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Philemon 1:1-10 (New American Standard)

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1 1Paul, 2a prisoner of 3Christ Jesus, and 4Timothy aour brother, To Philemon our beloved brother and 5fellow worker, 2 and to Apphia b6our sister, and to 7Archippus our 8fellow soldier, and to 9the church in your house: 3 10Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philemon's Love and Faith

4 11I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, 5 because I 12hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the csaints; 6 and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective dthrough the 13knowledge of every good thing which is in you efor Christ's sake. 7 For I have come to have much 14joy and comfort in your love, because the fhearts of the gsaints have been 15refreshed through you, brother. 8 Therefore, 16though I have henough confidence in Christ to order you to do what is 17proper, 9 yet for love's sake I rather 18appeal to you-since I am such a person as Paul, i the 19 aged, and now also20 a prisoner of 21 Christ Jesus -

Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man

10 I 22appeal to you for my 23child j24Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my kimprisonment,
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