Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy, our brother: To Philemon, our dear friend and co-worker,
to Apphia our sister,a to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church that meets in your house.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I always thank my God when I mention you in my prayers,
because I hear of your love and faith towardb the Lord Jesus and for all the saints.
[I pray] that your participation in the faith may become effective through knowing every good thing that is in usc for [the glory of] Christ.