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.
King James Bible
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh 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.
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,
1 Peter 5:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:8 But in the mean time watch. There is a close connexion between this, and the duly casting our care upon him. How deeply had St. Peter himself suffered for want of watching! Be vigilant - As if he had said, Awake, and keep awake. Sleep no more: be this your care. As a roaring lion - Full of rage. Seeking - With all subtilty likewise. Whom he may devour or swallow up - Both soul and body.
LibraryA New Year's Benediction
I have this morning taken this text as a new year's blessing. You are aware that a minister of the Church of England always supplies me with the motto for the new year. He prays much before he selects the text, and I know that it is his prayer for you all to-day. He constantly favors me with this motto, and I always think it my duty to preach from it, and then desire my people to remember it through the year as a staff of support in their time of trouble, as some sweet morsel, a wafer made with honey, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860
30TH DAY. A Crown of Life.
The Millennium in Relation to Satan.
A Preliminary Discourse to Catechising
"Where have you come from?" the LORD asked Satan. Satan answered the LORD, "I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that's going on."
A wicked ruler is as dangerous to the poor as a roaring lion or an attacking bear.
"So you, too, must keep watch! For you don't know what day your Lord is coming.
The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message, only to have Satan come at once and take it away.
2 Corinthians 2:11
so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.
2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death.
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
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