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

Other Translations of Philemon 1:5

New International Version

5 because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus.

English Standard Version

5 because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints,

The Message

5 I keep hearing of the love and faith you have for the Master Jesus, which brims over to other Christians.

New King James Version

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

New Living Translation

5 because I keep hearing about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Philemon 1:5

Commentary on Philemon 1:1-7

(Read Philemon 1:1-7)

Faith in Christ, and love to him, should unite saints more closely than any outward relation can unite the people of the world. Paul in his private prayers was particular in remembering his friends. We must remember Christian friends much and often, as their cases may need, bearing them in our thoughts, and upon our hearts, before our God. Different sentiments and ways in what is not essential, must not make difference of affection, as to the truth. He inquired concerning his friends, as to the truth, growth, and fruitfulness of their graces, their faith in Christ, and love to him, and to all the saints. The good which Philemon did, was matter of joy and comfort to him and others, who therefore desired that he would continue and abound in good fruits, more and more, to God's honour.