Philemon 1:4

“I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I thanke my God, making mention of thee alwayes in my prayers,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I thank my God always, making mention of thee in my prayers,
- American Standard Version (1901)

I give praise to God at all times and make prayer for you,
- Basic English Bible

I thank my God, always making mention of thee at my prayers,
- Darby Bible

I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,
- Webster's Bible

I give continual thanks to my God while making mention of you, my brother, in my prayers,
- Weymouth Bible

I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers,
- World English Bible

I do thankingis to my God, euere more makinge mynde of thee in my preieris,
- Wycliffe Bible

I give thanks to my God, always making mention of thee in my prayers,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Philemon 1:4

Phm 1:4 I thank my God. Here he begins to speak directly to Philemon, whom he always mentions in his prayers.

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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