Be ye imitators of me
(mimhtai mou ginesqe
). "Keep on becoming (present middle imperative) imitators of me (objective genitive)." Mimhth
is an old word from mimeomai
, to copy, to mimic (mimo
). Paul stands for his rights as their spiritual father against the pretensions of the Judaizers who have turned them against him by the use of the names of Apollos and Cephas.