New American Standard Bible
not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.
King James Bible
Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
Darby Bible Translation
not that we have not the right, but that we might give ourselves as an example to you, in order to your imitating us.
World English Bible
not because we don't have the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, that you should imitate us.
Young's Literal Translation
not because we have not authority, but that ourselves a pattern we might give to you, to imitate us;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
LibraryThe Waiting Christ.
WAITING for the coming of the Lord is one of the blessed characteristics of true Christianity. In the parable of the ten virgins the three great marks of a true believer are stated by our Lord. These are: Separation, indicated by the virgins having gone forth. Manifestation, they had lamps, which are for the giving of light, and Expectation, they went forth to meet the Bridegroom. With five of them it was only an outward profession. The foolish virgins are the type of such who are Christians …
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1 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me.
1 Corinthians 9:4
Do we not have a right to eat and drink?
2 Thessalonians 3:7
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,
1 Peter 5:3
nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.
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