I write this letter to you, Philemon, my good friend and companion in this work—also to our sister Apphia, to Archippus, a real trooper, and to the church that meets in your house. 1 This letter is from Paul, a prisoner for preaching the Good News about Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. God’s best to you! Contextual Overview 1 I, Paul, am a prisoner for the sake of Christ, here with my brother Timothy. I write this letter to you, Philemon, my good friend and companion in this work-- 2 also to our sister Apphia, to Archippus, a real trooper, and to the church that meets in your house. Read verse in The Message Bible Philemon The Message (MSG) 1-3 I, Paul, am a prisoner for the sake of Christ, here with my brother Timothy. Philemon 1:1-3-21-22 MSG I, Paul, am a prisoner for the sake of Christ, here with my brother Timothy. NLT May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. Philemon 1:1-3-4-7 MSG I, Paul, am a prisoner for the sake of Christ, here with my brother Timothy. Philemon 1:1-3 MSG I, Paul, am a prisoner for the sake of Christ, here with my brother Timothy. I write this letter to you, Philemon, my good friend and companion in this work—also to our sister Apphia, to Archippus, a real trooper, and to the church that meets in your house. God’s best to you! Christ's blessings on you! Philemon. Philemon New Living Translation (NLT) Greetings from Paul. Read Philemon 1:3 Using Other Translations. Philemon 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ's blessings on you! I write this letter to you, Philemon, my good friend and companion in this work—also to our sister Apphia, to Archippus, a real trooper, and to the church that meets in your house. Christ’s blessings on you! KJV Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 God's best to you! I write this letter to you, Philemon, my good friend and companion in this work— also to our sister Apphia, to Archippus, a real trooper, and to the church that meets in your house. ESV Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, Read verse in New American Standard Bible Christ’s blessings on you! 1-3 I, Paul, am a prisoner for the sake of Christ, here with my brother Timothy. I write this letter to you, Philemon, my good friend and companion in this work—also to our sister Apphia, to Archippus, a real trooper, and to the church that meets in your house. I am writing to Philemon, our beloved co-worker, 2 and to our sister Apphia, and to our fellow soldier Archippus, and to the church that meets in your [] house. I write this letter to you, Philemon, my good friend and companion in this work—also to our sister Apphia, to Archippus, a real trooper, and to the church that meets in your house. Philemon 1:3-4 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ’s blessings on you! Philemon 1:3 God's best to you! 1–3 I, Paul, am a prisoner for the sake of Christ, here with my brother Timothy. God’s best to you!