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

  • 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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