1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker—
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2 also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home:
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3 Grace and peace to youa from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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    • a 1:3 - The Greek is plural; also in verses 22 and 25; elsewhere in this letter “you” is singular.

      Thanksgiving and Prayer

      4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,
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      5 because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus.
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      6 I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.
      7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.
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