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Theasaurus: Imitating

30 Bible Verses about Imitating

Most Relevant Verses

3 John 1:11

Beloved, do not imitate evil, but imitate good. He who does good is of God; he who does evil has not seen (discerned or experienced) God [has enjoyed no vision of Him and does not know Him at all].

Mark 8:34

And Jesus called [to Him] the throng with His disciples and said to them, If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself [forget, ignore, disown, and lose sight of himself and his own interests] and take up his cross, and [ joining Me as a disciple and siding with My party] follow with Me [continually, cleaving steadfastly to Me].

2 Thessalonians 3:9

[It was] not because we do not have a right [to such support], but [we wished] to make ourselves an example for you to follow.

2 Thessalonians 3:7

For you yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate our example, for we were not disorderly or shirking of duty when we were with you [we were not idle].

1 Thessalonians 1:6

And you [set yourselves to] become imitators of us and [through us] of the Lord Himself, for you welcomed our message in [spite of] much persecution, with joy [inspired] by the Holy Spirit;

Hebrews 6:12

In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those who through faith ( by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises.

1 Thessalonians 2:14

For you, brethren, became imitators of the assemblies (churches) of God in Christ Jesus which are in Judea, for you too have suffered the same kind of treatment from your own fellow countrymen as they did [who were persecuted at the hands] of the Jews,

Exodus 23:2

You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you bear witness at a trial so as to side with a multitude to pervert justice.

Deuteronomy 12:30

Be watchful that you are not ensnared into following them after they have been destroyed before you and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? We will do likewise.

Topics on Imitating

Imitating Good Kings

14;11;17

So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah and upheld Rehoboam son of Solomon for three years; for they walked in the ways of David and Solomon for three years.

Imitating Good People

58;13;7

Remember your leaders and superiors in authority [for it was they] who brought to you the Word of God. Observe attentively and consider their manner of living (the outcome of their well-spent lives) and imitate their faith ( their conviction that God exists and is the Creator and Ruler of all things, the Provider and Bestower of eternal salvation through Christ, and their leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness).

Imitating Jesus

60;2;21

For even to this were you called [it is inseparable from your vocation]. For Christ also suffered for you, leaving you [His personal] example, so that you should follow in His footsteps.

Imitating Others

46;11;1

Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah).

Imitating Wicked Kings

11;15;34

He did evil in the sight of the Lord and walked in the way of Jeroboam and in his sin, with which he made Israel sin.

Imitating Wicked People

12;17;15

They despised and rejected His statutes and His covenant which He made with their fathers and His warnings to them, and they followed vanity (false gods -- "falsehood, emptiness, and futility) and [they themselves and their prayers] became false (empty and futile). They went after the heathen round about them, of whom the Lord had charged them that they should not do as they did.

Not Imitating Evil

2;23;24

You shall not bow down to their gods or serve them or do after their works; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break down their pillars and images.

Not Imitating Good

9;8;3

His sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.