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 in your house:
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God
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because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith toward the Lord Jesus.
I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we may do for Christ.
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I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother.