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Philemon 1:1[edit]

Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,

Philemon 1:1 Notes[edit]

Saint Paul of Tarsus and his companion Saint Timothy are sending this message from prison to PhilemonWikipedia's W.svg, a rich Christian leader who lived in Colossae in southern Anatolia (now part of Turkey).[1]

Philemon 1:2[edit]

And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:

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Philemon 1:3[edit]

Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Philemon 1:4[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:5[edit]

Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;

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Philemon 1:6[edit]

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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Philemon 1:7[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:8[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:9[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:10[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:11[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:12[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:13[edit]

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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Philemon 1:14[edit]

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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Philemon 1:15[edit]

For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;

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Philemon 1:16[edit]

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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Philemon 1:17[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:18[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:19[edit]

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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Philemon 1:20[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:21[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:22[edit]

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

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Philemon 1:23[edit]

There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;

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Philemon 1:24[edit]

Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.

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Philemon 1:25[edit]

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Philemon 1:25 Notes[edit]

  1. See the Wikipedia article on Epistle to Philemon.