Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 having cast all your care upon him, for he cares about you. 8 Be vigilant, watch. Your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may devour. 9 Whom resist, stedfast in faith, knowing that the selfsame sufferings are accomplished in your brotherhood which is in the world.



Cross References

Ephesians 6:11

Put on the panoply of God, that ye may be able to stand against the artifices of the devil:

James 4:7

Subject yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Job 2:2

And Jehovah said to Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered Jehovah and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

1 Peter 1:13

Wherefore, having girded up the loins of your mind, be sober and hope with perfect stedfastness in the grace which will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was cast out, the ancient serpent, he who is called Devil and Satan, he who deceives the whole habitable world, he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Luke 22:31

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded to have you, to sift you as wheat;

John 8:44

Ye are of the devil, as your father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father:

Ephesians 4:27

neither give room for the devil.

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me, and gave me power, that through me the proclamation might be fully made, and all those of the nations should hear; and I was delivered out of the lion's mouth.

1 John 3:8-10

He that practises sin is of the devil; for from the beginning the devil sins. To this end the Son of God has been manifested, that he might undo the works of the devil.

Job 1:6-7

And there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah; and Satan came also among them.

Psalm 109:6

Set a wicked man over him, and let the adversary stand at his right hand;

Isaiah 5:29-30

Their roaring is like a lioness, they roar as the young lions; yea, they growl, and snatch the prey, and carry it away safe, and there is none to deliver;

Joel 3:16

And Jehovah will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: and Jehovah will be a shelter for his people, and the refuge of the children of Israel.

Amos 3:8

The lion hath roared, who will not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

Zechariah 3:1

And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of Jehovah, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

Luke 21:36

Watch therefore, praying at every season, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things which are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Romans 13:11-13

This also, knowing the time, that it is already time that we should be aroused out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober;

Revelation 12:12

Therefore be full of delight, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great rage, knowing he has a short time.

Revelation 20:10

And the devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are both the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for the ages of ages.

Judges 14:5

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

Esther 7:6

And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was terrified before the king and the queen.

Psalm 104:21

The young lions roar after the prey, and to seek their food from God.

Proverbs 19:12

The king's displeasure is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: he that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

Isaiah 14:12-13

How art thou fallen from heaven, Lucifer, son of the morning! Thou art cut down to the ground, that didst prostrate the nations!

Isaiah 50:8

He is near that justifieth me: who will contend with me? let us stand together; who is mine adverse party? let him draw near unto me.

Jeremiah 2:15

The young lions roared against him, they gave forth their voice, and they made his land desolate: his cities are burned, without inhabitant.

Jeremiah 51:38

They shall roar together like young lions, growl as lions' whelps.

Ezekiel 19:7

And he knew their desolate palaces, and he laid waste their cities, so that the land was desolate, and all it contained, by the noise of his roaring.

Ezekiel 22:25

There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst of her like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they devour souls; they take away treasure and precious things; they increase her widows in the midst of her;

Daniel 6:24

And the king commanded, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and broke all their bones in pieces ere they came to the bottom of the den.

Hosea 11:10

They shall walk after Jehovah; he shall roar like a lion; when he shall roar, then the children shall hasten from the west:

Hosea 13:8

I will meet them as a bear bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the covering of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lioness: the beast of the field shall tear them.

Amos 1:2

And he said, Jehovah roareth from Zion, and uttereth his voice from Jerusalem; and the pastures of the shepherds mourn, and the top of Carmel withereth.

Amos 3:4

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

Zechariah 11:3

A voice of howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled.

Matthew 4:1

Then Jesus was carried up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted of the devil:

Matthew 4:11

Then the devil leaves him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.

Matthew 13:39

and the enemy who has sowed it is the devil; and the harvest is the completion of the age, and the harvestmen are angels.

Matthew 24:42

Watch therefore, for ye know not in what hour your Lord comes.

Matthew 24:48-50

But if that evil bondman should say in his heart, My lord delays to come,

Matthew 25:41

Then shall he say also to those on the left, Go from me, cursed, into eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Luke 12:45-46

But if that bondman should say in his heart, My lord delays to come, and begin to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and to drink and to be drunken,

Luke 21:34

But take heed to yourselves lest possibly your hearts be laden with surfeiting and drinking and cares of life, and that day come upon you suddenly unawares;

1 Timothy 2:9

In like manner also that the women in decent deportment and dress adorn themselves with modesty and discretion, not with plaited hair and gold, or pearls, or costly clothing,

1 Timothy 2:15

But she shall be preserved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with discretion.

1 Timothy 3:2

The overseer then must be irreproachable, husband of one wife, sober, discreet, decorous, hospitable, apt to teach;

1 Timothy 3:11

The women in like manner grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

Titus 1:8

but hospitable, a lover of goodness, discreet, just, pious, temperate,

Titus 2:2

that the elder men be sober, grave, discreet, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

Titus 2:4

that they may admonish the young women to be attached to their husbands, to be attached to their children,

Titus 2:6

The younger men in like manner exhort to be discreet:

Titus 2:12

teaching us that, having denied impiety and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, and justly, and piously in the present course of things,

1 Peter 4:7

But the end of all things is drawn nigh: be sober therefore, and be watchful unto prayers;

Revelation 20:2

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

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