New American Standard Bible
"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat;
King James Bible
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
Darby Bible Translation
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded to have you, to sift you as wheat;
World English Bible
The Lord said, "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat,
Young's Literal Translation
And the Lord said, 'Simon, Simon, lo, the Adversary did ask you for himself to sift as the wheat,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Simon - Peter. Jesus, foreseeing the danger of Peter, and knowing that he was about to deny him, took occasion to forewarn him and put him on his guard, and also to furnish him with a solace when he should be brought to repentance.
Satan hath desired - Satan is the prince of evil. One of his works is to try the faith of believers to place temptations and trials in their way, that they may be tested. Thus God gave Job into his hands, that it might be seen whether he would be found faithful, or would apostatize. See the notes at Job 1:7-12. So Satan desired to have Peter in his hands, that he might also try him.
May sift you as wheat - Grain was agitated or shaken in a kind of fan or sieve. The grain remained in the fan, and the chaff and dust were thrown off. So Christ says that Satan desired to try Peter; to place trials and temptations before him; "to agitate him" to see whether anything of faith would remain, or whether all would not be found to be chaff - mere natural ordor and false professions.
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Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD.
"For behold, I am commanding, And I will shake the house of Israel among all nations As grain is shaken in a sieve, But not a kernel will fall to the ground.
Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written, 'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'"
After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
1 Corinthians 5:5
I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
2 Corinthians 2:11
so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
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