I exhort you therefore, be ye imitators of me.
Brethren, be ye followers together of me, and mark those who walk as ye have us for an example.
Not because we have not authority, but to make ourselves an example to you, that ye should imitate us.
And ye became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction with joy from the Holy Spirit;
The things which ye learned, and received, and heard, and saw in me, these do; and the God of peace will be with you.
Remember your leaders, who spoke to you the word of God; and considering well the end of their manner of life, imitate their faith.
When he hath put forth all his own, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.