Philemon 1:4
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English Standard Version
I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,

King James Bible
I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,

American Standard Version
I thank my God always, making mention of thee in my prayers,

Douay-Rheims Bible
I give thanks to my God, always making a remembrance of thee in my prayers.

English Revised Version
I thank my God always, making mention of thee in my prayers,

Webster's Bible Translation
I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,

Weymouth New Testament
I give continual thanks to my God while making mention of you, my brother, in my prayers,

Philemon 1:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Thank - always

Construe with thank. For similar introductory thanksgivings compare Romans 1:8; 1 Corinthians 1:4; Ephesians 1:16; Philippians 1:3; Colossians 1:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:3.

Making mention (μνείαν ποιούμενος)

Μνεία primarily means remembrance, so that the phrase expresses the two ideas, mentioning thee when I call thee to mind.

In my prayers (ἐπί)

On the occasions of.

Thy love and faith - toward (πρός) the Lord Jesus and toward (εἰς) all saints

The clauses are arranged crosswise, love referring to saints, faith to Christ. Toward. Two different prepositions are thus translated. Practically the difference is not material, but πρός toward, with πίστις faith is unusual. See 1 Thessalonians 1:8. Εἰς is the preposition of contact; to, unto; faith exerted upon.

Philemon 1:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Philippians 1:3 I thank my God on every remembrance of you,

Colossians 1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

1 Thessalonians 1:2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience...

Cross References
Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.

Philemon 1:5
because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints,

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