» Philemon 1

¶ Philemon 1 v1-3

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Paul a prisoner of JESUS CHRIST,
and Timothy our brother,
unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellow laborer,

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And to our beloved Apphia,
and Archippus our fellow soldier,
and to the church in thy house.

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Grace to you, and peace from GOD our FATHER,

¶ Philemon 1 v4-7

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I thank my GOD,
making mention of thee always in my prayers,

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Hearing of thy love and faith,
which thou hast toward the LORD JESUS,
and toward all Saints:

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That the communication of thy faith
may become effectual
by the acknowledging of every good thing,
which is in you in CHRIST JESUS.

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

¶ Philemon 1 v8-20

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Wherefore, though I might be much bold
to enjoin thee that which is convenient;

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Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee,
being such a one as Paul the aged,
and now also a prisoner of JESUS CHRIST.

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I beseech thee for my son Onesimus,
whom I have begotten in my bonds,

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Which in time past was to thee unprofitable:
but now profitable to thee and to me:

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Whom I have sent again:
thou therefore receive him, that is mine own bowels.

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Whom I would have retained with me,
that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me
in the bonds of the Gospel.

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But without thy mind would I do nothing,
that thy benefit should not be
as it were of necessity, but willingly.

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For perhaps he therefore departed for a season,
that thou shouldest receive him forever:

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Not now as a servant, but above a servant,
a brother beloved, specially to me,
but how much more unto thee,
both in the flesh, and in the LORD?

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If thou count me therefore a partner,
receive him as myself.

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If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought,
put that on mine account.

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I Paul have written it with mine own hand,
I will repay it:
albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me
even thine own self besides.

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Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the LORD:
refresh my bowels in the LORD.

¶ Philemon 1 v21-25

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Having confidence in thy obedience,
I wrote unto thee,
knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.

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But withal prepare me also a lodging:
for I trust that through your prayers
I shall be given unto you.

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There salute thee Epaphras,
my fellow prisoner in CHRIST JESUS:

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Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke,
my fellow laborers.

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The grace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST
be with your spirit. Amen.

Written from Rome to Philemon,
by Onesimus a seruant.