Philemon 1:7
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English Standard Version
For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.

King James Bible
For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

American Standard Version
For I had much joy and comfort in thy love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through thee, brother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have had great joy and consolation in thy charity, because the bowels of the saints have been refreshed by thee, brother.

English Revised Version
For I had much joy and comfort in thy love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through thee, brother.

Webster's Bible Translation
For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

Weymouth New Testament
For I have found great joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of God's people have been, and are, refreshed through you, my brother.

Philemon 1:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

For we have (γὰρ ἔχομεν)

Read ἔσχον I had. Connect with I thank in Plm 1:4, giving the reason for thankfulness as it lay in his own heart; as, in Plm 1:5, he had given the reason which lay in outward circumstances.

Bowels (σπλάγχνα)

Rev., hearts. See on 1 Peter 3:8.

Are refreshed (ἀναπέπαυται)

See on Matthew 11:28. Compare 1 Corinthians 16:18; 2 Corinthians 7:13.

Brother

Closing the sentence with a word of affection. Compare Galatians 3:15; Galatians 6:1.

Philemon 1:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

great joy.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 Thessalonians 2:13,19 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us...

1 Thessalonians 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we joy for your sakes before our God;

2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

3 John 1:3-6 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth...

the bowels.

Philemon 1:20 Yes, brother, let me have joy of you in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 7:13 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yes, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus...

2 Timothy 1:16 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:

Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:18
for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such people.

2 Corinthians 7:4
I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.

2 Corinthians 7:13
Therefore we are comforted. And besides our own comfort, we rejoiced still more at the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.

Philemon 1:20
Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ.

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