Parallel Verses

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.

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 serious! Be 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,

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 » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Duty of resisting

Adversary » Power of » Preying upon men

Devil » Resist the

Devil/devils » What satan does

Devil/devils » Resisting the devil

the Earth » Satan goes to and fro in

Evil » Activity » General references to

satanic Invasion » Of all who will give him entrance

Lions » Figurative » Of satan

Lions » Illustrative » Of the devil

Names » Of satan » Adversary

Resistance » Who to resist

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Watchfulness against sin and temptation

Satan » Tempts men vanquished by men » Resistance to

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Preying upon men

Satan » The adversary

Satanic » Invasion » Of all who will give him entrance

Satan's » Work » Preying upon men

Serpent » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Duty of resisting

Serpent » Power of » Preying upon men

Sobriety » Being sober

Sobriety » Commanded

Sobriety » Motives to

Sobriety » Motive for

Suffering » Who shall suffer persecution

Temptation » Saints should » Watch against

Tempter » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Duty of resisting

Tempter » Power of » Preying upon men

The Devil » Character of » Fierce and cruel

The Devil » Compared to » A roaring lion

Titles and names of the devil » Adversary

War » Figurative » Is against » The Devil

War » Figurative » To be carried on » With watchfulness

War » Figurative » To be carried on » With sobriety

Warfare of saints » Is against » The Devil

Warfare of saints » To be carried on » With watchfulness

Warfare of saints » To be carried on » With sobriety

Watchfulness » For the coming of Christ, reasons for » Against sin and temptation

Watchfulness » Motives to » Incessant assaults of the devil

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Rapacity of

satan's Work » 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 
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 
Usage: 79

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 5:8

Devotionals containing 1 Peter 5:8

Images 1 Peter 5:8

Prayers for 1 Peter 5:8

Context Readings

Instructions For Christians

7 Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. 8 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. 9 Withstand him; be firm in faith [against his onset -- "rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined], knowing that the same ( identical) sufferings are appointed to your brotherhood (the whole body of Christians) throughout the world.



Cross References

Ephesians 6:11

Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

James 4:7

So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.

Job 2:2

And the Lord said to Satan, From where do you come? And Satan (the adversary and the accuser) answered the Lord, From going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it.

1 Peter 1:13

So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed.

Revelation 12:9

And the huge dragon was cast down and out -- "that age-old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, he who is the seducer (deceiver) of all humanity the world over; he was forced out and down to the earth, and his angels were flung out along with him.

Luke 22:31

Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God], that he might sift [all of] you like grain,

John 8:44

You are of your father, the devil, and it is your will to practice the lusts and gratify the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false.

Ephesians 4:27

Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him].

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the [Gospel] message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was delivered out of the jaws of the lion.

1 John 3:8-10

[But] he who commits sin [who practices evildoing] is of the devil [takes his character from the evil one], for the devil has sinned (violated the divine law) from the beginning. The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].

Job 1:6-7

Now there was a day when the sons (the angels) of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan (the adversary and accuser) also came among them.

Psalm 109:6

Set a wicked man over him [as a judge], and let [a malicious] accuser stand at his right hand.

Isaiah 5:29-30

Their roaring is like that of a lioness, they roar like young lions; they growl and seize their prey and carry it safely away, and there is none to deliver it.

Joel 3:16

The Lord will thunder and roar from Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth shall shake; but the Lord will be a refuge for His people and a stronghold to the children of Israel.

Amos 3:8

The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?

Zechariah 3:1

Then [the guiding angel] showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at Joshua's right hand to be his adversary and to accuse him.

Luke 21:36

Keep awake then and watch at all times [be discreet, attentive, and ready], praying that you may have the full strength and ability and be accounted worthy to escape all these things [taken together] that will take place, and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man.

Romans 13:11-13

Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah).

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

Accordingly then, let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide awake (alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard) and let us be sober (calm, collected, and circumspect).

Revelation 12:12

Therefore be glad (exult), O heavens and you that dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in fierce anger (fury), because he knows that he has [only] a short time [left]!

Revelation 20:10

Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages).

Judges 14:5

Then Samson and his father and mother went down to Timnah and came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him.

Esther 7:6

And Esther said, An adversary and an enemy, even this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid 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 as terrifying as the roaring of a lion, but his favor is as [refreshing as] dew upon the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger or angers himself against him sins against his own life.

Isaiah 14:12-13

How have you fallen from heaven, O light-bringer and daystar, son of the morning! How you have been cut down to the ground, you who weakened and laid low the nations [O blasphemous, satanic king of Babylon!]

Isaiah 50:8

He is near Who declares Me in the right. Who will contend with Me? Let us stand forth together! Who is My adversary? Let him come near to Me.

Jeremiah 2:15

The young lions have roared over him and made their voices heard. And they have made his land a waste; his cities are burned ruins without inhabitant.

Jeremiah 51:38

They [the Chaldean lords] shall be roaring together [before their sudden capture] like young lions [over their prey], they [the princes] shall be growling like lions' whelps.

Ezekiel 19:7

And he knew and ravaged their strongholds and he laid waste their cities, and the land was appalled and all who were in it by the noise of his roaring.

Ezekiel 22:25

There is a conspiracy of [Israel's false] prophets in the midst of her, like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured human lives; they have taken [in their greed] treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her.

Daniel 6:24

And the king commanded, and those men who had accused Daniel were brought and cast into the den of lions, they, their children, and their wives; and before they ever reached the bottom of the den, the lions had overpowered them and had broken their bones in pieces.

Hosea 11:10

They shall walk after the Lord, Who will roar like a lion; He Himself will roar and [His] sons shall come trembling and eagerly from the west.

Hosea 13:8

I will meet them like a bear that is robbed of her cubs, and I will rend the covering of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lioness, as a wild beast would tear them.

Amos 1:2

And he said, The Lord roars out of Zion and utters His voice from Jerusalem; then the pastures of the shepherds mourn and the top of [Mount] Carmel dries up.

Amos 3:4

Will a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Will a young lion cry out of his den if he has taken nothing?

Zechariah 11:3

A voice of the wailing of the shepherds, for their glory, the broad pasturage, is laid waste! A voice of the roaring of young lions, for the pride of the Jordan [the jungle or thickets] is ruined!

Matthew 4:1

Then Jesus was led (guided) by the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness (desert) to be tempted (tested and tried) by the devil.

Matthew 4:11

Then the devil departed from Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

Matthew 13:39

And the enemy who sowed it is the devil. The harvest is the close and consummation of the age, and the reapers are angels.

Matthew 24:42

Watch therefore [ give strict attention, be cautious and active], for you do not know in what kind of a day [ whether a near or remote one] your Lord is coming.

Matthew 24:48-50

But if that servant is wicked and says to himself, My master is delayed and is going to be gone a long time,

Matthew 25:41

Then He will say to those at His left hand, Begone from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!

Luke 12:45-46

But if that servant says in his heart, My master is late in coming, and begins to strike the menservants and the maids and to eat and drink and get drunk,

Luke 21:34

But take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to [the business of] this life, and [lest] that day come upon you suddenly like a trap or a noose;

1 Timothy 2:9

Also [I desire] that women should adorn themselves modestly and appropriately and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with [elaborate] hair arrangement or gold or pearls or expensive clothing,

1 Timothy 2:15

Nevertheless [the sentence put upon women of pain in motherhood does not hinder their souls' salvation, and] they will be saved [eternally] if they continue in faith and love and holiness with self-control, [saved indeed] through the Childbearing or by the birth of the divine Child.

1 Timothy 3:2

Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation but must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect and temperate and self-controlled; [he must be] sensible and well behaved and dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable and qualified teacher,

1 Timothy 3:11

[The] women likewise must be worthy of respect and serious, not gossipers, but temperate and self-controlled, [thoroughly] trustworthy in all things.

Titus 1:8

But he must be hospitable (loving and a friend to believers, especially to strangers and foreigners); [he must be] a lover of goodness [of good people and good things], sober-minded (sensible, discreet), upright and fair-minded, a devout man and religiously correct, temperate and keeping himself in hand.

Titus 2:2

Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience [of Christ].

Titus 2:4

So that they will wisely train the young women to be sane and sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and to love their husbands and their children,

Titus 2:6

In a similar way, urge the younger men to be self-restrained and to behave prudently [taking life seriously].

Titus 2:12

It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world,

1 Peter 4:7

But the end and culmination of all things has now come near; keep sound minded and self-restrained and alert therefore for [the practice of] prayer.

Revelation 20:2

And he gripped and overpowered the dragon, that old serpent [of primeval times], who is the devil and Satan, and [securely] bound him for a thousand years.

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