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Philemon 1:1
Paul, a prisoner of Jesus, the Messiah, and Timothy [our] brother, to Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellow laborer,

Philemon 1:2
And to [our] beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house.

Philemon 1:3
"Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the master Jesus, the Messiah.

Philemon 1:4
I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers,

Philemon 1:5
Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the master Jesus, and toward all saints;

Philemon 1:6
That the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in the Messiah Jesus.

Philemon 1:7
For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by you, brother.

Philemon 1:8
Therefore, though I might have much boldness in the Messiah to enjoin to you that which is convenient,

Philemon 1:9
Yet for love's sake, I rather beseech [you], being such as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus, the Messiah.

Philemon 1:10
I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds.

Philemon 1:11
Which in time past was unprofitable to you, but now profitable to you and to me.

Philemon 1:12
Whom I have sent again, you therefore receive him, that is, my own bowels.

Philemon 1:13
Whom I would have retained with me, that in your stead he might have ministered to me in the bonds of the Gospel.

Philemon 1:14
But without your mind I would do nothing; that your benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

Philemon 1:15
For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that you should receive him forever;

Philemon 1:16
Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?

Philemon 1:17
If you count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.

Philemon 1:18
If he has wronged you, or owes [you], put that on my account;

Philemon 1:19
I Paul have written [it] with my own hand, I will repay [it], albeit I do not say to you how you owe me even your ownself besides.

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

Philemon 1:21
Having confidence in your obedience I wrote to you, knowing that you will also do more than I say.

Philemon 1:22
But simultaneously prepare me a lodging also, for I trust that through your prayers I will be given to you.

Philemon 1:23
There salute you Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in the Messiah Jesus;

Philemon 1:24
Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellow laborers.

Philemon 1:25
The grace of our master Jesus, the Messiah, [be] with your spirit. Amen. {[Written from Rome to Philemon, by Onesimus a servant.]}"