Philemon 1:23

“There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Iesus:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus, saluteth thee;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Epaphras, my brother-prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you his love;
- Basic English Bible

Epaphras salutes thee, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus;
- Darby Bible

There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus;
- Webster's Bible

Greetings to you, my brother, from Epaphras my fellow prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus;
- Weymouth Bible

Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,
- World English Bible

Epafras, prisoner with me in Crist Jhesu,
- Wycliffe Bible

Salute thee doth Epaphras, (my fellow-captive in Christ Jesus,)
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Philemon 1:23

Phm 1:23 There greet thee Epaphras. See PNT "Col 1:7". He probably founded the Colossian church. See also Col 4:12. My fellowprisoner. Perhaps only in the sense that he shared Paul's imprisonment by becoming his companion.

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
  • 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."
  • Ray321
    123, Philemon was the saved master of Onesimus. When Apostle Paul was in prison, he met Onesimus the slave. Onesimus got right with God and became friends in the Lord with Paul. Paul told Philemon that Onesimus is one of us and that Paul will pay his bill. How beautiful is this story. Slaves and Masters were a common thing in the Bible. Praise God for freedom from satan. God bless you ........

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