Philemon 1:7

I had (escon). Ingressive second aorist active indicative of ecw, not eicomhn as the Textus Receptus has it. Paul refers to his joy when he first heard the good news about Philemon's activity (verse Hebrews 5 ). The hearts (ta splagcna). See Philippians 1:8 for this use of this word for the nobler viscera (heart, lungs, liver) and here for the emotional nature. Have been refreshed (anapepautai). Perfect passive indicative of old compound verb anapauw as in Matthew 11:28 , a relief and refreshment whether temporary ( Mark 6:31 ) or eternal ( Revelation 14:13 ).