Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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 Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be clear-minded and alert. Your opponent, the Devil, is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him and be firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.



Cross References

Ephesians 6:11

Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the Devil's strategies.

James 4:7

Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the Devil, and he will run away from you.

Job 2:2

The LORD asked Satan, "Where have you come from?" In response, Satan told the LORD, "From wandering all over the earth and walking back and forth throughout it."

1 Peter 1:13

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep a clear head, and set your hope completely on the grace to be given you when Jesus, the Messiah, is revealed.

Revelation 12:9

The huge dragon was hurled down. That ancient serpent, called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, was hurled down to the earth, along with its angels.

Luke 22:31

"Simon, Simon, listen! Satan has asked permission to sift all of you like wheat,

John 8:44

You belong to your father the Devil, and you want to carry out the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and has never stood for truth, since there is no truth in him. Whenever he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

Ephesians 4:27

and do not give the Devil an opportunity to work.

2 Timothy 4:17

However, the Lord stood by me and gave me strength so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the gentiles could hear it. I was rescued out of a lion's mouth.

1 John 3:8-10

The person who practices sin belongs to the evil one, because the Devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason that the Son of God was revealed was to destroy what the Devil has been doing.

Job 1:6-7

One day, divine beings presented themselves to the LORD, and Satan accompanied them.

Psalm 109:6

Appoint an evil person over him; may an accuser stand at his right side.

Isaiah 5:29-30

With a roar like a lion, they snarl, and like young lions, they growl; they seize their prey and then carry it off, with no one to rescue.

Joel 3:16

"The LORD will roar from Zion, and shout from Jerusalem. The heavens and the earth will shake, but the LORD will be the refuge of his people, and the strength of the people of Israel."

Amos 3:8

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

Zechariah 3:1

Then I saw Joshua the High Priest standing in the presence of the angel of the LORD, with Satan standing at his right to oppose him.

Luke 21:36

So be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to take your stand in the presence of the Son of Man."

Romans 13:11-13

This is necessary because you know the times it's already time for you to wake up from sleep, because our salvation is nearer now than when we became believers.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

Therefore, let's not fall asleep like others do, but let's stay awake and be sober.

Revelation 12:12

So be glad, heavens, and those who live in them! How terrible it is for the earth and the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, filled with rage, knowing that his time is short!"

Revelation 20:10

and the Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were. They will be tortured day and night forever and ever.

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down in the direction of Timnah with his father and mother and arrived as far as the vineyards of Timnah. And surprise! a young lion came roaring at him!

Esther 7:6

Esther replied, "An adversary and an enemy it's this wicked Haman!" So Haman was terrified before the king and the queen.

Psalm 104:21

Young lions roar for prey, seeking their food from God.

Proverbs 19:12

The king's anger is like the roaring of a lion, but his goodwill is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

A king's anger is like a lion's roar; anyone who angers him forfeits his life.

Isaiah 14:12-13

"How you have fallen from heaven, Day Star, son of the Dawn! How you have been thrown down to earth, you who laid low the nation!

Isaiah 50:8

The one who vindicates me is near. Who, then, will bring a charge against me? Let's face each other! Who has a case against me? Let him confront me!

Jeremiah 2:15

Young lions roar at him, they cry out loudly. They have made his land into a wasteland, and his cities are destroyed so they are without inhabitants.

Jeremiah 51:38

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

Ezekiel 19:7

He raped the women, devastating their towns. The land was made desolate, and all the while the land was filled with the sound of his roaring.

Ezekiel 22:25

There's a conspiracy of prophets within her, and like a roaring lion tearing its prey, they've devoured people, and confiscated treasures, and taken precious things. They've added to the population of widows within her.

Daniel 6:24

Then the king gave orders to bring those men who had tried to have Daniel devoured, and they threw them, their children, and their wives into the lions' pit. They had not reached the floor of the pit before the lions had overtaken them and crushed all their bones.

Hosea 11:10

They will go after the LORD, who will roar like a lion; and when he roars, the children will come trembling from the west.

Hosea 13:8

I will confront them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their ribs. I will devour them like a lion the wild beasts will rip them apart.

Amos 1:2

He said, "From Zion the LORD roars, and from Jerusalem he shouts aloud. The shepherds' pastures will languish, and Carmel's summit will wither."

Amos 3:4

Will a lion roar in the forest without having found its prey? Will a young lion cry from its den without having caught anything?

Zechariah 11:3

Hear the wailing of the shepherds, for the magnificence of the forest is ruined! Hear the roar of the lions, for the Jordan's arrogance is ruined!

Matthew 4:1

After this, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.

Matthew 4:11

So the Devil left him, and angels came and began ministering to him.

Matthew 13:39

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

Matthew 24:42

"So keep on watching, because you don't know on what day your Lord is coming.

Matthew 24:48-50

"But if that wicked servant says to himself, "My master has been delayed,'

Matthew 25:41

"Then he will say to those on his left, "Get away from me, you who are accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the Devil and his angels!

Luke 12:45-46

But if that servant says to himself, "My master is taking a long time to come back,' and begins to beat the other servants and to eat, drink, and get drunk,

Luke 21:34

"Constantly be on your guard so that your hearts will not be loaded down with self-indulgence, drunkenness, and the worries of this life, or that day will take you by surprise

1 Timothy 2:9

Women, for their part, should display their beauty by dressing modestly and decently in appropriate clothes, not with elaborate hairstyles or by wearing gold, pearls, or expensive clothes,

1 Timothy 2:15

even though she will be saved through the birth of the Child, if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, along with good judgment.

1 Timothy 3:2

Therefore, an elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, stable, sensible, respectable, hospitable to strangers, and teachable.

1 Timothy 3:11

Their wives must also be serious. They must not be gossips, but instead be stable and trustworthy in everything.

Titus 1:8

Instead, he must be hospitable to strangers, must appreciate what is good, and be sensible, honest, moral, and self-controlled.

Titus 2:2

Older men are to be sober, serious, sensible, and sound in faith, love, and endurance.

Titus 2:4

They should encourage the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children,

Titus 2:6

Likewise, encourage the younger men to be sensible.

Titus 2:12

It trains us to renounce ungodly living and worldly passions so that we might live sensible, honest, and godly lives in the present age

1 Peter 4:7

Because everything will soon come to an end, be sensible and clear-headed, so you can pray.

Revelation 20:2

He captured the dragon, that ancient serpent, also known as the Devil and Satan, and tied him up for a thousand years.

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