Philemon 1:7
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New International Version
Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord's people.

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

Darby Bible Translation
For we have great thankfulness and encouragement through thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

World English Bible
For we have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.

Young's Literal Translation
for we have much joy and comfort in thy love, because the bowels of the saints have been refreshed through thee, brother.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For we have great joy - This verse does not read harmoniously. The Greek authorizes the following arrangement: For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, O brother, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee. The apostle speaks here of the works of charity in which Philemon abounded towards poor Christians.

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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:

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The Epistles of the Captivity.
During his confinement in Rome, from a.d. 61 to 63, while waiting the issue of his trial on the charge of being "a mover of insurrections among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes" (Acts 24:5), the aged apostle composed four Epistles, to the Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, and Philippians. He thus turned the prison into a pulpit, sent inspiration and comfort to his distant congregations, and rendered a greater service to future ages than he could have
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I

Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:18
For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.

2 Corinthians 7:4
I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.

2 Corinthians 7:13
By all this we are encouraged. In addition to our own encouragement, we were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.

Philemon 1:20
I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.

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