Parallel Verses

Amplified

Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father].

New American Standard Bible

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;

King James Version

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Holman Bible

Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children.

International Standard Version

So be imitators of God, as his dear children.

A Conservative Version

Become ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

American Standard Version

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;

An Understandable Version

So, as dearly loved children, you people should [try to] be like God.

Anderson New Testament

Be you, therefore, imitators of God, as beloved children;

Bible in Basic English

Let it then be your desire to be like God, as well-loved children;

Common New Testament

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;

Daniel Mace New Testament

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as his dear children; live together in love,

Darby Translation

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children,

Godbey New Testament

Therefore be ye imitators of God, as beloved children;

Goodspeed New Testament

So follow God's example, like his dear children,

John Wesley New Testament

Be ye therefore followers of God, as beloved children: And walk in love,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as dear children

Julia Smith Translation

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as dearly beloved children;

King James 2000

Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore become imitators of God, as beloved children,

Modern King James verseion

Therefore be followers of God, as dear children.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be ye followers of God as dear children,

Moffatt New Testament

Copy God, then, as his beloved children,

Montgomery New Testament

Learn then to imitate God as his beloved children,

NET Bible

Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children

New Heart English Bible

Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

Noyes New Testament

Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;

Sawyer New Testament

Be therefore followers of God, as dear children,

The Emphasized Bible

Become ye, therefore, imitators of God, as children beloved,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

BE ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore imitate God, as his dear children,

Webster

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Weymouth New Testament

Therefore be imitators of God, as His dear children.

Williams New Testament

So you must keep on following God's example, as dearly loved children of His,

World English Bible

Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

Worrell New Testament

Become ye, therefore, imitators of God, as beloved children;

Worsley New Testament

Be ye therefore imitators of God as his dear children; and walk in love,

Youngs Literal Translation

Become, then, followers of God, as children beloved,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be ye
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

μιμητής 
Mimetes 
Usage: 7

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

Images Ephesians 5:1

Context Readings

Imitators Of God

1 Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. 2 And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.


Cross References

Matthew 5:48

You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Ephesians 4:32

And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.

Colossians 3:12

Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].

1 Peter 1:15-16

But as the One Who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.

Leviticus 11:45

For I am the Lord Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God; therefore you shall be holy, for I am holy.

Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a darling child and beloved? For as often as I speak against him, I do [earnestly] remember him still. Therefore My affection is stirred and My heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy, pity, and loving-kindness for him, says the Lord.

Hosea 1:10

Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and instead of it being said to them, You are not My people, it shall be said to them, Sons of the Living God!

John 1:12

But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name -- "

Luke 6:35-36

But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked.

1 John 3:1-2

See what [ an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.

1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another.

Matthew 5:45

To show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike].

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