Philemon 1:1-10 NAS


1 1Paul, 2a prisoner of 3Christ Jesus, and 4Timothy aour brother, To Philemon our beloved brother and 5fellow worker,

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2 and to Apphia b6our sister, and to 7Archippus our 8fellow soldier, and to 9the church in your house:

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3 10Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Philemon's Love and Faith

4 11I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers,

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5 because I 12hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the csaints;

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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.

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    • d 1:6 - Or "in"
    • e 1:6 - Lit "toward Christ"
      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.

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        • f 1:7 - Lit "inward parts"
        • g 1:7 - Or "holy ones"
          8 Therefore, 16though I have henough confidence in Christ to order you to do what is 17proper,

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          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 -

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          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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            • j 1:10 - I.e. useful
            • k 1:10 - Lit "bonds"