Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children,

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;

Amplified

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

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,

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

Prayers for Ephesians 5:1

Context Readings

Imitators Of God

1 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children, 2 and walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.


Cross References

Matthew 5:48

Be ye therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Ephesians 4:32

and be to one another kind, compassionate, forgiving one another, so as God also in Christ has forgiven you.

Colossians 3:12

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering;

1 Peter 1:15-16

but as he who has called you is holy, be ye also holy in all your conversation;

Leviticus 11:45

For I am Jehovah who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim a dear son unto me? is he a child of delights? For whilst I have been speaking against him, I do constantly remember him still. Therefore my bowels are troubled for him: I will certainly have mercy upon him, saith Jehovah.

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 it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, it shall be said unto them, Sons of the living God.

John 1:12

but as many as received him, to them gave he the right to be children of God, to those that believe on his name;

Luke 6:35-36

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Highest; for he is good to the unthankful and wicked.

1 John 3:1-2

See what love the Father has given to us, that we should be called the children of God. For this reason the world knows us not, because it knew him not.

1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God has so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Matthew 5:45

that ye may be the sons of your Father who is in the heavens; for he makes his sun rise on evil and good, and sends rain on just and unjust.

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