Philemon 1:1-7 NIV

1 Paul, a prisoner1 of Christ Jesus, and Timothy2 our brother,3 To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker,4

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      2 to Apphia our sister, to Archippus5 our fellow soldier6 and to the church that meets in your home:7

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      3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.8

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      Thanksgiving and Prayer

      4 I always thank my God9 as I remember you in my prayers,10

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      5 because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus11 and your love for all the saints.12

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      6 I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.
      7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement,13 because you, brother, have refreshed14 the hearts of the saints.

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