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Philemon 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:1 - Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:2 - and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house:

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:3 - Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:4 - I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:5 - because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:6 - and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:7 - For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:8 - Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:9 - yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:10 - I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus,[fn] whose father I became in my imprisonment.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:11 - (Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.)

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:12 - I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:13 - I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:14 - but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own accord.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:15 - For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:16 - no longer as a bondservant[fn] but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:17 - So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:18 - If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:19 - I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it—to say nothing of your owing me even your own self.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:20 - Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:21 - Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:22 - At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that through your prayers I will be graciously given to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:23 - Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:24 - and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:25 - The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
ESV Footnotes
Or for Christ’s service
Onesimus means useful (see verse 11) or beneficial (see verse 20)
Or slave; twice in this verse (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)

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