Philemon 1:6
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English Standard Version
and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.

King James Bible
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
That the communication of thy faith may be made evident in the acknowledgment of every good work, that is in you in Christ Jesus.

English Revised Version
that the fellowship of thy faith may become effectual, in the knowledge of every good thing which is in you, unto Christ.

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

Weymouth New Testament
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.

Philemon 1:6 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

That (ὅπως)

Connect with making mention.

The communication of thy faith (ἡ κοινωνία τῆς πίστεώς σου).

Κοινωνία fellowship is often used in the active sense of impartation, as communication, contribution, almsgiving. So Romans 15:26; 2 Corinthians 9:13; Hebrews 13:16. This is the sense here: the active sympathy and charity growing out of your faith.

May become effectual (ἐνεργὴς)

See on James 5:16. This adjective, and the kindred ἐνεργέω to work, be effectual, ἐνέργημα working, operation, and ἐνέργεια energy, power in exercise, are used in the New Testament only of superhuman power, good or evil. Compare Ephesians 1:19; Matthew 14:2; Philippians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 12:10; Hebrews 4:12.

In the knowledge (ἐν ἐπιγνώσει)

In denotes the sphere or element in which Philemon's charity will become effective. His liberality and love will result in perfect knowledge of God's good gifts. In the sphere of christian charity he will be helped to a full experience and appropriation of these. He that gives for Christ's sake becomes enriched in the knowledge of Christ. Knowledge is full, perfect knowledge; an element of Paul's prayer for his readers in all the four epistles of the captivity.

In you

Read in us.

In Christ Jesus (εἰς Χριστὸν Ἱησοῦν)

Connect with may become effectual, and render, as Rev., unto Christ; that is, unto Christ's glory.

Philemon 1:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the communication.

2 Corinthians 9:12-14 For the administration of this service not only supplies the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God...

Philippians 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment...

Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

James 2:14,17 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him...

the acknowledging.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

1 Corinthians 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God...

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure...

1 Peter 1:5-8 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time...

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

1 Peter 3:1,16 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word...

in you.

2 Peter 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:9
for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Philippians 1:9
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

Colossians 1:9
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Colossians 3:10
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

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