Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 worries on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Withstand him steadfast in your faith, knowing that your brothers who are in the world are undergoing the same sufferings.



Cross References

Ephesians 6:11

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

James 4:7

Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Job 2:2

Yahweh said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."

1 Peter 1:13

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, be sober and set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ --

Revelation 12:9

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

Luke 22:31

The Lord said, "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as 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 doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father.

Ephesians 4:27

neither give place to the devil.

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

1 John 3:8-10

He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of God was revealed, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Job 1:6-7

Now it happened on the day when God's sons came to present themselves before Yahweh, that Satan also came among them.

Psalm 109:6

Set a wicked man over him. Let an adversary stand at his right hand.

Isaiah 5:29-30

Their roaring will be like a lioness. They will roar like young lions. Yes, they shall roar, and seize their prey and carry it off, and there will be no one to deliver.

Joel 3:16

Yahweh will roar from Zion, and thunder from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth will shake; but Yahweh will be a refuge to his people, and a stronghold to the children of Israel.

Amos 3:8

The lion has roared. Who will not fear? The Lord Yahweh has spoken. Who can but prophesy?

Zechariah 3:1

He showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of Yahweh, and Satan standing at his right hand to be his adversary.

Luke 21:36

Therefore be watchful all the time, praying that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will happen, and to stand before the Son of Man."

Romans 13:11-13

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

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

so then let's not sleep, as the rest do, but let's watch and be sober.

Revelation 12:12

Therefore rejoice, heavens, and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has gone down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but 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 also. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Judges 14:5

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

Esther 7:6

Esther said, "An adversary and an enemy, even this wicked Haman!" Then Haman was afraid before the king and the 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 roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Isaiah 14:12-13

How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, who laid the nations low!

Isaiah 50:8

He is near who justifies me; who will bring charges against me? Let us stand up together: who is my adversary? Let him come near to me.

Jeremiah 2:15

The young lions have roared at him, and yelled. They have made his land waste. His cities are burned up, without inhabitant.

Jeremiah 51:38

They shall roar together like young lions; they shall growl as lions' cubs.

Ezekiel 19:7

He knew their palaces, and laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and its fullness, because of the noise of his roaring.

Ezekiel 22:25

There is a conspiracy of her prophets in its midst, like a roaring lion ravening the prey: they have devoured souls; they take treasure and precious things; they have made her widows many in its midst.

Daniel 6:24

The king commanded, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they 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, before they came to the bottom of the den.

Hosea 11:10

They will walk after Yahweh, who will roar like a lion; for he will roar, and the children will come trembling from the west.

Hosea 13:8

I will meet them like a bear that is bereaved of her cubs, and will tear the covering of their heart. There I will devour them like a lioness. The wild animal will tear them.

Amos 1:2

He said: "Yahweh will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the pastures of the shepherds will mourn, and the top of Carmel will wither."

Amos 3:4

Will a lion roar in the thicket, when he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?

Zechariah 11:3

A voice of the wailing of the shepherds! For their glory is destroyed: a voice of the roaring of young lions! 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 served him.

Matthew 13:39

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

Matthew 24:42

Watch therefore, for you don't know in what hour your Lord comes.

Matthew 24:48-50

But if that evil servant should say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying his coming,'

Matthew 25:41

Then he will say also to those on the left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels;

Luke 12:45-46

But if that servant says in his heart, 'My lord delays his coming,' and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken,

Luke 21:34

"So be careful, or your hearts will be loaded down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day will come on you suddenly.

1 Timothy 2:9

In the same way, that women also adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and propriety; not just with braided hair, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing;

1 Timothy 2:15

but she will be saved through her childbearing, if they continue in faith, love, and sanctification with sobriety.

1 Timothy 3:2

The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching;

1 Timothy 3:11

Their wives in the same way must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Titus 1:8

but given to hospitality, a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled;

Titus 2:2

that older men should be temperate, sensible, sober minded, sound in faith, in love, and in patience:

Titus 2:4

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

Titus 2:6

Likewise, exhort the younger men to be sober minded;

Titus 2:12

instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world;

1 Peter 4:7

But the end of all things is near. Therefore be of sound mind, self-controlled, and sober in prayer.

Revelation 20:2

He seized the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole inhabited earth, and bound him for a thousand years,

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