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Philemon 1 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:1 - Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon our beloved and fellow-worker,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:2 - and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in thy house:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:3 - Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philemon's Love and Faith

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:4 - I thank my God always, making mention of thee in my prayers,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:5 - hearing of thy love, and of the faith which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:6 - that the fellowship of thy faith may become effectual, in the knowledge of every good thing which is in you, unto Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:7 - For I had much joy and comfort in thy love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through thee, brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:8 - Wherefore, though I have all boldness in Christ to enjoin thee that which is befitting,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:9 - yet for love’s sake I rather beseech, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now a prisoner also of Christ Jesus:

Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:10 - I beseech thee for my child, whom I have begotten in my bonds, Onesimus,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:11 - who once was unprofitable to thee, but now is profitable to thee and to me:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:12 - whom I have sent back to thee in his own person, that is, my very heart:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:13 - whom I would fain have kept with me, that in thy behalf he might minister unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:14 - but without thy mind I would do nothing; that thy goodness should not be as of necessity, but of free will.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:15 - For perhaps he was therefore parted from thee for a season, that thou shouldest have him for ever;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:16 - no longer as a servant, but more than a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much rather to thee, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:17 - If then thou countest me a partner, receive him as myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:18 - But if he hath wronged thee at all, or oweth thee aught, put that to mine account;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:19 - I Paul write it with mine own hand, I will repay it: that I say not unto thee that thou owest to me even thine own self besides.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:20 - Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my heart in Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:21 - Having confidence in thine obedience I write unto thee, knowing that thou wilt do even beyond what I say.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:22 - But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I hope that through your prayers I shall be granted unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:23 - Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus, saluteth thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:24 - and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow-workers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:25 - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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