1 Corinthians 4:16
New International Version
Therefore I urge you to imitate me.

New Living Translation
So I urge you to imitate me.

English Standard Version
I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore I urge you to imitate me.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore I exhort you, become imitators of me.

King James Bible
Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

New King James Version
Therefore I urge you, imitate me.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore I urge you, be imitators of me.

NASB 1995
Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me.

NASB 1977
I exhort you therefore, be imitators of me.

Amplified Bible
So I urge you, be imitators of me [just as a child imitates his father].

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I urge you to imitate me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I urge you to imitate me.

American Standard Version
I beseech you therefore, be ye imitators of me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, I beg of you that you would imitate me.

Contemporary English Version
and I want you to be like me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ.

English Revised Version
I beseech you therefore, be ye imitators of me.

Good News Translation
I beg you, then, to follow my example.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I encourage you to imitate me.

International Standard Version
So I urge you to imitate me.

Literal Standard Version
I call on you, therefore, become followers of me;

NET Bible
I encourage you, then, be imitators of me.

New Heart English Bible
I appeal to you therefore, be imitators of me.

Weymouth New Testament
I entreat you therefore to become like me.

World English Bible
I beg you therefore, be imitators of me.

Young's Literal Translation
I call upon you, therefore, become ye followers of me;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul Warns his Children
15Even if you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 16Therefore I urge you to imitate me. 17That is why I have sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which is exactly what I teach everywhere in every church.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:1
You are to imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.

Philippians 3:17
Join one another in following my example, brothers, and carefully observe those who walk according to the pattern we set for you.

Philippians 4:9
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me, put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

1 Thessalonians 1:6
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord when you welcomed the message with the joy of the Holy Spirit, in spite of your great suffering.

2 Thessalonians 3:9
Not that we lack this right, but we wanted to offer ourselves as an example for you to imitate.


Treasury of Scripture

Why I beseech you, be you followers of me.

1 Corinthians 11:1
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

John 10:4,5
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice…

Philippians 3:17
Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.









(16) Wherefore.--Because I stand in this relation I call you to preserve, as it were, in a moral sense, that family likeness which would naturally accompany such a relationship (Galatians 4:12; Ephesians 5:1; Philippians 3:17).

Verse 16. - Be ye followers; rather, imitators. He makes the same appeal in 1 Corinthians 11:1; Philippians 3:17. Of course, he only uses his human example as a guide to them in the special virtues of humility, self denial, and faithfulness (1 Peter 5:3; Hebrews 13:7). In the highest sense we can only be "imitators of God" (Ephesians 5:1).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Therefore
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

I urge
παρακαλῶ (parakalō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

to imitate
μιμηταί (mimētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3402: An imitator, follower. From mimeomai; an imitator.

me.
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.


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