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Philemon 1 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:1 - 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

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:4 - 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 Christ’s sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:7 - For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the [fn]hearts of the [fn]saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:8 - 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]the aged, 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 child [fn]Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my [fn]imprisonment,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:11 - who formerly 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 wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my [fn]imprisonment for the gospel;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:14 - but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:15 - For perhaps he was for this reason 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 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, am writing 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:21 - Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will do even more than what I say.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:22 - At the same time also prepare me a lodging, for I hope that through your prayers I will be given to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:23 - Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:24 - as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow workers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:25 - The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.[fn]
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: the
Literally: the
Or, holy ones
Or, in
Literally: toward Christ
Literally: inward parts
Or, holy ones
Literally: much
Or, an ambassador
I.e. useful
Literally: bonds
Literally: bonds
Literally: say
One early ms adds Amen

New American Standard Bible 1995
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