Philemon 1:2

“And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And to our beloued Apphia, and Archippus our fellow Souldier, and to the Church in thy house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in thy house:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to Apphia, our sister, and to Archippus, our brother in God's army, and to the church in your house:
- Basic English Bible

and to the sister Apphia and to Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the assembly which [is] in thine house.
- Darby Bible

And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in thy house:
- Webster's Bible

and to our sister Apphia and our comrade Archippus--as well as to the Church in your house.
- Weymouth Bible

to the beloved Apphia, to Archippus, our fellow soldier, and to the assembly in your house:
- World English Bible

most dere sister, and to Archip, oure euene kniyt, and to the chirche that is in thin hous,
- Wycliffe Bible

and Apphia the beloved, and Archippus our fellow-soldier, and the assembly in thy house:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philemon 1:2


1:2 To Apphia - His wife, to whom also the business in part belonged. And the church in thy house - The Christians who meet there.


People's Bible Notes for Philemon 1:2


Phm 1:2 [Our] beloved Apphia. Supposed to have been Philemon's wife. And Archippus. The connection has suggested that he was Philemon's son. He was no doubt a minister. See Col 4:17. The church in thy house. As the early church had no houses of worship, it met in private houses.

Discussion for Philemon 1

  • Renee Allen
    Onesimus was Philemon's slave who had run away. Philemon 1:10-14. If you're not sure of the meaning ask GOD to give you wisdom knowledge and understanding of His word! He will. We receive not because we ask not! Have a blessed day! GODS CHILD.
  • BSP
    Paul was encouraging Philemon to show forgiveness and was even willing to take the blame for Onesimus so that peace could be restored.
  • Steve Harmon
    Ann Braun Paul is saying he is his Spiritual father, he led him to the Lord. In bonds means he led him to the Lord while he was in prison. He also calls Timothy his son which we know he was a teen when Paul met him. Paul helped teach him in the things of God.

  • Terri
    Anne, bond does not mean from one's bowels.
  • Breeze
    I think shows a great lesson. From how I read the chapter, I think Philemon had no problem receiving his servant back. It makes me wonder if he had been praying for Onesimus to meet someone to lead him to the Lord. How wonderful that the Lord reconnected them through a mutual friend. I hope to have my own Onesimus testimony one day with a long-lost friend.
  • Joe
    Anne - What I understand is that Onesimus was a slave who belonged to Philemon and that Philemon was a believer who loved both God and the saints. At some point Onesimus ran away to Rome, heard the word of God, and became a believer. Paul calls Onesimus his son because of their common bond, Jesus Christ.

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