Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore become 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 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,

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;

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 become imitators of God, as beloved children, 2 and live in love, just as also Christ loved us, and gave himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a fragrant smell.


Cross References

Matthew 5:48

Therefore you be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Ephesians 4:32

Become kind toward one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as also God in Christ has forgiven you.

Colossians 3:12

Therefore, as [the] chosen of God, holy and [dearly] loved, put on affection, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience,

1 Peter 1:15-16

but as the one who called you [is] holy, [you] yourselves be holy in all [your] conduct,

Leviticus 11:45

because I [am] Yahweh, who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be for you as God. Thus you shall be holy, because I [am] holy.

Jeremiah 31:20

[Is] Ephraim my dear son, or [the] child of [my] delight? For {as often as} I have earnestly spoken against him, I still remember him. {Therefore} my bowels are turbulent for him, surely I will have compassion on him," {declares} Yahweh.

Hosea 1:10

The number of the children of Israel will be like the sand of the sea that cannot be measured or counted; and in the place where it is said to them, "You are not my people," it will be said to them, "Children of [the] living God."

John 1:12

But as many as received him--to those who believe in his name--he gave to them authority to become children of God,

Luke 6:35-36

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend expecting back nothing, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

1 John 3:1-2

See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called children of God, and we are! Because of this the world does not know us: because it did not know him.

1 John 4:11

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

Matthew 5:45

in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven, because he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust.

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