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Philemon 1:5

    Philemon 1:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    hearing of thy love, and of the faith which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Hearing of the love and the faith which you have to the Lord Jesus and to all the saints;

    Webster's Revision

    hearing of thy love, and of the faith which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints;

    World English Bible

    hearing of your love, and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    hearing of thy love, and of the faith which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints;

    Definitions for Philemon 1:5

    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Philemon 1:5

    Hearing of thy love and faith - His faith in Christ Jesus, his love to the saints. Several excellent MSS. and some versions put faith before love, which makes a more natural reading. There is no figure of speech which would vindicate our saying faith in the saints; so that, if we do not allow of the arrangement in the MSS. referred to, we shall be obliged to have recourse to the transposition, because faith must refer to Jesus Christ, and love to the saints.

    Barnes' Notes on Philemon 1:5

    Hearing of thy love and faith - Either by Onesimus, who, after his conversion, would be disposed to state all that he knew that was favorable of Philemon, or hearing it by some other persons who had come from Colosse to Rome. The faith which is mentioned here refers to the Lord Jesus; the love, to the saints. The order in the Greek is indeed the same as in our version, but it is not unusual by synthesis, or uniting two or more things together, to arrange words in that manner. Thus Matthew 12:22, "The blind and dumb both spake and saw;" that is, the blind saw, and the dumb spake. The meaning is, that he had strong faith in the Lord Jesus, and ardent love toward all who were Christians. See a similar declaration in Colossians 1:4.

    Wesley's Notes on Philemon 1:5

    1:5 Hearing - Probably from Onesimus.