Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Ephesians 5:1 in English Standard Version "Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children." Mt 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Mt 5:48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Lu 6:36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Eph 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.