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Luke 22:31

    Luke 22:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Simon, Simon, Satan has made a request to have you, so that he may put you to the test as grain is tested:

    Webster's Revision

    Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat:

    World English Bible

    The Lord said, "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat:

    Definitions for Luke 22:31

    Satan - Adversary.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 22:31

    Simon, Simon - When a name is thus repeated in the sacred writings, it appears to be always intended as an expression of love, manifested by a warning voice. As if he had said, While thou and the others are contending for supremacy, Satan is endeavoring to destroy you all: but I have prayed for thee, as being in most danger.

    Satan hath desired - you - That is, all the apostles, but particularly the three contenders: the plural pronoun, ὑμας, sufficiently proves that these words were not addressed to Peter alone. Satan had already got one, Judas; he had nearly got another, Peter; and he wished to have all. But we see by this that the devil cannot even tempt a man unless he receive permission. He desires to do all evil; he is permitted only to do some.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 22:31

    Simon - Peter. Jesus, foreseeing the danger of Peter, and knowing that he was about to deny him, took occasion to forewarn him and put him on his guard, and also to furnish him with a solace when he should be brought to repentance.

    Satan hath desired - Satan is the prince of evil. One of his works is to try the faith of believers to place temptations and trials in their way, that they may be tested. Thus God gave Job into his hands, that it might be seen whether he would be found faithful, or would apostatize. See the notes at Job 1:7-12. So Satan desired to have Peter in his hands, that he might also try him.

    May sift you as wheat - Grain was agitated or shaken in a kind of fan or sieve. The grain remained in the fan, and the chaff and dust were thrown off. So Christ says that Satan desired to try Peter; to place trials and temptations before him; "to agitate him" to see whether anything of faith would remain, or whether all would not be found to be chaff - mere natural ordor and false professions.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 22:31

    22:31 Satan hath desired to have you - My apostles, that he might sift you as wheat - Try you to the uttermost.

    Verses Related to Luke 22:31

    James 1:13 - Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
    Psalms 119:67 - Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
    James 1:12 - Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.