On the meaning of the word here rendered “communication” ( κοινωνία koinōnia), see the notes at Ephesians 3:9; compare Philemon 2:1; Philemon 3:10. But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do would not seem forced but would be voluntary. Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. This makes a very good sense, and seems to agree best with the scope of the place. Philemon 1:6 NIV. Instead of ενεργης, energetic or effectual, the Vulgate and some of the fathers, as well as several Latin MSS., have read εναργης, evident. ( Log Out /  I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. The truth which is taught in this passage, therefore, is, that when faith exists in the heart, it is very desirable that it should impart its proper fruits toward others in such a way that all may see that it is operative, and may recognize its power; or in other words, it is desirable that when true religion exists it should be fairly developed, that its possessor may be acknowledged to be under its influence. Bible Language English. Another way might be that perhaps one might have a shop in the middle of a town centre, but instead using it to sell items, why not use it as place of prayer and healing for those who would otherwise never step through a church door. These scriptures are not public domain.The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.®. 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. Through its worldwide reach, Biblica engages people with God's Word so that their lives are transformed through a relationship with Jesus Christ. What, therefore, did he desire for Philemon? In Christ Jesus - Or “toward ( εἰς eis) Christ Jesus.” The goodness in his heart had respect to the Lord Jesus as its proper object, but would be made manifest by his kindness to men. Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. Bible Language English. also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home: I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers. Philemon 1:6 Parallel. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. This makes a very good sense, and seems to agree best with the scope of the place. NIV: New International Version . NIV / Philemon / Philemon 1 / Philemon 1:6-7; Previous Book Previous Chapter Read the Full Chapter Next Chapter Next Book. I will pay it back—not to mention that you owe me your very self. The grace of faith itself cannot be communicated from one to another; a believing parent cannot communicate it to his children, nor a master to his servants, nor a minister to his hearers; but an account of it, of its actings and exercises, of the joy of it, and of the peace a soul is filled with through believing, may be given to the mutual comfort and edification of saints; and it may be shown forth to others by the fruits of it, works of righteousness: but here it seems to design acts of beneficence, communicating to the necessities of others, as flowing from faith; and these words are to be connected with Philemon 1:4 as a part of the apostle's prayers, as what is contained in the preceding verse is the matter of his thanksgiving. These Scriptures may not be altered or modified in any form and must remain in their original context. Philemon 1:6 (NIV) ~ I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. 6 I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. NIV 6 I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Font Size. Of every good thing which is in you - Of every good principle, and of every benevolent trait, which is in your character.