Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy, our brother: To Philemon, our dear friend and co-worker,
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to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church that meets in your house.
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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,
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because I hear of your love and faith toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints.
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[I pray] that your participation in the faith may become effective through knowing every good thing that is in us for [the glory of] Christ.
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