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1 Peter 5:8-10 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy,[a] the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring lion looking for its prey to devour.[b] Take a decisive stand against him and resist his every attack with strong, vigorous faith. For you know that your believing brothers and sisters around the world are experiencing the same kinds of troubles you endure.[c] 10 And then, after your brief suffering,[d] the God of all loving grace, who has called you to share in his eternal glory in Christ,[e] will personally and powerfully restore you and make you stronger than ever. Yes, he will set you firmly in place and build you up.[f]


  1. 1 Peter 5:8 The Greek word antidikos is a legal term for one who presses a lawsuit that must be defended.
  2. 1 Peter 5:8 The implication in the context is that if you do not bring your worries and cares to God, the devil will use depression and discouragement to devour you. Just as lions go after the feeble, the young, and the stragglers, so the enemy of our souls will always seek out those who are isolated, alone, or depressed to devour them.
  3. 1 Peter 5:9 Suffering, in part, comes from the activity of the devil. There are sufferings that must be resisted in faith, as part of an attack from our adversary.
  4. 1 Peter 5:10 The Aramaic can be translated “slight suffering.” When we are in the midst of suffering, we are convinced it will never end. Peter reminds us that all of our trials are slight, brief, and temporary, but the glory we experience is eternal.
  5. 1 Peter 5:10 Some manuscripts have “Christ Jesus.” The calling of every believer is to share in the glory of God unveiled in Christ. See John 17:22-24; Rom. 8:18-21, 28–30; 2 Cor. 4:17; 2 Tim. 2:10.
  6. 1 Peter 5:10 Peter knows what he is talking about. After his ordeal of denying three times that he even knew Jesus, God restored him and made him strong. Jesus prophesied to Peter that he would “strengthen the faith of [his] brothers.” See Luke 22:31-32. Both of Peter’s letters are anointed by the Holy Spirit to give you strong faith that will not give up.
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