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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That the communication of thy faith may become effectuall by the acknowledging of euery good thing, which is in you in Christ Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{and I pray} that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ's sake.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that the fellowship of thy faith may become effectual, in the knowledge of every good thing which is in you, unto Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

That the faith which you have in common with them may be working with power, in the knowledge of every good thing in you, for Christ.
- Basic English Bible

in such sort that thy participation in the faith should become operative in the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in us towards Christ [Jesus].
- Darby Bible

That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
- Webster's Bible

praying as I do, that their participation in your faith may result in others fully recognizing all the right affection that is in us toward Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

that the fellowship of your faith may become effective, in the knowledge of every good thing which is in us in Christ Jesus.
- World English Bible

that the comynyng of thi feith be maad opyn, in knowing of al good thing in Crist Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

that the fellowship of thy faith may become working in the full knowledge of every good thing that [is] in you toward Christ Jesus;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philemon 1:6


1:6 I pray that the communication of thy faith may become effectual - That is, that thy faith may be effectually communicated to others, who see and acknowledge thy piety and charity.


People's Bible Notes for Philemon 1:6


Phm 1:6 That the communication of thy faith. Rather, "fellowship", as in the Revised Version. The Greek word is "koinonia", and the prayer is that the fellowship of faith between Philemon and Onesimus may become effectual in showing forth forgiveness, which would of course be comprehended in "every good thing". Here, however, the statement is general.

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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