New International Version
Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
King James Bible
Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
Darby Bible Translation
I entreat you therefore, be my imitators.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wherefore, I beseech you, be ye followers of me - It should rather be translated, Be ye imitators of me; μιμηται, from which we have our word mimic, which, though now used only in a bad or ludicrous sense, simply signifies an imitator of another person, whether in speech, manner, habit, or otherwise. As children should imitate their parents in preference to all others, he calls on them to imitate him, as he claims them for his children. He lived for God and eternity, seeking not his own glory, emolument, or ease: those sowers of sedition among them were actuated by different motives. Here then the apostle compares himself with them: follow and imitate me, as I follow and imitate Christ: do not imitate them who, from their worldly pursuits, show themselves to be actuated with a worldly spirit.
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Riches are not forever; and doth the crown endure to every generation?--PROV. 27:24. Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.--Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.--Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. For where your treasure is, there will your …
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Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
Letter I (Circa 1120) to the Canons Regular of Horricourt
1 Corinthians 11:1
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.
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
You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
2 Thessalonians 3:9
We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate.
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