Philippians 3:17
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New Living Translation
Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example.

King James Bible
Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

Darby Bible Translation
Be imitators all together of me, brethren, and fix your eyes on those walking thus as you have us for a model;

World English Bible
Brothers, be imitators together of me, and note those who walk this way, even as you have us for an example.

Young's Literal Translation
become followers together of me, brethren, and observe those thus walking, according as ye have us -- a pattern;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:17 Mark them - For your imitation.

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The Rule of the Road
'Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule.'--PHIL. iii. 16. Paul has just been laying down a great principle--viz. that if the main direction of a life be right, God will reveal to a man the points in which he is wrong. But that principle is untrue and dangerous, unless carefully guarded. It may lead to a lazy tolerance of evil, and to drawing such inferences as, 'Well! it does not much matter about strenuous effort, if we are right at bottom it will all come
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Soul's Perfection
'Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in anything ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.'--PHIL. iii. 15. 'As many as be perfect'; and how many may they be? Surely a very short bede-roll would contain their names; or would there be any other but the Name which is above every name upon it? Part of the answer to such a question may be found in observing that the New Testament very frequently uses the word to express not so much the idea of moral completeness
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Warnings and Hopes
'Brethren, be ye imitators together of me, and mark them which so walk even as ye have us for an ensample. For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is perdition, whose God is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Preparing to End
'Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not irksome, but for you it is safe. 2. Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the concision: 3. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.'--PHIL. iii. 1-3 (R.V.). The first words of the text show that Paul was beginning to think of winding up his letter, and the preceding context also suggests that. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:16
So I urge you to imitate me.

1 Corinthians 11:1
And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.

Philippians 4:9
Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me--everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

1 Peter 5:3
Don't lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.

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