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Philemon 1 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:1 - From Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon, our dear friend and colaborer,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:2 - to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church that meets in your house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:3 - Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!

Philemon's Love and Faith

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:4 - I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:5 - because I hear of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:6 - I pray that the faith you share with us may deepen your understanding of every blessing that belongs to you in Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:7 - I have had great joy and encouragement because of your love, for the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:8 - So, although I have quite a lot of confidence in Christ and could command you to do what is proper,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:9 - I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love - I, Paul, an old man and even now a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus -

Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:10 - I am appealing to you concerning my child, whose spiritual father I have become during my imprisonment, that is, Onesimus,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:11 - who was formerly useless to you, but is now useful to you and me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:12 - I have sent him (who is my very heart) back to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:13 - I wanted to keep him so that he could serve me in your place during my imprisonment for the sake of the gospel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:14 - However, without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your good deed would not be out of compulsion, but from your own willingness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:15 - For perhaps it was for this reason that he was separated from you for a little while, so that you would have him back eternally,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:16 - no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, as a dear brother. He is especially so to me, and even more so to you now, both humanly speaking and in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:17 - Therefore if you regard me as a partner, accept him as you would me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:18 - Now if he has defrauded you of anything or owes you anything, charge what he owes to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:19 - I, Paul, have written this letter with my own hand: I will repay it. I could also mention that you owe me your very self.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:20 - Yes, brother, let me have some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:21 - Since I was confident that you would obey, I wrote to you, because I knew that you would do even more than what I am asking you to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:22 - At the same time also, prepare a place for me to stay, for I hope that through your prayers I will be given back to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:23 - Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:24 - Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my colaborers, greet you too.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:25 - May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

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