Philemon 1

1From Paul,
Grk "Paul." The word "from" is not in the Greek text, but has been supplied to indicate the sender of the letter.
a prisoner of Christ Jesus,
The phrase a prisoner of Christ Jesus implies that Paul was being held prisoner because of his testimony for Christ Jesus. Paul's imprisonment was due to his service to Christ, in the same manner as John was exiled to the Isle of Patmos because of his testimony (Rev 1:9).
and Timothy our
"our" is not present in the Greek text, but was supplied to bring out the sense in English.
brother, to Philemon, our dear friend
Grk "dear." The adjective is functioning as a substantive; i.e., "dear one" or "dear friend."
and colaborer,
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