Ephesians 5:1

“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be ye therefore followers of God, as deare children.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let it then be your desire to be like God, as well-loved children;
- Basic English Bible

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children,
- Darby Bible

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

Therefore be imitators of God, as His dear children.
- Weymouth Bible

Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.
- World English Bible

Therfor be ye foloweris of God, as moost dereworthe sones;
- Wycliffe Bible

Become, then, followers of God, as children beloved,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:1


5:1 Be ye therefore followers - Imitators. Of God - In forgiving and loving. O how much more honourable and more happy, to be an imitator of God, than of Homer, Virgil, or Alexander the Great!


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:1


Eph 5:1 Duties Which Become the Children of God SUMMARY OF EPHESIANS 5: Walking in Love. Flee All Impurity. Let Speech Be Pure. Covetousness a Species of Idolatry. No Fellowship with the Wicked in Their Deeds. Enjoyment to Be Sought in the Spirit Rather Than in Wine. The Mutual Duties of Wives and Husbands. The Mystery of the Marriage Union and of Christ with the Church. Be ye therefore. "Therefore" refers to God's kindness, spoken of in Eph 4:32. Followers of God. Literally, imitators, "forgiving one another as God . . . hath forgiven you" (Eph 4:32). As dear children. As beloved children seek to do like their father.

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