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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ephesians 5:1


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    King James Bible - Ephesians 5:1

    Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

    World English Bible

    Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

    Douay-Rheims - Ephesians 5:1

    Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children;

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (1) -
    Eph 4:32 Le 11:45 Mt 5:45,48 Lu 6:35,36 1Pe 1:15,16 1Jo 4:11

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:1

    ¶ Así que sed imitadores de Dios como hijos amados;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ephesians 5:1

    Verse 1. Be ye therefore followers of
    God] The beginning of this chapter is properly a continuation of the preceding, which should have ended with the second verse of this. The word mimhtai, which we translate followers, signifies such as personate others, assuming their gait, mode of speech, accent, carriage, &c.; and it is from this Greek word that we have the word mimic. Though this term is often used in a ludicrous sense, yet here it is to be understood in a very solemn and proper sense. Let your whole conduct be like that of your Lord; imitate him in all your actions, words, spirit, and inclinations; imitate him as children do their beloved parents, and remember that you stand in the relation of beloved children to him. It is natural for children to imitate their parents; it is their constant aim to learn of them, and to copy them in all things; whatever they see the parent do, whatever they hear him speak, that they endeavour to copy and imitate; yea, they go farther, they insensibly copy the very tempers of their parents. If ye therefore be children of God, show this love to your heavenly Father, and imitate all his moral perfections, and acquire the mind that was in Jesus.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. Be ye therefore followers of
    God , &c.] Not in his works of infinite wisdom and almighty power, which is impossible; but in acts of righteousness and holiness, and particularly in acts of mercy, goodness, and beneficence; as in forgiving injuries and offences, and in freely distributing to the necessities of the saints; as the connection of the words with the preceding chapter, and the instance and example in the following verse show: and this should be done by the saints, as dear children ; and because they are such by adopting grace; being predestinated unto the adoption of children, in the eternal purpose of God, and taken into that relation in the covenant of grace; and which is declared and made manifest in regeneration, and by faith in Christ Jesus: and they are dear, or beloved children, being loved with an everlasting and unchangeable love, and which is the spring and source of their adoption; and their being dear to him is seen by what he is unto them, their covenant God and Father; and by what he has done for them, in giving his Son to them, and for them; as well as in choosing, calling, and quickening them by his grace, and by the account he makes of them, as his jewels, his peculiar treasure, and the apple of his eye; and by the pity and compassion he has for them, and the care he takes of them; and therefore it becomes them to imitate him; for who should they imitate and follow after, but their Father, and especially when they are so dear unto him?

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1, 2 - Because
    God, for Christ's sake, has forgiven you, therefore be y followers of God, imitators of God. Resemble him especially in his love and pardoning goodness, as becomes those beloved by their heavenl Father. In Christ's sacrifice his love triumphs, and we are to conside it fully.


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    1. Be ye (ginesqe). Become, as ch. iv. 32.

    Followers (mimhtai). Rev, correctly, imitators.

    Dear (agaphta) Rev., beloved. As those to whom Christ has shown love


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    5:1 {Imitators of God} (mimetai tou qeou). this old word from mimeomai Paul boldly uses. If we are to be like God, we must imitate him.


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