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Philemon 1 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy [fn]our brother,

To Philemon our beloved brother and fellow worker,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:2 - and to Apphia [fn]our sister, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your 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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:5 - because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the [fn]saints;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:6 - and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective [fn]through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you [fn]for the sake of Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:7 - For I have had great joy and comfort in your love, because the [fn]hearts of the [fn]saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
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Therefore, though I have [fn]enough confidence in Christ to order you to do what is proper,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:9 - yet for love’s sake I rather appeal to you—since I am such a person as Paul, [fn]an old man, and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus

Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:10 - I appeal to you for my [fn]son [fn]Onesimus, whom I [fn]fathered in my [fn]imprisonment,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:11 - who previously was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:12 - I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very heart,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:13 - whom I wanted to keep with me, so that in your behalf he might be at my service in my [fn]imprisonment for the gospel;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:14 - but I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion, but of your own free will.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:15 - For perhaps it was for this reason that he was separated from you for a while, that you would have him back forever,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:16 - no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, 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 -

If then you regard me as a partner, accept him as you would me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:18 - But if he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge that to my account;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:19 - I, Paul, have written this with my own hand, I will repay it (not to [fn]mention to you that you owe to me even your own self as well).
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:20 - Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.
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Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will do even more than what I say.

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At the same time also prepare me a guest room, for I hope that through your prayers I will be given to you.

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Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:24 - as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.
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The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.[fn]

NASB20 Footnotes
Lit the
Lit the
Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
Or in
Lit toward Christ
Lit inward parts
See note v 5
Lit much
Or an ambassador
Or child
I.e., useful
I.e., led to the Lord
Lit bonds
Lit bonds
Lit say
One early ms adds Amen

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