I encourage you, then, be imitators of me.
Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
Therefore, be 1 imitators of God as dearly loved children
so that you may not be sluggish, 1 but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherit the promises.
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, when you received 1 the message with joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, despite great affliction.
For you became imitators, brothers and sisters, 1 of God’s churches in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, because you too suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they in fact did from the Jews,