

Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour;

Sawyer New Testament

Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil goes about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour;

The Emphasized Bible

Be sober! be watchful! Your slanderous adversary, as a roaring lion, is walking about - seeking to devour:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Be sober, be vigilant; for your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, prowleth around, seeking whom he may devour:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Exercise self-control, be watchful. Your adversary, the Devil, like a roaring lion, is prowling about, eager to devour you.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

Be calm and alert. Your opponent the devil is always prowling about like a roaring lion, trying to devour you.

World English Bible

Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Worrell New Testament

Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, is going about, seeking whom he may devour;

Worsley New Testament

Be sober, be vigilant; for your adversary the devil, like a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Youngs Literal Translation

Be sober, vigilant, because your opponent the devil, as a roaring lion, doth walk about, seeking whom he may swallow up,

Verse Picture

Themes

Activity » Evil » General References to

Adversary » SATAN » Duty of Resisting

Adversary » SATAN » The Malignant Work of » Instigating Men to Sin

Battle of Life » THE SOUL'S ENEMIES

Devil » Resist the

Devil, the » Character of » Fierce and cruel

Devil, the » Compared to » A roaring lion

Early Rising » Satan goes to and fro in

Enemies » Of the Soul

Evil » Activity

Invasion, Satanic » Of Judas Iscariot

Lion » Figurative: » Of Satan

Lion, the » Illustrative » Of the devil

Names » Of Satan » Adversary

Perseverance » General references

Resist the Devil » Duty of Resisting

Satan » Called: » Adversary

Satan » Names and Titles of » Adversary

Satan » Resistance to

Satan » The Malignant Work of » Instigating Men to Sin

Satan » Watchfulness against Sin and Temptation

Satan's » Work » The Malignant Work of » Instigating Men to Sin

Satanic » Invasion » Of Judas Iscariot

Serpent » SATAN » Duty of Resisting

Serpent » SATAN » The Malignant Work of » Instigating Men to Sin

Sobriety » Commanded

Sobriety » Commanded

Sobriety » Motive for

Sobriety » Motives to

Temptation » Saints should » Watch against

Tempter » Power of » Instigating Men to Sin

Tempter » The Arch Deceiver attempts to Ruin Men

Titles and Names » Of Satan » Adversary

Titles and Names of the Devil » Adversary

War » Figurative of warfare of saints: » Is against: » The devil

War » Figurative of warfare of saints: » To be carried on: » With sobriety

War » Figurative of warfare of saints: » To be carried on: » With watchfulness

Warfare of Saints » Is against » The devil

Warfare of Saints » To be carried on » With sobriety

Warfare of Saints » To be carried on » With watchfulness

Watchfulness » Against Sin and Temptation

Watchfulness » General references

Watchfulness » Motives to » Incessant assaults of the devil

Wicked, the » Rapacity of

Work, Satan's » Preying upon Men

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be sober
νήφω 
Nepho 
be sober , watch
Usage: 6

γρηγορεύω 
Gregoreuo 
Usage: 6

ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your , you , ye , yours , not tr. ,
Usage: 371

ἀντίδικος 
Antidikos 
Usage: 1

the devil
διάβολος 
Diabolos 
Usage: 32

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as , when , how , as it were , about ,
Usage: 417

ὠρύομαι 
Oruomai 
Usage: 1

λεών 
Leon 
Usage: 9

περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk , go , walk about , be occupied
Usage: 77

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
seek , seek for , go about , desire ,
Usage: 79

τίς 
Tis 
what , who , why , whom , which ,
Usage: 344

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 5:8

Devotionals containing 1 Peter 5:8

Images 1 Peter 5:8

Context Readings

Instructions For Christians

7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.



Cross References

Ephesians 6:11

Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

James 4:7

Submit therefore to God Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Job 2:2

The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it."

1 Peter 1:13

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Luke 22:31

"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat;

John 8:44

"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Ephesians 4:27

and do not give the devil an opportunity.

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion's mouth.

1 John 3:8-10

the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.

Job 1:6-7

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.

Psalm 109:6

Appoint a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand.

Isaiah 5:29-30

Its roaring is like a lioness, and it roars like young lions; It growls as it seizes the prey And carries it off with no one to deliver it.

Joel 3:16

The LORD roars from Zion And utters His voice from Jerusalem, And the heavens and the earth tremble But the LORD is a refuge for His people And a stronghold to the sons of Israel.

Amos 3:8

A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?

Zechariah 3:1

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.

Luke 21:36

"But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."

Romans 13:11-13

Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.

Revelation 12:12

"For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time."

Revelation 20:10

And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him.

Esther 7:6

Esther said, "A foe and an enemy is this wicked Haman!" Then Haman became terrified before the king and queen.

Psalm 104:21

The young lions roar after their prey And seek their food from God.

Proverbs 19:12

The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Isaiah 14:12-13

"How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!

Isaiah 50:8

He who vindicates Me is near; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand up to each other; Who has a case against Me? Let him draw near to Me.

Jeremiah 2:15

"The young lions have roared at him, They have roared loudly And they have made his land a waste; His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.

Jeremiah 51:38

"They will roar together like young lions, They will growl like lions' cubs.

Ezekiel 19:7

'He destroyed their fortified towers And laid waste their cities; And the land and its fullness were appalled Because of the sound of his roaring.

Ezekiel 22:25

"There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst like a roaring lion tearing the prey They have devoured lives; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her.

Daniel 6:24

The king then gave orders, and they brought those men who had maliciously accused Daniel, and they cast them, their children and their wives into the lions' den; and they had not reached the bottom of the den before the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

Hosea 11:10

They will walk after the LORD, He will roar like a lion; Indeed He will roar And His sons will come trembling from the west.

Hosea 13:8

I will encounter them like a bear robbed of her cubs, And I will tear open their chests; There I will also devour them like a lioness, As a wild beast would tear them.

Amos 1:2

He said, "The LORD roars from Zion And from Jerusalem He utters His voice; And the shepherds' pasture grounds mourn, And the summit of Carmel dries up."

Amos 3:4

Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Does a young lion growl from his den unless he has captured something?

Zechariah 11:3

There is a sound of the shepherds' wail, For their glory is ruined; There is a sound of the young lions' roar, For the pride of the Jordan is ruined.

Matthew 4:1

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

Matthew 4:11

Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.

Matthew 13:39

and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.

Matthew 24:42

"Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.

Matthew 24:48-50

"But if that evil slave says in his heart, 'My master is not coming for a long time,'

Matthew 25:41

"Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;

Luke 12:45-46

"But if that slave says in his heart, 'My master will be a long time in coming,' and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk;

Luke 21:34

"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;

1 Timothy 2:9

Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,

1 Timothy 2:15

But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.

1 Timothy 3:2

An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 3:11

Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.

Titus 1:8

but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,

Titus 2:2

Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.

Titus 2:4

so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

Titus 2:6

Likewise urge the young men to be sensible;

Titus 2:12

instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,

1 Peter 4:7

The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.

Revelation 20:2

And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;



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