Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved 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;

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,

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

Prayers for Ephesians 5:1

Context Readings

Imitators Of God

1 Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children. 2 And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.


Cross References

Matthew 5:48

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Ephesians 4:32

And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.

Colossians 3:12

Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,

1 Peter 1:15-16

But as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct;

Leviticus 11:45

For I am Yahweh, who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God, so you must be holy because I am holy.

Jeremiah 31:20

Isn’t Ephraim a precious son to Me,
a delightful child?
Whenever I speak against him,
I certainly still think about him.
Therefore, My inner being yearns for him;
I will truly have compassion on him.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Hosea 1:10

Yet the number of the Israelites
will be like the sand of the sea,
which cannot be measured or counted.
And in the place where they were told:
You are not My people,
they will be called: Sons of the living God.

John 1:12

But to all who did receive Him,
He gave them the right to be children of God,
to those who believe in His name,

Luke 6:35-36

But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is gracious to the ungrateful and evil.

1 John 3:1-2

1 Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know Him.

1 John 4:11

Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another.

Matthew 5:45

so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Jump To Previous

Word Concordance

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain