Ephesians 5:1

1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children

Ephesians 5:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
ESV
1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
NLT
1 Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.
MSG
1 Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents.
CSB
1 Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children.

Ephesians 5:1 In-Context

1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children
2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 5:48; Luke 6:36
  • 2. S John 1:12
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