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1 Peter 4

1 Peter 4:7 KJV (With Strong’s)

de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
the end
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
telos (Greek #5056)
properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination (literally, figuratively or indefinitely), result (immediate, ultimate or prophetic), purpose); specially, an impost or levy (as paid)
KJV usage: + continual, custom, end(-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare 5411.
Pronounce: tel'-os
Origin: from a primary τέλλω (to set out for a definite point or goal)
c of all things
pas (Greek #3956)
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
KJV usage: all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.
Pronounce: pas
Origin: including all the forms of declension
is at hand
eggizo (Greek #1448)
to make near, i.e. (reflexively) approach
KJV usage: approach, be at hand, come (draw) near, be (come, draw) nigh.
Pronounce: eng-id'-zo
Origin: from 1451
: be ye
sophroneo (Greek #4993)
to be of sound mind, i.e. sane, (figuratively) moderate
KJV usage: be in right mind, be sober (minded), soberly.
Pronounce: so-fron-eh'-o
Origin: from 4998
oun (Greek #3767)
(adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly
KJV usage: and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.
Pronounce: oon
Origin: apparently a primary word
sophroneo (Greek #4993)
to be of sound mind, i.e. sane, (figuratively) moderate
KJV usage: be in right mind, be sober (minded), soberly.
Pronounce: so-fron-eh'-o
Origin: from 4998
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
nepho (Greek #3525)
of uncertain affinity: to abstain from wine (keep sober), i.e. (figuratively) be discreet
KJV usage: be sober, watch.
Pronounce: nay'-fo
e unto
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
proseuche (Greek #4335)
prayer (worship); by implication, an oratory (chapel)
KJV usage: X pray earnestly, prayer.
Pronounce: pros-yoo-khay'
Origin: from 4336

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the end.
Eccl. 7:2• 2It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. (Eccl. 7:2)
Jer. 5:31• 31The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof? (Jer. 5:31)
Ezek. 7:2‑3,6• 2Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.
3Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
6An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
(Ezek. 7:2‑3,6)
Matt. 24:13‑14• 13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
(Matt. 24:13‑14)
Rom. 13:12• 12The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. (Rom. 13:12)
1 Cor. 7:29• 29But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; (1 Cor. 7:29)
1 Cor. 15:24• 24Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. (1 Cor. 15:24)
Phil. 4:5• 5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. (Phil. 4:5)
Heb. 10:25• 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Heb. 10:25)
James 5:8‑9• 8Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
9Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
(James 5:8‑9)
2 Peter 3:9‑11• 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
(2 Peter 3:9‑11)
1 John 2:18‑19• 18Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
(1 John 2:18‑19)
1 Peter 3:7• 7Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. (1 Peter 3:7)
Matt. 24:42• 42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. (Matt. 24:42)
Matt. 25:13• 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. (Matt. 25:13)
Matt. 26:38‑41• 38Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
(Matt. 26:38‑41)
Mark 13:33‑37• 33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
(Mark 13:33‑37)
Mark 14:37‑38• 37And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
38Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
(Mark 14:37‑38)
Luke 21:34,36• 34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
(Luke 21:34,36)
Luke 22:46• 46And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. (Luke 22:46)
Rom. 12:12• 12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; (Rom. 12:12)
Eph. 6:18• 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Eph. 6:18)
Col. 4:2• 2Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; (Col. 4:2)
2 Tim. 4:5• 5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. (2 Tim. 4:5)
Rev. 16:15• 15Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (Rev. 16:15)
 Peter feels that a saint should be one who is always taking, as it were, his last step — feeling, I am on the threshold of all that God is going to bring me into, the world is just going to be judged, and therefore there should be temperateness, and watchfulness, and prayer. (Our Stewardship by W.T.P. Wolston)
 The Holy Spirit keeps as constant and proximate, not only the bright hope of the Lord's coming for the saints, but the close of man's day for the earth. The world refuses or ridicules the warning. Even saints forget it as a living word from God for every day; and when mingling with human interests and men's thoughts, get weary, are ashamed of the truth, apologize for or gloss over the words of the Lord and the apostles, so as in effect to say, like the evil bondman in his heart, "My Lord delayeth:" alike the cause and the consequence of growing worldliness. Even watching for executive providence in the meantime undermines and destroys the separating and heart-elevating power of waiting for Christ. (1 Peter 4:7-11 by W. Kelly)
 The Apostle, while speaking of the great principle of responsibility in connection with the testimony of God, draws the attention of believers to the solemn thought of the end of all these things on which the flesh rested. This end drew near. (1 Peter 4 by J.N. Darby)
 The judge is quite ready as verse 5 has told us. He stands “before the door” (James 5:9), ready to enter the court and take His seat so that the judgment may begin (1 Peter 4 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

But the end of all things is drawn nigh: be sober therefore, and be watchful unto prayers;

W. Kelly Translation

But the end of all things hath drawn nigh. Be discreet therefore and watcha unto prayersb,

WK Translation Notes

Or, "be sober."
The true reading is the plural, and without the article.