Philemon 1:5

“Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hearing of thy loue, and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Iesus, and toward all Saints:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

hearing of thy love, and of the faith which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Hearing of the love and the faith which you have to the Lord Jesus and to all the saints;
- Basic English Bible

hearing of thy love and the faith which thou hast towards the Lord Jesus, and towards all the saints,
- Darby Bible

Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast towards the Lord Jesus, and towards all saints;
- Webster's Bible

because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have towards the Lord Jesus and which you manifest towards all God's people;
- Weymouth Bible

hearing of your love, and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints;
- World English Bible

heringe thi charite and feith, that thou hast in the Lord Jhesu, and to alle hooli men,
- Wycliffe Bible

hearing of thy love and faith that thou hast unto the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philemon 1:5


1:5 Hearing - Probably from Onesimus.


People's Bible Notes for Philemon 1:5


Phm 1:5 Hearing of thy love and faith. The ground of his thankfulness is Philemon's godly life.

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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