Philemon 1:6
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New International Version
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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
in such sort that thy participation in the faith should become operative in the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in us towards Christ [Jesus].

World English Bible
that the fellowship of your faith may become effective, in the knowledge of every good thing which is in us in Christ Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
that the fellowship of thy faith may become working in the full knowledge of every good thing that is in you toward Christ Jesus;

Philemon 1:6 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That the communication of thy faith - The words ἡ κοινωνια της πιστεως σου, the fellowship or communication of thy faith, may be understood as referring to the work of love towards the saints - the poor Christians, which his faith in Christ enabled him to perform, faith being taken here for its effects; and indeed the word κοινωνια itself is not unfrequently used to denote liberality, almsgiving; and this is very properly remarked by Theophylact here: Κοινωνιαν πιστεως ελεημοσυνην καλει, ὡς απο πιστεως πολλης γενομενην· He terms almsgiving the communication of faith, because it is the fruit of much faith."

May become effectual - Dr. Macknight understands these words thus: "That the many good offices which thou dost to the saints may become effectual in bringing others to the acknowledgment of every good disposition which is in you towards Christ Jesus, or towards his members."

Instead of ενεργης, energetic or effectual, the Vulgate and some of the fathers, as well as several Latin MSS., have read εναργης, evident. This makes a very good sense, and seems to agree best with the scope of the place.

Instead of εν ὑμιν, in You, εν ἡμιν in Us, is the reading of all the best MSS., as well as of several versions and fathers.

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...

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The Epistles of the Captivity.
During his confinement in Rome, from a.d. 61 to 63, while waiting the issue of his trial on the charge of being "a mover of insurrections among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes" (Acts 24:5), the aged apostle composed four Epistles, to the Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, and Philippians. He thus turned the prison into a pulpit, sent inspiration and comfort to his distant congregations, and rendered a greater service to future ages than he could have
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I

Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:9
because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.

Philippians 1:9
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,

Colossians 1:9
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,

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

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