1 Peter 5:8


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

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of 1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant: because your aduersary the deuill, as a roaring Lion walketh about, seeking whom he may deuoure.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of 1 Peter chapter 5

“Be of sober {spirit,} be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,”
American Standard Version (1901)

“Be serious and keep watch; the Evil One, who is against you, goes about like a lion with open mouth in search of food;”
Basic English Bible

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

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

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: ”
Webster's Bible

“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.”
Weymouth Bible

“Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
World English Bible

“Be ye sobre, and wake ye, for youre aduersarie, the deuel, as a rorynge lioun goith aboute, sechinge whom he schal deuoure.”
Wycliffe Bible

“Be sober, vigilant, because your opponent the devil, as a roaring lion, doth walk about, seeking whom he may swallow up,”
Youngs Literal Bible


Grace Simmonds's comment on 2021-04-27 22:17:10:

Peter is telling us to know the tactics of the enemy, line our selves with the armor of God, and stand. The devil comes in different form and shape and we have to know who we are in Christ Jesus. He comes as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour and if we are not wise not in our wisdom yet the wisdom of God, he will trap us in his snare.Amen.


Gillian Larmond's comment on 2015-05-26 18:05:21:

Points taken and agreed with. We have to be focus, be on guard, be in-tuned with the will of God through His words and be spiritually prepared for any attack of the adversary. God bless us all as we continue to walk in His light.


Butch's comment on 2015-05-25 23:39:31:

Sometimes if we are not careful, we get drunk on the cares of this life, we get caught up, tied up, tangled,and we neglect to seek The Lord, and watch for his second coming.


Daniel elita phiri's comment on 2015-01-29 05:50:53:

A roarling lion is sleepless when its hungery, so being vigilant or rather watchful should indeed be the behaviour of every tru christian. Being sobar does not imply to the drunkards only. Remember an idol mind is the workshop of the devil.


reedemedtowin's comment on 2015-01-15 02:40:21:

This scripture closely read with Ephesians 5:16 "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil " tells us that we are expected to be more spiritual to win the battles of life...the devil is out and about on a warfare with spiritually empowered people...May His Grace help us to do so, in Jesus name, Amen!


Tim George's comment on 2014-10-07 03:09:56:

The Devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may eat up. So resist the Devil and he will flee. We do this by quoting scripture as Jesus did and the Devil will have to go. Don 't listen to the lies but believe the truth of the Word of God. Don 't drink too much wine, but be sober so that you can think clearly.


Xoli Mbayimbayi's comment on 2014-08-09 06:44:19:

This is so profound. according to my understanding When one is drunk of alcohol their forget about everything and they lose sight of where they are and what they are doing. But once you become sober you think twice before you act. Therefore When we remain sober we are able to act fast and we Don 't lose sight in the Lord we become aware of where we at. Its important that we keep close to the Lord and obey the holy sprite At all time simply because it can see what our naked eye can not see. remember to be vigilant at all time


Manny's comment on 2014-08-04 19:27:32:

The roar of a lion paralyze 's, when the prey he is hunting freezes in its steps, it gives the lion an easy target. Don 't let the roar of evil people stop you. Keep moving forward


Michael sunday's comment on 2014-04-27 00:34:26:

Devil is the greatest fraudulent and deceiver of them all. Cast your faith upon Him that saved by Grace


Tommy's comment on 2014-02-26 07:38:47:

As true Christians never be off guard Be ready every moment to resist the devil It is not everyone that Satan can gulp down Those who obey the commands in verse s 5 to 9 cannot be swallowed up by him Let the younger submit to the elder v 5 All submit to one another v 5 Be clothed with humility v 5 Humble yourselves to God v 6 Cast all your care upon God v 7 Be sober v 8 Be vigilant v 8 Resist Satan in the faith v 9 This method of satanic defeat v 9a is open to every child of God SUBMIT yourselves therefore to God RESIST the devil and he will flee from you Jas 4 7


mary's comment on 2014-02-24 18:25:31:

this verse has stir up some thing inside of me that is very powerful IT IS CALL AWAKENING l believe by faith we have overcome just as the bible says in revelation 12 11 that they overcame him by the blood of the LAMB and by the word of their testimony and they did not love their life till death


Doris's comment on 2013-11-29 22:34:29:

The devil came to steal, kill and destroy, Jesus came to give us life to the fullest, so be alert. And choose life. God is life. Amen


Asare Richmond's comment on 2013-11-09 10:52:33:

More mails from the bible is all i need


oscar michelo's comment on 2013-10-17 05:11:31:

I like the chapter,cozy when you wonder away from Gods presence the devil will indeed eat you up both the spirit and the body,sobility is important


Evelyn Smith's comment on 2013-09-02 18:34:27:

Always be alert when you think the enemy is coming another way ,he comes in every form ,through marriage , your children In essence Paul is saying as a child of God you will never get rest but for a season


Sambo Daniel Pam's comment on 2013-09-02 08:12:21:

I am blessed with the reading of 1Peter 5:8 indeed we are in end time, that is why there is no peace in the whole world


kedibone's comment on 2013-07-16 01:34:22:

God really love us on this scripture. God reminds us not to just stay free in this world, we must know that the devil is roaring outside there hunting for someone who he can prove himself to him or to the world that he can own him. Let us stay on prayer always guys so that when the lion which is the devil come find us having power of God


nontobeko mhlongo's comment on 2013-07-15 12:32:38:

Paul really put it on point on how we should live our lives. While we live in these Hard and Crazy times in this ruthless world, indeed we need to b Sober minded and on the watch out cause the devil is always looking for easy ppl that he can devour and corrupt and turn evil. Its so sad but we can remain wit God if we are sober and Vigilant and not give the devil a chance to devour us.


Linda's comment on 2013-06-14 17:53:41:

1 Peter 5:8 our enemy the devil does have an imitating spirit, trying to make himself seem to be more powerful than God. Jesus the lion of the tribe of Judah. Don't be fooled. The devil is a deceiver.


zipho's comment on 2013-05-16 02:40:44:

God want us to believe in him and his son only and be clean in the spirits and in flash


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