1 Peter 5:8
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New International Version
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

New Living Translation
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

English Standard Version
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Berean Study Bible
Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Berean Literal Bible
Be sober-minded; watch. Your adversary the devil prowls about as a roaring lion seeking whom 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 Bible
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Holman Christian Standard 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be alert, be reflective, because your enemy Satan roars like a lion and is walking and seeking whom he may devour.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Keep your mind clear, and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion as he looks for someone to devour.

New American Standard 1977
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be temperate and vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour,

King James 2000 Bible
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

American King James Version
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

American Standard Version
Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.

Darby Bible Translation
Be vigilant, watch. Your adversary [the] devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may devour.

English Revised Version
Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.

Young's Literal Translation
Be sober, vigilant, because your opponent the devil, as a roaring lion, doth walk about, seeking whom he may swallow up,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:5-9 Humility preserves peace and order in all Christian churches and societies; pride disturbs them. Where God gives grace to be humble, he will give wisdom, faith, and holiness. To be humble, and subject to our reconciled God, will bring greater comfort to the soul than the gratification of pride and ambition. But it is to be in due time; not in thy fancied time, but God's own wisely appointed time. Does he wait, and wilt not thou? What difficulties will not the firm belief of his wisdom, power, and goodness get over! Then be humble under his hand. Cast all you care; personal cares, family cares, cares for the present, and cares for the future, for yourselves, for others, for the church, on God. These are burdensome, and often very sinful, when they arise from unbelief and distrust, when they torture and distract the mind, unfit us for duties, and hinder our delight in the service of God. The remedy is, to cast our care upon God, and leave every event to his wise and gracious disposal. Firm belief that the Divine will and counsels are right, calms the spirit of a man. Truly the godly too often forget this, and fret themselves to no purpose. Refer all to God's disposal. The golden mines of all spiritual comfort and good are wholly his, and the Spirit itself. Then, will he not furnish what is fit for us, if we humbly attend on him, and lay the care of providing for us, upon his wisdom and love? The whole design of Satan is to devour and destroy souls. He always is contriving whom he may insnare to eternal ruin. Our duty plainly is, to be sober; to govern both the outward and the inward man by the rules of temperance. To be vigilant; suspicious of constant danger from this spiritual enemy, watchful and diligent to prevent his designs. Be stedfast, or solid, by faith. A man cannot fight upon a quagmire, there is no standing without firm ground to tread upon; this faith alone furnishes. It lifts the soul to the firm advanced ground of the promises, and fixes it there. The consideration of what others suffer, is proper to encourage us to bear our share in any affliction; and in whatever form Satan assaults us, or by whatever means, we may know that our brethren experience the same.
Study Bible
Cast Your Cares on Him
7Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9Resist him, standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.…
Cross References
Job 1:7
The LORD said to Satan, "From where do you come?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it."

Proverbs 28:15
Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Matthew 24:42
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come.

Mark 4:15
Some are like the seeds along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.

2 Corinthians 2:11
in order that Satan should not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message would be fully proclaimed, and all the Gentiles would hear it. So I was delivered from the mouth of the lion.

James 4:7
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 1:13
Therefore prepare your minds for action. Be sober-minded. Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 12:10
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ. For the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, he who accuses them day and night before our God.
Treasury of Scripture

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

sober.

1 Peter 1:13 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober…

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and …

Matthew 24:48-50 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays …

Luke 12:45,46 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; …

Luke 21:34,36 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Romans 13:11-13 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out …

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober…

1 Timothy 2:9,15 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, …

1 Timothy 3:2,11 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, …

Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

Titus 2:2,4,6,12 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in …

your.

Esther 7:6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then …

Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves …

Job 2:2 And the LORD said to Satan, From where come you? And Satan answered …

Psalm 109:6 Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

Isaiah 50:8 He is near that justifies me; who will contend with me? let us stand …

Zechariah 3:1 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel …

Luke 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have …

the devil.

Matthew 4:1,11 Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted …

Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of …

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, …

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you …

Ephesians 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against …

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 John 3:8-10 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the …

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

Revelation 22:2,10 In the middle of the street of it, and on either side of the river, …

as.

Judges 14:5 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, …

Psalm 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

Proverbs 19:12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as …

Proverbs 20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoever provokes …

Isaiah 5:29,30 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: …

Isaiah 14:12,13 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how …

Jeremiah 2:15 The young lions roared on him, and yelled, and they made his land …

Jeremiah 51:38 They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps.

Ezekiel 19:7 And he knew their desolate palaces, and he laid waste their cities; …

Hosea 11:10 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he …

Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; …

Amos 1:2 And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from …

Amos 3:4,8 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? will a young …

Zechariah 11:3 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory …

2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that …

Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them…

walketh.

Job 1:7 And the LORD said to Satan, From where come you? Then Satan answered …

Job 2:2 And the LORD said to Satan, From where come you? And Satan answered …

devour.

Ezekiel 22:25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the middle thereof, like …

Daniel 6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused …

Hosea 13:8 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will …

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