Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Treasury of Scripture
Ephesians 4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.
Leviticus 11:45 For I am the LORD that brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: you shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
Matthew 5:45,48 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good...
Luke 6:35,36 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great...
1 Peter 1:15,16 But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation...
1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
Jeremiah 31:20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still...
Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered...
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;
1 John 3:1,2 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...
ContextImitators of God
1Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling smell. 3But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints; 4Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God on the children of disobedience. 7Be not you therefore partakers with them.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;
Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children;
Darby Bible Translation
Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children,
King James Bible
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Young's Literal Translation
Become, then, followers of God, as children beloved,