Ephesians 5:1
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English Standard Version
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

King James Bible
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

American Standard Version
Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children;

English Revised Version
Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;

Webster's Bible Translation
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore be imitators of God, as His dear children.

Ephesians 5:1 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Be ye (γίνεσθε)

Become, as Ephesians 4:32.

Followers (μιμηταὶ)

Rev, correctly, imitators.

Dear (ἀγαπητά)

Rev., beloved. As those to whom Christ has shown love

Ephesians 5:1 Parallel Commentaries

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followers.

Ephesians 4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.

Leviticus 11:45 For I am the LORD that brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: you shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

Matthew 5:45,48 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good...

Luke 6:35,36 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great...

1 Peter 1:15,16 But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation...

1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

as.

Jeremiah 31:20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still...

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered...

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;

1 John 3:1,2 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...

Cross References
Matthew 5:48
You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Luke 6:36
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Philippians 2:15
that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

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