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

  • 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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