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Philemon Chapter 1 (Index)

Chapters: 1

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

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

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

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

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

006  That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

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

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

009  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.

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

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

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

013  Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:

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

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

016  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?

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

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

019  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.

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

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

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

023  There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;

024  Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.

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