Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can 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:

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 » 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 all your care on Him, because He cares about you. 8 Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. 9 Resist him and be firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world.



Cross References

Ephesians 6:11

Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil.

James 4:7

Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.

Job 2:2

The Lord asked Satan, “Where have you come from?”“From roaming through the earth,” Satan answered Him, “and walking around on it.”

1 Peter 1:13

Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be serious and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 12:9

So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.

Luke 22:31

“Simon, Simon, look out! Satan has asked to sift you like wheat.

John 8:44

You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.

Ephesians 4:27

and don’t give the Devil an opportunity.

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the proclamation might be fully made through me and all the Gentiles might hear. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.

1 John 3:8-10

The one who commits sin is of the Devil, for the Devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose: to destroy the Devil’s works.

Job 1:6-7

One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them.

Psalm 109:6

Set a wicked person over him;
let an accuser stand at his right hand.

Isaiah 5:29-30

Their roaring is like a lion’s;
they roar like young lions;
they growl and seize their prey
and carry it off,
and no one can rescue it.

Joel 3:16

The Lord will roar from Zion
and raise His voice from Jerusalem;
heaven and earth will shake.
But the Lord will be a refuge for His people,
a stronghold for the Israelites.

Amos 3:8

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

Zechariah 3:1

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, with Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.

Luke 21:36

But be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Romans 13:11-13

Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

So then, we must not sleep, like the rest, but we must stay awake and be serious.

Revelation 12:12

Therefore rejoice, you heavens,
and you who dwell in them!
Woe to the earth and the sea,
for the Devil has come down to you
with great fury,
because he knows he has a short time.

Revelation 20:10

The Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Judges 14:5

Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Suddenly a young lion came roaring at him,

Esther 7:6

Esther answered, “The adversary and enemy is this evil Haman.”Haman stood terrified before the king and queen.

Psalm 104:21

The young lions roar for their prey
and seek their food from God.

Proverbs 19:12

A king’s rage is like the roaring of a lion,
but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

A king’s terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion;
anyone who provokes him endangers himself.

Isaiah 14:12-13

Shining morning star,
how you have fallen from the heavens!
You destroyer of nations,
you have been cut down to the ground.

Isaiah 50:8

The One who vindicates Me is near;
who will contend with Me?
Let us confront each other.
Who has a case against Me?
Let him come near Me!

Jeremiah 2:15

The young lions have roared at him;
they have roared loudly.
They have laid waste his land.
His cities are in ruins, without inhabitants.

Jeremiah 51:38

They will roar together like young lions;
they will growl like lion cubs.

Ezekiel 19:7

He devastated their strongholds
and destroyed their cities.
The land and everything in it shuddered
at the sound of his roaring.

Ezekiel 22:25

The conspiracy of her prophets within her is like a roaring lion tearing its prey: they devour people, seize wealth and valuables, and multiply the widows within her.

Daniel 6:24

The king then gave the command, and those men who had maliciously accused Daniel were brought and thrown into the lions’ den—they, their children, and their wives. They had not reached the bottom of the den before the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

Hosea 11:10

They will follow the Lord;
He will roar like a lion.
When He roars,
His children will come trembling from the west.

Hosea 13:8

I will attack them
like a bear robbed of her cubs
and tear open the rib cage over their hearts.
I will devour them there like a lioness,
like a wild beast that would rip them open.

Amos 1:2

He said:The Lord roars from Zion
and raises His voice from Jerusalem;
the pastures of the shepherds mourn,
and the summit of Carmel withers.

Amos 3:4

Does a lion roar in the forest
when it has no prey?
Does a young lion growl from its lair
unless it has captured something?

Zechariah 11:3

Listen to the wail of the shepherds,
for their glory is destroyed.
Listen to the roar of young lions,
for the thickets of the Jordan are destroyed.

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 immediately angels came and began to serve Him.

Matthew 13:39

and the enemy who sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

Matthew 24:42

Therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.

Matthew 24:48-50

But if that wicked slave says in his heart, ‘My master is delayed,’

Matthew 25:41

Then He will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels!

Luke 12:45-46

But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and starts to beat the male and female slaves, and to eat and drink and get drunk,

Luke 21:34

“Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly

1 Timothy 2:9

Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, with decency and good sense, not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, pearls, or expensive apparel,

1 Timothy 2:15

But she will be saved through childbearing, if she continues in faith, love, and holiness, with good judgment.

1 Timothy 3:2

An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,

1 Timothy 3:11

Wives, too, must be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, faithful in everything.

Titus 1:8

but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, righteous, holy, self-controlled,

Titus 2:2

Older men are to be level headed, worthy of respect, sensible, and sound in faith, love, and endurance.

Titus 2:4

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

Titus 2:6

In the same way, encourage the young men to be self-controlled

Titus 2:12

instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,

1 Peter 4:7

Now the end of all things is near; therefore, be serious and disciplined for prayer.

Revelation 20:2

He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for 1,000 years.

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