English Standard Version
It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate.
King James Bible
Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
American Standard Version
not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves and ensample unto you, that ye should imitate us.
Not as if we had not power: but that we might give ourselves a pattern unto you, to imitate us.
English Revised Version
not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you, that ye should imitate us.
Webster's Bible Translation
Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves a pattern to you to follow us.
Weymouth New Testament
This was not because we had not a claim upon you, but it arose from a desire to set you an example--for you to imitate us.
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to make. See on ver.
1 Corinthians 4:16
I urge you, then, be imitators of me.
1 Corinthians 9:4
Do we not have the right to eat and drink?
2 Thessalonians 3:7
For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you,
1 Peter 5:3
not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.
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