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12 They are like a lion eager to tear,
    like a young lion lurking in ambush.

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or like a lion they will tear me apart;
    they will drag me away, with no one to rescue.

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Discipline yourselves, keep alert.[a] Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 5:8 Or be vigilant

    they lurk in secret like a lion in its covert;
they lurk that they may seize the poor;
    they seize the poor and drag them off in their net.

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17 But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.

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13 they open wide their mouths at me,
    like a ravening and roaring lion.

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