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

  • 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 ........
  • Irene123
    V.2 - Apphia and Archippus were husband and wife; just as Aquila and Pricilla were.
  • Irene123
    People on here need to read more carefully, PRAY beforehand, for Jesus' wisdom it was ONESIMUS , not Philemon, that was the slave.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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