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

  • Jellyfish58
    Paul is always going for the greater good,
  • Jellyfish58
    I think it is interesting the boldness of Paul. vs 19: "I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides." On one hand he is saying he will repay Onesimus debt, yet he reminds Philemon, you owe me.
  • Steve morrow
    PHILEMON 1:6 THAT THE COMMUNICATION OF THY FAITH MAY BECOME EFFECTUAL BY THE ACKNOWLEDGING OF EVERY GOOD THING WHICH IS IN YOU IN CHRIST JESUS
  • Ray321
    Genesis 6 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. . Gal 5:17
  • A disciple
    Hi Denise; the words Paul uses are spiritual; like when he told the Corinthians, "I have begotten you..." He was NOT speaking carnally, but spiritually; just as the Apostles and Saints from earlier times are called The Church Fathers. The human is but the vessel through which the Spirit does the thing in spirit. Look at 1 Peter 1:3. The term "Born Again" is more accurately - "Born From Above."
  • Denise
    Yes Onesimus was the son of Paul.He explained that he begot him of his own bowels that meant Paul's body and it happened when he was in bonds.Paul was in prison when he and a woman made Onesimus.He never mentioned the woman but we all know how babies are made.Man and Woman Jesus is the Son Of God.And Also There Is God The Father Jesus Christ The Son And The Holy Ghost.3 in one.

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