Eph. 5:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

Be ye
ginomai (Greek #1096)
to cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
KJV usage: arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.
Pronounce: ghin'-om-ahee
Origin: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb
oun (Greek #3767)
(adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly
KJV usage: and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.
Pronounce: oon
Origin: apparently a primary word
mimetes (Greek #3402)
an imitator
KJV usage: follower.
Pronounce: mim-ay-tace'
Origin: from 3401
of God
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, as
hos (Greek #5613)
which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
KJV usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.
Pronounce: hoce
Origin: probably adverb of comparative from 3739
agapetos (Greek #27)
KJV usage: (dearly, well) beloved, dear.
Pronounce: ag-ap-ay-tos'
Origin: from 25
teknon (Greek #5043)
a child (as produced)
KJV usage: child, daughter, son.
Pronounce: tek'-non
Origin: from the base of 5098

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Ministry on This Verse

1-2:  After general exhortations to love;
3:  to flee fornication;
4-6:  and all uncleanness;
7-14:  not to converse with the wicked;
15-17:  to walk warily;
18-21:  and to be filled with the Spirit;
22-24:  he descends to the particular duties, how wives ought to obey their husbands;
25-31:  and husbands ought to love their wives,
32-33:  even as Christ does his church.
 Created after God, and God dwelling in us, God is the pattern of our walk, and thus in respect of the two words which alone give God’s essence-love and light. (Ephesians 4-5 by J.N. Darby)
 God has displayed Himself in Christ, and while accomplishing all in Christ, has brought out higher counsels in infinite grace to us in such sort that His own character, thus displayed, becomes the only suitable pattern to which He would conform His children even now. (Remarks on Ephesians 5:1-7 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children,

W. Kelly Translation

Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children, and walk in love1,

WK Translation Notes

imitators: [The RV] correctly say[s] "imitators" of God (Bible Treasury 13:379)