Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as dearly 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 become 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,

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 dearly beloved children; 2 And walk ye in love, as also Christ loved us, and gave himself for us a gift and sacrifice to God for a smell of sweet odor.


Cross References

Matthew 5:48

Therefore, be ye perfected, as your Father which is in the heavens is perfected.

Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another, having good bowels, favoring each other, as also God in Christ Jesus favored you.

Colossians 3:12

Put on therefore, as the chosen of God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassions, kindnesses, humility, meekness, longsuffering;

1 Peter 1:15-16

But according to the holy one calling you, also should ye yourselves be holy in all turning back;

Leviticus 11:45

For I am Jehovah bringing up from the land of Egypt, to be to you for God: and ye shall be holy, for I am holy.

Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim a precious son to me? if a child of delights? for whenever my speaking against him, remembering, I shall remember him yet; for this the bowels were put in motion to me compassionating, I will compassionate him, says Jehovah.

Hosea 1:10

And the number of the sons of Israel was as the sand of the sea which shall not be measured and shall not be numbered: and it was in the place which it shall be said to them, Ye are not my people, and it shall be said to them, Ye the sons of the living God.

John 1:12

And as many as received him, he gave them authority to be the children of God, to them believing on his name:

Luke 6:35-36

But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing back; and your reward shall be much, and ye shall be sons of the Highest; for he is kind to the graceless and evil.

1 John 3:1-2

See ye, what kind of love the Father has given us, that we should be called the children of God: for this the world knows us not, for it knew him not.

1 John 4:11

Dearly beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

Matthew 5:45

So that ye might be sons of your Father, which in the heavens: for he makes his sun rise upon evil and good, and rains on the just and unjust.

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